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Autodiscover is not working with outlook 2010 clients
An unknown error occurred, error code: 0x80070057

the domain is superman.local
the recipient policy is @superman.net

I read there is a hotfix, which I can no longer download.  

Also I can configure A record for autodiscover

I'm not sure if this matters, but the autodiscover tries to configure @superman.net not @superman.local  

However Outlook 2010 client still tries to configure @
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by:Joking
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True "autodiscover" only started with Exchange 2007. maybe this word document will answer your question

http://office.microsoft.com/download/afile.aspx?AssetID=AM102105061033

Automatic configuration with older Exchange servers
In an Exchange environment that does not include Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 or later, Outlook still attempts to locate Exchange mailboxes. Active Directory includes a mailbox server property that can be set for each user. If standard Autodiscover attempts fail, Outlook tries to configure simple Exchange connections to an earlier version of Exchange server by using the Exchange mailbox server property. For a simple server topology with one domain and all Outlook computers joined to the domain, Outlook queries Active Directory for the Exchange server defined for the user logged in to the computer.

So, it can find an Exchange server - locally, inside the LAN, in a simple topology. Otherwise you'll need to specify the server name and username.

hth
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by:13years
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I believe I have a simple topology.   1 DC, 1 EX, 20 users.  

I'm not sure where to go.  The article mentions it can be done.  Says something

"the Exchange mailbox server property"
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by:13years
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purely in a test environment.  I'm not trying to pass off like I know what I am doing
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It's a property associated with the user in AD - when you create the mailbox.

The server name so linked needs to be resolvable by NetBIOS name - meaning DNS / WINS needs to be working too...
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Exchange 2003 does not support autodiscover, only internal clients that are joined to the domain can beconfigured automatically it will not work for external clients
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by:13years
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Ok.. cool

Is there a way to shut this feature off, until I work my way to exchange 2010?
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by:Joking
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Which feature are you trying to turn off? Having the Outlook client attempt autodiscover? Just click the manual settings button during setup.
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by:13years
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Ok, but even for the internal clients, the Exchange 2003 server is "autoconfiguring"  the Outlook clients with the "external SMTP email address"      the internal lan is .local   the the email sent out is .net

I guess i can skip past it, but outlook is reading something some where to get the @domain.net address when I would like to have it try the @local address
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that has nothing to do with autodiscover it is ur email address policy
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by:13years
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I think i'm confusing Outlook autodetect with Autodiscover
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by:Akhater
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Well please bare with me and explain to me, again, your issue so that i can help
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by:13years
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my fault I was not properly understand my own problem.  

I removed the @domain.local from the recipient policy and left the @domain.net

outlook 2010 was defaulting to @domain.local which I wasn't looking for

Then exchange 03 does not support what I was hoping for.  

thank you for being patient with me
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