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Exchange 2010\2003 OWA RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am running a mixed exchange 2010\ 2003 environment. Most of my production users are in 2003, but a few production and test are in 2010. 

    The problem i am running into is very small and for the small amount of time that we are going to be mixed, it probably wont matter, but as a matter of principle feel the need to make it right.

    If i go to my exchange 2003 owa page (https://legacy.blah.com/exchange) and login with my exchange 2010 account, i get redirected to my forms based auth exchange 2010 page. The problem I am running into is that the page i am redirected to is the .local version (the actual fqdn is ex2010.blah.local) instead of the .com version, so offsite, it doesn't do me any good. I have looked at all of the internal and external URL\ URI's and made sure they are all pointing to my .com URL but it is still redirecting me to my .local site. 

    Does anyone know of a way to change this?

    Thanks in advance -

    dave

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:31 PM

Answers

  • So to verify...using OWA 2010 works for both 2010 and 2003 users with no issues.  When using OWA 2003, 2003 users work, but 2010 users get redirected to the internal 2010 URL...correct?

    If I understand the situation, then this is how it is going to work.  OWA 2003 is not designed to redirect to 2010.  All users need to use the 2010 URL, then everyone works.  The legacy URL defined for 2003 does not need to be given out to users as this happens all behind the scenes.

    Assign legacy DNS to 2003 server and assign main OWA URL to 2010 CAS.  Configure the legacy 2003 URL for the 2010 OWA site.


    Tim Harrington - Catapult Systems - http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com
    • Marked as answer by dcs_115 Tuesday, August 24, 2010 7:01 PM
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:57 PM

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  • What is the -Exchange2003URL set to on the Exchange 2010 Owa Vdir?

    Get-OWAVirtualDirectory | FL name, Exchange2003URL

    You'll want to set the Exchange 2003 URL to the FQDN you'd like to redirect too. However, for SSO both Exchange 2010 and Exchange 2003 need to be using FBA.

    Mark

     


    Mark E. Smith
    Practice Manager, Unified Communications
    Capax Global Consulting
    My Blog - http://blogs.capaxglobal.com/markesmith
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:38 PM
  • Name            : owa (Default Web Site)
    Exchange2003Url : https://ex.blah.com/exchange

    I am using "manual" legacy redirect type. All dns names check out and are accessible.

    Logging in with an Exchange 2003 account on Exchange 2010 OWA works fine (you just get shot over to the URL above).
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:45 PM
  • So to verify...using OWA 2010 works for both 2010 and 2003 users with no issues.  When using OWA 2003, 2003 users work, but 2010 users get redirected to the internal 2010 URL...correct?

    If I understand the situation, then this is how it is going to work.  OWA 2003 is not designed to redirect to 2010.  All users need to use the 2010 URL, then everyone works.  The legacy URL defined for 2003 does not need to be given out to users as this happens all behind the scenes.

    Assign legacy DNS to 2003 server and assign main OWA URL to 2010 CAS.  Configure the legacy 2003 URL for the 2010 OWA site.


    Tim Harrington - Catapult Systems - http://HowDoUC.blogspot.com
    • Marked as answer by dcs_115 Tuesday, August 24, 2010 7:01 PM
    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 6:57 PM
  • 1. Correct.

    2. That makes sense, and that is the conclusion i am coming to. In a previous 2010 build i thought i had it working as desired, but alot has happened between then and now, so i could have just been mistaken.

    Thanks for your help!

    Tuesday, August 24, 2010 7:01 PM