Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
  • Status: Solved
  • Priority: Medium
  • Security: Public
  • Views: 297
  • Last Modified:

Windows SBS 2003 Exchange and 'Push' emails

Dear Experts,

I am currently working with a company who would like the emails 'pushed' to their Microsoft v5 cell phones via their Exchange server. I understand this is possible with Exchange using SP2.

They are running Windows SBS 2003 using the Exchange server built into SBS. Will this be possible with this current configuration?

If anyone knows of any additional resources regarding this functionality I would also be very grateful!

Many thanks!
0
espoke
Asked:
espoke
  • 2
1 Solution
 
MATTHEW_LCommented:
As long as you are running Exchange 2003 SP2, yes it will be possible.  This will use the Microsoft Exchange Active sync technology, along with what is called direct push.

On the Exchange side there really isn't much to configure.  Make sure that under Exchange features the users that need to use this have it enabled, they do by default.  In ESM, under mobile settings, make sure that the features are enabled.  Thats about it.

There is a download from microsoft, its a software version of a pda / smartphone that simulates one, you can install on your desktop and use for testing, pretty nice.

I think this is the download link for the emulator
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=4953D34D-692F-4C87-AC69-CB235DBDAD1D&displaylang=en

Here is a decent FAQ on EAS
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/exchange/2003/actsyncfaq.mspx
0
 
fbetagCommented:
You need to set up the user as a mobile user and get the root certificate on the phone. They will also need a data plan with the cell phone provider. Make sure they get the unlimited data plans to avoid excess charges. To get the certificate on the phone you can put it on the phones memory card, email it to the phone, or transfer it through usb cable active sync. After the cert is on the phone double click on it to install it. Then use direct push to sync the data.  Depending on the phone you may need to purchase a third party certificate (godaddy has good prices) for authentication.
0
 
MATTHEW_LCommented:
For SSL, if you purchase a well known commercial ssl cert you wont have to deal with putting it on the phone usually.  Home-grown self issued ones you will.  Some of the newer phones don't allow you to double click the cert to add it.  If that is the case, packaing via a cab file works nicely.
http://blogs.msdn.com/windowsmobile/archive/2006/01/28/making-a-root-cert-cab-file.aspx
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

  • 2
Tackle projects and never again get stuck behind a technical roadblock.
Join Now