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Outlook 2003 tried to connect to remote public folder replica instead of local instance

We have clients who have outlook 2003 installed running on Windows XP connecting to an Exchange 2003 environment.  My server hosts the mailboxes for users and has a copy of the public folders.

However when users start their computers and use the cached mode in outlook 2003 they get a login screen for one of our remote exchange servers requesting to input their username/domain/password.  I then pressed ctrl and Right Clicked the Outlook icon on the bottom right taskbar and then left clicked on connection status.  The status shows all email and directory services are pointed to my DC's and email servers respectively but the public folders is trying to connect to a remote exchange server?

Is there a way to set a default in Outlook 2003 or through a GPO on which public folder replica it tries first?
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Malli BoppeCommented:
I don't think so.I think it checks what subnet it is on and if thier is a exchange server on that subnet it tries to contact that server.Similar to DFS.
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ShenookAuthor Commented:
The server it tries to connect to is on a completely different subnet and site.  My exchange server is local on the same subnet
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ShenookAuthor Commented:
Well, finally found a KB article regarding this known caveat for cached exchange.  But still no solution to this problem
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ShenookAuthor Commented:
The users were trying to connect to a DC in a different site which does not have a DC from our domain.
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