Enabling External Outlook Web Access Connectivity Monitoring

Applies To: Exchange Server, Operations Manager 2007 R2

To monitor your External Outlook Web Access (OWA) Uniform Resource Locator (URL) using this management pack, you must set an external URL on your Outlook Web Access virtual directory. To set an external URL, you must run the Set-OwaVirtualDirectory Exchange Management Shell command on each Agent-Managed Exchange 2007 Client Access server where you want to run the synthetic transaction. The syntax of the command is as follows: set-owavirtualdirectory "<Server name>\owa (Default Web site)" -externalurl:"https://<Fully Qualified Domain Name>/owa" For example, if the name of the server is Server01 and the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) is "domain.contoso.com", you would run the following command: set-owavirtualdirectory "Server01\owa (Default Web site)" -externalurl:https://Server01.Domain.contoso.com/owa.

The examples assume that Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) is enabled. If SSL is not enabled, use http:// instead of https://.