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Client Access Server - Active Directory Site RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    1) how to know which client access server is closest to the user's mailbox

    2) how to know which client access server is closest to the client computer making the request as per location

    3) how to know particular mailbox & computer belongs to Active Directory Site

    Please let me clarify how all this are inter-related

    Saturday, October 6, 2012 7:46 AM

Answers

  • What problem are you trying to solve?

    If you are looking for more info on Autodiscovery, see:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb332063(v=exchg.80).aspx

    If you are looking to set site affinity for clients see:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998575.aspx

    Configure the Autodiscover Service to Use Site Affinity

    Saturday, October 6, 2012 3:23 PM
  • This sounds like it might be an easy set of questions, but to the contrary, it is quite hard. Because what you may think that is happening is not really happening that way.

    1) Determine what mailbox server that the users mailbox is on. Determine that server's IP address. Lookup up matching subnet in Active Directory Sites and Services.

    2) Find client IP address, determine site in Active Directory Sites and Services, determine if CAS in on a subnet in the same site.

    3) Again, Active Directory Sites and Services. But in reality, mailboxes and computers NEVER BELONG to a site. A computer may currently be in a site. A mailbox will be on a server, but especially in a DAG, the mailbox may be moved between servers in different sites.


    Ed

    Monday, October 8, 2012 3:28 PM

All replies

  • What problem are you trying to solve?

    If you are looking for more info on Autodiscovery, see:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb332063(v=exchg.80).aspx

    If you are looking to set site affinity for clients see:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa998575.aspx

    Configure the Autodiscover Service to Use Site Affinity

    Saturday, October 6, 2012 3:23 PM
  • I doublt if your questions could be answered in a single thread, so that I'd suggest you refer to Microsoft TechNet article below:

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124265.aspx

    Hope it is helpful.


    Fiona Liao

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, October 8, 2012 11:06 AM
    Moderator
  • This sounds like it might be an easy set of questions, but to the contrary, it is quite hard. Because what you may think that is happening is not really happening that way.

    1) Determine what mailbox server that the users mailbox is on. Determine that server's IP address. Lookup up matching subnet in Active Directory Sites and Services.

    2) Find client IP address, determine site in Active Directory Sites and Services, determine if CAS in on a subnet in the same site.

    3) Again, Active Directory Sites and Services. But in reality, mailboxes and computers NEVER BELONG to a site. A computer may currently be in a site. A mailbox will be on a server, but especially in a DAG, the mailbox may be moved between servers in different sites.


    Ed

    Monday, October 8, 2012 3:28 PM