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    Issue startup exchange client usingTCPIP

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    by wboto ·

    I have a server WINNT40 with SP5 and exchange server with SP5 too.
    Also, I have 18 workstations with win95 and a ISB (Internet Sharing Box), the
    ISB is a device with a LAN and RS-232 port, in this device I setup the ISP
    account and attach themto the LAN and to the modem (RDSI) because I only
    have 1 phone line and 1 account of ISP and 18 workstations on internet. The issue is: I need to setup my ISP?s DNS addresses in each workstation but when I do it the Exchange client turns slowly byconnect to exchange server or
    appears the message: the Exchange server could not be found, work offline….I tried with Exchange client 4.0, 5.0 and outlook 97 and the problem continues.

    How can i fix this problem?
    Thank you

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      Issue startup exchange client usingTCPIP

      by wboto ·

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    • #3870195

      Issue startup exchange client usingTCPIP

      by tony.colgrove ·

      In reply to Issue startup exchange client usingTCPIP

      When you place the DNS entry into the clients they are trying to query your ISP’s DNS for the address of your exchange server. A quick fix is to edit the hosts file on the client machines. In the hosts file include the IP address and name of the exchange server. ex:
      10.10.10.5 exchsrv01
      On Win9x the hosts file is located in the c:\windows directory and has no extension.
      Do you have WINS installed? If you don’t you can install and setup WINS on one of your NT servers. You desktop machines should then query WINS first. You will need to have the Exchange server register with WINS also.
      Anyway, the problem with Outlook is name resolution.

      • #3870194

        Issue startup exchange client usingTCPIP

        by tony.colgrove ·

        In reply to Issue startup exchange client usingTCPIP

        When I said Outlook, that statement covers all Exchange Client versions 4,5,97,98,2000.
        FYI- When using Exchange Server, all client versions can freely be upgraded to the latest client (ie. Outlook2000) OL98 and 2000 are MUCH better then OL97

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        by wboto ·

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    • #3870125

      Issue startup exchange client usingTCPIP

      by mckaytech ·

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      The first answer correctly identified the problem so the thought I had to offer is just that if you can use WINS rather than messing with HOSTS or LMHOSTS files, you’ll create a much lower-maintenance solution in the long run.

      paul

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      by wboto ·

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