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Seperating Autodiscover from Default website

Posted on 2013-06-05
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Hi all,

I have and SBS 2011 server and I want to separate auto discover into it's own website. i have created a new website and new virtual directory but i'm getting an error when i Microsoft's connectivity analyzer.

"An HTTP 500 response was returned from Unknown"

The reason I want to do this is basically to save some money. I have two SSL certificates. One for autodiscover.domain and one for webmail.domain (my RPC/webmail site). I only paid $15 for them and don't want to pay for a *.domain certificate.

Thanks,
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by:Simon Butler (Sembee)
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Does your external DNS provider support SRV records? If so then you can drop autodiscover.example.com completely and use SRV records instead. http://semb.ee/srv

Putting Autodiscover on to its own web site I find doesn't work very well. A UC certificate is only $60, so that would have been the better way to go.

Simon.
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What provider do you use to purchase your UC certificate?
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Cliff Galiher earned 500 total points
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You cannot split off autodiscover because of various technical design decisions behind how SBS works. You'll never get the site working right. As suggested, use the SRV method or buy a UCC/SAN.
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cgaliher,

Would this work if i wasn't in an SBS environment?
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by:Cliff Galiher
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With multiple NICs or multiple IPs bound to a single NIC. A lot of careful planning. And a dedicated exchange client access server. Yes.
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