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    I'm hoping this isn't a stupid question: I'm trying to access a remote exchange 2007 server using outlook anywhere (rpc over http) from a 2003 domain which already has an exchange 2003 server joined to it.

    Autodiscover runs but once I've entered my username/password for the remote autodiscover.domain.com site it then pops up a credentials box for my local domain server. We are using outlook 2007 on the client machines.

    Is there some sort of configuration change we need to make on the local domain? If I try a workstation that isn't domain joined everything works fine.
    Last edited by cptcaveman; 2nd August 2013, 15:07.

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    Re: Outlook anywhere local domain issues

    You should setup the account manually if the remote domain and the local domain share usernames and namespace.

    When you setup the account manually, specify the Exchange FQDN in the server name box.
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    • #3
      Re: Outlook anywhere local domain issues

      Is this Exchange 2003 on regular Windows or SBS 2003?
      I have seen SBS get in the way before.

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      • #4
        Re: Outlook anywhere local domain issues

        Originally posted by Sembee View Post
        Is this Exchange 2003 on regular Windows or SBS 2003?
        I have seen SBS get in the way before.

        Simon.
        The local Exchange 2003 server is on regular windows.

        The domains don't share usernames, I suspect it's trying to for some reason as before it pops up an authentication box packet sniffing has shown the client trying to authenticate against the local DC with the remote username.

        If we specify the account manually (specifying FQDN and rpc proxy) it does the same thing, it authenticates us against the remote server then starts trying to authenticate to the local DC. As soon as the machine has it's relationship with the local domain broken both methods start working perfectly.

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        • #5
          Re: Outlook anywhere local domain issues

          Windows will always try the local credentials first. That is by design.
          If Exchange exists locally then that will further confuse matters.

          Outlook 2007 against Exchange 2007 should be configured by Autodiscover. EIther Autodiscover isn't working correctly or there are some important information you haven't shared, such as a bodged DNS implementation.

          Simon.
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          • #6
            Re: Outlook anywhere local domain issues

            Finally solved it, we found setting "Closest GC" in HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Exchange\Exch ange Provider to 0 on the client machines stops the authentication looping back to the local domain.

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