RE: cannot connect Outlook 2002 to Exch 5.5

  • From: Andrea Coppini <AndreaCoppini@xxxxxxxx>
  • To: "'[ExchangeList]'" <exchangelist@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 3 Jun 2002 00:38:29 +0200

We use Outlook XP with an Exch 5.5 server with no problems.

In your case, I would add the name of the exchange server and its IP address
to the LMHOSTS file (since it's an NT domain), also do a #PRE to preload it
when Windows starts up.

How (or rather, WHY) do you manage without WINS/DNS on your lan?  Ugh.

-----Original Message-----
From: chris_fricke@xxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:chris_fricke@xxxxxxxxxxx] 
Sent: 31 May 2002 6:27 PM
To: [ExchangeList]
Subject: [exchangelist] cannot connect Outlook 2002 to Exch 5.5 - Re-Vamped!

I have a XP Pro pc (brandnew gateway) running Outlook 2002, i have 
joined my NT 4.0 Domain and can browse network.  The DC is also running
Exchange 5.5.  I cannot add the Exchange Server account to my outlook
profile, it appears that it cannot find the server.  But I can browse the
Exchange servers shares.  I am not running WINS or DNS on the network, I
just enabled NetBIOS over TCP/IP so I can login and browse the network. When
I try to add the Exchange server account to Outlook I just get a box saying
"Requesting Data from Exchange" and it sits there until I hit cancel.  I've
let it sit there for up to 20 minutes.  I've tried adding the Exchange
Account using the IP address of the server, but same problem.  Does anyone
know for sure if I need WINS running on the server, or DNS? Thanks

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