How to Make Exchange's Autodiscover Work When Retain and Exchange Point to Different DNS

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  • 06-Nov-2013
  • 07-Aug-2017


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Customer's Exchange server and their Retain server are in different networks and do not point to the same DNS server as required by Exchange's autodiscover service; thus, autodiscover fails to resolve to a user's mailbox when setting up the Exchange module in Retain.

In this case, Retain is connecting to Exchange as a "client" in order to log into the users' mailboxes. 


The customer was able to make this work by creating a Conditional Forwarder in the DNS server to which his Retain server was pointing.  The Conditional Forwarder record pointed to the Exchange server's DNS server:

Additional Information

This article was originally published in the GWAVA knowledgebase as article ID 2233.