Applies to: Exchange Server 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2013-02-20
For security purposes, some organizations may want to restrict access to the Exchange admin center (EAC) for users coming from the Internet. This procedure shows you how to turn off access to the EAC. This procedure doesn’t prevent users from accessing the Options in Outlook Web App.
|The procedure applies only to on-premises deployments of Exchange Server 2013.|
What do you need to know before you begin?
- Estimated time to complete: 5 minutes.
- You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this
procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the
"Exchange admin center connectivity" entry in the Exchange and Shell
Infrastructure Permissions topic.
- You can’t use the EAC to perform this procedure. You must use
- For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the
procedures in this topic, see Keyboard Shortcuts in
the Exchange Admin Center.
Use the Shell to turn off Internet access to the EAC
This example turns off the access to the EAC on server CAS01.
Set-ECPVirtualDirectory -Identity "CAS01\ecp (default web site)" -AdminEnabled $false
For detailed syntax and parameter information, see Set-EcpVirtualDirectory.
How do you know this worked?
To verify that you have successfully turned off access to the EAC, do the following:
- Using your Internet browser, type your organization’s internal
or external URL for accessing Outlook Web App but replace the
/owa identifier with /ecp. For example, if your
external URL for accessing Outlook Web App is
- If access is turned off, you’ll receive a 404 – website not