RE: Change OWA log on page

  • From: "Mulnick, Al" <Al.Mulnick@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 May 2004 12:14:28 -0400

Although there is a way to do this, it's not recommended for performance and
reliability reasons.  This is a feature of the Exchange 2003 product
instead.  The way it was done in Exchange 2000, forms based authentication
(which sounds like the main portion of what you want) was done through
writing an ISAPI filter.
That's more for security reasons than convenience to the user.  Using
forms-based auth prevents the popup box which allows the user to cache their
credentials on potentially an unsafe machine (airport kiosk, friends home
pc, etc). It's actually very convenient for a user to cache their creds
using this box, so you'll really be losing some of the convenience they'd
like to see I'd guess.
As for making it easier to find the OWA web page, you can use CNAMEs and web
redirection to make it easier.  Something like
<>  which redirects to <>
should be helpful in your users remembering only one web address for email.
I'd further redirect all requests for
<>  to
<>  myself, but that's me. 


From: NGUYEN HONG HA [mailto:HANH.EVNIT@xxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Tuesday, May 11, 2004 5:59 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Change OWA log on page

Subject: Customize the logon page of MS Exchange 2000 as the yahoo's
As you know, each time you access the Exchange 2000 mailbox, you type its
link. For example and the message box appears
asking you to enter your information. I think it is inconvenient for users,
so I would like to customize a logon web page just like Yahoo or Hotmail
logon page, just one web page for all information without the pop-up massage
Can you show me how to customize a logon web page of Exchange 2000.
Thanks in advance
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