Beware Of The WINS Demon – The WINS Intervals Are Corrupt In Server 2008 R2, Server 2012, Server 2012 R2,Server 2016 and Server 2019

WINS is old but still in use and required in many environments.  I upgraded a 2003 domain to 2008 R2 recently and discovered something about WINS that is worth knowing if you are installing it on a 2008 R2 or 2012 server.

When you add the WINS feature, it appears to install correctly but some of the server settings are corrupt.  Specifically, if you open the server settings and select the ‘Intervals’ tab you will see this:

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How to redirect an HTTP connection to HTTPS for OWA — the easy way.

It is best practice to require users to use a secure connection for OWA.  It is impractical to ‘train’ then to type a specific URL such as https://owa.myorg.com/exchange.

But, if you configure your OWA site to require SSL, when they type http://owa.myorg.com or just owa.myorg.com (which will default to http) they will not connect successfully.

So, how to allow them to use the lowest common denominator of owa.myorg.com but still connect them SSL?

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