Autodiscover Configuration

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In Exchange 2010, what else needs to be configured for Autodiscover other than the DNS A record "Autodiscover" that should point to the Ip address of the CAS array?

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You would need appropriate certificates for the autodiscover DNS names and ports to be open on firewall.
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Hi,

Autodiscover is a real pain sometimes. Not sure what problem you're having but you might benefit from my own experience with this so please check out this thread. it might highlight a few areas that could help you.

http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Server/SBS_Small_Business_Server/Q_26394370.html

 

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Actually, what I want to knowis how do Outlook clients know about Autodiscover.
After creating a Host(A) Record in DNS named "AutoDiscover" and you point it to IP address of the CAS array server for instance(10.8.30.30). Then how would this configuration alone by itself make Outlook clients discover the CAS array ?
There might be other configs involved. if So couldyou please give the details?

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This is a massive subject which is very complex. I'm not proffessing to understand it entirely but I believe several factors play a part.

I think Outlook queries the server and if the server appears to support autodiscover then it will use the details that the server supplies.

In the past, I've tried to disable the auto discover system one a client's system but never quite managed to remove all of it. The result was a certificate warning every time they open outlook.

Unless you're looking for a very steep learning curve, I'd suggest you try and go with a recommended system setup. Looking back, fighting it wasted me more time than it would have take. To learn to use it properly!

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I  am also not sure if I need to configure on CAS server as (Internet facing) and the othe CAS server Not internet facing?

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I'm not sure to be honest. I've only been involved with single servers. However, I would think the external server definitely needs to be configured. Not sure about the internal server - you could try it without and see what happens?

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