Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2009-04-23

By default, when you install the Client Access server role in a Microsoft Exchange 2007 organization, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync is enabled. You can disable Exchange ActiveSync by stopping the Web services on the Exchange ActiveSync virtual directory. You can configure Exchange ActiveSync to access Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services sites and Windows file shares, view Exchange ActiveSync protocol logs, and configure authentication on your Exchange ActiveSync server. 

Managing an Exchange ActiveSync Server

You can perform the following tasks on an Exchange ActiveSync server.

  • Enable and disable Exchange ActiveSync   By default, Exchange ActiveSync is enabled when the Client Access server role is installed in an organization. You can disable Exchange ActiveSync for a user or a group of users by using the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell. If you must disable Exchange ActiveSync across your organization, you can configure the Exchange ActiveSync virtual directory to refuse all connections by stopping the Web services on that virtual directory. For more information about how to enable and disable Exchange ActiveSync, see the following topics:

  • Manage access to Windows SharePoint Services sites and Windows file shares   Exchange ActiveSync lets users access documents and links stored on Windows SharePoint Services sites and Windows file shares. You can configure specific sites to be allowed or blocked. Sites that are allowed can be accessed by any user who has Windows SharePoint Services or Windows file share access. Blocked sites cannot be accessed under any circumstances. You can also configure the default behavior for sites that are not specified in the Allowed List or Block List. For more information about how to configure access to Windows SharePoint Services sites and Windows file shares, see How to Configure Exchange ActiveSync to Access SharePoint Services Sites and Windows File Shares.

  • View Exchange ActiveSync protocol logs   Exchange ActiveSync contains several reports that you can use to manage your Exchange ActiveSync server.

  • Configure authentication for Exchange ActiveSync   By default, Exchange ActiveSync is configured to use Basic authentication and requires Secure Sockets Layer (SSL). You can configure other authentication methods including RSA SecurID.

For More Information

For more information about Exchange ActiveSync, see Overview of Exchange ActiveSync.

For more information about how to manage Exchange ActiveSync, see Managing Exchange ActiveSync.