Exchange Webmail Redirect to https

With de default installation of exchange with a SSL certificate users get a pesky 403 error. This is because SSL is required. Which of course is a good thing on it self but people nearly always forget to type the https in there browsers.The easiest way to redirect to the secure https site is by creating a file “Default.html” and add the following code to that file.

<xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0
         Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/xhtml1/DTD/xhtml1-transitional.dtd"?
<html xmlns="http://www.w3.org/1999/xhtml">
    <head>
        <title>Redirecting...</title>
        <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=https://{YOURHOSTNAME}/owa" />
    </head>
<body>
    Redirecting you to the webmail site...<br />
    If Nothing happens click here: <a href="https://{YOURHOSTNAME}/owa">https://{YOURHOSTNAME}/owa</a>.
</body>
</html>

[Example in File]

After you have created the file set IIS to allow none
https traffic. This setting can be found under Sites
-> Default Web Site -> SSL Settings. Untag the Require SSL Tickbox. And you are all set.

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