Configuring the Internet Information Services web server

April 17, 2023

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When using Microsoft Exchange Server (versions 2010 and 2013), you have to activate the Windows authentication mechanism for a Windows PowerShell™ virtual directory in the settings of the Internet Information Services (IIS) web server. This authentication mechanism is activated automatically if the Configure Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) automatically option is selected in the Exchange Mobile Device Server Installation Wizard (default option).

Otherwise, you will have to activate the authentication mechanism on your own.

To activate the Windows authentication mechanism for a PowerShell virtual directory manually:

  1. In Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager console, open the properties of the PowerShell virtual directory.
  2. Go to the Authentication section.
  3. Select Microsoft Windows Authentication, and then click the Enable button.
  4. Open Advanced Settings.
  5. Select the Enable Kernel-mode authentication option.
  6. In the Extended protection drop-down list, select Required.

When using Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, the IIS web server requires no configuration.

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