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Tag: Lync Client

The Lync client for the Windows 8 UI (formerly known as Metro) doesn’t seem to use DNS SRV records for the Exchange autodiscover.

A trace of the DNS querys at login only shows a lookup for autodiscover..

_autodiscover_.tcp. doesn’t seem to be queried even after a long waiting period.

For those who are using autodiscover SRV records (as my company) to publish Exchange autodiscover waiting for a patch seems to be the only option.


It’s not a bug, it’s a feature. The discovery method used has changed. An NextHop article describes the change quite well.

It is only availavble via the Office 365 preview page, as part of the Office 365 preview.

If you scroll down, you find a msi download link here: