Thursday, February 25, 2010

Tool for testing Exchange connectivity

After all the Exchange 2007 and 2010 we made we had to check if everything is configured correctly and if the external clients can access the server using all kind of email clients. There are two ways to do that, one is to waste time and configure each type of client that you might have, and the other one is to use a very nice tool that was created by Microsoft. It’s a web page that can help you to test different scenarios of exchange connectivity directly to your email server. You can access it at
https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/

Here are a few hints to use it with success:
- Even they say it’s secure, do not use an account with extended rights like your domain admin account
- Pay attention to the certificate settings. If you don’t have an trusted certificate use the “Ignore trust for SSL” setting
- Start with simple tests and continue until everything works as expected
- At the beginning use it without using autodiscovery. When everything is working fine, test the autodiscovery service

4 comments:

  1. Nice post. I really liked it.. Don't forget to update it regularly. I am looking for new updates dying to read more stuff from you.

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  2. Thank you. I intend to do that, but I am always too busy :(

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