Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2006-09-12

Microsoft Office Outlook Web Access in Exchange Server 2007 enables users to read and manage the contents of Exchange 2007, Microsoft Exchange Server 2003, and Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server mailboxes from most Internet browsers. You can use Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager to manage the default URLs to make connecting to Outlook Web Access more secure and easier for users.

Default Outlook Web Access URL

When you install the Client Access server role on an Exchange 2007 server, four virtual directories are created for Outlook Web Access. These virtual directories are named owa, Exchange, ExchWeb, and Public. For more information about these virtual directories, see Managing Outlook Web Access Virtual Directories in Exchange 2007.

The default URL for Outlook Web Access for mailboxes on an Exchange 2007 server is http://<servername>/owa. For mailboxes on Exchange 2003 or Exchange 2000 servers, the default URL is http://<server name>/exchange.

If a user whose mailbox is on an Exchange 2007 server enters the URL that ends with /exchange, the Client Access server will automatically redirect the connection to the URL that ends with /owa. However, a user whose mailbox is on an Exchange 2000 or Exchange 2003 server must use the URL that ends with /exchange.

For More Information

For more information about how to manage Outlook Web Access URLs, see: