When Outlook for Windows tries to retrieve Autodiscover information from Exchange Server, you may experience unexpected results if you are using one or more of the available registry values that can be used to control Autodiscover. If Outlook is unable to reach Autodiscover, it will continue to try various methods of obtaining the Outlook Anywhere configuration and URL settings.
Autodiscover, Outlook 2016, Outlook 2013, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2007, Windows
Microsoft Support Reference
Detailed information is available about this scenario on Microsoft's Support website.
The Autodiscover process is crucial for proper Outlook performance with Exchange Server or Office 365. Assuming the DNS SRV records for Autodiscover are configured correctly for the domain, additional Microsoft Support resources may be helpful with troubleshooting problems.
Other Common Problems
All of the following articles reside on the Microsoft Support website: