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Old 12-01-2011, 08:20 AM
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I am trying to set up a local autodiscover xml for the users in my company.
Our email is not on our own exchange server, rather it is hosted by a service provider.
What I am trying to do is setting a local autodiscover xml file to which I refer to with the registry key under [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\O utlook\AutoDiscover]

So far I have been successful in getting Outlook to look for the file and find it. Outlook then uses the file to set up the account, but there are a few settings which I can't seam to manage implementing correctly.

Firstly: As our email is hosted by a service provider, the login name is in the format <username>@<domain>.


However, in the xml file I can't find a way to have this inserted dynamically.
If I don't enter the <loginname> option it only uses the username part before the @ without the domain name. This happens even if I turn on the <domainrequired> option.
If I do enter the <loginname> option, I can only enter one specific <username> and <domain> in that file.

But what I am trying to achieve is setting up a domain-wide xml file and getting Outlook to recognize that the server demands the <domain> after the <username> of the person who is currently trying to set up his account.
i.e. If user1 is setting up his account the login is user1@domain.com and when user2 is setting up his account the login is user2@domain.com

So what I want is inserting some kind of variable into the xml file which tells Outlook that it is supposed to insert the current <username> before the @domain.com as the loginname

Outlook seams to have no problem dynamically inserting the <username> as the login according to the entered email address as long as no <domain> is required. So why can't I achieve the same with a domain in the login?

Can anybody point me in the correct direction?
Thanks a lot.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:13 PM
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I'm not sure how to resolve your issue. However, with the Excahnge service that provides e-mail hosting for my organization, they provide you with the server addresses for AutoDiscover. You will in turn then configure a Cname to point your domain to this server address for AutoDiscover.

have you attempted to contact your service provider so they can assist you in setting this up?

Best Regards,
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:48 AM
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Hi there,
Sorry for being unresponsive, we had a very busy week. Please don't take this as a sign that we don't appreciate your input.

I have tried inplementing autodiscover in conjuction with my service provider, but this proved more complicated than at first view, because our provider has hundreds of servers all round the world.

We would like to push out the local autodiscover which will be much simpeler to implement and maintain
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Old 12-15-2011, 07:20 AM
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Byta,

Thank you for the update.

Here is some information i was able to find on AutoDisocver provided by Microsoft. I hope your answer can be found here. If not, contacting Microsoft directly may resolve your scenario quicker.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb124251.aspx

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