Exchange Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer
This isn't fresh news, the tool has been available for a while now, but it was only a prototype. Now that is in Beta stage, I decided finally to blog about it.
Shawn McGrath from the Exchange Product Group and Brad Hughes from Product Support Services have created a Web-based tool called the Exchange Server Remote Connectivity Analyzer (ExRCA), which can be really useful to validate the remote connectivity that any Exchange server should provide:
- Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync Test
This test will simulate the steps a mobile device uses to connect to an Exchange Server using Exchange ActiveSync.
- Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync AutoDiscover Test
This test will walk through the steps a Windows Mobile 6.1 device (or another AirSync licensed device) uses to connect to the AutoDiscover Service
- Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 AutoDiscover Connectivity Test
This test will walk through the steps Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 uses to connect to AutoDiscover
- Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 RPC/HTTP Connectivity Test
This test will walk through the steps Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 uses to connect via RPC/HTTP
- Inbound SMTP Email Test
This test will walk through the steps an Internet e-mail server uses to send inbound SMTP email to your domain
Anderson Patricio, Exchange MVP, has written a tutorial about this tool: