OWA Error 404 RRS feed

  • Question

  • OWA is not available anymore on a SBS 2008 server.  At one point in time it was available, but isn’t anymore.  When attempting to use OWA, I receive the following error displayed on the webpage:


    Server Error in Application "DEFAULT WEB SITE"

    Internet Information Services 7.0

    Error Summary

    HTTP Error 404.0 - Not Found

    The resource you are looking for has been removed, had its name changed, or is temporarily unavailable.

    Detailed Error Information

    Module            IIS Web Core

    Notification      MapRequestHandler

    Handler           StaticFile

    Error Code      0x80070002

    Requested URL          https://yrdc09:443/owa

    Physical Path  C:\inetpub\wwwroot\owa

    Logon Method Anonymous

    Logon User     Anonymous

    Most likely causes:

               The directory or file specified does not exist on the Web server.

               The URL contains a typographical error.

               A custom filter or module, such as URLScan, restricts access to the file.

    Things you can try:

               Create the content on the Web server.

               Review the browser URL.

               Create a tracing rule to track failed requests for this HTTP status code and see which module is calling SetStatus. For more information about creating a tracing rule for failed requests, click here.

    Links and More InformationThis error means that the file or directory does not exist on the server. Create the file or directory and try the request again.

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    I looked for C:\inetpub\wwwroot\owa, but it does not exist.  Not certain if this is an Exchange issue or IIS.  Suggestions?
    Monday, June 13, 2011 3:13 PM


  • Look in IIS administrator and see if the OWA virtual directory is present under the Default Web Site.

    If it is not, you can recreate it with the New-OWAVirtualDirectory cmdlet.

    You might want to post your question in the SBS forum because they have all sorts of wizards not present in the Exchange product, one of which might fix your problem more easily.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    • Marked as answer by Fiona_Liao Thursday, June 16, 2011 2:58 AM
    Tuesday, June 14, 2011 1:01 AM