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  • Many variations of this question have been posted but I have yet to find a solution that works in my situation.  When trying to set OOF we get a message that says "Your automatic reply settings cannot be displayed because the server is currently unavailable.  Try again later."  We can set OOF via OWA.

    The issue has occured on both Outlook 2007 and 2010 and on machines joined to the domain and not joined to the domain.  Autodiscover, Offline Address books,  Free/Busy, etc all work correctly both inside and outside the network.  I can browse to the OOF Url from inside and outside the network. Results of some of the tests I have already ran are posted below.  Thanks for any help.

    Outlook Test E-mail AutoConfiguration results

    OOF Results

    Outlook Test E-mail AutoConfiguration Log

    Results of Get-WebServicesVirtualDirectory |FL

    [PS] C:\Windows\System32>Get-WebServicesVirtualDirectory |FL

    InternalNLBBypassUrl          : https://mwsbs.mcquaigwelk.local/ews/exchange.asmx
    Name                          : EWS (SBS Web Applications)
    InternalAuthenticationMethods : {Ntlm, WindowsIntegrated}
    ExternalAuthenticationMethods : {Ntlm, WindowsIntegrated}
    BasicAuthentication           : False
    DigestAuthentication          : False
    WindowsAuthentication         : True
    MetabasePath                  : IIS://MWSBS.mcquaigwelk.local/W3SVC/3/ROOT/EWS
    Path                          : C:\Program Files\Microsoft\Exchange Server\ClientAccess\exchweb\EWS
    Server                        : MWSBS
    InternalUrl                   :
    ExternalUrl                   :
    AdminDisplayName              :
    ExchangeVersion               : 0.1 (8.0.535.0)
    DistinguishedName             : CN=EWS (SBS Web Applications),CN=HTTP,CN=Protocols,CN=MWSBS,CN=Serve
                                    nistrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT),CN=Administrative Groups,CN=First
                                    crosoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Configuration,DC=mcquaigwelk,DC=loca
    Identity                      : MWSBS\EWS (SBS Web Applications)
    Guid                          : b27f8141-a02d-461a-87e2-f466c2aec6d8
    ObjectCategory                : mcquaigwelk.local/Configuration/Schema/ms-Exch-Web-Services-Virtual-
    ObjectClass                   : {top, msExchVirtualDirectory, msExchWebServicesVirtualDirectory}
    WhenChanged                   : 2/5/2011 5:55:04 PM
    WhenCreated                   : 2/4/2011 10:36:23 AM
    OriginatingServer             : MWSBS.mcquaigwelk.local
    IsValid                       : True

    Wednesday, February 8, 2012 11:15 PM




    Try rebuilding the EWS Virtual Directory and see if the issue persists. Since it is an SBS server, the IIS structure is a bit different than a standard Exchange product, please also create a new thread to SBS forum:



    Friday, February 10, 2012 9:48 AM