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Mastering Microsoft Exchange Server 2016, 2nd Edition by Vladimir Meloski, Byron Wright, Brian Svidergol, Clifton Leonard

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Chapter 6Understanding 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 matter that Exchange Server and Outlook were developed by two separate product groups (although the groups are now joined).

Historically, many Outlook client issues were the result of mismatches between the Outlook profile settings and the actual server configurations. In Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft introduced the Autodiscover service, a component of the Client Access role, which was intended to allow both clients (such as Outlook, Windows Mobile, and Entourage) and other Exchange servers to automatically discover how your Exchange Server organization is configured and determine the appropriate settings without direct administrator involvement.

Many Exchange Server 2007 organizations ran into two main problems getting Autodiscover properly configured and deployed: understanding the concepts and getting the certificates properly deployed. By deploying Exchange Server 2010, administrators increased their knowledge of the Autodiscover processes. ...

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