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Exchange CAS server | Providing Exchange clients access to their mailbox | Part 06#36

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…

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The Autodiscover algorithm for locating the “source of information” | Part 05#36

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…

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The Autodiscover information | Part 04#36

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…

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Who are the Exchange Autodiscover clients? | Part 03#36

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,…

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The old Exchange environment versus “modern” Exchange environment | Part 02#36

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.…

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Exchange Autodiscover infrastructure – Introduction | Part 01#36

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…

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