João Ribeiro

Exchange Server ;Office Communications Server and Windows Mobile / Phones

Understanding Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policies and Windows Phone 7

Hello ,

This is not a new topic and has been discussed for quite some time.

Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies let you apply a common set of policy or security settings to a user or group of users. The following table summarizes the settings you can specify using Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies.

Everything is ver well detailed in :

Understanding Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policies: Exchange 2010 Help
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123484.aspx

However, I wanted to make sure the following part would be seen 🙂

If you have Windows Phone 7 mobile phones in your organization, these phones will experience synchronization problems if certain Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policy properties are configured. To allow Windows Phone 7 mobile phones to synchronize with an Exchange mailbox, either set the AllowNonProvisionableDevices property to “TRUE” or only configure the following Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policy properties:

 – PasswordRequired
 
 – MinPasswordLength
 
 – IdleTimeoutFrequencyValue
 
 – DeviceWipeThreshold
 
 – AllowSimplePassword
 
 – PasswordExpiration
 
 – PasswordHistory
 
 – DisableRemovableStorage
 
 – DisableIrDA
 
 – DisableDesktopSync
 
 – BlockRemoteDesktop
 
 – BlockInternetSharing

In the referred page you will be able to observe other links to very useful articles such as :

Understanding Direct Push: Exchange 2010 Help
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997252.aspx

Understanding Exchange ActiveSync Reporting Services: Exchange 2010 Help
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb201675.aspx

Understanding Mobile Device Management: Exchange 2010 Help
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ff959225.aspx

Hope you have a good reading.

Kindest regards,

João Ribeiro