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Microsoft Exchange

Create a DNS Entry for Exchange Autodiscover

This is a short blog post how you can create the DNS records and entry for Microsoft Exchange Autodiscover in the Genotec Hosting Control Panel. This works also with other DNS providers as well.

  1. First login to the HCC (Hosting Control Center).
  2. Navigate to domain names and choose your domain
  3. (OPTIONAL) If you not already have, create a new A record for your mail server (for example mail.the-it-crowd.ch)
    A Record
  4. (OPTIONAL) If you do not already create an MX record for your domain, create an MX record
    MX record
  5. Create a CNAMEDNS entry for your Exchange autodiscover domain. Normally this is pointing to your mail server. You could also use the already existing mail.the-it-crowd.ch A record. But I would recommend you to create this CNAME.
  6. Create the Autodiscover SRV record
    TYP: SRV HOST: _autodiscover._tcp.the-it-crowd.ch. DATA:
    0 0 443 autodiscover.the-it-crowd.ch.

You can find more information about Microsoft Exchange on Microsoft Docs.

I hope this blog post gives you an overview of how you create a DNS entry for your Microsoft Exchange Autodiscover setup. If you have any questions, please leave a comment. If you are running Office 365 and Exchange online check the following blog post about Office 365 – Verify your domain hosted at Genotec.

Office 365

Office 365 – Verify domain hosted at Genotec

This blog post shows you how you can verify your domain for Office 365. You can add your own domain to your Office 365 account. If your domain is hosted at Genotec, you can simply create the DNS records for your domain with the DNS editor Genotec provides in the Hosting Control Center.

Under Domain names, yourdomainname.com you can create a new TXT entry to verify your domain. For example:

Office 365 Verify Domain Name Genotec

After you have verified your Domain you have to add some other DNS Records for Exchange and Lync Online to work.

Here the DNS records for Exchange Online:

Office 365 Genotec Exchange Online Records

Office 365 Genotec Exchange Online Records

Office 365 Genotec Exchange Online Records


And here the DNS Records for Lync Online:

Office 365 Genotec Lync Online Records

Office 365 Genotec Lync Online Records

Remember to add the dot at the end of hostnames.

I hope this gives you an overview of how you can verify your domain for Office 365.

How to use Microsoft Document Connection for Mac with Genotec Hosted Sharepoint

Some days ago, I made a post about “How to use Microsoft Sharepoint Workspace 2010 with Genotec Hosted Sharepoint“. If you work on a Mac you can also use Microsoft Document Connection for Mac, which is included in Microsoft Office 2011 for Mac.

This shows you how you can use Document Connection for Mac with Hosted Sharepoint from Genotec.

  1. Start Microsoft Document Connection and connect to a SharePoint Site
    Microsoft Document Connect
  2. Add the  Addresse of your hosted Sharepoint Site
    Microsoft Document Connect
  3. Add your Credentials
    Microsoft Document Connect
  4. And now you are connected to your Site Collection
    Microsoft Document Connect

How to use Sharepoint Workspace 2010 with Genotec Hosted Sharepoint

This guide will show you how to add a Genotec Hosted Sharepoint 2010 to your Sharepoint Workspace 2010.

  1. First Startup Microsoft Sharepoint Workspace 2010
    Sharepoint Workspace 2010
  2. Add a new Sharepoint to your Sharepoint Workspace
    Microsoft Sharepoint Workspace 2010
  3. Add the Domain of your hosted Sharepoint (sharepointhosting.ch, Hostedsharepoint.ch or your own Domainname)
    Microsoft Sharepoint Workspace 2010
  4. Add your User Account and Password. Its Important that you add the Domain before your Username (CP\username)
    Microsoft Sharepoint Workspace 2010
  5. Now wait until your Site is synced with your computer
    Microsoft Sharepoint Workspace 2010
  6. Now you can see your Sharepoint Site Collection in the Launchbar and you can start working with Microsoft SharePoint Workspace.
    Microsoft Sharepoint Workspace 2010

Thats how you can connect a Genotec Hosted Sharepoint 2010 to your Sharepoint Workspace. I recommend that you use the “Remember my credentials” checkbox because your computer is not in the same Active Directory Domain.

Powershell: Count Sharepoint Sites on Sharepoint Server 2010

Powershell Header

This is a very small line of code to count Sharepoint 2010 Site Collections with Powershell.

(Get-SPSite -Limit all).Count

By the way, we at Genotec AG are offering a Hosted Sharepoint 2010 solution based on Powershell automation.