Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-01-31

Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 introduces a new service that makes it easier to provision mobile devices for users. The Autodiscover service returns an XML file that is used to provision a user's device when the user's e-mail address and password are supplied. The Autodiscover service returns the address to a computer that is running Exchange 2007 that has the Client Access server role installed. By default, the Autodiscover service is enabled. This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console to enable the Autodiscover service in Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync.

The ability to use the Autodiscover depends on the mobile device operating system that you are using. Not all mobile device operating systems that support synchronization with Exchange Server 2007 support Autodiscover. For more information about mobile device operating systems that support Autodiscover, contact the manufacturer of your mobile device.

Before You Begin

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the following:

  • Exchange Server Administrator role and local Administrators group for the target server

For more information about permissions, delegating roles, and the rights that are required to administer Exchange Server 2007, see Permission Considerations.


To use the Exchange Management Shell to configure the Autodiscover service in Exchange ActiveSync

  1. Run one of the following commands:

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    Set-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -Identity "COMPUTERNAME\Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync (Default Web Site)" -ExternalURL ""


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    Set-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -Identity "COMPUTERNAME\Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync (Default Web Site)" -ActiveSyncServer ""

For more information about syntax and parameters, Set-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory.

For More Information

For more information about the Autodiscover service, see Managing the Autodiscover Service.