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Exchange Connection Issues

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#1 wmcdon7160


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Posted 28 September 2007 - 05:51 PM

Office "A" and Office "B" are connected via Cisco PIX Firewalls.

Office "A" used to login to a domain in Office "B"

Office "B" also hosts the exchange server for Office "A"

Office "A" decided to get their own Domain Controller and now logs in to a local domain, but still requires access to the exchange server in Office "B"

Office "A" uses Windows XP Pro clients to connect to a local Server 2003 DC that has the following installed and configured: (with very little configuration beyond the default wizards):
-Active Directory
-File Server
-Remote Access and Routing

When configuring Outlook 2003 on the clients in Office "A", it connects to the exchange server in Office "B" and resolves the name for the proper account just fine. (seems slow, but that may not be part of the issue)

The Exchange accounts in Office "A" are not using Cached mode

The clients in Office "A" only use the windows firewall

The problem is that when Office "A" opens Outlook, it is slow to completely open, then a message balloon pops up from the system tray that says, "Outlook is trying to retrieve data from the Microsoft Exchange Server: <Exchange server name>

The error message isn't regular, but it does pop up quite often.

Is there a setting that I'm missing on the server in Office "A" that is somehow restricting a wide open communication from Office "A" to Office "B"?

The problem didn't occur until I switched all the computers in Office "A" to the new local domain.

~Mod Edit: Topic moved to more appropriate forum~ TMacK

Edited by TMacK, 30 September 2007 - 12:22 AM.

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