Microsoft Exchange is a server software used on corporate networks or web hosting services. The service receives and sends email messages for authorized users. Exchange has an optional configuration that allows users to access email over an Internet browser. The layout is similar to an Outlook window, allowing users to send and receive email using their browser.
- Step 1
Click the Windows "Start" button or icon and select "Programs." In the "Administrative Tools" menu, select "Active Directory Users and Computers."
- Step 2
Right-click a user for web
accessand select "Properties." Click the "Exchange Feature" tab. Select the "Outlook Web Access" protocol and click the "OK" button.
- Step 3
Click the Windows "Start" button and select "Programs." In the "Administrative Tools," select "Exchange
Serverin Exchange System Manager." In the "General Tab," check the box labeled "This is a front end server."
- Step 4
Configure Internet Information Service (IIS) by clicking the icon from "Administrative Tools." Right-click the default server for web access and select "Properties." In the "Directory Security" tab, click the "Edit" button in the "Secure Communication" section. Check the box labeled "Require Secure Channel." This requires users to use SSL (HTTPS) connections when reading email. Click the "OK" button.
- Step 5
Open a browser window and navigate to the Exchange server URL. Enter the username and password for the user given web access, and email messages are displayed.