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How to set up WebAccess URL redirection with IIS

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Microsoft Windows Server
Novell GroupWise 2012
Novell GroupWise 8


How to configure IIS redirection with GroupWise WebAccess (GWWA)
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Please follow the steps below to configure the default IIS htm file to redirect:

  1. Edit C:\inetpub\wwwroot\iisstart.htm
  2. Replace with the following:
    <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0;url=https://serverAddress/gw/webacc" />
    <title>Redirecting to Secure GroupWise Webaccess</title>
    This page is used to redirect to the Secure GroupWise Webaccess server. If
    your browser does not automatically redirect you in a few seconds, click <a
    href="https://serverAddress/gw/webacc">here</a> to go to the
    secure page.
  3. Replace both instances of https://serverAddress/gw/webacc with the URL WebAccess.
    Note: If SSL has not yet been configured with IIS, then use http:// instead of https:// - To secure IIS with SSL, see the Additional Information section below.
  4. Save and Close the file.

If the above does not work, IIS redirection may not be installed

  1. Launch the Server Manager and select Manage | Add Roles and Features and click next until getting to Server Roles
  2. Find and select Web Server (IIS) and click next until getting to the IIS customization
  3. If the HTTP Redirection is not selected, then check it and finish the install

Redirection should now function properly

Alternatively, there are steps provided in Microsoft Windows Server documentation to configure redirection with IIS:


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  • Document ID:7013124
  • Creation Date:27-AUG-13
  • Modified Date:17-JUL-14
    • NovellGroupWise

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