Virtual directory management
Applies to: Exchange Server 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2012-10-05
Many of the client protocols used with Exchange Server 2013 are accessed through virtual directories. A virtual directory is used by Internet Information Services (IIS) to allow access to a web application such as Exchange ActiveSync, Outlook Web App, or the Autodiscover service. You can manage a variety of virtual directory settings on Exchange 2013 including authentication, security, and reporting settings.
The tasks that you can perform on the various virtual directories vary per client protocol. For example, on the Exchange ActiveSync virtual directory you can enable bad item logging and configure the accepted authentication types for the Exchange ActiveSync virtual directory among other tasks. For the Outlook Web App virtual directory, you can configure authentication, segmentation, and file access settings.
Virtual directory management can be performed in three places. You can manage a variety of settings in the Exchange Administration Center (EAC), as well as the Exchange Management Shell. You can also manage certain virtual directory settings in Internet Information Services Manager. For more information about the various settings you can manage on the virtual directories for Exchange ActiveSync, Outlook Web App, and the Autodiscover service, see the following topics: