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Create an Autodiscover Virtual Directory

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

You can use the Shell to create a new Autodiscover virtual directory for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. This can't be done using the EMC. The Autodiscover virtual directory provides the internal and external URLs that connecting Outlook clients require to access Exchange services, including the Availability service, the offline address book, and Unified Messaging.

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The ability to use the Autodiscover service on a mobile phone depends on the operating system that's running on the mobile phone. Not all mobile phone operating systems that support synchronization with Exchange 2010 also support the Autodiscover service. For more information, contact the manufacturer of your mobile phone.

Looking for other management tasks related to the Autodiscover service? Check out Managing the Autodiscover Service.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "Autodiscover virtual directory settings" entry in the Client Access Permissions topic.

This example creates an Autodiscover virtual directory under the Default Web Site in the Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager, with client authentication set to allow Basic and Integrated Windows authentication.

New-AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory -Websitename <websitename> -BasicAuthentication:$true -WindowsAuthentication:$true

For more information about syntax and parameters, see New-AutodiscoverVirtualDirectory.

After you create a new Autodiscover virtual directory, you may also want to:

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