Managing the Exchange ActiveSync Virtual Directory

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: 2006-08-01

When you install the Client Access server role on the computer that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, a virtual directory is created in the default Internet Information Services (IIS) Web site on the Exchange Exchange Server server. This topic provides information about how to manage the Exchange ActiveSync virtual directory.

The Exchange ActiveSync virtual directory is created in the default Web site and is always named Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync. You can manage the Exchange ActiveSync virtual directory by using the Exchange Management Shell, the Exchange Management Console, and IIS Manager.

You can use the Exchange Management Shell to manage all virtual directory settings except the configuration of Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). To configure SSL on the Exchange ActiveSync virtual directory, you must use IIS Manager.

The following are several tasks that you can perform on the Exchange ActiveSync virtual directory:

  • Modify the accepted authentication types for communication between mobile devices and Exchange ActiveSync.

  • Configure which Windows SharePoint Services and Windows file share servers are allowed and blocked.

  • Configure proxying for your Client Access servers.

  • Configure the Autodiscover URL for Exchange ActiveSync.

  • Enable Bad Item Logging.