Using the 2X Web Access Portal Without Entering the Full Path to the Logon Page

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By default, users must browse to the site and type the path “/2xwebportal/logon.aspx” to login to the 2x Web Access Portal, as seen below (click on images to enlarge):

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If you browse to the site without entering in the path to the Web Access Portal logon page, you will be shown the page below:

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To enable the end user to only browse to the site without entering the full path to the logon page, you will need to first open the IIS Manager and go to the 2x Web Access Portal site:

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Then, click the “Basic Settings” link on the right of the navigation pane:

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Edit the physical path of the website by clicking the “…” button:

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Browse to the 2X Web Portal directory and click “OK” to save changes:

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Confirm the physical path has changed to “inetpubwwwroot2XWebPortal”:

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You will now need to add the logon page to the list of default documents. Failure to complete this step will yield the following result when attempting to browse the site:

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Next, Open  “Default Documents” within the 2X Web Portal site in the IIS manager:

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Click on the “Add” link within the Default Documents page in the IIS Manager:

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Type “logon.aspx” within the Add Default Document box:

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Confirm the “logon.aspx page” has been added at the top of the Default Documents list:

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You can now browse to the site and access the 2X Web Access Portal logon page without entering the full path:

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Sean Bianco is the marketing documentalist and technical writer at Parallels. With a bachelor’s degree in Information Technology and Networking and a three year background in software quality assurance testing and usability engineering, Sean is a subject matter expert in mobility and smartphone, app and device management. He is well-versed in developing technical articles and determining market trends. His excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, with emphasis on understanding relationships between technical problems, result in sound and effective business solutions.

  • Tek Mason

    There is a better and easier way to do this. In addition it will redirect users to a https login.

    Just go to your web root (default C:inetpubwwwroot) and open iisstart.htm in notepad. Delete everything and replace it with this:

    <meta HTTP-EQUIV="REFRESH" content="0; url=https://remote.mysite.com/2XWebPortal/Logon.aspx"

  • Tek Mason

    looks like some of my html tags got ripped off when posted.
    You want to wrap the meta tags inside html and head tag

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