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How to Modify Properties on an Outlook Web Access Virtual Directory

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007

Topic Last Modified: 2007-08-27

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to modify the properties of an Outlook Web Access virtual directory.

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the Exchange Server Administrator role and membership in the local Administrators group for the target server.

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

The exact steps that you perform when you complete this procedure by using the Exchange Management Console depend on the following:

  • Whether you are running Exchange 2007 RTM or Exchange 2007 SP1.

  • Whether you are running the Mailbox server role on the computer that is running the Client Access server role.

For detailed information about these differences, see Managing Outlook Web Access Virtual Directories in Exchange 2007.

  1. In the Exchange Management Console, locate the virtual directory that you want to modify by using the information in step 2 or step 3.

  2. If you are running the Mailbox server role on the computer that is running the Client Access server role, do one of the following:

    • To modify an Exchange 2007 virtual directory, select Server Configuration, select Client Access, and then click the Outlook Web Access tab. The default Exchange 2007 virtual directory is /owa.

    • To modify a legacy virtual directory, select Server Configuration, select Mailbox, and then click the WebDAV tab. The default legacy virtual directories are as follows: /Public, /Exchweb, /Exchange, and /Exadmin.

  3. If you are not running the Mailbox server role on the computer that is running the Client Access server role, select Server Configuration, select Client Access, and then click the Outlook Web Access tab.

  4. In the work pane, select the virtual directory that you want to modify, and then click Properties.

  5. In the virtual directory properties dialog box, select the tab that contains the properties that you want to modify.

  6. Make the changes that you want.

  7. Click OK to save your changes and close the properties window.

  • Open the Exchange Management Shell and run the Set-OwaVirtualDirectory cmdlet. Include the parameters and values that you want in the cmdlet. For example, to turn on forms-based authentication on the virtual directory named "owa" on the default Internet Information Services (IIS) Web site, run the following command:

    Set-owavirtualdirectory -identity "owa (default web site)" -FormsAuthentication:$true
    

For more information about syntax and parameters, see Set-OwaVirtualDirectory.

  1. In the Exchange Management Console, select Server Configuration, and then select Client Access.

  2. On the Outlook Web Access tab, open the properties of the virtual directory that you want to modify.

  3. Click the appropriate tab.

  4. Make the changes that you want.

    noteNote:
    On the General tab, although the Internal URL and External URL fields appears to be configurable when you are viewing the properties of Exchange 2007 and legacy virtual directories, you can only configure this option on Exchange 2007 virtual directories. The default Exchange 2007 virtual directory is /owa.
  5. Click OK to save your changes and close the properties window.

  • Open the Exchange Management Shell and run the Set-OwaVirtualDirectory cmdlet. Include the parameters and values that you want in the cmdlet. For example, to turn on forms-based authentication on the virtual directory named "owa" on the default Internet Information Services (IIS) Web site, run the following command:

    Set-owavirtualdirectory -identity "owa (default web site)" -FormsAuthentication:$true
    

For more information about syntax and parameters, see Set-OwaVirtualDirectory (RTM).

 
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