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I am running a trial of Exchange and just set the server up. Email working fine with it, but I cannot access the webpages for the Exchange Control Panel or the OWA website. I get a 500 Error even from trying to open the URL on the server itself.

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Are there any errors in the event logs or IIS logs? – Phil Erb Feb 10 '12 at 16:01
Is this still an issue or were you able to resolve it? If resolved, add an answer so the community can learn. – Phil Erb Feb 14 '12 at 13:45
I was able to fix it by installing Exchange 2010 SP2. It picked up some features that were not turned on in IIS and after enabling those, everything worked. – John Raley Feb 15 '12 at 18:07
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Exchange 2010 SP2 installation identified features that were not active in IIS. Once these features were added to IIS, the OWA and ECP pages worked correctly.

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