Source: Upwards with SBS
In earlier blog posts I’ve discussed other DNS records such as the TXT SPF record. This is a new but very important record that you will want in place for your domain.
Here’s a list of great resources that describe this in detail and include guidance to manually create and publish the record to whomever is hosting your DNS records for the domain.
- Sean Daniels very good explanation with examples
Both of those will fail in the default SBS case as the info is actually at https://remote.contoso.com/autodiscover. With Outlook 2007 SP1 and above, outlook adds a third check. It checks a SRV record, or service. When you run the Internet Address Management wizard with a partner, this SRV record is automatically set. It looks like:
_autodiscover._tcp IN SRV 0 0 443 remote.contoso.com
- This blog post goes into what the syntax means piece by piece …a tech deep dive meant to tie in their chat client software to Google Apps. They do have a tester there too. Realize that in the GoDaddy record wizard that for SBS you enter @ for the Name field which represents your domain name.
- Susan Bradley post on the same including a Go Daddy creation guide
- Microsoft KB 940881- A new feature is available that enables Outlook 2007 to use DNS Service Location (SRV) records to locate the Exchange Autodiscover service
- Test your record here – https://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com/
- double-check to ensure that it was correctly published by those hosting your domain’s DNS records – my fav http://www.intodns.com (but I don’t see SRV record reported) – tech sent me to http://network-tools.com but none of the tests there seemed to fit