How to Manually Configure Outlook on MS Exchange Server 2016


How to Manually Configure Outlook on MS Exchange Server 2016

The Microsoft Exchange Server 2016 is the latest iteration of the Exchange Server messaging platform and includes a number of advanced features for organizations to have a resilient deployment of email across multiple customer sites. This blog will teach you how to configure outlook step-by-step. It also explains the process of how to set up your Microsoft Exchange 2016 mailbox to work with your Microsoft Outlook 2010/2013 email client.

For Outlook 2010/2013

  • Click the Windows Start button, select Control Panel, and then click the Mail icon to open your Outlook settings.
  • Click Show Profiles, click Add, enter a name in the Profile name field, and then click on OK.
  • On the Auto Account Setup page of the Add New Account wizard, select Manually configure server settings or additional server types, and then click Next.
  • On the Choose Service page, select Microsoft Exchange Server or compatible service, and then click Next.
  • On the Server Settings page, enter the server name given by the client in the Server field, and check the box Use Cached Exchange Mode.
  • Enter your email address in the field User Name, and then click on More Settings.
  • In the Microsoft Exchange dialog box, click the Connection tab and select the Connect to Microsoft Exchange using HTTP check box. Then click Exchange Proxy Settings.
  • In the Microsoft Exchange Proxy Settings dialog box,
  • Type the URL for your proxy server in the ‘Use this URL to connect to my proxy server for Exchange’ field.
  • Make sure that both the options On fast networks and On slow networks are checked.
  • In the Proxy authentication settings box, choose Basic Authentication.
  • Click OK.
  • In the Microsoft Exchange dialog box, click Apply and then click OK.
  • On the Server Settings page, click Check Name, type your password and then click OK. If you have set everything up properly, you will see a window requesting authentication.
  • Enter the complete primary email address as the username, and enter the password for the mailbox. If correct, your name will then be highlighted and the User Name field will get underlined, showing that your profile has been configured successfully.
  • Click Next, then Finish, then OK to save changes.
  • Close the Mail screen and open Outlook. When you are asked for your password, enter it into the Password field.

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For Outlook 2016

Exchange accounts can only be added to Outlook 2016, the newest version of MS Outlook, using auto account setup. Here are a few important points to note when configuring Outlook 2016 on Microsoft Exchange Server 2016:

  • Outlook 2016 doesn't support manual setup for Exchange accounts.
  • If you want to use Outlook 2016 with an Exchange account, you'll need to let Outlook set the account up automatically.
  • Outlook 2016 relies exclusively on AutoDiscover to connect to Exchange servers for manual configuration. Since there is no option to manually configure, users face problems when off the network, like when the user is at home.
  • Outlook 2016 retrieves Exchange Server connectivity settings directly from AutoDiscover instead of the registry, enhancing the reliability quotient, but that also makes AutoDiscover an obligatory feature.
  • Outlook 2016 does not connect to Exchange 2007 mailboxes, as Outlook 2016 requires technology, such as sync, search and auto-discover, present in Exchange 2010 and later versions.

We’ll not be discussing the details for automatically adding Exchange account in MS Outlook in this blog. However, it is a pretty straightforward process.

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