Exchange Server

Some notes about custom C# application and Exchange Server 2003 integration

Custom C# application and Exchange Server 2003 integration over WebDAV was one of the tasks I lately worked on. I made posting about how to log on to Outlook Web Access when FBA is used but I didn’t mentioned that I had to read data from Exchange public folders. There are some stuff that may drive you nuts but there are also some tricks to use to get everything work as expected.

Authenticating programmatically to Exchange Server 2003 FBA

In one of my projects I had to read data from Exchange Server 2003 programmatically. I had access to Outlook Web Access that used Form Based Authentication (FBA). After some hacking and testing I got authentication part of my utility work. The point was easy – before making WebDAV requests to Exchange Server we need authentication cookies, so there is active session we can use.