Users receive an error message when they change their signatures in an Exchange Server 2003 OWA site that is published in an Intelligent Application Gateway 2007 portal trunk

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SYMPTOMS

You publish Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 Outlook Web Access (OWA) in a Microsoft Intelligent Application Gateway 2007 portal trunk. When a user changes their signature in OWA and includes a pipe symbol (|) in the signature text, the user receives an error message that states that they are trying to access a restricted URL.

In addition, the following error is generated in the IAG Web Monitor:
Bad Parameter in URL
Request failed, URL rejected by URL Inspection rule. Trunk: portal; Secure=1; Application Name: owa; Application Type: OWA2003SP1; Rule: OWA2003SP1_Rule3; Parameter: http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/signaturetext; Value: test|test; Failure reason: Parameter value failed 'Value' check; Source IP: 127.0.0.1; Method: POST; URL: /exchange/Administrator/.

CAUSE

This problem occurs because a defect in the implementation of the Exchange Server 2003 Outlook Web Access template prevents the pipe symbol (|) from being used in signatures.

RESOLUTION

To resolve this problem, apply Intelligent Application Gateway 2007 Service Pack 2 Update 1. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
968384 Description of Update 1 for Intelligent Application Gateway 2007 Service Pack 2

WORKAROUND

To work around this problem, follow these steps:
  1. In the IAG Configuration console, click Configure next to Advanced Trunk Configuration.
  2. On the URL Set tab, select the OWA2003SP1_Rule3 rule.
  3. Locate the parameter named http://schemas.microsoft.com/exchange/[a-z0-9_]+. Click the Name Type column header to find the parameter more easily.
  4. Change the [^*`|]* value to .* and then click OK.
  5. Activate the configuration.

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 967250 - Last Review: May 5, 2009 - Revision: 1.0
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Intelligent Application Gateway 2007
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