Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

Questions on two Power Shell command to control ActiveSync connections

Posted on 2013-02-03
5
242 Views
Last Modified: 2013-05-28
We run Exchange 2010 SP1. We have an established ActiveSync community with about 500 users connecting. The only thing we use to control connections is applying a policy to the devices. It is standard practice to use to have everyone including new users disabled for ActiveSync except the ones that are currently using it but this practice is not always followed.

I didn't think there was anything available to control access and then I read about the two Power Shell commands below:

Set-ActiveSync OrganizationSettings
New-ActiveSyncDeviceAccessRule

I don't know if the second command is anything like, or is, the ABQ (Allow, Block, Quarantine) that I have read about.

My question is since our current Org policy allows everything, if I set it to Quarantine to catch a new user that gets created with AS enabled and then tries to connect, will this have any affect on our current users?

As for the New-ActiveSyncDeviceAccessRule, if you establish a rule or rules for some devices, does this automatically block everthing else that tries to connect.
0
Comment
Question by:osiexchange
  • 3
5 Comments
 
LVL 18

Expert Comment

by:suriyaehnop
ID: 38849778
If not mistaken, new user maibox will have Exchnage Activesync disabled by default.
0
 

Author Comment

by:osiexchange
ID: 38849826
That may or may not be true. We provision with ILM but still, there have been cases where users have been enabled either because someone in the Help Desk was asked or there at time of user creation and this catch all command would be nice to implement.
0
 

Expert Comment

by:DeanUnited
ID: 39050144
Good question. We have 25 users on activesync now but want to start implementing some sort of check so that not anyone can activate their home ipad on activesync and download all their work email. We'd like to setup a quarantine for all new devices so that we can approve them first, however I'm afraid turning this on will automatically quarantine all 25 users that are already currently active. Does anyone know a work around?
0
 

Accepted Solution

by:
osiexchange earned 0 total points
ID: 39190744
We decided to stick with the manual process.  As part of the user account setup, once the mailbox has been provisioned we go in and disable ActiveSync manually until we get the OK to enable it again.
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:osiexchange
ID: 39200628
We decided to stick with the manual process.  As part of the user account setup, once the mailbox has been provisioned we go in and disable ActiveSync manually until we get the OK to enable it again.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Follow this checklist to learn more about the 15 things you should never include in an email signature from personal quotes, animated gifs and out-of-date marketing content.
This article aims to explain the working of CircularLogArchiver. This tool was designed to solve the buildup of log file in cases where systems do not support circular logging or where circular logging is not enabled
The video tutorial explains the basics of the Exchange server Database Availability groups. The components of this video include: 1. Automatic Failover 2. Failover Clustering 3. Active Manager
To add imagery to an HTML email signature, you have two options available to you. You can either add a logo/image by embedding it directly into the signature or hosting it externally and linking to it. The vast majority of email clients display l…

856 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question