Connecting to the Exchange Server with Outlook 2003
Posted on 2005-04-26
Ok here is a weird one. I am not sure why this is happening but here we go.
We have an exchange server which is running fine. Some users like me for some reason, when we open outlook, it cannot connect to the server and runs in disconnected mode for about 15 minutes when it finally connects to the server. Now....if I go to mail, profile, and choose my profile for the exchange server in control pannel before opening outlook and look at the path to the exchange server, and type the exchange server name, it works fine. As in athmail.tamu.edu. but once it verifies it changes the name to athmail.athleticdept.tamu.edu and this is where I think there is an issue.
Seems that when it first opens up, it is looking for athmail.tamu.edu but when it can't find it it bombs out until I manually change it to that string. Then it repopulates it to athmail.athleticdept.tamu.edu which our domain is athleticdept.tamu.edu. .
Is this a domain controller issue or is there some setting in exchange that I need to change. One last thing. This is only happening to a few select people like myself included. And if we leave outlook open for about 15 minutes it will connect and be good all day long while it is open.