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Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer
Figure 2-23 Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer Tool.
Over time, however, the tool has evolved and more features have been added to it. Today, it
can also be used to test the connectivity and connectivity requirements for Lync Online and
Office 365. You might notice from Figure 2-23 that a new Client (beta) tab has been added
to the analyzer. This is an example of new features continually being added to this analyzer.
The Microsoft Remote Connectivity Analyzer is an example of a service-specific tool, and as
such we will dive deeper and demonstrate the use of this tool in later chapters that cover
Exchange Online and Lync Online. For now, we just want to introduce this analyzer so you
have a comprehensive list of tools in your toolkit and provide you with a quick overview of
the types of connectivity tests this analyzer carries out.
There are many requirements for connectivity that the analyzer checks for. The tests that
the analyzer conducts include the following:
Checking to make sure that DNS lookup is successful. This is very useful for
troubleshooting split-DNS and reverse-DNS environments.
Ensuring the necessary DNS records are present; for example, the SRV records.
Making sure that Autodiscover is properly configured.
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