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How to enable and configure Exchange 2003 to work with mobile devices?

I am currently running Exchange 2003 SP2 on a front end and a back end server in a windows 2003 AD setup.  I have been tasked with setting up Exchange 2003 SP2 to work with mobile devices (phones, pda's, etc.).  Is there a good guide on this or can someone point me in the right direction to get this started.  I assume there will be software to install and firewall changes to make?   Any information would be appreciated.
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aissimCommented:
Here's a pretty good 4 part article that's worth a read:
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-2003-Mobile-Messaging-Part1-Microsoft-DirectPush-technology.html

You shouldn't have too much more to configure as the direct push technology just uses an HTTPS connection - MS does recommend adjusting the time-out values for HTTPS on your firewall...but outside of that you're close!
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SembeeCommented:
I have a guide on my site: http://www.amset.info/exchange/mobile-setup.asp

Key things to note is the SSL certificate. That causes most of the problems with this feature.

Simon.

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Network_Data_SupportCommented:
not really alot to setup on the exchnage server itself. but you need to consider security

http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Managing-Mobile-Access-Exchange-Server-2003.html

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GDB IanAuthor Commented:
This seems too easy to be true.  I've already got an SSL Certificate setup for OWA so I tried using the same url and adding OMA at the end: ( Https://fqdn/oma) and it is working fine.  Is there anything else I need to worry about?  
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Network_Data_SupportCommented:
nope as long as your happy with your security
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SembeeCommented:
If the SSL certificate is already configured, then in many cases there is very little else to be done other than turning the option on.
Is the certificate trusted by Windows Mobile? That depends on the issuer and can cause problems.

Simon.
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GDB IanAuthor Commented:
I assume the certificate is trusted by Windows Mobile, but I am not positive.  It was issued by equifax when I was setting up OWA.
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SembeeCommented:
You can't presume anything with Windows Mobile certificates, because the list of trusted certificates is very small. There are a number of Equifax roots floating around and not all of them are trusted. The ones issued by RapidSSL are not for example.

Simon.
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GDB IanAuthor Commented:
How would I determine if the certificate is definitely trusted by Windows Mobile
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SembeeCommented:
Browse to OMA https://host.domain.com/oma from the device. If you get an SSL prompt then it isn't trusted.

Simon.
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GDB IanAuthor Commented:
Thanks Simon.  It looks like we are ok.  
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