How to configure Exchange server for Simply Outlook Web App URL #Exchange #OWA #URL #mvphour

Today, I am going to show you how to configure Exchange server for simply outlook web app url, it means you don’t need to enter full url (e.g. https://FQDN/owa), because it will redirect all of them( http://FQDN or https://FQDN or FQDN only) to https://FQDN/owa.

  1. Create a OWARedirect.html file, the contents of file as follow:



    <TITLE>Exchange OWA Redirection</TITLE>

    <META HTTP-EQUIV=”Refresh” CONTENT=”0;URL=”/>





    Note: don’t forget to change the URL to your own OWA url.

  2. Login to exchange servers (CAS role if you are using exchange server 2010).
  3. Copy OWARedirect.html file to C:\intpub\wwwroot folder.

  4. On the Server Manager console select Tools and click Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager.

  5. On the IIS Manager console, expend Sites, select Default Web Site, click Default Document.

  6. On the Default Document page, click Add.

  7. Type OWARedirect.html to the Name filed.

  8. Make sure the WARedirect.html document on the top of default documents.

  9. On the Default Web Site page, click SSL Settings.

  10. On the SSL Settings page, uncheck Required SSL.

  11. On the IIS Manager console, select Server name, click Restart to restart IIS.

Hope you enjoy this post.

Cary Sun @SifuSun

Author: Cary Sun

Cary Sun is a Principal Consultant, He has a strong background specializing in datacenter and deployment solutions, and has spent over 20 years in the planning, design, and implementation of network technologies and Management and system integration.He hold CISCO CERTIFIED INTERNETWORK EXPERT (CCIE No.4531) from 1999.Cary is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and Cisco Champion, He is a published author with serveral titles, include blogs on, author for many books. Specialties: CCIE /CCNA / MCSE / MCITP / MCTS / MCSA / Solution Expert / CCA

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