Default settings for Exchange virtual directories

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2016

Topic Last Modified: 2017-07-10

Summary: Learn about default settings for Client Access services on Mailbox servers in Exchange 2016.

Exchange 2016 automatically configures multiple Internet Information Services (IIS) virtual directories during installation. The tables that follow show the Exchange 2016 settings for the Client Access services on Mailbox servers and the default IIS authentication and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) settings.

The following table lists the default settings on a stand-alone Exchange 2016 Mailbox server running Client Access services.

Default Mailbox server running Client Access services IIS authentication and SSL settings

Virtual directory Authentication method SSL settings Management method

Default website

  • Anonymous

  • Required

IIS management console

aspnet_client

  • Anonymous authentication

  • SSL required

  • Requires 128-bit encryption

IIS management console

Autodiscover

  • Anonymous authentication

  • Basic authentication

  • Windows authentication

  • SSL required

  • Requires 128-bit encryption

Exchange Management Shell

ecp

  • Anonymous authentication

  • Basic authentication

  • SSL required

  • Requires 128-bit encryption

Exchange admin center (EAC) or Exchange Management Shell

EWS

  • Anonymous authentication

  • Windows authentication

  • SSL required

  • Requires 128-bit encryption

Exchange Management Shell

Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync

  • Basic authentication

  • SSL required

  • Requires 128-bit encryption

EAC or Exchange Management Shell

OAB

  • Windows authentication

  • Not required

EAC or Exchange Management Shell

OWA

  • Basic authentication

  • SSL required

  • Requires 128-bit encryption

EAC or Exchange Management Shell

PowerShell

  • Anonymous authentication

  • Not required

Exchange Management Shell

Rpc

  • Basic authentication

  • Windows authentication

  • SSL required

  • Requires 128-bit encryption

Exchange Management Shell

RpcWithCert

By default, all authentication methods are disabled.

  • Required

 

The following table lists the default settings on a stand-alone Exchange 2016 Mailbox server.

Default Mailbox server IIS authentication and SSL settings

Virtual directory Authentication method SSL settings Management method

Default website

  • Anonymous authentication

  • SSL required

  • Requires 128-bit encryption

This virtual directory can’t be configured by the user.

PowerShell

  • Anonymous authentication

  • Not required

Exchange Management Shell

 
Show: