Why does outlook report the domain controller as it's exchange server?

Jerry Seinfield
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Hi Experts,

An user has reported an issue with this Microsoft Outlook.

From the attached screenshot, Why does outlook report the domain controller as it's exchange server?

Please see the attached screenshot

Has anyone seen this before?

Thanks in advance

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Commented:
I'll assume that your mai server is no indeed a DC as well. Is this on just one subnet? If not you may have need to check your access lists between the two subnets. You may need to add SMTP access to your exchange server for the subnet they are on.

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Hi Lazarus, for that site , I have two exchange servers and two DC and GC.

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Outlook talks to both the Exchange server and the domain controller. Therefore either can appear in the balloon. The server listed is the one that it is having problems communicating with and is where you need to investigate as the cause of the problem.

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Thanks all for your help

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