troubleshooting Question

Migration to Hosted Exchange

Avatar of Jay Schwegler
Jay SchweglerFlag for United States of America asked on
ExchangeOutlookEmail Servers
12 Comments2 Solutions95 ViewsLast Modified:
I'm going to be moving away from local Exchange this year in favor of hosted. I have a general question about something I don't understand.

My domain.com has an external DNS, but also an internal AD DNS for everything on the inside (same domain name). Externally I have an auto discover record and all that and the Outlook anywhere clients work just fine. I would change to autodiscover record and Outlook clients would begin using the new host.

Now internally on the AD domain I do not have any autodiscover record and all the Outlook clients still automatically connect to my internal exchange server and configure themselves just fine. However, I don't understand how that actually works without an autodiscover record. I'm asking this because I don't know what would be needed to internally make the Outlook clients start connecting to the new external host. I know I would need to add an autodiscover record internally, but would that work and how is it even working now?
ASKER CERTIFIED SOLUTION
davorin

Our community of experts have been thoroughly vetted for their expertise and industry experience.

Join our community to see this answer!
Unlock 2 Answers and 12 Comments.
Start Free Trial
Learn from the best

Network and collaborate with thousands of CTOs, CISOs, and IT Pros rooting for you and your success.

Andrew Hancock - VMware vExpert
See if this solution works for you by signing up for a 7 day free trial.
Unlock 2 Answers and 12 Comments.
Try for 7 days

”The time we save is the biggest benefit of E-E to our team. What could take multiple guys 2 hours or more each to find is accessed in around 15 minutes on Experts Exchange.

-Mike Kapnisakis, Warner Bros