Exchange 2013 Outlook 2016 Autodiscover Issues

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I am trying to connect Outlook 2016 to my Exchange 2013 server.  The laptop is in a workgroup.

How can I validate my Autodiscover settings and make sure I am inputting the correct info to connect?
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Scott CSenior Engineer

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https://testconnectivity.microsoft.com/

Under "Microsoft Office Outlook Connectivity Tests " choose "Outlook Autodiscover "

You can look at all of your URLs with the following commands:

Get-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory   | ft server,*lur* -AutoSize
Get-AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory | ft server,*lur* -AutoSize
Get-ClientAccessServer           | ft name,  *lur* -AutoSize
Get-EcpVirtualDirectory          | ft server,*lur* -AutoSize
Get-OabVirtualDirectory          | ft server,*lur* -AutoSize
Get-OwaVirtualDirectory          | ft server,*lur* -AutoSize
Get-WebServicesVirtualDirectory  | ft server,*lur* -AutoSize

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Ok, and how do I try and configure the Outlook portion when I launch it for the 1st time?
Scott CSenior Engineer

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Why is the laptop in a workgroup?

Exchange uses AD logon for security.

It isn't supposed to work that way.

You can browse this thread.  Read towards the bottom.  In that case they pointed DNS to the machine running Exchange and they were able to connect.

http://arstechnica.com/civis/viewtopic.php?t=35825
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it is the responsibility of the exchange administrator to set up external connectivity properly using the autodiscover settings. All you as a user are supposed to do is enter your credentials and the settings are supposed to be 'auto-discovered' hence the name autodiscover.

@Scottcha
Why is the laptop in a workgroup?
Exchange uses AD logon for security.
It isn't supposed to work that way.
That is why one has a username and password.. It doesn't matter whether or not the machine is domain joined or not.. i.e. IOS/Android Tablets and other devices.

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