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Palm Pre Activesync in Exchange 2007

Posted on 2009-07-14
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I need help with setting up a Palm Pre to use Exchange Activesync. I have Exchange 2007 standard on Windows 2008.  I have not purchased any certificates. I'd like to use a self signed one. Can anyone help with this. I'm new to Exchange 2007 so I'll need a little hand-holding and patience
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by:Saakar
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check with http://www.testexchangeconnectivity.com and look for possible issue that you have to address before proceeding with syncing your mobile devices with Exchange
In Exchange 2007 with Exchange ActiveSync its always recommended to have a CA installed with a certificate created with OWA URL...
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/02/19/435472.aspx
http://www.digicert.com/ssl-certificate-installation-microsoft-unified-communications.htm
 
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by:ftctek
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Thanks for the information.  The links provided seem to require using a 3rd party certificate. I'd like to accomplish this with a self signed one.
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by:Npatang
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That is correct this link will only work if you have a third party cert. have you install the cert on the phone,make sure you do that.
Let us know what is the error message you are getting on the phone.
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by:ftctek
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The error that I get is "SSL Certificate invalid" &re the date and time correct?
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by:Npatang
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Do you ahve your own cert or not?
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by:ftctek
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I created a self signed one from within the IIS7 console
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by:Npatang
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have you installed the same on the phone
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by:ftctek
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yes. The way that I did it was to accept the certificate on a computer. I then exported the certificate on the Windows xp machine and emailed the .cer file to myself. On the Pre, I opened the email, opened the attachment and added it as a trusted certificate.
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Applied for a free certificate at startssl. Folllowed their instructions and got it too work.
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