How to created external DNS SRV record for Auto discover in the exchange 2007 SP3 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi All,

    I came from here....



    Now i have the environment as the folowing;

    Ex: The external domain name is (It is not the Exchange OWA adress) example.com

    Internal doamain name is example2.net

    The Outlook anywhere URL is webmail.example2.net

    The  OWA URL is owa.some-bridge.com

    1.So is the existing URls are correct (different for OA and OWA)?

    2.What is the recommended method of using the outlook anywhere URL(exchange 2007 SP3)

    Creating SRV Record:
    if my SMTP address is user1@abc.com is the SRV record should be 
    Service: _autodiscover
    Protocol: _tcp
    Port Number: 443
    Host: my owa address (owa.some-bridge.com) or SMTP address (owa.abc.com)

    Also what will be the internal autodiscovery settings...Do we need to change it or will be same.
    Also how to find the internal Auto discovery url

    Monday, August 29, 2011 2:47 PM

All replies

  • I recommend not using an SRV record because I understand that there will be unexpected side effects like additional password prompting.

    If your e-mail address is user1@abc.com, just create an A record for autodiscover.abc.com.


    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Tuesday, August 30, 2011 6:16 PM
  • Ok

    But i have an issue of outlook 2010 hanging in e environment as expllained in the above link and i got suggestion to enable SRV record.

    Also on the outlook anywhere we are not getting "free\busy" information...



    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 3:36 AM
  • Make sure all your virtual directories' ExternalURL settings are configured with proper externally-accessible hostnames, i.le., on Set-OwaVirtualDirecotry, Set-WebServicesVirtualDirectory, Set-AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory, Set-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory, Set-EcpVirtualDirectory, and Set-OabVirtualDirectory

    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 4:18 AM
  • Is this related to the outlook anywhere hanging when i am running on outlook 2007 or 2010 clients?


    How can I get the outlook anywhere Proxy details etc.....from the CAS Servers


    Also Is the outlook anywhere directly connects to the CAS server? (How traffic flows from internet? we have Firewall,ISA 2006)



    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 9:14 AM
  • I don't understand your first question about Outlook Anywhere hanging.

    Try Get-OutlookAnywhere and Get-ClientAccessServer.

    Outlook Anywhere connects to the CAS server, yes.  If you have ISA, then you ought to have publishing rules for Exchange 2007 configured.  If you do that properlty, Outlook Anywhere will be included in the configuration.

    Ed Crowley MVP "There are seldom good technological solutions to behavioral problems."
    Wednesday, August 31, 2011 3:22 PM
  • >>Also how to find internal autodiscovery URL?

    1. Open ADSIEdit, expand to the following path.

    CN=Services, CN=Microsoft Exchange, CN=Organization name, CN=Administrative Groups, CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT),CN=servers,

    CN=CAS Server, CN=Protocols, CN=Autodiscovery

    2. Right click the SCP, the value of ServiceBindInformation is the autodiscovery URL.


    Thursday, September 1, 2011 5:52 AM