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Mac Clients can't see Exchange Server

By acattr ·
Server:
Exchange 5.5/sp3 on NT4sp6. Also Running proxy, IIS, and Services for Mac.

Clients:
PC - run various outlook versions just fine.

MAC - NOT ONE FREAKIN' MAC CAN CONNECT.
When I click "Check Name" the machine saids it has problems communicating with the Exchange server. I tried this on Appletalk and TCP/IP. Even went as far as making a host file on a mac. Tested the name via a browser by connecting to the iis. the name works great.

Can anybody help.

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by fenaikh In reply to Mac Clients can't see Exc ...

Hi
please read this article by microsoft to sovle these type of msgs

1 - The name could not be resolved. Network problems
are preventing connection to the Microsoft Exchange
Server computer. Contact your system administrator
if this condition persists.

2 - The name could not be resolved. The action could not be completed.

note from microsft (A part of the article)

Microsoft Exchange uses name resolution to check the name.
Microsoft recommends you use the DNS setup instead
of a local Hosts file for ease of administration,
setup, and troubleshooting.
NOTE: Apple File Protocol defaults to port 548

Article I Q149596
XCLN: Configuring Mac Client for TCP/IP
URL:
http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q149/5/96.asp

good luck

Mohamed

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by acattr In reply to Mac Clients can't see Exc ...

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Mac Clients can't see Exchange Server

by lijogeorge In reply to Mac Clients can't see Exc ...

Hi,

Add the service "Services for Macintosh". This will solve your problem.

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by acattr In reply to Mac Clients can't see Exc ...

I already stated that its running this.

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Mac Clients can't see Exchange Server

by cdeclercq In reply to Mac Clients can't see Exc ...

It is a TCP problem.
First - Can the macs ping the IP address?
2nd. - Can Macs ping the servername?

If 1 is yes and 2 is no, then it is a DNS/Name resolution problem.

In Outlook use the IP address to connect to the server instead of the name. Does this work? This should do the trick, since you can connect to IIS.
If this doesn't work, then it could be your Proxy server getting in the way. Shut it down and try that.

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by jfruits In reply to Mac Clients can't see Exc ...

I have had this same problem. I know of two issues with it that might help. First, on Microsoft's website (sorry, I don't remember the article ID) they recommended connecting to the server IP address instead of the server name. In my situation this allowed the client to see the server.

Unfortunately, PCs and Macs see a few characters different. In my situation, my domain name contained an "_" and therefore the Macs can't stay connected (once they resolve the IP address to the Hostname, theylose connection). This goes for the server name as well as the domain. Microsoft's suggested resolution is for me to change the domain name, which I haven't done yet, but hopefully using the IP address instead of hostname will solve your problem.Good Luck!

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