Outlook cannot access Exchange Server over VPN, but Exchange Server is fine
Posted on 2008-10-15
I've been using Outlook 2003 to access our corp Exchange server over a VPN for years. Today, I booted my PC, started Outlook and I get the message in the lower right status bar area: Trying to connect... Well, it never does. The Exchange Server is fine and so is my account. I know this because I can remote desktop into my office PC, start the same version of Outlook on that PC and it all works fine. I can also ping the Exchange Server over the VPN by its network name and it resolves to its IP address and responds just fine. I have recreated my Outlook profile because I know these get corrupted from time to time but that didn't fix it this time. I also tried an Office repair using the installer and that didn't help either. Ideas anyone???