troubleshooting Question

Outlook only connects to Exchage 2013 when installed directly on the Exchange server.

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Exchange 2013 CU15 installed on Windows Server 2012 R2. (New exchange setup)
Exchange has been configured and can send/receive using OWA.
Had issues setting up Outlook (2010 and 2013)

When I installed Outlook 2010 directly on the Exchange server I was able to easily set up Outlook and get it connected.
Username: Administrator
HTTP/Proxy settings:
And I tried each off NTML, Basic and Negotiate auth methods. (all work)
The server name then auto changes to:
And the username becomes the email address.
Each time I was able to successfully set up Outlook on the exchange server. And was able to send/receive on it.

The problem is I am unable to set up outlook on any other machine on the network.
I tried this on:
-A domain controller server
-A workstation on the domain
-A workstation not on the domain.

The error I get is that when click "check name" I get the error: "this action cannot be completed. the connection to Microsoft Exchange is unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action."
 "Outlook cannot log on. Verify that you are connected to the network and are using the proper server and mailbox name. The connection to the Microsoft Exchange is unavailable. Outlook must be online or connected to complete this action."

Sometimes I do get a password prompt but it will get the same error after I enter the username and password.

I made sure that the address resolved to the correct IP on each machine I tested.

I've tested this all internally.

Any tips will be appreciated.
Tom Cieslik
IT Superintendent
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