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Managing Exchange ActiveSync Devices

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007

Topic Last Modified: 2006-09-12

There are a variety of mobile devices that can use Exchange ActiveSync to synchronize with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007. You can manage the various devices that synchronize with Exchange 2007 by using Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies. You can manage Exchange ActiveSync properties for devices by using the Exchange Management Shell or the Exchange Management Console.

By default, if the Client Access server role is installed in an Exchange Server 2007 organization, Exchange ActiveSync is enabled for all users. A user can configure any device that supports Exchange ActiveSync to synchronize with the Exchange server.

To simplify management of your Exchange ActiveSync devices, you can create Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies. These policies can be applied to each Exchange ActiveSync user and can help you apply specific settings to a user's device. You can require that all devices accept the Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policy before they can synchronize with the Exchange server. Some of the available settings include the following:

  • Require a password

  • Require an alphanumeric password

  • Allow attachments to be downloaded to the device

  • Allow access to Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services documents

  • Enable device encryption

For more information about Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies, see Managing Exchange ActiveSync with Policies.

For more information about how to use the Exchange Management Console and the Exchange Management Shell to manage an Exchange ActiveSync device, see the following topics:

Administrative permissions are required to manage the computer that is running Exchange 2007 that has the Client Access server role installed. For more information about the permissions that are required to perform administrative tasks for Exchange ActiveSync, see Required Permissions to Manage Client Access.

For more information about how to manage Windows Mobile powered devices, visit the Windows Mobile Center.

 
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