SBS 2011 OWA Page Not Responding

When trying to access outlook web access on SBS 2011 by going to https://yourserver/owa.  You see the login prompt but after entering your credentials, you are faced with a blank page with https://yourserver/owa/auth.owa in the address bar.

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This is normally due to the Forms based authentication service not running. Sometimes it fails to start when a PC restarts.

To resolve the issue:

  1. Open Services
  2. Start the Microsoft Exchange Forms-Based Authentication Service

Job Done!

4 Replies to “SBS 2011 OWA Page Not Responding”

  1. Thanks, worked for me too. The service was stopped but set to automatic. I changed it to automatic (delayed start) – will see if this is a permanent solution when I next restart the server.

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