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Configure the Autodiscover Service to Use Site Affinity

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-03-19

You can use the Shell to configure site affinity for the Autodiscover service on the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Client Access server. When you configure site affinity on the Client Access server, you enable clients using Outlook 2007 and Outlook 2010 to get Autodiscover information from the closest Active Directory site. This provides Autodiscover information to the Outlook clients more quickly than if site affinity hasn't been set.

To configure the Autodiscover service to use site affinity, use the Set-ClientAccessServer cmdlet.

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 service site affinity" entry in the Client Access Permissions topic.

This example sets the Autodiscover URL for Outlook clients in the specified Active Directory site to get Autodiscover information.

Set-ClientAccessServer -Identity "ServerName" -AutodiscoverServiceInternalURI "https://internalsitename/autodiscover/autodiscover.xml" AutodiscoverSiteScope "SiteName"

For more information about syntax and parameters, see Set-ClientAccessServer.

After you configure site affinity for the Autodiscover service, you may also want to:

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