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Display A Welcome Message For New Users In Microsoft Outlook Web Access 2007

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This article will show you how to create a popup welcome message for first-time users of Microsoft Outlook Web Access for Exchange 2007. It makes use of the fact that OWA shows a language selection page the first time a user logs in, and this is where you will make the changes.

First, locate the languageselection.aspx file in C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\ClientAccess\Owa . Make a backup copy, then open it in Notepad. About 13 lines down, you will see a line like this:

  <script type="text/javascript">
Immediately after it, insert a line containing your message, like this:
  alert("Welcome to your first OWA session!");
Now when your users first log into OWA, they should see something like this:

As with most of these type of modifications, you will need to check that they still function after each product update. Sometimes your modified file will be replaced by a new one from the update.

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