The release notes may have been updated since Exchange 2003 Outlook Web Access Web Administration shipped. For the most current information, see the version of this document posted on the Web at http://www.microsoft.com/exchange/library.
This document contains the following sections:
The release notes list known issues with Microsoft Exchange 2003 Outlook Web Access Web Administration.
The Outlook Web Access Web Administration tool (OWA Admin) for Exchange 2003 requires Internet Information Server (IIS), the .Net framework version 1.1 and ASP.Net on the machine which it will be installed on.
The OWA Admin tool requires an SSL connection. This is required in order to enable authentication and remote access to your Exchange servers. If you do not have an SSL certificate installed on the machine that you install OWA Admin on, a test certificate will be automatically created and configured by the OWA Admin setup program.
Windows 2000 Server .Net framework memory use
If you install the OWA Admin tool on a Windows 2000 Server you should be aware that the .Net framework will not unload automatically and will fail to release a small amount of memory until the machine is restarted. On Windows 2003 Server IIS automatically releases all .Net framework application memory after a short time of inactivity.
The OWA Admin tool is only tested and supported on Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.0 Service Pack 1. Although it may work with other browsers – Microsoft offers no support and will not fix issues related to other browsers.
Windows 2000 Domain Controller
In order to run the OWA web administration tool on a Windows 2000 Domain Controller you must first follow the steps described in http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=300432
OWA configuration settings are stored in each Exchange server’s registry. If a setting has not been configured before on the server the OWA Admin tool has an internal default setting that is stored in the web.config file for the OWA Admin application.
.Net Framework Version 2.0
The OWA web administration tool does not work with pre-release versions of the .Net Framework Version 2.0.
Windows 2003 SharePoint Team Services
ASP.Net applications do not work correctly with a default Sharepoint Team Services installation. Search the SharePoint support site for instructions on configuring SharePoint to work with ASP.Net applications.
The OWA web administration tool requires SSL. If your server does not have a certificate installed already we will install a test certificate that will expire after three years.
Machine Domain Membership
The OWA web administration tool requires that the machine that it is installed on be a member of the domain to be administered.