How to Create an Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policy

Exchange 2007

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

Topic Last Modified: 2007-07-10

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to create a mailbox policy. A mailbox policy holds a group of settings for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. These settings include password, encryption, and attachment settings.

When you install the Client Access server role on a computer that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, no mailbox policies exist. You can create multiple mailbox policies and assign users to these policies.

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the Exchange Recipient Administrator role.

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.

  1. In the console tree, expand the Organization Configuration node, and then click Client Access.

  2. In the action pane, click New ActiveSync mailbox policy.

  3. On the New ActiveSync Mailbox Policy wizard page, enter a name in the Mailbox policy name box.

  4. Select one or more of the optional check boxes.

  5. Click New to finish creating your mailbox policy.

  6. Click Finish to close the New ActiveSync Mailbox Policy Wizard.

  • Run the following command:

    New-ActiveSyncMaiboxPolicy -Name PolicyName -DevicePasswordEnabled:$false -AlphanumericDevicePasswordRequired:$false -MaxInactivityTimeDeviceLock:'unlimited' -MinDevicePasswordLength:$null -PasswordReciveryEnabled:$false -DeviceEncryptionEnabled:$false -AttachmentsEnabled:$true
    This command creates a new mailbox policy that has the default settings. For more information about how to change the default settings on an Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policy, see How to Modify Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policy Settings.

For more information about syntax and parameters, see Get-ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy.