Exchange AutoDiscover Configuration Service

An additional method to the Exchange AutoDiscover Service has been enabled (DNS SRV record). This service assists with automatic configuration of Outlook based on a user’s GatorLink email address for clients without access to UFAD. A campus-networked, domain-joined, Windows client’s configuration method, Service Connection Point (SCP), will not change. Non-domain-joined clients using Outlook 2007 SP1 (released 12/07) and newer and Outlook for Mac 2011 will be able to have a similar automatic configuration as domain-joined clients. Once activated, non-domain-joined clients will receive a notification in Outlook requesting automatic configuration. (See figure below).

AutoDiscoverNotification

Users may check “Don’t ask me about this website again” and select the Allow button. For non-domain-joined clients, you can suppress the notification by adding a registry entry (Outlook 20102007) while logged on as the user; useful if you are often building such systems.

Example – Suppressing AutoDiscover notification for Outlook 2010: reg addHKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Outlook\AutoDiscover\RedirectServers /v “mail.ufl.edu” /t REG_SZ

Outlook for Mac 2011 has not supported the SCP AutoDiscover method, but will now be configurable by the DNS SRV record lookup method.