Exchange 5.5 and Outlook2003

Discussion in 'DNS Server' started by nree, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. nree

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    I have an exchange 5.5 server and all clients are usin Outlook 2003. For no
    reason the clients are suddenly taking a long time to connect to exchange. If
    I put the mailservers ip address into the clients dns settings, it connects
    quickly. Any help?
    nree, Sep 21, 2006
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    Are the mail servers also your domain controllers? Is that what you mean by:
    "If I put the mailservers ip address into the clients dns settings"

    In an AD environment, it is absolutely essential that you ONLY use the
    internal DNS servers (no ISPs or router addresses) in your AD member
    machiens (clients, servers and DCs). This way they can resolve internal
    resources. DNS will use Root hints or a forwarder to resolve outside names
    for your internal members.

    If you were using an outside DNS address, then I can see why the slowness.
    It's probably asking the ISP's DNS, "what is the IP of my internal machine's

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    Having difficulty reading or finding responses to your post?
    Instead of the website you're using, I suggest to use OEx (Outlook Express
    or any other newsreader), and configure a news account, pointing to This is a direct link to the Microsoft Public
    Newsgroups. It is FREE and requires NO ISP's Usenet account. OEx allows you
    to easily find, track threads, cross-post, sort by date, poster's name,
    watched threads or subject.
    It's easy:

    How to Configure OEx for Internet News

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    Ace Fekay [MVP], Sep 22, 2006
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