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Exchange 2003 and phones

Posted on 2011-02-21
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Hey guys,
We're currently using Microsoft Exchange 2003 for our mail, and we're trying to figure out some way of identifying traffic that is going to mobile phones (smartphones).

For security reasons, we need to limit people who access email on their smartphones. We need to identify these devices and cut email access as necessary. I'm not referring to accessing email through webmail.

Thoughts?
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by:Alan Hardisty
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With Exchange 2003 all you can do is disable Mobile Services on each user account for an account that is not authorised to use a mobile phone (Active Directory Users and Computers).  That would be a pain if you have thousands of users, but that's about all you can do with what you have.

Alan
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So to be sure I understand, we can turn off the ability for users to receive email on their mobile phones, but this would be on a user by user basis. Correct?

If so, the how would we identify the users that are using mobile phones for email?
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by:Alan Hardisty
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Is your last comment posted in the wrong question?

In reply to your earlier comment, the only way to see who is using mobiles at present is to trawl through the IIS website logs for the default website and note down the users, which will be slow and arduous.
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by:isaacr25
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Yes. That was posted incorrectly.

I'm not sure I understand your suggestion. Keep in mind I'm not an Exchange expert. Can you explain a little more? Thanks again!
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Okay - to see who is using Activesync on your server you will have to manually examine the IIS logs for the default website to see which users are using Activesync and then note down the usernames.

Not aware of any other way to do this.

The website logs are usually located in c:\windows\system32\logfiles\w3svc1
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