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    Outlook resolving the wrong Exchange server

    Hi

    Recently when we configure outlook manually to connect to our Exchange server we type in the details to our server correctly and we have tried using the IP address but when we click check name it resolves another Exchange server in another school another domain in the same forest.

    Any thoughts please?

    Thanks

    Z

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    Re: Outlook resolving the wrong Exchange server

    Is there a GPO coming into play or is the setup maybe from a custom install disk?

    You could run GPOResult from the GPMC to see if any Office templates are in effect.

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    Re: Outlook resolving the wrong Exchange server

    We are using the Administrator account and there are no policies what so ever. It was fine last week we haven't changed anything but today it was playing up.

    I will check tomorrow though, that’s for your comments.

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    Re: Outlook resolving the wrong Exchange server

    No there isn't any policies effecting it

    Thank you

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    Re: Outlook resolving the wrong Exchange server

    HI

    It might be your dns.

    Try pinging the name of the exchange server and see what ip it has for it.

    Then check that the ip is the same.

    Also check the mx records you have for the exchange server. You might have a record missing or a preference value set wrong.

    Just a thought.

    Richard

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    Re: Outlook resolving the wrong Exchange server

    The IP is correct and the MX records are. I have just found out it doesn't do it on all computers but just some of them.

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    Re: Outlook resolving the wrong Exchange server

    Maybe dns is manually configured wrongly on the clients.

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    Re: Outlook resolving the wrong Exchange server

    Also, check the hosts file. Our network used to have things set via hosts, and some of the older machines still had things set in there.

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    Re: Outlook resolving the wrong Exchange server

    Quote Originally Posted by HodgeHi
    Maybe dns is manually configured wrongly on the clients.
    Its done via DHCP and some clients are fine on DHCP.

    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk
    Also, check the hosts file. Our network used to have things set via hosts, and some of the older machines still had things set in there.
    What do mean please?

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    Re: Outlook resolving the wrong Exchange server

    I would check them anyway. May have a rogue dhcp service giving out different information. I found this happened with a censornet proxy that was meant to have the dhcp service disabled but still started the service during boot.

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    Re: Outlook resolving the wrong Exchange server

    Ok i will take a look.

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    Re: Outlook resolving the wrong Exchange server

    Hi

    I have had it when a child was bringing a laptop into school and was plugging it into the network and they had set up dhcp server on it to bugger the network,

    I have also had it where a teacher had shared there internet connection and every time they plugged into the network it gave out addresses

    Lastly if you have a nt 4 server chack that first.

    Good luck with the search.

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    Re: Outlook resolving the wrong Exchange server

    All our servers are 2003 the IP settings are coreect.

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    Re: Outlook resolving the wrong Exchange server

    Quote Originally Posted by FN-Greatermanchester
    Quote Originally Posted by localzuk
    Also, check the hosts file. Our network used to have things set via hosts, and some of the older machines still had things set in there.
    What do mean please?
    Take a look in the file c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts

    It should be pretty empty, as in a dozen commented lines and then

    Code:
    127.0.0.1       localhost
    ::1             localhost
    Is there anything else in there?

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    Re: Outlook resolving the wrong Exchange server

    This is what i get

    # Copyright (c) 1993-1999 Microsoft Corp.
    #
    # This is a sample HOSTS file used by Microsoft TCP/IP for Windows.
    #
    # This file contains the mappings of IP addresses to host names. Each
    # entry should be kept on an individual line. The IP address should
    # be placed in the first column followed by the corresponding host name.
    # The IP address and the host name should be separated by at least one
    # space.
    #
    # Additionally, comments (such as these) may be inserted on individual
    # lines or following the machine name denoted by a '#' symbol.
    #
    # For example:
    #
    # 102.54.94.97 rhino.acme.com # source server
    # 38.25.63.10 x.acme.com # x client host

    127.0.0.1 localhost

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