Outlook resolving incorrect exchange server

Posted on 2005-05-01
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Last Modified: 2010-04-08
We just recently migrated to exchange 2003, and as a result we also changed our server name. At the same time, we also moved from an NT 4 Domain, to a new active directory.

Now when ever we log into a pc for the first time and create a new profile, if we load outlook it will automatically try to resolve our username against the old exchange server. We then either wait for it to time out and complain, or if we remember to do so before hand, setup the outlook profile via the control panel first.

Where is outlook resolving the older server name from?
Question by:fmcit
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Rodlab earned 2000 total points
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Why not create a C record in DNS that points the old Exchange name to the new one?

Just a thought.


Author Comment

ID: 13922791
Thanks for the input, we could adjust our current record and that may work, but something, somewhere must be telling our outlook to look for the old server name?

Will look at your fix in the meantime

Expert Comment

ID: 13923056
My guess is there is a registry setting that still has an entry for the old server name. Use 'Find' in regedit for the server name and see if that finds anything.


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