Quick Fix : SBS 2011 Standard OWA – 500 Internal Server Error?
June 13, 2011 5 Comments
I came in this morning to write some documentation for a client after a migration to SBS 2011 Standard. Focussing on the differences in the new RWA and how to use it effectively.
When i logged into the RWA and clicked on check email i was presented with this:
Oh, i thought, maybe i logged in with an admin account that doesn’t have a mailbox. Not a problem, so i logged back into the RWA with an account that definatley does have one.
Nope, same problem.
I logged onto the server and checked that all of the URLs for OWA were correct in the EMC, i turned to IIS – i tried to browse the OWA site directly through IIS and received the same problem.
Loading up the services.msc console i sorted all services by their startup type and noticed that one service for exchange was not running.
Starting this service and reattempting the login to OWA resolved the problem.