Outlook is trying to retrieve data from the exchange server in a segregated domain
Posted on 2009-07-02
We have 2 segregated networks, network A has windows 2003 domain and exchange 2003, network B is a windows 2000 domain and it is connected with a NIC to the exchange server so the clients on it can access exchange, no trust relationship between the 2 networks, all users on B network has mailboxes and user names on the A domain.
When clients open outlook 2003 on the B network they start getting their emails but it is very slow and there is a message pop up stating outlook is trying to retrieve data from the exchange server.. when I check which GC the outlook clients are pointing to on the B network, I see it is the exchange server, which is not a GC/DC at all, while the outlook clients on the A network are pointing to the correct one.
Also when I press ctrl and right click on the outlook icon in the task bar and go to connection status I see failing in the directory part.
We had no issues before we upgrade to exchange 2003.