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Exchange Server 2013 Autodiscover not working

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Hi,

I just setup an Exchange Server 2013.  I have OWA working and the SSL cert working fine.  I can access and login at https://mail.mydomain.com.  I've setup the autodiscover at my domain registrar.  I can ping autodiscover.mydomain.com and the IP to my server responds. I've looked all around the Internet and it seems like most people have DNS problems.  I've run Microsoft's Remote Connectivity Analyzer and of course it fails.  I get the error: The Autodiscover SRV record wasn't found in DNS.  Can you please help me troubleshoot this?  It seems like maybe I'm just overlooking something simple.  Thanks!
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Cliff Galiher earned 500 total points
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Autodiscover can use multiple different methods to attempt a connection. The SRV record is the LAST method it tries, so the remote connectivity analyzer would have plenty of errors, not just one.

If you are creating a DNS record for Autodiscover.domain.com then that won't use the SRV method so you are looking at the wrong batch of errors. Random speculation on my part has me guessing that your SSL cert does not have that domain name as an subject name so the SSL connection is failing.

If you want to use that method, you must buy a UCC/SAN cert and include ALL public names that reference that IP. including autodiscover.domain.com
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Hi Cliff.  Thanks for your response.  You're correct.  It failed miserably.  The SRV method was the last of many errors.  Here are the errors:
Attempting the Autodiscover and Exchange ActiveSync test (if requested).
       Testing of Autodiscover for Exchange ActiveSync failed.
       
      Additional Details
       
      Test Steps
       
      Attempting each method of contacting the Autodiscover service.
       The Autodiscover service couldn't be contacted successfully by any method.
       
      Additional Details
       
      Test Steps
       
      Attempting to test potential Autodiscover URL https://mydomain.com/AutoDiscover/AutoDiscover.xml
       Testing of this potential Autodiscover URL failed.
       
      Additional Details
       
      Test Steps
      Attempting to test potential Autodiscover URL https://autodiscover.mydomain.com/AutoDiscover/AutoDiscover.xml
       Testing of this potential Autodiscover URL failed.
       
      Additional Details
       
      Test Steps
      Attempting to contact the Autodiscover service using the HTTP redirect method.
       The attempt to contact Autodiscover using the HTTP Redirect method failed.
       
      Additional Details
       
      Test Steps
      Attempting to contact the Autodiscover service using the DNS SRV redirect method.
       The Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer failed to contact the Autodiscover service using the DNS SRV redirect method.
       
      Attempting to locate SRV record _autodiscover._tcp.mydomain.com in DNS.
       The Autodiscover SRV record wasn't found in DNS.

The original SSL that was created by another tech was for mail.mydomain.com and then I added another domain to the SSL autodiscover.mydomain.com, thinking that this would help.  How can I fix this with the SSL?  Thanks!
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by:Cliff Galiher
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Yeah, all those "additional details" sections? Read them. Look for specific failures that you ARENT expecting. Or hire a local consultant. It is impossible to go over every possible configuration and option in a forum like EE. Setting up Autodiscover does have some basic prerequisite knowledge of exchange and PKI.
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Well, it turns out it wasn't SSL.  I don't know what it was exactly but we rebooted the server and everything worked out fine.  Thanks for the info Cliff!
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