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SBS 2011 OWA Page Not Responding

by padd

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.


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!

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Scott 23rd October 2012 - 5:25 pm

Nice! Had a long weekend of rebooting the datacenter… It’s was our issue exactly!

xbox Live gold Membership 5th January 2014 - 6:41 am

I really like it when folks come together and share views.
Great blog, continue the good work!

Laurent Metral 23rd March 2014 - 10:29 pm

Thanks a lot, that was my problem, solved with your solution.

Antony Wright 13th May 2015 - 3:03 pm

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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