I have Microsoft Exchange 2010 running on Windows 2008R2 - 64 Bit.
I had Microsoft Outlook 2007 clients connected and logging in just fine. Some time has passed and now my outlook clients are not able to connect. I've tried removing and recreating outlook login and when I do so and open outlook and try to expand the Inbox related to the Exchange server I get the following error:
The set of folders cannot be opened. Microsoft Exchange is not available. Either there are network problems or the Exchange computer is down for maintenance.
There are no network problems. Everthing is on same network switch and outlook can ping the Exchange server by hostname and FQDN. Again, this was all working. I do have Norton antivirus and tried disabling that.
I went down several rabbit holes on this one. I read an article about chimney effect/bug, default gateway bug for outlook (registry fix) and none of these things corrected my issue.
Lastly, I tried setting up outlook without using offline files and without using Exchange cache mode. Under the account set up under Control Panel -> Mail, under the General tab I changed the connection to "Manually control connection state" and from automatic and set it to "Connect with network". Under same dialog box but under Advanced, I removed the check mark next to "Use cached Exchange mode" and clicked the offlinne folder file settings and disabled offline use.
I still get strange behavior. Now when I run outlook and try to expand the Inbox related to exchange, I get:
The set of folders cannot be opened. You must connect to Microsoft Exchange with the current profile before you can synchronize your offline folder file.
I also deleted all .OST and .PST files and restarted outlook with no luck.
Any help is greatly appreciated.