Outlook 2003 install succeeds, setup fails: "connection to Exchange server is unavailable"
Posted on 2004-08-30
windows 2000, outlook 2003, exchange 5.5: install of Outllook succeeds. When I attempt to add and account, either via Outlook setup or the Mail Account Control Panel applet, the following error is thrown: "The Action could not be completed. The connection to the Microsoft Exchange Server is unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete the action"
All addresses ping by name and by IP address, and the box operates fine otherwise. this occurrs for any account you try to add. the accounts work on other PC's and via OWA. I have un-installed and re-installe, attempted to resolve by
IP, and tried to setup under various profiles.
Also un-installed and combed the registry for orphaned keys...no luck. any ideas?