Configure Exchange 2013 Virtual Directories

Configure Exchange 2013 Virtual Directories

When you’re working with more then 1 exchange servers then configuring exchange virtual directories is always a concern. You can either manually configure each virtual directory on each server or you use powershell cmdlets to configure the virtual directories. To ease your deployment, I’ve created a powershell script which will help you configure virtual directories URLs on your all exchange 2013 servers within minutes. You only have to provide 3 inputs for Internal, External URL and AutodiscvoerServiceInternalURI and rest this script will do for you.

#       Author: Riaz Javed Butt
#       Date: 03-June-2015
#       Description: This scirpt will help you configure your exchange 2013 organization URLs

#Get all exchange 2013 CAS Servers
$Exchange2013Servers = Get-ExchangeServer | Where {($_.AdminDisplayVersion -Like “Version 15*”) -And ($_.ServerRole -Like “*ClientAccess*”)} | Get-ClientAccessServer

#Get Internal & External URL

$CASInternalURL = Read-Host “Please enter your internal URL e.g. https://mail.contoso.com”
$CASExternalURL = Read-Host “Please enter your external URL e.g. https://mail.contoso.com”

#Get autodiscoverServiceURI

$AutoDServiceInternalURI = Read-host “Please enter your autodiscoverserviceinternalURI e.g. https://autodiscover.contoso.com”
Write-Host “Thank you for providing Required URLs”

#Setting up AutodiscoverInternalServiceURI
Write-Host “Setting up Exchange AutodiscoverServiceInternalURI”
$Exchange2013Servers | Set-ClientAccessServer –AutodiscoverServiceInternalUri “$AutoDServiceInternalURI/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml”

#Setting up virtual Directories URLs
Write-Host “Setting up Virtual Directory Internal and External URLs”
$Exchange2013Servers | Get-OWAvirtualDirectory | Set-OWAvirtualdirectory –Internalurl “$CASInternalURL/OWA” –Externalurl “$CASExternalURL/OWA”
$Exchange2013Servers | Get-ECPVirtualdirectory | Set-ECPvirtualdirectory –Internalurl “$CASInternalURL/ECP” –Externalurl “$CASExternalURL/ECP”
$Exchange2013Servers | Get-WebServicesVirtualDirectory | Set-WebServicesvirtualdirectory –InternalURL “$CASInternalURL/ews/exchange.asmx” –ExternalURL “$CASExternalURL/ews/exchange.asmx”
$Exchange2013Servers | Get-OABvirtualdirectory | Set-OABvirtualdirectory –internalurl “$CASInternalURL/oab” –Externalurl “$CASExternalURL/oab”
$Exchange2013Servers | Get-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory | Set-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -InternalUrl “$CASInternalURL/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync” -ExternalUrl “$CASExternalURL/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync”

#Verify URLs Configuration

$Exchange2013Servers | fl Identity,AutodiscoverServiceInternal*
$Exchange2013Servers | Get-OWAvirtualdirectory | fl identity,Externalurl,Internalurl
$Exchange2013Servers | Get-ECPvirtualdirectory | fl identity,Externalurl,Internalurl
$Exchange2013Servers | Get-Webservicesvirtualdirectory | fl identity,Externalurl,Internalurl
$Exchange2013Servers | Get-OABvirtualdirectory | fl identity,Externalurl,Internalurl
$Exchange2013Servers | Get-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory | fl identity,Externalurl,Internalurl

#######You can also run Michael Van Horenbeeck Exchange MVP PowerShell Script to generate a HTML based report of your URLs configuration.
####### Please go to http://www.vanhybrid.com and downloaded the script get-virdirinfo.ps1 v1.6 and run as instructed

You can run this script go to Exchange Management Shell and run the script as shown below.

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Once you run the script and provide the following 3 inputs then the script will configure everything for you on all exchange 2013 servers.

  • First input is InternalURL: In my case it was https://mail.mstechtalk.com
  • Second input is ExternalURL: In my case it’s same as of internal URL
  • Third input is AutodiscoverServiceInternalURI: I’ve configured that as https://autodiscover.mstechtalk.com

Once the configure is completed this script will give you the output of all configured virtual directories along with new URLs as shown below.

 

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You can download this script from TechNet Gallery.

To generate a HTML based report of Exchange 2013 virtual Directories URLs, Please run the powershell script of Michael Van Horeenbeeck that can be downloaded from http://www.vanhybrid.com.

3 comments

  • Andres Suarez

    This is a very well written yet very simple and effective Script. The exact example of what Scripting is designed for.

    Great work.

    Thanks.

    Andres