Applies to: Exchange Server 2007 SP3, Exchange Server 2007 SP2, Exchange Server 2007 SP1, Exchange Server 2007
Topic Last Modified: 2007-05-30

This topic explains how to use the Exchange Management Console or the Exchange Management Shell to create an Exchange ActiveSync policy. An Exchange ActiveSync policy holds a group of settings for Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync. These settings include password settings, encryption settings, and attachment settings. When you install the Client Access server role on a computer that is running Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, no Exchange ActiveSync policies exist. You can create multiple Exchange ActiveSync policies and assign users to these policies.

Before You Begin

To perform this procedure, the account you use must be delegated the Exchange Recipient Administrator role.

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 Console to create an Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policy

  1. In the console tree, expand Organization Configuration, and then click Client Access.

  2. In the action pane, click New Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policy.

  3. Type a name in the Mailbox policy name text box.

  4. Click to select the optional check boxes for password requirements and password settings that you want.

  5. Click New to create your Exchange ActiveSync policy.

  6. Click Finish to close the New Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policy Wizard.

To use the Exchange Management Shell to create an Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policy

  1. Run the following command:

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    New-ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy -Name PolicyName -DevicePasswordEnabled:$false -AlphanumericDevicePasswordRequired:$false -MaxInactivityTimeDeviceLock:'unlimited' -MinDevicePasswordLength:$null -PasswordReciveryEnabled:$false -DeviceEncryptionEnabled:$false -AttachmentsEnabled:$true
    This creates a new Exchange ActiveSync policy that has the default settings. For more information about how to change the default settings, see How to Modify Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policy Settings.  

For more information about syntax and parameters, see New-ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy.

For More Information

For more information about mailbox policies, see the following topics: