See The Differences between Public OWA and Internal OWA?

please see at the bottom at the Public OWA. I used Forefront Threat Management Gateway 2010 to publish OWA. You need to have a cetificates installed at the personal certificate (using MMC) and enter the private key. the certificates can be obtained from your OWA exchange server at Client Access under Server Configuration.



The public webpage looks like below.


Part 2: Promote Domain Controller in Windows Server 8 beta

In part 1: adding role on Active Directory Domain Services.


This part 2 will have a promote the Active Directory. after you run part 1, you will have to run dcpromo or click the image below:


then it will pop up the next wizard of Deployment Configuration.

On the figure below, since you have no other DC or forest in the organization, choose a new forest and click Next.

On a Domain controller Option below, we will be asked to specify the domain and forest functional level.  Set the forest and domain functional level to Windows 2003. My purpose is that it will easy to upgrade the level than downgrade the level because it cannot be reversal.

you need to check DNS and by default first promote domain controller will hold and deploy the global catalog. You need to put and set the password for Directory Service Restore Mode (DSRM).  DSRM is also useful to restore user in authoritative restore.  After that, you may click Next.


After that, On DNS Option, click Next



On Additonal Name wizard, you can type another additional name on NETBIOS. in my case, my NETBIOS is NETOVERME.

On Path, click Next.


On Review, check back the configuration you gone through before finalizing the Active Directory, you need to beware on such NETBIOS and SYSVOL path, NETLOGON, and domain name. after you agree on configuration, please click Next.

On Pre-requisites check, just click Install.

Part 1: Adding Role of Active Directory Domain Services in Windows Server 8 Beta

I would like to share interactively on how to add Active Directory Domain Service (AD DS) Role in Windows Server 8 beta.

step1: Open Server Manager

step 2: On Add Roles and Features Wizard, click Next

step 3: On Select Installation type, choose Role-based or feature-based installation. Then click Next.

step 4:  On Select destination server, select “select a server from the server pool“. Click Next.

step 5: On Select Server roles, tick “Active Directory Domain Services” to enable Active Directory.

step 6: Once you have checked the button, there are some features are required to be installed which are Remote Server Administration Tools, PowerShell, AD DS and AD LDS Tools. click “Add Features”. then click Next.

Step 7:  On Select Features, click Next

step 8: On Active Directory Domain Services, click Next.

step 9: On Confirm Installation selections. it is ready to be installed, once ready, click Install.


On Result, it show the installation progress and just click Close. However, the AD roles are installed but have not yet deploy the domain controller. You have to promote a domain controller either using dcpromo or click “promote this server to a domain controller” on figure below.