Outlook Web Access

Create a New HTTP Server

When you install Exchange, an HTTP virtual server is automatically installed and configured to provide users with access to public and private folders. You can administer this default server only from IIS; however, users can access data immediately using the following URLs:

To provide for a number of different collaboration scenarios, you can create new HTTP virtual servers to supplement the access to folders that the default Web site in IIS provides. An HTTP virtual server is identified on the network by a unique combination of IP address, TCP port, Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) port, and host name. For each virtual server that you create, you must define one virtual directory as the root of the server for publishing content.

To create a new HTTP virtual server:

  1. Start System Manager
    On the Start menu, point to Programs, point to Microsoft Exchange, and then click System Manager.
  2. Navigate to HTTP.


    1. Server
    2. Protocols
  3. In the console tree, right-click HTTP, point to New, and then click HTTP Virtual Server.
  4. In Name, type a name to identify the server in the console tree. This name is not visible to the client and does not have to match the host name.
  5. Assign a unique identity.
  6. Configure the server's virtual directory.