This is a strange situation in that everything was working fine. Because we are in the middle of a migration from SBS v7 to SBS 2011 on our network there are a lot of changes going on because of the migration.
So, it is tough to pinpoint exactly when OWA on SBS 2011 stopped working.
When we hit our SBS 2011 OWA to log on we get the following:
Punch in a username and password and we are greeted with:
There are very few results in our search attempts but it turned out that the second item in our Bing search did the trick:
- Microsoft Exchange Forms-Based Authentication service: Not Running.
The Recovery tab for the service shows “Restart the Service” for all three options. Yet, the service is not running.
So, we go ahead and start the service:
Sure enough, we were able to get in:
As Henrik indicates, the cause of the no-start situation with the FBA service is unknown at this point. We will be keeping an eye on this one for our SBS 2011 installs post reboot.
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