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New-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory

Exchange 2010
 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2010 SP3, Exchange Server 2010 SP2

Topic Last Modified: 2012-11-16

Use the New-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory cmdlet to create Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync virtual directories on your specified Web sites.

New-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory [-ApplicationRoot <String>] [-AppPoolId <String>] [-Confirm [<SwitchParameter>]] [-DomainController <Fqdn>] [-ExtendedProtectionFlags <MultiValuedProperty>] [-ExtendedProtectionSPNList <MultiValuedProperty>] [-ExtendedProtectionTokenChecking <None | Allow | Require>] [-ExternalAuthenticationMethods <MultiValuedProperty>] [-ExternalUrl <Uri>] [-InstallProxySubDirectory <$true | $false>] [-InternalAuthenticationMethods <MultiValuedProperty>] [-InternalUrl <Uri>] [-Path <String>] [-WebSiteName <String>] [-WhatIf [<SwitchParameter>]]

The New-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory cmdlet creates an Exchange ActiveSync virtual directory on the specified server under the specified Web site. The Exchange ActiveSync virtual directory created is named Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync. Only one Exchange ActiveSync virtual directory can exist in each Exchange ActiveSync Web site.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can run this cmdlet. Although all parameters for this cmdlet are listed in this topic, you may not have access to some parameters if they're not included in the permissions assigned to you. To see what permissions you need, see the "Exchange ActiveSync virtual directory settings" entry in the Client Access Permissions topic.

 

Parameter Required Type Description

ApplicationRoot

Optional

System.String

The ApplicationRoot parameter specifies the metabase path of the virtual directory. By default, this path is the same as the Web site in which the virtual directory is created.

AppPoolId

Optional

System.String

The AppPoolId parameter specifies the pool of programs that can be used with the virtual directory.

Confirm

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The Confirm switch causes the command to pause processing and requires you to acknowledge what the command will do before processing continues. You don't have to specify a value with the Confirm switch.

DomainController

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Fqdn

The DomainController parameter specifies the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) of the domain controller that writes this configuration change to Active Directory.

ExtendedProtectionFlags

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.MultiValuedProperty

The ExtendedProtectionFlags parameter is used to customize the options you use if you're using Extended Protection for Authentication. The possible values are:

  • None   Default setting.

  • Proxy   Specifies that a proxy is terminating the SSL channel. A Service Principal Name (SPN) must be registered in the ExtendedProtectionSPNList parameter if proxy mode is configured.

  • ProxyCoHosting   Specifies that both HTTP and HTTPS traffic may be accessing the Client Access server and that a proxy is located between at least some of the clients and the Client Access server.

  • AllowDotlessSPN   Specifies whether you want to support valid SPNs that aren't in the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) format, for example ContosoMail. You specify valid SPNs with the ExtendedProtectionSPNList parameter. This option makes extended protection less secure because dotless certificates aren't unique, so it isn't possible to ensure that the client-to-proxy connection was established over a secure channel.

  • NoServiceNameCheck   Specifies that the SPN list won't be checked to validate a channel binding token. This option makes Extended Protection for Authentication less secure. We generally don't recommend this setting.

ExtendedProtectionSPNList

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.MultiValuedProperty

The ExtendedProtectionSPNList parameter specifies a list of valid Service Principal Names (SPNs) if you're using Extended Protection for Authentication on the specified virtual directory.

The possible values are:

  • Null   This is the default value.

  • Single SPN or comma delimited list of valid SPNs   By default, you must specify the fully qualified domain name (FQDN) (for example mail.contoso.com) for each SPN. If you want to add an SPN that's not an FQDN (for example, ContosoMail), you must also use the ExtendedProtectionTokenChecking parameter with the AllowDotlessSPN value. You specify the domain in SPN format. The SPN format is <protocol>/<FQDN>. For example, a valid entry could be HTTP/mail.contoso.com.

ExtendedProtectionTokenChecking

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.Directory.SystemConfiguration.ExtendedProtectionTokenCheckingMode

The ExtendedProtectionTokenChecking parameter defines how you want to use Extended Protection for Authentication on the specified Exchange virtual directory. Extended Protection for Authentication isn't enabled by default. The available settings are:

  • None   Extended Protection for Authentication won't be used. Connections between the client and Exchange won't use Extended Protection for Authentication on this virtual directory. This is the default setting.

  • Allow   Extended Protection for Authentication will be used for connections between the client and Exchange on this virtual directory if both the client and server support Extended Protection for Authentication. Connections that don't support Extended Protection for Authentication on the client and server will work, but may not be as secure as a connection using Extended Protection for Authentication.

noteNote:
If you have a proxy server between the client and the Client Access server that's configured to terminate the client-to-proxy SSL channel, you must also configure one or more Service Principal Names (SPNs) by using the ExtendedProtectionSPNList parameter.
  • Require   Extended Protection for Authentication will be used for all connections between clients and Exchange servers for this virtual directory. If either the client or server doesn't support Extended Protection for Authentication, the connection between the client and server will fail. If you set this option, you must also set a value for the ExtendedProtectionSPNList parameter.

noteNote:
If you have a proxy server between the client and the Client Access server that's configured to terminate the client-to-proxy SSL channel, you must also configure one or more SPNs using the parameter ExtendedProtectionSPNList.

To learn more about Extended Protection for Authentication, see Understanding Extended Protection for Authentication.

ExternalAuthenticationMethods

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.MultiValuedProperty

The ExternalAuthenticationMethods parameter specifies the authentication methods supported by the server that contains the virtual directory when access is requested from outside the network's firewall. If this parameter isn't set, all authentication methods can be used.

ExternalUrl

Optional

System.Uri

The ExternalUrl parameter specifies the URL used to connect to the virtual directory from outside the network's firewall.

InstallProxySubDirectory

Optional

System.Boolean

The InstallProxySubDirectory parameter controls the creation of the new Exchange ActiveSync subdirectory used for proxying between Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and Exchange Server 2007.

InternalAuthenticationMethods

Optional

Microsoft.Exchange.Data.MultiValuedProperty

The InternalAuthenticationMethods parameter specifies the authentication methods supported by the server that contains the virtual directory when access is requested from inside the network's firewall. If this parameter isn't set, all authentication methods can be used.

InternalUrl

Optional

System.Uri

The InternalUrl parameter specifies the URL used to connect to the virtual directory from inside the network's firewall.

Path

Optional

System.String

The Path parameter sets the directory that contains the virtual directory's system files.

WebSiteName

Optional

System.String

The WebSiteName parameter specifies the name of the Exchange ActiveSync Web site in which to create the new virtual directory.

WhatIf

Optional

System.Management.Automation.SwitchParameter

The WhatIf switch instructs the command to simulate the actions that it would take on the object. By using the WhatIf switch, you can view what changes would occur without having to apply any of those changes. You don't have to specify a value with the WhatIf switch.

To see the input types that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Input Type field for a cmdlet is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t accept input data.

To see the return types, which are also known as output types, that this cmdlet accepts, see Cmdlet Input and Output Types. If the Output Type field is blank, the cmdlet doesn’t return data.

This example creates an Exchange ActiveSync virtual directory.

New-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -WebSiteName "Default Web Site" -ExternalURL http://www.contoso.com/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync

This example creates an Exchange ActiveSync virtual directory and specifies several settings.

New-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -WebSiteName "Default Web Site" -ExternalURL http://www.contoso.com/mail -InternalURL http://contoso/mail

This example creates an Exchange ActiveSync virtual directory for the company Fourth Coffee.

New-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -WebSiteName "Default Web Site" -ExternalURL "http://www.fourthcoffee.com/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync"
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