I asked this question a few weeks ago and I thought I got the issue resolved but it is happening again. I installed a new Exchange 2010 server and I am trying to connect to it with Outlook 2010 but when I try I get the following error message:
"The connection to Microsoft Exchange is unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action".
I don't have RPC over HTTP enabled, which is the problem I thought I once had. I installed a brand new test domain to see if this was just an installation issue but for some reason it still happens.
When I try to create an Outlook profile, the connection wizard acts like it works. The first time through for a user account, I get prompted with a warning about the security certificate. then, it acts like the server and user is resolved but then I get the previously mentioned error.
If I press OK after getting the error, FQDN for the Exchange Server is in the Microsoft Exchange Server display box, and my user mailbox is also displayed but with something like: =smtp:firstname.lastname@example.org
cal. If I press the Check Name button, I get the following error message:
"The name cannot be resolved. The connection to Microsoft Exchange is unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action.
How can I figure out what is happening and make changes so that I can connect to Exchange Server 2010 with Outlook 2010?
PS: Here was my previous question: