Mac OS X Panther/Entourage configured for EXchange Server 2003 - ldap server not found
Posted on 2004-09-13
I need to connect 6 Mac OS X panther workstaitons to my Microsoft 2003 Exchange server. The local domain is ceilink.local
Windows DCdiags and Netdiags pass. I have configured IMAP, HTTP and SMTP virtual servers on the Exchange Server.
I can attach to my exchange server from the MAC stations using OWA. Active directory lookup work from the web interface.
I receive an LDAP server error when the MAC's are configured for Entourage 2001 or Entourage 2004.
Entourage 2004 states it can not find the exchange server.
I have run nslookup on the MACs It resolves the server address of 10.0.0.10 to fs.ceilink.local properly.
I can not resolve fs
To connect to the Exchange server from the MAC's via OWA I must use the format 10.0.0.10\exchange \\fs.domainname.local\exhcange will not resolve.
I have attempted to configure the manually configure the active directory entries
defining the LDAP server as 10.0.0.10 and fs.ceilink.local
I have added ou=CIE,dc=fs,dc=com
and combinations thereof
none of these parameters have resolved the problem.
The MAC all have two ethernet cards, one NIC recieves it's IP via DHCP from the Microsoft 2003 DHCP server, the other NIC is configured for appletalk. There is also another complicating issue. In-house email is via Exchange services, Internet email is via POP3 hosted by the ISP hosting their web site. The 2003 Exchange DNS server is Active Directory integrated.
Do MACs have a "hosts" file I can edit, it appears to me to be a DNS resolution issue on the MAC stations.
Do I have to configure a "standard DNS server" ?
These station were operational with Entourage 2001 with an Exchange 5.5 server. Exchange 2003 server was installed last week. All Outlook funtions are opeational on the Windows side.
TIA for any insights into this problem you can provide.
Since I have called Mircosoft's Paid Technical support line and they were not able to provide immediate support, stating it would take 24 to 48 hours to find an expert, I would rate this as a 500 point problem.