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Hello is their a way to reinstall ActiveSync in Exchange 2010?
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by:Alan Hardisty
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You can remove and re-create the Activesync Virtual Directory if necessary.

Any particular reason for needing to do so?

Remove:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa996916.aspx

Re-Create:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/aa997160.aspx
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by:dthomas13
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Hey Alan,

We have a brand new exchange server setup, and I tried to remove and rcreate the VD but ran into problems.

For one I removed it with IIS instead of PS. Since doing with IIS when I try to remove it, it says it does not exist. When I try to readd it under PS I get the following:

PS] C:\Windows\system32>New-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory dmron\Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync
The virtual directory 'Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync' already exists under 'TREM-EX1.tremron.local/Default Web Site'.
Parameter name: VirtualDirectoryName
    + CategoryInfo          : InvalidArgument: (TREM-EX1\Micros...fault Web Site):ADObjectId) [New-ActiveSyncVirtualDi
   rectory], ArgumentException
    + FullyQualifiedErrorId : 787D297B,Microsoft.Exchange.Management.SystemConfigurationTasks.NewMobileSyncVirtualDire
   ctory

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Alan Hardisty earned 500 total points
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Okay - please issue the following from Exchange PS:

get-activesyncvirtualdirectory | fl

Post the results please.
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[PS] C:\Windows\system32>get-activesyncvirtualdirectory | fl
WARNING: IIS://TREM-EX1.tremron.local/W3SVC/1/ROOT/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync wasn't found. Please make sure you've
typed it correctly.


RunspaceId                                 : 1d815a99-3798-4380-bb44-fab04888c9c3
MobileClientFlags                          : BadItemReportingEnabled, SendWatsonReport
MobileClientCertificateProvisioningEnabled : False
BadItemReportingEnabled                    : True
SendWatsonReport                           : True
MailboxLoggingEnabled                      : False
MobileClientCertificateAuthorityURL        :
MobileClientCertTemplateName               :
ActiveSyncServer                           : https://tremron.com/
RemoteDocumentsActionForUnknownServers     : Allow
RemoteDocumentsAllowedServers              : {}
RemoteDocumentsBlockedServers              : {}
RemoteDocumentsInternalDomainSuffixList    : {}
MetabasePath                               : IIS://TREM-EX1.tremron.local/W3SVC/1/ROOT/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync
BasicAuthEnabled                           : False
WindowsAuthEnabled                         : False
CompressionEnabled                         : False
ClientCertAuth                             : Ignore
WebsiteName                                :
WebSiteSSLEnabled                          : False
VirtualDirectoryName                       :
Path                                       :
Server                                     : TREM-EX1
InternalUrl                                : https://trem-ex1.tremron.local/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync
InternalAuthenticationMethods              : {}
ExternalUrl                                : https://tremron.com/
ExternalAuthenticationMethods              : {}
AdminDisplayName                           :
ExchangeVersion                            : 0.10 (14.0.100.0)
Name                                       : Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync (Default Web Site)
DistinguishedName                          : CN=Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync (Default Web Site),CN=HTTP,CN=Protocols,CN=
                                             TREM-EX1,CN=Servers,CN=Exchange Administrative Group (FYDIBOHF23SPDLT),CN=
                                             Administrative Groups,CN=Tremron,CN=Microsoft Exchange,CN=Services,CN=Conf
                                             iguration,DC=tremron,DC=local
Identity                                   : TREM-EX1\Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync (Default Web Site)
Guid                                       : 2bd74520-2263-4690-bf1b-b35027c20a29
ObjectCategory                             : tremron.local/Configuration/Schema/ms-Exch-Mobile-Virtual-Directory
ObjectClass                                : {top, msExchVirtualDirectory, msExchMobileVirtualDirectory}
WhenChanged                                : 11/26/2010 11:13:40 AM
WhenCreated                                : 10/30/2010 2:06:02 PM
WhenChangedUTC                             : 11/26/2010 4:13:40 PM
WhenCreatedUTC                             : 10/30/2010 6:06:02 PM
OrganizationId                             :
OriginatingServer                          : Trem-DC1.tremron.local
IsValid                                    : False

WARNING: The object TREM-EX1\Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync (Default Web Site) has been corrupted, and it's in an
inconsistent state. The following validation errors happened:
WARNING: Exchange has detected an inconsistency in the Active Directory configuration for the following virtual
directories. This can happen if the Exchange ActiveSync virtual directories were deleted in IIS Manager. Please verify
that you have access to the metabase on the servers listed below. To fix this inconsistency, run the following command,
 which will remove references to these virtual directories from Active Directory:

Remove-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -Identity "Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync (Default Web Site)"
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Have you run the command suggested above?

Remove-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory -Identity "Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync (Default Web Site)"

If not - please do.

Does it run happily?
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by:dthomas13
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It ran Happily, and I was about to recreate it, but another admin, had contacted MS and I guess is on the phone with their support team, so I could not finish. I will let you know what happens. Thanks a lot.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Oh well - it should be a simple (but costly fix with MS).

At least it will get resolved one way or another.

Thanks for the points and have a good weekend.

Alan

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by:dthomas13
ID: 34218941
Yea exactly@alan. I thought it was a pretty simple fix, I just did not know that PS and IIS kind of created their own seperate VD's.

Thank you for the answer, it was awesome.
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by:Alan Hardisty
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They are one and the same - just easier to manage via PS than IIS sometimes.

Fingers crossed you can get Activesync working happily soon.  If not - come back for further help.

Alan
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by:dthomas13
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Hey alan, MS refunded our Tech Support Call because they did not really do anything. I gave my boss the command to run right before he got on the phone with them. Thank you once again!
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Well done - that is good news.

Win - Win : )
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by:dthomas13
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yea I did not think he ran it, but he was like yea that command you gave me, had AS running, so they only did minor things. Your Answer just paid for the EE membership!
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Excellent!  I am glad I was able to help you and thanks for keeping me posted.

Hope to catch you again.

Alan
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