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How to Configure OWA as the Default Web Page in IIS7, Exchange Server 2007

We have already demonstrated how to configure OWA (Outlook Web Access) as the default web page in IIS6 / Exchange 2003:
How to Configure OWA as the Default Web Page

Now, we would like to demonstrate a similar Screencast about Exchange 2007 on Windows Server 2008 scenario.
Instead of configuring a redirection on the Default Web Site, and removing the inherited redirection from the included directories (which might be quite tedious and especially difficult for the Exchange Virtual Directories), we offer a much simpler and elegant approach.

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Step 1 First, we address the scenario, when the users are typing https://yourexchangeserver without adding /owa after it. The configuration is straight forward, and we test the result at the end.

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Step 2 Next, we address another common mistake – trying to access OWA through non encrypted (http) page. As the default Web Site is configured to require SSL encryption, the result is a 403 Server Error, Forbidden: Access is denied.

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