Managing the Autodiscover Service
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.
Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 computers that have the Client Access server role installed include a new feature named the Autodiscover service. The Autodiscover service provides Outlook 2007 users with the profile settings that are required to connect to the Exchange server. Before you start to manage the Autodiscover service, read the following topics:
The following sections contain information that is required to manage the Autodiscover service.
Using Separate IIS Web Sites for Internet Access to the Autodiscover Service
You can use the Autodiscover service to automatically configure your Outlook 2007 clients to connect to the available Exchange features. For more information, see the following topics:
Using Multiple Sites for Internet Access to the Autodiscover Service
We recommend that you host the Autodiscover service on a separate site if you manage a Web site that is frequently visited that also hosts your e-mail traffic. You can host the Autodiscover service on a separate site that is on the same computer as other Microsoft Exchange features. For more information, see How to Configure the Autodiscover Service for Internet Access.
Configuring the Autodiscover Service for Multiple Forests
You can deploy Microsoft Exchange in multiple forests. Two of these deployment scenarios include the resource forest topology and the multiple trusted forest topology. For more information about how to configure the Autodiscover service for multiple forests, see How to Configure the Autodiscover Service for Multiple Forests.
Configuring the Autodiscover Service to Use Site Affinity
If you manage a large, distributed organization that has sites that are separated by low-bandwidth network connectivity, we recommend that you use site affinity for the Autodiscover service. For more information, see How to Configure the Autodiscover Service to Use Site Affinity.