Exchange server architecture

Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer (MCA) | Autodiscover troubleshooting tools | Part 3#4 | Part 23#36 No ratings yet.

The Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer (MCA) tool is the “installable client” or the “software client” version of the ExRCA (Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer Tool) Autodiscover test. The primary purpose of using the Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer (MCA) tool versus the Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer web Tool is the ability to test the Autodiscover process from inside the…

Using Fiddler for Autodiscover troubleshooting scenarios | Part 4#4 | Part 24#36 5/5 (1)

The current article is the last article in the Autodiscover troubleshooting tools article series. In this article, we will review a fascinating tool named – Fiddler, that can help us in our task of capturing and analyzing Autodiscover data that passed between the Autodiscover client and the Autodiscover Endpoint throughout the Autodiscover communication channel. Autodiscover…

Outlook Test E-mail AutoConfiguration | Autodiscover troubleshooting tools | Part 1#4 | Part 21#36 5/5 (3)

In the current article, we will review one of the most useful and “strongest” Autodiscover troubleshooting tools, Outlook client built-in tool named: Test E-mail AutoConfiguration. Autodiscover Troubleshooting tools | The article series The article series include the following articles: Outlook Test E-mail AutoConfiguration | Autodiscover troubleshooting tools | Part 1#4 | Part 21#36 Microsoft Remote…

Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer (ExRCA) | Autodiscover troubleshooting tools | Part 2#4 | Part 22#36 No ratings yet.

In the current article, we will learn to know the ExRCA also known as Microsoft Connectivity Analyzer web-based tool, that serves as the name implies for testing and analyzing information that is related to “relationships” of different Exchange clients with their Exchange server. Autodiscover Troubleshooting tools | The article series The article series include the…

Autodiscover process and Exchange security infrastructure | Part 20#36 No ratings yet.

The article is all about the subject of the security mechanism that is implemented as part of the Autodiscover process. Autodiscover and security Autodiscover mechanism includes three major parts: Locating the Autodiscover Endpoint Getting the Autodiscover information \data Using the Autodiscover information In the current article, we relate to the “middle part” in the diagram…

Exchange infrastructure | Implementing single domain namespace scheme | Part 2#2 | Part 18#36 3/5 (2)

The current article is the second article in which we review the concept of Exchange infrastructure and the use of a single namespace. In the former article, we review the concept and the reason for the recommendation of using an Exchange single namespace. The present article focused on a scenario in which we want to…

Public SAN certificate | Deprecated support in the internal server name | Part 19#36 No ratings yet.

In the current article, we will review the subject of – “Invalid Fully Qualified Domain Names” in SAN certificate. The interesting thing is that hostname (2014), there is not too much public information about this subject, but although this topic seems to be minor and not “cool”, the Implications of this new standard could be…

Autodiscover scenarios in enterprise environment | Part 16#36 No ratings yet.

Exchange on-Premises infrastructure was designed to serve the need of a small company and at the same time, meet the needs of an enterprise business that needs to provide mail services to thousands or even tens of thousands of users. The main characters of enterprise environment are: The use of multiple Exchange servers in multiple…

Should I use a single namespace for Exchange Infrastructure? | Part 1#2 | Part 17#36 5/5 (1)

The current article is dedicated to the Interesting and not so clear subject of – Exchange Infrastructure namespace. Exchange server architecture, enable us to use a different interface with internal Exchange clients versus external Exchange clients that based on various namespace. The major question that I will try to answer in this article are: Is…

Outlook Autodiscover decision process | Choosing the right Autodiscover method | Part 14#36 5/5 (1)

Outlook client entirely depends on the Autodiscover service as an infrastructure for his relationship with the Exchange server. This dependence relates to the initial phase in which Outlook needs to get the required information for creating a new mail profile and later the ongoing communication process with the Exchange infrastructure. It all begins with the…

Autodiscover flow in Active Directory based environment | Part 15#36 5/5 (1)

In the following article, we look “under the hood” of the Autodiscover method that implemented in Active Directory-based environment. In the Active Directory-based environment, the process in which the Autodiscover client such as Outlook locates available Autodiscover Endpoint performed by addressing the Active Directory as a source of information for available Autodiscover Endpoints (available Exchange…

Exchange clients and their Public facing Exchange server | Part 13#36 No ratings yet.

The current article will be dedicated to the subject of Exchange clients that access Exchange services from a public network. The focus is on the “public Exchange clients” because, the characters of the communication channel between the Exchange server and his Exchange client in a public environment, have a different character from the communication channel…