Configuring Security

Set User Authentication on Virtual Servers

Virtual servers use authentication to determine whether to grant a user permission to connect to the system. For a user to log on to Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server, at least one of the authentication methods that the client supports must be enabled on the server.

When you set the virtual server authentication method to basic authentication or Integrated Windows authentication, you are setting one of the parameters, authentication, that control security in Microsoft Windows 2000 Server. The other parameter is authorization. After you choose an authentication method in Exchange, you must also authorize the user to access a directory, through access control lists in Windows 2000. For more information on granting permissions to Active Directory objects, see the Windows 2000 documentation.

The following procedure describes how to set user authentication on virtual servers except for the HTTP Exchange Virtual Server. You set user authentication for the HTTP Exchange Virtual Server through the Internet Information Services (IIS) snap-in.

To set user authentication on virtual servers (except the HTTP Exchange 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 the virtual server.


    1. Server name
    2. Protocols
    3. Protocol type
    4. Virtual server
  3. Right-click the virtual server, and then click Properties.
  4. Select the Access tab, and then under Access control, click Authentication.
  5. In the Authentication Methods dialog box, select one or more of the following authentication methods:

Related Topics

Set User Authentication on the HTTP Exchange Virtual Server Virtual Servers and Security