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WP7 Sync to Exchange 2003

Posted on 2010-11-10
Last Modified: 2014-11-12
Has anyone been able to sync a windows 7 phone to Exchange 2003 SP2.  When setting up the sync on the phone I get an error that the phone does not support sync to this version of Exchange.  This surprises me a lot as the install base of Exchange 2003 is quite high still.  Perhaps there is a patch for Exchange 2003 that I'm not aware of?
Question by:availtech503
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Expert Comment

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Exchange 2003 SP2 is the minimum version for syncing with windows mobile 7 so that shouldn't be a problem. If however your exchange server uses a self signed certificate you will have to transfer it to the phone first. (Email the certificate to yourself under a previously configured email account)

This is a current known issue where phone 7 cannot search the Global Address List under exchange 2003 http://support.microsoft.com/kb/2463128

Hope that helps
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Expert Comment

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Did you ever get this issue solved?

Expert Comment

ID: 34254475
I am having the same issue.  Tried installing the certificate and recieve and invalid certificate error.  When the SSL is turned off, I get the same error as the original comment "this version of server is not supported" message.

Accepted Solution

availtech503 earned 0 total points
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The solution was to look at our router config.  We had port 80 pointing to a web server and 443 pointing to the SBS 2k3 box.  (oops).  Once I properly installed the certificate on my wp7 device everything was happy.  thank you all for being there :-)

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ID: 34299416
I found the router was redirecting the port 80 request to a web server, not the exchange server.  I installed the certificate on the wp7 device and configured it to use ssl and all was happy after that.

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