You receive an error message when you try to perform any editing tasks, or you must click to enable the compose frame in Outlook Web Access:

Coming down on Servers tonight on MU is this KB to fix an issue where in OWA 2003 you need to ‘click here to activate control’ due to the Eolas patch.

… you might not want to during the middle of the day as well as it temporarily stops Exchange…

W3SVC service is Stop Pending.

This service provides Web connectivity and administration through the Internet Information Services snap-in.

For more information about this event, see the event logs on the server computer. You can restart this service by using the View Services task in the Server Management Monitoring and Reporting taskpad.

You can disable this alert by using the Change Alert Notifications task.

Kind regards,



2 Responses to OWA fix on Microsoft Update

  1. Tony says:

    Have you noticed, but it seems to affect remote admin on the servers too.

    Using http://servername/tsweb as your connection to TS, you have to click the login dialog box to activate it.

  2. Arne Lovius says:


    I’m about to remove that update from three clients Exchnage servers as since applying the update, Entourage clients see only a blank email from webmail users…

    I’m so not looking forward to explaining this one to PSS tomorrow