Lock out Contacts from Exchange SBS 2011 via iPhones

MrGD
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Is there a way to limit what access clients have remotely when using their smart phones and using SBS 2011 Exchange?  Specifically I would like to allow their emails to be sent to their phones, but we want to lock them out of their Contact List.  Sounds odd, but at the request of the user, they do not want their Contacts to be loaded or available from their phones at specific while traveling primarily is someone would grab the phone or if lost.
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Not necessary to lock out contacts...
If you're using Exchange Active Sync on the Iphone, you can enforce a PIN code to unlock the phone and if the phone is reported lost, you can perform a remote wipe of the entire phone.

http://www.apple.com/iphone/business/integration/

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Excellent suggestion and you can set it to automatically wipe after so many attempts, but the client does not even want their Contacts listed.  I think it is overkill but you have to do what the customer wants ultimately.   Because of the areas of the world he has to travel, I think he is more concerned about someone hacking while he is online or using the phone and does not want anything on the phone except maybe emails and the ability to make calls.  It would be nice if Exchange would allow this flexibility but thinking about simply exporting contacts from Outlook, deleting, then restoring when he returns.
Cris HannaSr IT Support Engineer

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The contacts are not stored per se in Outloook, they are stored in the Exchange Mailbox, and you can't restore just the contacts.

Now I'm not sure about IPhone ( I have a windows phone) but I can select which items to sync (mail, calendar, contacts, etc) on the Exchange Account setup....de-select Contacts and boom you're done

So without his contacts on the phone, is he going to have to carry a paper with everyone's phone number on it for making calls?

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Although is was not what we were originally setting out to achieve, it is the most logical and the customer finally accepted.

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