Checking For Autodiscover

The following article will demonstrate examples of how to ensure you have Autodiscover setup correctly. Let's take a look below:

How do I know if I set up Autodiscover correctly? 

To confirm that your domain has properly set up Autodiscover, perform the following steps from your machine: 

Windows: 

1. Click the Windows Start button and select Run.

2. On the pop up screen, type the following: nslookup autodiscover.yourdomain.com

Note: yourdomain.com is used as in example. Please implement your own domain after "autodiscover." 

3. After you've entered the command press enter. If your records were created correctly you should receive the highlighted results below:

Mac: 

1. In the Applications folder on your mac, navigate to Utilities and select Terminal.

2. In your terminal window type the following command: dig autodiscover.yourdomain.com

Note: yourdomain is used as in example. Please insert your own domain after autodiscover. 

3. After you've entered the command press enter. If your records were created correctly you should receive the highlighted results below:

 

I have Internal DNS, how do I setup Autodiscover? 

If you're running your own Windows Server 2003 or 2008 with internal DNS configured you will need to perform the following steps: 

1. In your remote desktop session select Start / Programs / Administrative Tools / DNS.
2. Right-click your domain name and select New Alias (CNAME).
3. Under Alias Name enter: autodiscover
4. Under Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) enter: autodiscover.emailsrvr.com
5. Click the Ok button.