Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Set the Forms-Based Authentication Private and Public Computer Cookie Time-out Value

You can modify the Public and Private time-out value of OWA by Registry Editor.

1. At Exchange Server with Client Access Server role, log in as Domain Administrator.
2. Launch "Registry Editor", navigate to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlerSet\Services\MSExchange OWA".
3. Right-click "MSExchange OWA", select "New > DWORD (32-bit) Value".
4. Type "PrivateTimeout", press [Enter].
5. Double-click "PrivateTimeout".
6. Select "Decimal", next to "Value data", type a new value.

Remark: A value is in minutes between 1 nd 43,200 for a maximum of 30 days.

7. Click "OK".
8. Right-click "MSExchange OWA", select "New > DWORD (32-bit) Value".
9. Type "PublicTimeout", press [Enter].
10. Double-click "PublicTimeout".
11. Select "Decimal", next to "Value data", type a new value.
12. Click "OK".

Figure 1: The registry value of Public and Private timeout

13. Launch "Exchange Management Shell", enter "Restart-Service MSExchangeFBA".

Remark: You can use the following cmdlets to configure abive settings:

Set-ItemProperty 'HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchange OWA' -name PublicTimeout -value <amout of time> -typpe dword

Set-ItemProperty 'HKLM:\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\MSExchange OWA' -name PrivateTimeout -value <amout of time> -typpe dword


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