Exchange Autodiscover & Lync

Via this blog we have discussed the fundamentals of Exchange Autodiscover, and also issues around the Set-AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory cmdlet.

At this point the message should be out there with regards to how Outlook functions internally and externally to locate Autodiscover and the difference that having the workstation domain joined makes.   Lync on the other hand is a different beastie!

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Custom Certificate Template Cannot be Issued

At an engagement yesterday, I ran into an interesting issue where a custom certificate template that was created was unavailable from the Certificate Services Web Enrolment page.

One quick peek into the KB revealed a match for the issue. 

You cannot have a Version 2 custom template of Type Minimum Windows 2008 Supported CA to be Available via Web Enrolment in Windows 2008

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Exchange & The Autodiscover Web Service

In the Exchange 2003 world and below, those administrators looking to automate and control the behaviour of MAPI profiles on user’s desktops quickly became familiar with tools like:

  • ORK (Office Resource Kit)
  • .PRF Files
  • .OPS files (from the Office Profile wizard)
  • ExProfRe

For a refresher on such joys  of .PRF files etc. take a peek at:

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Exchange 2010 RPC Client Access

Perhaps the most significant change between Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2010 is the move to channel Outlook connectivity through the CAS role.  In Exchange 2007 Outlook would connect to the mailbox role, whilst other protocols (POP, OWA, IMAP etc.) would leverage the CAS role.

In Exchange 2010 this means that we now find two new services installed on the CAS role:

  • RPC Client Access
  • Address Book servic
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