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Exchange 2007\Outlook 2010 - Out of office unable to connect to server

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I'm running exchange 2007 and outlook 2010, when i try and open the out of office assistant it says that it's unable to retrieve the settings from the server. However, when i open my OWA account i can set it up there no problem.
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by:MagicalTrevor
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Try installing SP1 to your Exchange server if you havent already done so. It fixes alot of issues, including the one you are describing. Are you already running SP1?
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by:Diskal
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I'm running SP2
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The issue is with Autodiscover.yourdomain.com and certificate settings. Outlook 2007/2010 Out Of Office Assistant and Automatic Reples are depending on autodiscover settings. If your outlook clients cannot resolve autodiscover.domain.com to Exchange Server, Out Of Office Assistant will not work.

To resolve this issue, first of all make sure that you have a valid certificate for mail.yourdomain.com which must have additional SAN name for autodiscover.yourdomain.com. You can get these SAN based certificate (Unified Communicatin Certificate) from www.digicert.com or www.globalsign.com. Install these certificate on your Exchange CAS Server. Make sure that your internal & external DNS (ISP DNS) Servers can resolve autodiscover.yourdomain.com to Exchange CAS Server. Outlook clients from local lan as well as from internet can resolve autodiscover.yourdomain.com correctly. These changes will make your out of office assistant to work.

If you already have these settings configured, please test your exchange server by www.testexchangeconnectivity.com for all settings.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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This question has been classified as abandoned and is being closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See my comment at the end of the question for more details.
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