Problem solved, solution below:
Ok i solved the problem.
What you do when you have this problem is as followed:
1. You cannot use form based authentication and you see or not see
that when looking in IIS manager that in the /owa vdir the inhereted
aspx are not available.
2. Locally ( on the server IE ) or remotely with IE you cannot use FBA
( Form Based Authentication ) and you keep getting a popup.
3. Maybee in the beginng you experienced the problem that logging in
would generate error 404.*
That error 404 can be solved by recreating the vdir /owa in iis as
- Remove-OwaVirtualDirectory -identity "owa (Default Web Site)"
- New-OWAVirtualDirectory -OWAVersion "Exchange2007" -Name "owa
(Default Web Site)"
Above stept ( without the "-" ) can be executed within the Exchange
Ok, but then, you still get the formbased auth right?
But now looking in the /owa dir within iis you have enheritence right? Ok good, and bad.
What worked for me is removing the Client Access Role, CA or C as
Microsoft mentioned it.
Note, a partial role cannot be removed within the change / uninstall
option within your programs thingy in control panel.
Ok good, here we go.
To use the Setup.com command to remove an Exchange 2007 server role
Log on to the server on which you want to remove one or more Exchange
2007 server roles.
Open a Command Prompt window and navigate to the directory where you
installed the Exchange Server 2007 files. By default, this directory
is %programfiles%\Microsoft\Exchange Server.
Navigate to the \bin directory.
%programfiles%\Microsoft\Exchange Server\bin is in your path, so you
can run this command from anywhere, without navigating to this
Use the following syntax for Setup.com:
Setup.com /mode:uninstall /role:<server roles to remove>
Where <server roles to remove> must be one or more of the following,
in a comma-separated list:
HubTransport (or HT, or H)
ClientAccess (or CA, or C)
EdgeTransport (or ET, or E)
Mailbox (or MB, or M)
UnifiedMessaging (or UM, or U)
ManagementTools (or MT, or T)
As we see above i have mentioned all the roles but in my case, and
maybe yours, you only need the CA role so i die :CA
Then i rebooted ( just to be safe offcourse ), then i went to programs
in control panel, selected exchange and clicked "change". Then i got
the setup from exchange and i put a mark at the "Client Access" role
to be installed again.
Ok, setup went on checking and gave me a error, what else.
If you get an error saying: The Distributed Transaction Coordinator
Service Must be Started Before Setup can Continue
Go to your services and look for the "Distributed Transaction
Coordinator" service. Start or restart it and click retry within the
setup. Voila, installed. Then reboot ( Just to be safe ) and done.
Have a very nice day, you just solved your problem :)