Server Fault is a question and answer site for system and network administrators. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

In Exchange 2003 I could access my mailbox via http://ex2003/exchange.

First of all, I'm not sure if this is possible in Exchange 2010. If it is, it's not working currently.

Our external OWA URL is Internally, I should be able to use http://ex2010/exchange, but this a) throws a certificate error (which does not occur when using the external URL) and b) forwards to, which isn't a valid URL regardless.

I believe I have misconfigured this somewhere, but I'm not sure where. Under owa Properties in EMC, the internal URL is configured as and the external URL is I don't see webmail anywhere.

Can anyone advise what I've done wrong? Thanks!

share|improve this question
is your internal and external domain? If not, what's the correct internal domain FQDN? Need that to answer properly. – TheCleaner Feb 8 '13 at 17:21
Yes, it is, much to my chagrin. It's been like that for a dog's age, so not much I can do about it now... – NaOH Feb 8 '13 at 17:22
up vote 1 down vote accepted

Add a DNS entry in your local network that points "" to your Exchange server's IP.

This should cause the cert to validate, and should keep it simpler for users. They only need to remember a single web address for their email, no matter where they are.

Exchange Control Panel can be used to make changes to a user's account, as well as access your own mailbox for administrative purposes.

share|improve this answer
The reason I want to access http://ex2010/exchange is to access my mailbox without logging in (the behaviour in Exchange 2003), and to access other mailboxes, which I used to be able to do by going to http://ex2003/exchange/username. – NaOH Feb 8 '13 at 18:16
Oh, gotcha. Okay, this was actually made into a tool in the latest release: Exchange Control Panel – Insomnia Feb 8 '13 at 18:29
Oh, neat! Thanks very much! – NaOH Feb 8 '13 at 18:36

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.