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How to Add a Virtual Directory Under an HTTP Virtual Server in Exchange Server 2003

 

Topic Last Modified: 2005-05-26

This topic explains how to add a virtual directory under an HTTP virtual server in Exchange Server 2003.

  1. Start Exchange System Manager: Click Start, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.

  2. In Exchange System Manager, expand Administrative Groups if administrative groups are enabled, expand Servers, and then expand the server where you want to configure the use of an e-mail address as the logon user name.

  3. Expand Protocols, expand HTTP, right-click the HTTP virtual server, click New, and then click Virtual Directory.

  4. Name the virtual directory.

    noteNote:
    The name you use is important, because this is what the client must enter in their browser (for example, http://mail.microsoft.com/virtualdirectoryname). Do not use the following character sequences in the directory name because IIS blocks them:
    - Period (.)
    - Double period (..)
    - Period and forward slash (./)
    - Backslash (\)
    - Percent sign (%)
    - Ampersand (&)
  5. Right-click the virtual directory that you just created, and then click Properties. Specify whether the directory is for access to a mailbox or a public store. If the directory is for access to a mailbox store, the SMTP domain must be specified. If the virtual directory is for access to a public folder store, select the appropriate public folder to act as the root public folder for this virtual directory.

 
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