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How to configure Exchange for mobile services

Postby chicagotech » Tue Sep 04, 2007 11:07 am

I have an Exchange 2003 Server that was installed into a Windows 2000 domain. I need to enable remote access for smartphones using Exchange Activesync. The Active Directory does not currently have Exchange Features for mobile access.

Can anyone point me to step by step instructions on what I have to do to enable smartphone over the air access to exchange?

The Exchange server has Exchange SP2 installed on Server 2003 SP1. There are other Windows 2000 servers in the domain, including all the domain controllers are Windows 2000.

Also, what firewall ports need to be open for client access?

Thanks in advance for your help

The process can be accomplished in the following eight steps:

• Step 1: Upgrade Front-End Server to Exchange Server 2003 SP2

• Step 2: Update All Servers with Security Patches

• Step 3: Protect Communications with Mobile Devices

• Step 4: Protect Communications Between the Exchange Server and Other Servers

• Step 5: Install and Configure ISA Server 2006 or Other Firewall

• Step 6: Configure Mobile Device Access on the Exchange Server

• Step 7: Install the Exchange ActiveSync Mobile Administration Web Tool

• Step 8: Manage and Configure Mobile Devices


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/soluti ... guide.mspx

If you are using a single Exchange 2003 Server

Verify that Exchange 2003 Outlook Web Access is working.

If you are using Windows Mobile 2002 devices or using Windows Mobile 2003 devices with SSL, make sure that a certificate is installed on the Exchange server unless the SSL session is terminated before the Exchange server.

If you are not using SSL, launch Internet Explorer on the desktop and verify that http://servername/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync returns Error 501/505 - Not implemented or not supported. Verify the same from the device.

If you are using SSL, launch Internet Explorer on the desktop and verify that https://servername/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync returns Error 501/505 - Not implemented or not supported. Verify the same from the device.

Verify that massync.dll is listed as an Application map on the Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync virtual directory on the Exchange server.

Verify that Exchange ActiveSync is enabled globally using Exchange System Manager. This is the default setting.

Verify that the user is enabled for Exchange ActiveSync using AD Users and Computers. This is the default setting.

On the Exchange server, verify that the authentication settings on the Exchange virtual directory includes Integrated Windows Authentication.

Exchange ActiveSync uses Kerberos authentication when communicating with the Exchange server and therefore requires that Integrated Windows authentication be checked on the Exchange virtual directory.

If you are using a single Exchange 2003 server and have either configured your Exchange virtual directory to “Require SSL” or have turned on Forms Based Authentication(FBA), then follow the procedure below to create an alternate Exchange virtual directory for ActiveSync to use.

The new virtual directory needs to be created through Internet Services Manager for Exchange ActiveSync to work.

If you are using Windows Server 2003 or later, follow these instructions:

1. Start Internet Information Services (IIS) Manager

2. Locate the \exchange virtual directory (default location is Web Sites\Default Web Site\Exchange)

3. Right click on the Exchange virtual directory, choose All Tasks, Save Configuration to a File.

4. Type a name in the File name: text box (for example, ExchangeVDir).

5. Click OK.

6. Right click the root of this web site (Default Web Site), choose New, Virtual Directory (from file).

7. On the Import Configuration dialog box, select the Browse button and locate the file from step #4, then click Open

8. Next, select the Read File button

9. In the Select a configuration to import text box, select Exchange and press OK.

10. A dialog box will appear stating the virtual directory already exists. In the Alias text box, type a name for the new virtual directory that you want the Exchange Server ActiveSync and Outlook Mobile Access processes to use. For example, type Exchange-OMA.

11. Click OK

12. Right click on the new virtual directory and choose Properties, in this example, Exchange-OMA.

13. Select the Directory Security tab

14. Click the Edit button in the Authentication and access control section.

15. Verify only the following authentication methods are enabled

· Integrated Windows authentication

· Basic authentication

16. Click OK

17. Click Edit under IP address and domain name restrictions.

18. Click Denied access, and then click Add.

19. Click Single computer (if this option is not already selected), type the IP address of the server that you are configuring, and then click OK.

20. Click the Edit button in the Secure communications section

21. Verify Require secure channel (SSL) is not enabled and click OK.

22. Click OK, and then quit IIS Manager.

23. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

24. Locate the following registry subkey:


25. Right-click Parameters, point to New, and then click String Value.

26. In the New Value #1 box, type ExchangeVDir, and then press ENTER.

27. Right-click ExchangeVDir, and then click Modify.

28. In the Value data box, type a forward slash ( /) followed by the name of the new virtual directory that you created in step 10. For example, type /Exchange-OMA.

29. Click OK, and then quit Registry Editor.

30. Restart the IIS Admin Service. To do this:

· Click Start, click Run, type services.msc in the Open box, and then click OK.

· In the Name list, right-click IIS Admin, and then click Restart.

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