I have two exchange 2007 servers in two locations connected via a 3Mbps WAN Connection. Server Exch1 was installed first, then Exch2 was installed.
Some outlook users aren't able to change OOF (out of office) settings because their outlook tries to connect to the remote exchange rather than the one that hosts their inbox and is local. I ran "Test Email Autoconfiguration" on outlook 2010 and it shows the "Availability Service URL, and OOF URL all pointing to the remote server. I can solve the problem by allowing those users to access the remote servers over the WAN but that is slow and I don't need them to depend on that connection since they should be able to do without.
I also think somehow those users need to connect to this remote server before they can view an attachment making viewing attachments very slow. I know this makes no sense since all they need should be on the local server.
How can I fix this problem? How do I specify which servers certain users have in their outlook? Here is a sample of what the test returns, please note that exch1.mydomain.com is the local and hosts their inbox, and exch2.mydomain.com is the remote.