Monday, June 4, 2007

OWA Issue on Vista

The Symptoms:
If you are using Outlook Web Access (OWA) on a Windows Vista, to access Exchange Server 2000/2003 , you may find yourself unable to edit any e-mail message.
i.e . Not able to write any new e-mails nor reply to any e-mail.
(You will see a small red 'x' instead of the editor area).

The Cause:
Microsoft has removed the DHTML Editing ActiveX Control (the control that enables you to edit nice rich text with html capabilities) from Windows Vista for security reasons.

The Resolution:
Ask your Exchange Admin or whoever is in charge to install the KB911829 patch for the exchange server. This patch installs a new iFrame Editor instead of the ActiveX one.

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