A New feature in Exchange Server 2007 and later versions of Exchange server which makes it much simpler and easier to configure the Outlook profiles if you have Exchange 2007 organization. The AutoDiscover service is provided by the Client Access Server (CAS) role, which is the server role that replaces the front-end server we know from Exchange 2000 and 2003. So in order to make use of the new AutoConnect feature the requirement is that you have at least one Exchange 2007 Server, with the CAS role installed. Autodiscover only works with Outlook 2007 and later versions.
What autodiscover service really does?
- Automatically configures user profile settings for Outlook clients starting from 2007 and later versions,
- Does the same thing for mobile phones, while most of the laterst mobile device has autodisocver functionalilty, howver one should check mobile phone documentation to see if it’s supported.
- Provides access to Exchange features like Availibility, Offline Address Book, Out of office assistance, automapping of shared mailbox and other features.
- Uses a user’s email address and password to provide profile settings on outlook 2007, outlook 2010, outlook 2013, outlook 2016 and supported mobilde devices. If the Outlook client is joined to a domain, the user’s domain account is used to authenticate and user can access exchange features without password prompts.
How does the Autodiscover Works?
Get-ClientAccessServer | Format-List Name, AutodiscoverServiceInternnalUri
- Open adsiedit.msc using RUN prompt
- Connect to the Configuration context
- Navigate to Configuration → Services → Microsoft Exchange → (OrgName)→Administrative Groups→(Your Administrative Group Name)→Servers→(Server Name)→Protocols→Autodiscover
Second Method : https://autodiscover.<smtp-address-domain>/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml
Third Method : http://autodiscover.<smtp-address-domain>/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml
Fourth Method : Autodiscer SRV lookup