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Exchange 2010 activesync autodiscover purpose

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According to tests via https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com I have activesync and activesync autodiscover working properly. What exactly does the autodiscover get me for activesync?

I thought it was so that if I put in my email address, username, and password on my iPhone 4 it would automatically populate the server and settings. But this doesn't seem to be the case. Thanks
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It allows you to put in your email address and password and have clients (outlook, activesync) auto config without having to enter servernames, etc..
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i don't think it's meant to work that way, the active sync feature is there (on exchange) to allow pop and imap communications to work between your messaging system and your PDA/phone. it will not auto populate your exchange information, that will always have to be entered manually. i wish it would have been the case, i could've saved dozens of hours configuring and reconfiguring these devices at work. it needs the server information to be able to authenticate the user, ActiveSync comes in when it comes to the push feature (email, cal and contacts) being push to the device in real time.
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Ok I get this from the exchangetest site. Says successful but the iphone won't autoconfigure the server.

Attempting the Autodiscover and Exchange ActiveSync test (if requested).
       Autodiscover was successfully tested for Exchange ActiveSync.
       
      Test Steps
       
      Attempting each method of contacting the Autodiscover service.
       The Autodiscover service was tested successfully.
       
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Not all implementations of activesync (particularly non-WindowsMobile) work correctly.
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But i see lots of people got it working on the internet. The way I have autodiscover working is by creating an SRV record. Maybe I should have more than 1 way to make autodiscover work?
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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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