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How to configure Autodiscover for mixed Exchange enviro... - 5.Apr.2011 12:28:55 AM   


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We have mixed Exchange environment:

1) Head Office domain: domain.com (parent domain)
Exchange: 2003 (it is our bridge head server)
Clients: mixed (Outlook 2007 & Outlook 2003)
E-mail: user@domain.com

2) Site Office domain: branch.domain.com (child domain)
Exchange: 2007 (all roles installed on one machine)
Clients: Outlook 2007 & 2010
E-mail: user@domain.com
OWA, RPC and ActiveSync is published via ISA 2006
Branch Site is connected to Head Office via IPSec VPN

We want to set up autodiscover for the site office exchange over the internet using ISA 2006.

We have UC certificate installed on Exchange machine and ISA.

A public DNS record is registered for autodiscover.domain.com which points to our ISA server's external IP.

Autodiscover external URL is configured in Exchange as https://autodiscover.domain.com/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml

Our problem is:

Since all of us (both head office & site office) are using same e-mail address policy (user@domain.com), any user who is using Outlook 2007 and whose mailbox is in Exchange 2003 (head office) is also getting pointed to our Exchange 2007 (site office) because there is no way to disable autodiscover in Outlook 2007.

How autodiscover should be configured in our situation?

Is there a way to disable autodiscover in Outlook 2007 somehow? Group policy??
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RE: How to configure Autodiscover for mixed Exchange en... - 5.Apr.2011 10:36:19 AM   
John Weber


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Soooooo. Is all your setup routable internally? If so, point all external traffic to the e2k7 site. Autodiscover also. Everything. Then let e2k7 simply proxy all the e2k3 mailboxes for the external access. Bring SMTP to the e2k7 site also.

Done properly, you can have the e2k7 handle all traffic for your org, internal and external. The e2k3 site will work internally between mailboxes on the e2k3 server, but will send/receive internet via e2k7.

If your autodiscover is pointed at the e2k7, then the clients on the e2k3 server will come to the e2k7 site, then get proxied.


John Weber [Lync MVP] http://tsoorad.blogspot.com

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RE: How to configure Autodiscover for mixed Exchange en... - 9.Oct.2011 12:41:08 PM   


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Hello, my situation is almost similar, except I am using exchange 2007 on both parent and child domains. Clients on parent domain (user@domain.com) autodiscover works great when they connect with outlook. However, users on child domain (user@child.domain.com) are getting the same autodiscover, so when they launch outlook, it is setting them up email address of user@domain.com instead of user@child.domain.com. How do I create an autodiscover the child domain? Or (assuming it is already created),  can I just run the Set-ClientAccessServer cmdlet and set the Identity, and AutodiscoverScope to the site of the child domain?
Parent domain have 1- DC/DNS server, 2- CAS/ HT; 1- Cluster, and 1-MB running 2007. Child domain has 1- CAS/HT/MB 2007 server, it also has it's own DC/DNS server

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