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Exchange 2016 Mobile Device

Mobile device management with Exchange 2016 can be divided that to four topics:

  • Configure user mobile device setting.
  • Configure Exchange active sync (EAC) virtual directory
  • Configure mobile device policies
  • Configure mobile device rule

Configure user mobile device setting

  • Open EAC > Recipients > mobile device > then you have three choices:
    • Disable Exchange Activesync
    • Disable OWA for devices
    • View details

  • On View details you will be able to
    • Assign mobile device policy
    • Manage the assigned mobile with options:
      • View mobile details
      • Allow
      • Block
      • Wipe
      • Create a mobile device rule with this phone type
      • Delete

Configure Exchange active sync (EAC) virtual directory

  • Open EAC > Servers > Virtual directories > Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync > edit

  • Then you can define the internal and external URL

  • On authentication you can define the authentication method and client certificate authentication as below:

    

And that can be configured using exchange management shell using command “Set-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory” as below:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123679(v=exchg.160).aspx

Configure mobile device policies

  • Open EAC > mobile > mobile device mailbox policies > add


  • Then you should specify the below:
    • Policy name
    • Allow or not the devices that not support this policy.
    • Password restriction if required

That also can be defined through shell using the command “New-MobileDeviceMailboxPolicy” as below:

https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb124315(v=exchg.150).aspx

Configure mobile device rule

You can define rule to configure how to deal with each device family

  • Open EAC > mobile > mobile device access > device access rule > add

  • You should specify the below:
    • Mobile family
    • Mobile model
    • Action that will be taken:
      • Allow
      • Block
      • Quarantine

To deal with quarantine device that should be done as below steps:

  • Open EAC > mobile > mobile device access > Quarantined devices

Then you will have option to:

  • Allow
  • Block
  • Add device

 

Ratish Nair

Microsoft MVP | Office Servers and Services

Team @MSExchangeGuru

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