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Microsoft® Exchange Server 2010 Inside Out by Tony Redmond

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The Autodiscover service

Microsoft introduced the Autodiscover service in Exchange 2007 as a solution to the perennial problem of how to help users to configure Outlook with the name of their mailbox and the server that hosted the mailbox the first time that they connect to Exchange. Information about the mailbox’s location is subsequently held in the Outlook profile. A profile can still be configured manually, but it’s a lot easier to let Autodiscover do the work for you. This all works very nicely unless the mailbox for which you are attempting to configure access is hidden from Exchange address lists, in which case Autodiscover won’t be able to find the mailbox and you’ll have to configure the profile manually. Outlook is also able to requery ...

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