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

This topic discusses Microsoft ActiveSync mailbox policies and how they can be managed in your Exchange Server 2007 organization.

Overview of ActiveSync Mailbox Policies

You can use 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.

Managing 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 ActiveSync mailbox policies. After you create an 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 ActiveSync mailbox policy settings and the Exchange Management Shell to manage all the ActiveSync mailbox policy settings.

For more information, see Managing Exchange ActiveSync with Policies.