Microsoft ActiveSync - Domain Specification - Relevance ?

When setting up ActiveSync on a mobile device, one of the optional steps is to complete the domain name.

However I dont understand the advantage of specifying the domain ? If I leave that field blank, what am I missing out on ?

Thanks in advance to any comments.
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SuncoreAsked:
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jimponderCommented:
Doesn't that allow the phone to have group or IT policies placed on it by the domain?  If you put the domain in, then does it not require you to put the domain name in - in front of the username?  
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SuncoreAuthor Commented:
To be honest I have always had all of our users leave the domain field blank, I was just curious as to why ActiveSync prompted for it as an optional field.  Will leave the call open just for a couple of hours in case their are additional comments.
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praveenkumare_spCommented:
its for users to see a seamless way of accessing Activesync

if u see for
owa we type domian\username
outlook we type domian\username

and hence to give a seamless GUI it asks domian\username ..


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SuncoreAuthor Commented:
Logged a call with Microsoft Premier support, they advise that when configuring ActiveSync on iPhone, the domain field is not required to be completed, ever.
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SuncoreAuthor Commented:
Logged a call with Microsoft Premier support, they advise that when configuring ActiveSync on iPhone, the domain field is not required to be completed, ever.
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