Applies to: Exchange Server 2013
Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-27
You can test for end-to-end client Outlook Anywhere connectivity by using either the Shell or the Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer (ExRCA). This includes testing for connectivity through the Autodiscover service, creating a user profile, and signing in to the user’s mailbox. All the required values are retrieved from the Autodiscover service.
For additional management tasks related to Outlook Anywhere, see Outlook Anywhere.
What do you need to know before you begin?
- Estimated time to complete: 10 minutes.
- You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this
procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the
"Outlook Anywhere" entry in the Clients and Mobile
Devices Permissions topic.
- For information about keyboard shortcuts that may apply to the
procedures in this topic, see Keyboard Shortcuts in
the Exchange Admin Center.
What do you want to do?
Use the Shell to test Outlook Anywhere connectivity
To use the Shell to test Outlook Anywhere connectivity, use the Test-OutlookConnectivity cmdlet.
Run the following command.
Test-OutlookConnectivity -ProbeIdentity 'OutlookMailboxDeepTestProbe' -MailboxId email@example.com -Hostname contoso.com
|The OutlookMailboxDeepTestProbe parameter value tests connectivity from the Mailbox server. To test connectivity from the Client Access server, use OutlookMailboxCTPProbe for the ProbeIdentity parameter value.|
Use the Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer to test Outlook Anywhere connectivity
The Exchange Remote Connectivity Analyzer (ExRCA) is a web-based tool designed to test connectivity with a variety of Exchange protocols. You can access the ExRCA here.
- On the ExRCA website, under Microsoft Office Outlook
Connectivity Tests, select Outlook Anywhere, and then
select Next at the bottom of the page.
- Enter the required information on the next screen, including
email address, domain and user name, and password.
- Choose whether to use Autodiscover to detect server settings or
to manually specify server settings.
- Accept the disclaimer, enter the verification code, and then
- Select Perform Test.
How do you know this worked?
When the ExRCA tests complete, the output will be displayed on the web page. Any failures will be listed.