Customizing Outlook Web Access (OWA) in Exchange Server 2007

Customize Outlook Web Access (OWA) themes in Exchange Server 2007 and set rules to control how OWA users access email attachments and components.

Outlook Web Access (OWA) is often considered a static service in Exchange Server 2007. Administrators tend to only use its default configurations. While minimal changes can be made to OWA, its level of administrative controls is highly customizable.

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In this tutorial, Microsoft Exchange MVP Brien Posey explains how to make various changes to your OWA server, including how to modify an OWA theme or customize a built-in theme; create a custom header; change OWA fonts, colors and layout; and modify a sign-on screen. He also details how to make functional and security-based customizations to manage mobile and remote device users' access to email attachments and how to apply OWA segmentation to control which Microsoft Outlook email features they can use.


TUTORIAL: Customizing Outlook Web Access in Exchange Server 2007

 Home: Introduction
 Part 1: Modifying the look of OWA in Exchange Server 2007
 Part 2: Using cascading style sheets to change a color in OWA
 Part 3: How to handle file attachment access in OWA
 Part 4: Control how users access files with WebReady Document Viewing
 Part 5: Enable user-level segmentation to control OWA components

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   
Brien M. Posey, MCSE
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Exchange Server, and has previously received Microsoft's MVP award for Windows Server and Internet Information Server (IIS). Brien has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once responsible for the Department of Information Management at Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, Brien has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies. You can visit Brien's personal Web site at http://www.brienposey.com.
This was first published in April 2008

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