How to Enable or Disable Outlook Web Access for a Mailbox User

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.


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

Topic Last Modified: 2006-12-19

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console and the Exchange Management Shell to enable or disable Microsoft Outlook Web Access for a Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 mailbox user.

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Recipient Administrator role

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

  1. Start the Exchange Management Console.

  2. In the console tree, expand Recipient Configuration, and then click Mailbox.

  3. In the result pane, select the mailbox for which you want to enable or disable Outlook Web Access.

  4. In the action pane, under the mailbox name, click Properties.

  5. In <Mailbox Name> Properties, on the Mailbox Features tab, click Outlook Web Access.

  6. Depending upon whether you want the mailbox user to have access to Outlook Web Access, click Enable or Disable.

  • Run the following command to enable Outlook Web Access for the user

    Set-CASMailbox -Identity -OWAEnabled $true
  • Run the following command to disable Outlook Web Access for the user

    Set-CASMailbox -Identity -OWAEnabled $false

For detailed syntax and parameter information, see the Set-CASMailbox reference topic.

For more information about the Exchange Management Shell, see Using the Exchange Management Shell.