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Do you remove the need to type “/tfs” ?
  v2.0 Posted at 6/05/2015 6:12 AM by Tiago Araujo

Many clients that complain when they type: tfs.northwind.com
...and then see ‘Server Error 403 – Forbidden: Access is denied’​

It is not a nice experience that in 2015 the out-of-the-box requirement is still to type "/tfs".

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Figure: Bad example - A horrible first experience... did I get the URL wrong? Is the server down?​

Note: The better out-of-the-box experience for Exchange OWA is to type https://mail.ssw.com.au/
...and it redirects to
https://mail.ssw.com.au/owa/auth/logon.aspx?replaceCurrent=1&url=https%3a%2f%2fmail.ssw.com.au%2fowa%2f.

So fix the nasty out-of-the-box experience.​

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Figure: Option 1 – This is one way. Include some text to tell devs that they can remove the need for /tfs - on the Application Tier page specify port 80 and an empty Virtual Directory
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Figure: Option 2 – This is another way. In IIS add the redirect to remove the need to type “/tfs” (recommended)​​

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