How to Create Policies for Exchange ActiveSync

Exchange 2007

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: 2007-05-30

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to create an Exchange ActiveSync policy. An Exchange ActiveSync policy holds a group of settings for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. These settings include password settings, encryption settings, and attachment settings. When you install the Client Access server role on a computer that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, no Exchange ActiveSync policies exist. You can create multiple Exchange ActiveSync 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 Organization Configuration, and then click Client Access.

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

  3. Type a name in the Mailbox policy name text box.

  4. Click to select the optional check boxes for password requirements and password settings that you want.

  5. Click New to create your Exchange ActiveSync policy.

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

  1. Run the following command:

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

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


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