Someone really got their OWA permissions horked up pretty good, and before we just went and uninstalled and reinstalled, I remembered our dear friend Ray Fong had posted a “fasten your seatbelts we’re editing the metabase“ post a while back.
THIS IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART AND I’M ONLY POSTING THIS SO I CAN FIND IT FOR THE NEXT TIME SOMEONE REALLY AND TRULY SCREWS UP OWA [and yes I know I'm yelling]
But as always…thank you Ray Fong!
1. Go to IIS, right-click servername (local computer), Properties.
Backup/Restore Configuration to save a copy of IIS settings
2. Right-click servername (local computer), Properties. Check Enable Direct
3 Expand servername (local computer), Web Sites, Default Web Site.
4. Delete Exadmin, Exchange, ExchWeb, Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync, OMA (Do
Not delete exchange-oma)
5. Open MetaBase.xml with Notepad.
6. Locate the following object where ID = 61472
<?XML:NAMESPACE PREFIX = Custom<Custom
ID=”61472″ (<—- This one)
7. Change the Value to “0”. Your original number will not be “53322”.
8. Save the file.
9. From a command prompt, type “iisreset”
10. Restart Exchange System Attendant
11. Run CEICW (ToDoList -> Connect to the Internet). Make sure you select
Another one for the category of Ray-isms… dedicated to once a SBSer always a SBSer Ray Fong!