Autodiscover infrastructure

Outlook client protocol connectivity flow in an internal network environment | Part 12#36 No ratings yet.

In the current article, we will review the basic concepts of the Autodiscover flow, which is implemented by internal Outlook clients. The term “internal”, relate to a private network environment that has On-Premise Active Directory. Getting Autodiscover information The first part of the Autodiscover process implemented by the phase in which the Autodiscover client locates…

Exchange Web services | Manage the Internal and external URL address | Part 10#36 5/5 (3)

The current article should provide us a small glimpse to the subject of managing the internal and the external Exchange URL address of the different services. We will review a couple of examples to the interfaces the available to us for managing the variety of Exchange services – the graphical interface and the PowerShell interface.…

The content of the Autodiscover server response | Part 11#36 5/5 (1)

In the current article, we will review the subject of the Autodiscover response content. The term – “Autodiscover response” relates to the Autodiscover information that the Exchange CAS server provides to his Autodiscover client.In this article, we will refer to the Exchange Server Autodiscover response content from the perspective of the three Outlook providers –EXPR,…

The basics of Domain name, FQDN and URL address | Exchange infrastructure |Part 09#36 5/5 (4)

The communication channel that between Exchange client and Exchange server is based on a simple concept, in which Exchange client address the Exchange server by using the Exchange host name or, if we want to be more accurate – the Exchange server FQDN. The variety of the services that are offered by Exchange server to…

Exchange CAS server as information + Web service provider | Part 07#36 5/5 (1)

The current article focused on the two primary responsibilities of the Exchange CAS server: Exchange CAS server as an information provider (Autodiscover information). Exchange CAS server as Exchange web service provider. The current article is the continuation of the previous article –xx. In the former article, we have reviewed the Exchange CAS server responsibilities that…

The dual identity of the Exchange server | Part 08#36 5/5 (1)

One of the most confusing and unclear subjects in the Exchange architecture is what I describe as – “the dual identity of the Exchange server”. I use the term “dual identity” because the Exchange server relates in a different way to Exchange client that located on the internal \Private network versus the Exchange client that…

Exchange CAS server | Providing Exchange clients access to their mailbox | Part 06#36 5/5 (1)

In this article, I would like to review the secret romance of Exchange mail clients and “his” Exchange CAS server. Exchange clients have very unusual and exciting relationships with their Exchange CAS server and, the Autodiscover infrastructure is the glow that unified these two lovers. Continue with our romantic metaphor; the truth is that the…

The Autodiscover algorithm for locating the “source of information” | Part 05#36 5/5 (3)

The Autodiscover algorithm that is used by the Autodiscover client for locating his “source of information” (the Exchange CAS server), is based on a very sophisticated algorithm, that was designed to overcome and bypass many types of “obstacles’” and operate in different networking environments. In the current article, we will review the Autodiscover algorithm that…

The Autodiscover information | Part 04#36 5/5 (4)

Exchange Autodiscover is relating to “information” from three different perspectives: Autodiscover is the tool that Exchange client uses for getting information about the Exchange infrastructure. Autodiscover is the method in which Exchange CAS server provides information to his Exchange clients. Autodiscover is the information itself. In the following article, I would like to zoom in on…

Who are the Exchange Autodiscover clients? | Part 03#36 5/5 (5)

Throughout the current article series, the term “Autodiscover client\s” will be mentioned dozens or even hundreds of times. The obvious question could be – who or what are these “Autodiscover clients”? Autodiscover Client\server model versus server to server model Technically speaking, every Exchange client or another client that “know” how to locate Exchange CAS server,…

The old Exchange environment versus “modern” Exchange environment | Part 02#36 5/5 (5)

In this article, we will review how does the Autodiscover answer the needs and the requirements of the modern Exchange environment. To be able to understand the immense significance of the Exchange Autodiscover infrastructure, we will take a look at the older or previous version of Exchange architecture that did not have the Autodiscover services.…

Exchange Autodiscover infrastructure – Introduction | Part 01#36 4.92/5 (13)

Autodiscover is one of the most important and essential components of the Microsoft Exchange server architecture but at the same time, one of the most “unknown” and “misunderstood” terms. My primary goal is to “open a door” into the fascinating and exciting Exchange Autodiscover architecture. When I decided that I want to write an article…