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Exchange 2010 server. Outlook 2007 clients.

I have Outlook Anywhere enabled on the server.

If I have a laptop connected to an outside internet connection not on our corporate LAN and manually configure Outlook Anywhere, it works and I am able to connect to our Exchange server.

As soon as the laptop is brought into our network / domain, the incorrect Outlook Anywhere settings are pushed from the server to the client and Outlook Anywhere breaks.

Here are what the working settings look like: enter image description here

Here are what the wrong settings that get pushed from the Exchange server look like: enter image description here

SERVERNAME being the hostname of our Exchange 2010 server.

Any points in the right direction?

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Outlook Anywhere can be tricky. One of the better resources for this is a site Microsoft runs that checks it from the outside.

Use credentials you don't mind getting out. Or a test account.

Outlook Anywhere also has different contexts for 'inside' and 'outside' as you're learning.

Set-ClientAccessServer -Identity CAServer -AutoDiscoverServiceInternalURI

That sets what internal clients see.

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As expected, it passes the Outlook Anywhere tests if I manually specify the server info but fails using Autodiscover. Looks like that's my next research topic. After I look a bit more into I will see if I should edit this question or post another regarding my Autodiscover problems. – CT. Jan 26 '11 at 21:44

My solution was to make Outlook anywhere use the same domain name internally and externally. On the internal domain I created an additional DNS A record that pointed to the LAN IP of the server running Exchange.

Probably not the best solution but it's worked well so far.

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