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Microsoft Exchange 2013 Virtual Directory Configuration (Internal and External URL’s)


After Installing and configuring your new Exchange 2013 servers, you have to configure Exchange virtual directory settings like Outlook Web Access, AutoDiscover, ActiveSync and Outlook anywhere.

All the Virtual Directories must configure under a valid public domain name.

To start the configuration you have log in to the Exchange 2013 portal and follow below steps.

1. Go to Servers –> Virtual Directories

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2. Configure Outlook Web Access (OWA)

Click on OWA (Default Web Site) and select Edit icon. Then you will see the Virtual Directory window for OWA. Edit Internal and External URL’s accordingly.

Internal OWA URL – https://webmail.valakulu.net/OWA

External OWA URL – https://webmail.valakulu.net/OWA

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Once you click on the save button you will get a warning as below. But don’t worry about the warning as we are going to take care about it soon

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3. Configure Exchange Control Panel (ECP)

Click on ECP (Default Web Site) and select Edit icon. Then you will see the Virtual Directory window for ECP. Edit Internal and External URL’s accordingly.

Internal ECP URL – https://webmail.valakulu.net/ECP

External ECP URL – https://webmail.valakulu.net/ECP

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4. Configure Active Sync

Click on Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync (Default Web Site) and select Edit icon. Then you will see the Virtual Directory window for ActiveSync. Edit Internal and External URL’s accordingly.

Internal ActiveSync URL – https://webmail.valakulu.net/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync

External ActiveSync URL – https://webmail.valakulu.net/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync

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5. Configure Offline Address Book (OAB)

Click on Offline Address Book (Default Web Site) and select Edit icon. Then you will see the Virtual Directory window for OAB. Edit Internal and External URL’s accordingly.

Internal OAB URL – https://webmail.valakulu.net/OAB

External OAB URL – https://webmail.valakulu.net/OAB

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6.Configure Exchange Web Services (EWS)

Click on Exchange Web Services (Default Web Site) and select Edit icon. Then you will see the Virtual Directory window for EWS. Edit Internal and External URL’s accordingly.

Internal EWS URL – https://webmail.valakulu.net/EWS/Exchange.asmx

External EWS URL – https://webmail.valakulu.net/EWS/Exchange.asmx

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7. Configure AutoDiscover

AutoDiscover feature allows client applications such as Outlook to connect to Exchange server automatically. You have to configure AutoDiscover setting using Exchange Management Shell.

PowerShell command to configure AutoDiscover URL is,

Set-ClientAccessServer -Identity CASServer -AutoDiscoverServiceInternalUri https://webmail.valakulu.net/Autodiscover/Autodiscover.xml

To check the current URI type below command on Management Shell

Set-ClientAccessServer |FL

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8. Enable Outlook Anywhere

Outlook Anywhere allows you to use Outlook to connect to your Exchange server from remote locations without first connecting to the VPN.

To enable Outlook Anywhere go to Server –> Double click server name –> Outlook Anywhere

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You can use below PowerShell commands to configure virtual directories with out using the UI

AutoDiscover

Set-ClientAccessServer -Identity CASServer -AutoDiscoverServiceInternalUri https://webmail.valakulu.net/Autodiscover/Autodiscover.xml

Setup Exchange Web Services
Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory -Identity “CASServer\EWS (Default Web Site)” -InternalURL https://webmail.valakulu.net/EWS/Exchange.asmx -ExternalURL https://webmail.valakulu.net/EWS/Exchange.asmx -BasicAuthentication:$true

Setup OAB
Set-OABVirtualDirectory -Identity “CASServer\OAB (Default Web Site)” -InternalURL https://webmail.valakulu.net/OAB -ExternalURL webmail.valakulu.net/OAB -RequireSSL:$true

Enable Outlook Anywhere
Enable-OutlookAnywhere -Server CASServer -ExternalHostname “webmail.valakulu.net” -ClientAuthenticationMethod “Basic” -SSLOffloading:$False

ActiveSync
Set-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -Identity “CASServer\Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync (Default Web Site)” -ExternalURL https://webmail.valakulu.net/Microsoft-Server-Activesync

Unified Messaging  
Set-UMVirtualDirectory -Identity “CASServer\UnifiedMessaging (Default Web Site)” -InternalURL https://webmail.valakulu.net/UnifiedMessaging/Service.asmx -ExternalURL https://webmail.valakulu,net/UnifiedMessaging/Service.asmx -BasicAuthentication:$true

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