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Based on your clicks, these are the top five Outlook Web Access tips of 2006. From Outlook Web Access performance and availability problems to OWA security and authentication concerns, these issues ignited your interest in 2006.

#1    Disappearing OWA and Exchange virtual directory settings
Be careful when rebooting Internet Information Server (IIS). You may lose changes to your Outlook Web Access and Exchange Server virtual directory settings.
#2    Protecting Outlook Web Access from keystroke loggers
Outlook Web Access is extremely vulnerable to keystroke loggers. Learn methods for protecting OWA against keystroke loggers, and discover more secure alternatives to OWA that still allow remote access for Exchange users.
#3    Proper patching procedures for front-end/back-end Exchange servers
If you improperly or inconsistently update your front-end and back-end Exchange servers, your Outlook Web Access users could suffer with performance and availability problems.
#4    OWA authentication issues when using a proxy server
Outlook Web Access can work on a server directly available from the Internet or a server concealed by a proxy. If you have the latter setup, you need to watch out for potential OWA authentication issues.
#5    Accessing Exchange public folder 'freedocs' from OWA
A "freedoc" is any piece of standalone data in an Exchange Server information store, aside from an actual email message. Learn how to allow access to public folder freedocs through Outlook Web Access, as well as the pros and cons of doing so.
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This was first published in January 2007

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