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active sync for dorid phone, exchange

Posted on 2010-08-16
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Does active sync have automatic push when connected to the exchange server? For example can a Dorid phone work like a blackberry with BES.

I have been looking around but only see that I'll need an ISA server.

thanks in advance for you help.
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by:endital1097
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yes, it works with exchange 2003 sp2 and later
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would you know any good sites that has a good HOW TO.. thanks again
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by:epohl
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The default software will not sync Tasks. Only Email, contacts and calendar. There are some third party apps for droid like Touchdown that will sync tasks as well.
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by:endital1097
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what version of exchange are you using? there are several posts on ee that can assist
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I am using exchange 2003 SP2 on windows server 2003.

is there a certain way of setting it up? the only think i had done so far is turning on active sync on exchange and enabling for the users.

Where would i go to set it up to auto push.
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by:JRaster
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The first step i believe is to make sure OWA works externally from your office.  
Do you have the SSL setup, and you can go to https://yourdomain.com/owa  ?
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by:sirichaiphumirat
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yes OWA works we have been using OWA for a while now.
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by:JRaster
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Have you tried just setting up the phone and just giving it a try?

On the droid, just put in yourdomain.com  for server address.  It would be the same address as your /owa url, just without the /owa.  

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by:sirichaiphumirat
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Yes, i got it to work on one of our dorid phones, it seems to only get new messages when i auto sync it myself,  So i was thinking that i forgot a step some where.
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by:endital1097
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check the settings for the device and how many days it retains
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by:sirichaiphumirat
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the settings looks good, I am able to send out emails, but no emails comes through to the device.  Is there any settings i have set within OWA.
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by:endital1097
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do you have exchange 2003 sp2 installed
check your configuration with the following
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997342(EXCHG.65).aspx
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by:sirichaiphumirat
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yes we have exchange sp2 installed, also the configuration is the same as the technet.

I can get it to work if I have it connected to our network via WiFi, and pointing it directly to our exchange server, but if i switch it to 3g and swtich the exchange server to OWA it won't get any messages. I can only send out.
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sounds like there is an external dns issue
can use use the browser while on 3g and go to https://mail.yourdomain.com/exchange
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by:sirichaiphumirat
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yes browsing to it works fine. Our users us OWA when they are at home currently.
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by:endital1097
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so they currently access email using OWA on their mobile device? just want to make sure it is not their home PC.

OWA and ActiveSync leverage the same FQDN (ex. mail.contoso.com) they just use different virtual directories
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by:sirichaiphumirat
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well yes and no, anyone can access the OWA with a mobile phone if they browse to it, but most will use their home PC, no mobile phones are connected via active sync yet.

could this be an IIS issue on the OWA front end box?
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by:sirichaiphumirat
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would this be the solution i am looking for?  http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;817379
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by:endital1097
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yes, exchange 2003 cannot have forms based authentication enabled and the exhcange vdir cannot be set to require ssl
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by:sirichaiphumirat
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is this the only way to get active sync to work? is it different for exchange 2010?

again thanks for you help.
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no, you can follow method two from the following
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;817379

yes, it is different for exchange 2010
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