outlook 2007 to ME SBS 2003 connection problems


I just recently upgraded client computer from windows 7 to windows 10 and I  am using Outlook 2007 with Microsoft Exchange on SBS 2003 for emails.

Client computer is connected to server with Kerio VPN client successfully and I can see my emails and outlook folders in OWA.

I managed to manually setup exchange email account in outlook 2007 with autodiscovery service and my name was recognized by server but when I try to start the outlook, it doesn't want to connect to exchange and the list of folders can't be displayed asking me to use my exchange profile but I have only one profile on client computer with which I successfully set up email exchange.

Any suggestions on this issue?
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Remove all profiles and start from a clean slate.

Create a new profile manually, do not allow Autodiscover to configure any portion of your server settings.

Exchange 2003 does not support autodiscover.

Also, do you have RPC over HTTP/s configured on the exchange server.  If so, you'll need to configure those portions completely manually based upon how they were configured.

Follow these steps here:
Hogar007Author Commented:
I deleted all the outlook profiles and the .ost files also, downgraded to Windows 7 Pro and reinstalled office and have the same problem. My computer is not part of the domain and I have only one user profile. When I set up outlook to connect to the Microsoft exchange on the server, I previously had to set up Kerio VPN connection and when I click the CHECK NAME button in outlook configuration menu, outlook change the IP address of the server to the name of the server XX.XX.local and underline the neme of the server and my name so everything looks ok but in a minute I always get the message: "Cannot open your default e-mail folders. You must connect to Microsoft Exchange with the current profile before you can synchronize your folders with your offline folder file."
Is RPC over HTTP/s configured on the 2003 server?
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Furthermore - are you trying to set up access to the exchange server while connected locally to the network, or through a VPN connection?
Hogar007Author Commented:
RPC overr HTTPS is not configured on the server and I am not connected locally but over VPN because this computer is at my home and server is at work. I have other computers that are connected locally and other connected over VPN of which some are part of the domain and some are and on all of them outlook connection with ME for my profile works flawlessly.
Hogar007Author Commented:
Fixed it! The problem is in the resolving server name so changing host file by adding line:

192.168.xx.xx servername.domain.local

fixed the problem.

This happened after upgrading from XP to Win 7 pro and I think that I didn`t have to add this when I was on XP.


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Hogar007Author Commented:
I didn`t find this solution on the web.
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