Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2006-09-20

In Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 you can create Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies to apply a common set of policies or security settings to a collection of users. After you deploy Exchange ActiveSync in your Exchange 2007 organization, you can create new Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies or modify existing policies. This topic discusses Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies and how they can be managed in your Exchange 2007 organization.

Overview of Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policies

You can use Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies to manage a variety of settings. These include the following settings:

  • Require a password

  • Specify the minimum password length

  • Require a number or special character in the password

  • Designate how long a device can be inactive before requiring the user to enter a password again

  • Wipe a device after a specific number of failed password attempts

For more information about all the settings that you can configure, see Set-ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy.

Managing Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policies

After you install the Client Access server role on a computer that is running Exchange Server 2007, you can create, configure, and manage Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policies. After you create an Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policy, you can add users individually or add a filtered list of users to the policy by using the Exchange Management Shell.

You can use the Exchange Management Console to manage some Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policy settings and the Exchange Management Shell to manage all the Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policy settings.

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