first question here on ee - good to be here! i took over a freshly installed windows 2003 server with exchange 2003. i had things (exchange server cached mode local network outlook 2003) working in testing but suddenly clients on the lan get this error when trying to connect to the local exchange server via hostname: "the connection to the microsoft exchange server is unavailable. outlook must be online or connected to complete this action".
i had this working the other day in testing but it seems to have suddenly stopped working. i also noticed that the pop3 service got set to disabled the other day and i had to change it from disabled and start it again so they could check it via pop. i tried to flip them to exchange today with no luck so i don't know if the fact that pop3 got disabled has anything to do with the exchange mode no longer working.
this is all local network so no firewalls. is there a telnet test for this?
i've been doing exchange adminning on windows server 2000/exchagne 2000 for around a year with a decent knowledge of windows server 2003. but i am a backyard mechanic type guy.