MIGRATE EXCHANGE SERVICES TO 2016 PART 5 – CONNECTIVITY TEST

Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer a very good tool to test connectivity.

Outlook Connectivity Test

  1. Open Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool via http://exrca.com.
  2. Select Exchange Server and click Outlook Connectivity and then click Next.



  3. Fill in all information and click Perform Test.


  4. Make sure that The Outlook connectivity test completed successfully.


Note

If Connectivity test failed, you need to Expand All and figure out the error and then fix it, for this case, it’s Testing HTTP Authentication Method test failed, Run follow cmdlet to verify and change settings.

 

Get-OutlookAnywhere | FT Identity,*auth* -AutoSize

 

 


 

Set-OutlookAnywhere -Identity "GDXEX02\rpc (Default Web Site)" -IISAuthenticationMethods Basic

 


You may need to reboot Exchange servers

Outlook Autodiscover Connectivity Test

  1. Open Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool via http://exrca.com
  2. Select Exchange Server and click Outlook Autodiscover and then click Next.


  3. Fill in all information and click Perform Test.


  4. Make sure that The Outlook Autodiscover test completed successfully.


Exchange ActiveSync Autodiscover Connectivity Test

  1. Open Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool via http://exrca.com.
  2. Select Exchange Server and click Exchange ActiveSync
    Autodiscover and then click Next.


3. Fill in all information and click Perform Test.


 

4.

Make sure that Autodiscover was successfully tested for
Exchange ActiveSync.


Exchange Web Services Connectivity Test – Synchronization, Notification, Availability, and Automatic Replies

  1. Open Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool via http://exrca.com.
  2. Select Exchange Server and click Synchronization, Notification, Availability, and Automatic Replies and then click Next.


  3. Fill in all information and click Perform Test.


  4. Make sure that Tests of all Exchange Web Services tasks completed successfully.


Testing Inbound Mail Flow

  1. Open Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool via http://exrca.com.
  2. Select Exchange Server and click Inbound SMTP Email and then click Next.


  3. Fill in all information and click Perform Test.


  4. Make sure that Inbound SMTP mail flow was verified successfully.


  5. Make sure the test user received a Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer Test Message.


  6. Open the message in its own window.


  7. On the File tab, select Properties.


  8. Header information appears in the Internet headers box, select and copy all Internet headers.


  9. Open Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool via http://exrca.com
  10. Select Message Analyzer, paste Internet headers and click Analyze headers.


  11. Review the Inbound mail flow.


Testing Outbound Mail Flow

  1. Open Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool via http://exrca.com
  2. Select Exchange Server and click Outbound SMTP Email and then click Next.


  3. Fill in all information and click Perform Test.


  4. Make sure that Outbound SMTP Test was successfully.


  5. Logon outlook with test user account.
  6. Send an email to outside Gmail account.


  7. Login Gmail Account and open the email and select Show original.


  8. Select and copy all Internet headers.


  1. Open Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer tool via http://exrca.com.
  2. Select Message Analyzer, paste Internet headers and click Analyze headers.


  3. Review the Outbound mail flow.


To be continue……

Hope you enjoy this post.

Cary Sun

Twitter: @SifuSun


Author: Cary Sun

Cary Sun is a Principal Consultant, He has a strong background specializing in datacenter and deployment solutions, and has spent over 20 years in the planning, design, and implementation of network technologies and Management and system integration.He hold CISCO CERTIFIED INTERNETWORK EXPERT (CCIE No.4531) from 1999.Cary is also a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) and Cisco Champion, He is a published author with serveral titles, include blogs on Checkyourlogs.net, author for many books. Specialties: CCIE /CCNA / MCSE / MCITP / MCTS / MCSA / Solution Expert / CCA
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