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Exchange AD interaction

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I have been running a location with a DC running 2003 and Exchange 2003 for quite a while with no issues. I just brought up a new location with a new DC and Exchange 2003. I have migrated all of the FSMO roles to the new DC and all of the mail accounts to the new Exchange server. Everything seems to work ok except for authentication over RPC. I have clients connecting RPC over HTTPS with a minor issue but any MAPI clients internally don't work right.

That's the background. Here's the issue.

I have a Citrix farm setup as well a few other servers for various purposes. When I connect from an external location using RPC over HTTPS, it tries to authenticate with the original DC at the other location. It tries this three times and then fails over to the local DC and I get on. I get this information from running "outlook /rpcdiag".

Internally, connecting via straight RPC, it always asks for logon information. If I run "outlook /rpcdiag", it shows four failed tries to the directory services.

I cannot figure out why it trying to talk primarily to the original DC. I have manually set the dc in the directory access tab on all three items. I have disabled the GC on the original DC and if I automatically check for DC's in the Directory access tab, it still sets the original DC as the configuration controller.

As you can see, I am stumped. When connecting from the Citrix farm, it is very annoying to have to log into your e-mail as well. I cannot figure this one out.

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