I'm not sure of the proper sequence of events when autodiscover initiates because what I thought I understood of the process is not what is actually occurring. Initially I thought it was https://domain.com/autodiscover.... then https://autodiscover.domain.com/auto....
(etc.) After further investigation it looks like SCP is the first stop for a domain joined PC. Regardless, I am having issues and it all revolves around autodiscover looking for the root domain.
My issue is with both domain joined and non-domain joined PC's. When attempting to configure outlook 2013 I am running into the following situation:
Based on what I'm seeing, autodiscover is looking first for https://domain.com/autodiscover... My problem with that is that our company web site (domain.com) is hosted on a server that is not part of my environment. Autodiscover is finding this server first and immediately throws the security alert regarding the names not matching (which it should because the server it's hitting is not mine and doesn't have anything to do with my exchange environment). I have not been able to configure a non-domain PC yet. With a domain joined PC I can at least get past the security alert and configure the client.
My question is, how can I prevent autodiscover from looking for https://domain.com/autodis..... as the first step in the process? I tried the reg settings found here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948981 the link is for exchange 2007 but I figured it was worth a try. I have also tried using a local XML file which has not worked either. I found another thread that referenced using a host file with the desired URL and that did not work.
One strange thing to note on the domain joined PC. When I run the "Test E-mail Autoconfiguration" tool from the outlook client it doesn't even reference the root domain URL in the log. It listed the URL that it found via SCP which is the URL I want it to go to. However it still throws the security alert because it's still looking up the root domain url. Why is it looking up the root domain URL if it found what it needed via SCP?
Thanks for your time.