RE: Logging into OWA with UPN email address and password

  • From: "Periyasamy, Raj" <Raj.Periyasamy@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "[ExchangeList]" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 8 Sep 2004 08:50:17 -0400

There is a known bug in XP. This problem is fixed with SP2. If you
install SP2 you can use the UPN format login. If you don't like SP2, you
have to contact MS product support to get the patch to resolve this
issue. I don't remember the KB article number, but search in Kbase you
will find it.




-----Original Message-----
From: A. M. Salim [mailto:msalim@xxxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: Wednesday, September 08, 2004 8:45 AM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] Logging into OWA with UPN email address and


Running Exchange 2003 on Windows 2003, and I am have some questions
the "correct" way to log into OWA.

Currently on our Exchange server, for users who want to use OWA, they
log into the usual OWA URL like this on our exchange server:

and they get a password prompt with three fields: User Name, Password,
Domain.  They can log in by specifying the pre-Exchange 2003 user name
(i.e. without the, the password, and the "NT
name of the Exchange server, which I was able to figure out by trial and
error but I am not sure about it.  Anyway, users can log into OWA.

I would like to set it up so users log into OWA by specifying their UPN
email address (username@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx) and their password, without
the need to specify the third parameter, the "NT Domain" (since that is
easily forgotten and also I don't like to expose it if I can help it.

So ... is it possible to log into OWA by just specifying the email
and password?  If the NT Domain has to be specified, exactly how do I
figure out what it is? (The value that works on my Exchange does not
anything that is printed out by "ipconfig").

best regards

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