Chapter 6

Understanding the Exchange Autodiscover Process

Being an Exchange Server administrator is rewarding and, at times, frustrating. One of the most common sources of frustration we’ve encountered is managing the interactions between our Exchange servers and the Outlook desktop client. In large organizations, two separate groups maintain these pieces of the common puzzle. In smaller organizations, though, the same people can handle both the server and the clients. It’s in organizations like these that you learn the truth of the fact that Exchange Server and Outlook were developed by two separate product groups.

Historically, many Outlook client issues were the result of mismatches between the Outlook profile settings and the actual server ...

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