Managing Exchange ActiveSync with Policies
Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 will reach end of support on April 11, 2017. To stay supported, you will need to upgrade. For more information, see Resources to help you upgrade your Office 2007 servers and clients.
Applies to: Exchange Server 2007, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP3
Topic Last Modified: 2006-09-20
In Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 you can create Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies to apply a common set of policies or security settings to a collection of users. After you deploy Exchange ActiveSync in your Exchange 2007 organization, you can create new Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies or modify existing policies. This topic discusses Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies and how they can be managed in your Exchange 2007 organization.
You can use Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies to manage a variety of settings. These include the following settings:
Require a password
Specify the minimum password length
Require a number or special character in the password
Designate how long a device can be inactive before requiring the user to enter a password again
Wipe a device after a specific number of failed password attempts
For more information about all the settings that you can configure, see Set-ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy.
After you install the Client Access server role on a computer that is running Exchange Server 2007, you can create, configure, and manage Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies. After you create an Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policy, you can add users individually or add a filtered list of users to the policy by using the Exchange Management Shell.
You can use the Exchange Management Console to manage some Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policy settings and the Exchange Management Shell to manage all the Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policy settings.
For more information about Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies, see Understanding Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policies.
For more information about how to deploy Exchange ActiveSync, see Deploying Exchange ActiveSync.
For more information about how to manage an Exchange ActiveSync server, see Managing an Exchange ActiveSync Server.