Publishing Exchange ActiveSync on Forefront UAG

Published: October 21, 2010

Updated: July 31, 2012

Applies To: Unified Access Gateway

Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync is a Microsoft Exchange synchronization protocol that is optimized to work together with high-latency and low-bandwidth networks. The protocol, that is based on HTTP and XML, lets devices, such as browser-enabled cellular telephones, Windows Phone 7, or Windows Mobile powered devices, access an organization's information on a server that is running Microsoft Exchange. Exchange ActiveSync enables mobile device users to access their e-mail, calendar, contacts, and tasks, and to continue to access this information while they are working offline.

To publish Exchange ActiveSync through Forefront Unified Access Gateway (UAG):

  • In the Forefront UAG Management console, either publish a new Exchange application as described in Publishing Exchange ActiveSync on a Forefront UAG portal, or add the Exchange ActiveSync mail service to an existing published application.

  • Exchange ActiveSync does not appear as an application in the portal even if the Handheld device or Mobile internet browser check boxes are selected on the Application Properties dialog box.