1.What Autodiscover does?
- Automatically configures user profile settings for clients running Microsoft Office Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010 or Outlook 2013, as well support mobile phones;
- Provides access to Exchange features for Outook 2007, Outlook 2010, or Outlook 2013 clients that are connected to our Exchange messaging environmen;
- Uses a user’s email address and password to provide profile settings to Outlook 2007, Outlook 2010, or Outlook 2013 clients and supported mobile phones.
2.What information the Autodiscover service returns to the client?
- The user’s display name;
- Separate connection settings for internal and external connectivity;
- The location of the user’s Mailbox server;
- The URLs for various Outlook features that govern functionality such as free/busy information, Unified Messaging, and the offline address book;
- Outlook Anywhere server settings.
3.When the virtual directory handles Autodiscover service requests?
- When a user account is configured or updated;
- When an Outlook client periodically checks for changes to the Exchange Web Services URLs;
- When underlying network connection changes occur in your Exchange messaging environment.
4.What two pieces of information does the SCP object contains?
- The serviceBindingInformation attribute;
- The keywords attribute.
5.What conditions Outlook 2007 automatically connects to the Autodiscover service?
- Every time that the application starts;
- At intervals on a background thread;
- Any time that the client’s connection to an Exchange server fails.
6.For a certificate to be considered valid, what criteria for the Autodiscover service must meet?
- The client can follow the certificate chain up to the trusted root;
- The name matches the URL that the client is trying to communicate with;
- The certificate is current and has not expired.
7.What are the solutions for certificate problems?
Not using a trusted certificate?
Use a 3rd party cert provider.
The certificate name does not match the DNS name\s?
Create a new cert request containing all the names used to access the server. Minimum of
<InternalName>.domain.local (if using for internal systems also)
Can’t resolve fully qualified domain names (FQDN)?
Make sure that the FQDNs for our external URLs as well as autodiscover have A records registered in DNS;
Verify we can access the autodiscover XML file https://autodiscover.domain.com/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml
SCP Record does not contain the correct value?
Test from outlook:
– Hold CTRL and Click the outlook Icon in the system tray and select “Test Email Auto Configuration”
– Deselect the “Use Guessmart” and “Secure Guessmart Authentication” and click Test.
Check SCP value returned
– If we get info on the results tab then AutoDiscover is working
– If not, go to Log tab and look at the URL that is returned
– Test the URL (Type it into Internet Explorer) if it is not working, change SCP to a valid URL, using Set-ClientAccessServer cmdlet.
– Set the SCP along with the internal URL: Set-ClientAccessServer CASServerName -AutoDiscoverServiceInternalUri https://mail.domain.local/Autodiscover/Autodiscover.xml
8.What tasks that Outlook 2007 and Outlook Web App use the Availability service to perform?
- Retrieve current free/busy information for Exchange 2010 mailboxes;
- Retrieve current free/busy information from other Exchange 2010 organizations;
- Retrieve published free/busy information from public folders for mailboxes on servers that have versions of Exchange earlier than Exchange 2010;
- View attendee working hours;
- Show meeting time suggestions.
9.How to set auto-replies using Exchange Management Shell?
Run the following command:
Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration firstname.lastname@example.org –AutoReplyState Scheduled –StartTime “9/8/2011” –EndTime “9/15/2011” –ExternalMessage “External OOF message here” –InternalMessage “Internal OOF message here”
10.How to retrieve auto-reply settings for a mailbox?
Run the following command:
11.How to disable auto-reply configured for a mailbox?
Set-MailboxAutoReplyConfiguration email@example.com –AutoReplyState Disabled –ExternalMessage $null –InternalMessage $null