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Enable or Disable Common PIN Patterns on a UM Mailbox Policy

 

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

Topic Last Modified: 2012-07-23

You can enable or disable common Unified Messaging (UM) PIN patterns for Outlook Voice Access users in Microsoft Exchange Server 2010. If you enable or disable the common PIN patterns setting on a UM mailbox policy, the setting will apply to all UM-enabled users associated with the UM mailbox policy. By default, UM-enabled users can't use common patterns when they create a PIN.

You can configure several PIN-related settings on a UM mailbox policy. The Allow Common Patterns setting is used to allow or prevent the use of common number patterns when users create a PIN. By default, this setting is disabled and prevents users from using the following number patterns:

  • Sequential numbers   These are PIN values that include only consecutive numbers. Examples of consecutive numbers for a PIN are 1234 and 65432.

  • Repeated numbers   These are PIN values that include only repeated numbers. Examples of repeated numbers are 11111 and 22222.

  • Suffix of mailbox extension   These are PIN values that include the suffix of a user's mailbox extension. For example, if a user's mailbox extension is 36697, the user's PIN cannot be 3669712.

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If the Allow Common Patterns setting is enabled, only the suffix of the mailbox extension will be rejected.

Looking for other management tasks related to UM mailbox policies? Check out Managing UM Mailbox Policies.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "UM mailbox policies" entry in the Unified Messaging Permissions topic.

  1. In the console tree, navigate to Organization Configuration node > Unified Messaging.

  2. On the UM Mailbox Policies tab, select the UM mailbox policy you want to manage, and then click Properties in the action pane.

  3. On the UM mailbox policy Properties page, click the PIN Policies tab.

  4. On the PIN Policies tab, select the check box Allow common patterns in PIN to enable common PIN patterns. Unselecting the check box prevents users from using common patterns in their Outlook Voice Access PINs.

  5. Click OK to save your changes.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure. To see what permissions you need, see the "UM mailbox policies" entry in the Unified Messaging Permissions topic.

This example enables user's associated with the UM mailbox policy named MyUMMailboxPolicy to use PINs that contain common patterns.

Set-UMMailboxPolicy -Identity MyUMMailboxPolicy -AllowCommonPatterns $true

This example prevents user's associated with the UM mailbox policy named MyUMMailboxPolicy from using PINs that contain common patterns.

Set-UMMailboxPolicy -Identity MyUMMailboxPolicy -AllowCommonPatterns $false

For more information about syntax and parameters, see Set-UMMailboxPolicy.

After you enable or disable common PIN patterns, you may also want to:

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