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Microsft Exchange server 2010 : Microsoft Exchange server name resolution in outlook RRS feed

  • Question

  • HI 

    we are having a problem where outlook is resolving to a internal dns name of our exchange server CAS 

    as seen below vantage01.stpaul.sk.ca is only valid internally (and also not one of the names on our ssl cert)

    what we want to type in there and have stay there is gscsmail.gscs.sk.ca how can we make that happen is there a cmdlet that will register that for us 

    (vantage01.stpaul.sk.ca is infact the AD domain internally)

     

     

    Thursday, September 15, 2011 11:51 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    Do you receive the certificate warning from outlook?

    The 'Microsoft Exchange server' name should not cause the certificate warnning. The outlook only check the server side's certificate when using Autodiscover or Outlook anywhere. More information, please refer the following KB article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940726

    • Marked as answer by Gen Lin Friday, September 23, 2011 9:58 AM
    Monday, September 19, 2011 8:03 AM

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  • That is the default behavior, if you haven't created an RPC client access array then the name you see in outlook will be the first CAS created in the site. If you have a server with multiple roles than it will be the same server as your mailbox role.

    It's not supposed to be set to your external DNS name, the best practice is to create an RPC client access array, for example outlook.internaldomain.com (this is the common naming convention)

    If you only have a single server with multiple roles you can just leave it as is, but you need to get a SAN cert and include this internal DNS name as well.

    Covering the new RPC Client Access Service in Exchange 2010 (Part 1)

    http://www.msexchange.org/articles_tutorials/exchange-server-2007/planning-architecture/uncovering-new-rpc-client-access-service-exchange-2010-part1.html


    James Chong MCITP | EA | EMA; MCSE | M+, S+ Security+, Project+, ITIL msexchangetips.blogspot.com
    Friday, September 16, 2011 1:33 AM
  • Hi,

    Do you receive the certificate warning from outlook?

    The 'Microsoft Exchange server' name should not cause the certificate warnning. The outlook only check the server side's certificate when using Autodiscover or Outlook anywhere. More information, please refer the following KB article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/940726

    • Marked as answer by Gen Lin Friday, September 23, 2011 9:58 AM
    Monday, September 19, 2011 8:03 AM
  • Hey Gen thanks for tip 

     

    Vantage01.stpaul.sk.ca is every where in here and not on our UCC cert it should be gscsmail.gscs.sk.ca so if we replace vantage01.stpaul.sk.ca

    with gscsmail.gscs.sk.ca which is the appropriate name we should be good correct?

     

     

     

    [PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-ClientAccessServer | fl *Uri

     

     

    AutoDiscoverServiceInternalUri : https://vantage01.stpaul.sk.ca/Autodiscover/Autodiscover.xml

     

     

     

     

    [PS] C:\Windows\system32>Get-WebServicesVirtualDirectory | fl *

     

     

    PSComputerName                  : vantage01.stpaul.sk.ca

    InternalNLBBypassUrl            : https://vantage01.stpaul.sk.ca/ews/exchange.asmx

    MetabasePath                    : IIS://VANTAGE01.STPAUL.SK.CA/W3SVC/1/ROOT/EWS

    Server                          : VANTAGE01

    InternalUrl                     : https://vantage01.stpaul.sk.ca/EWS/Exchange.asmx

    ExternalUrl                     : https://mail.gscs.sk.ca/ews/exchange.asmx          :

    ExchangeVersion                 : 0.10 (14.0.100.0)

    DistinguishedName               : CN=EWS (Default Web Site),CN=HTTP,CN=Protocols,CN=VANTAGE01,CN=Servers,CN=Exchange Ad

                                      ministrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=GSCS,CN=Microsoft Ex

                                      change,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=STPAUL,DC=SK,DC=CA

    Identity                        : VANTAGE01\EWS (Default Web Site)

     

    Monday, November 7, 2011 5:36 AM