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How can I set up ActiveSync GPS tracking Exchange 2007

We have Exchange 2007 and I need advice on setting up ActiveSync GPS tracking of our mobile devices. All advice and article welcome
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ok so you are basically telling me there is no way that I can enable something in exchange to allow me to track all the iphone devices or android devices that use active sync? I would have to install an app on each device first? And if a device is already lost we are just out of luck and I should get the rest of the devices set up ASAP if I want to monitor the location of the phones??
But I think the plan is the "lojack" all devices in use now,  I will check out your apps..thanks
Correct, there is no GPS Trackign built in to exchange or Active Sync

To track a Mobile device by GPS location, and App would need to be installed on the device itself

Yes, if a device is alrady lost or stolen and has no tracking ability previously installed on it.
You are out of luck

If you want to track phones yes you will need to install some app on all of the phones

A.S.A.P. : Is only up to you and your organization on how important this fetaure is.

We have trialed Live GPS tracking here, and have found it causes more trouble than its worth.

To implement you must have a phone thats GPS Enabled
So we had to buy Phones

Once implemented, you must stop users from Turning Off or Disabling the application
So we had to restrict their access to the phones settings
This really changed and restricted how users used their phone as access to phone settings is somehting users need

Once implemented we found Live Tracking of the Device Left the GPS on 24/7 sending out location updates every 5-10-15-20 Minutes

As a result the users batteries lasted less than 4 hours
For Staff who need to use their phone when away from the office this was unacceptable

IN the end we had to uninstall the app

We replaced the traking app with on on demand tracking app
Eset Mobile Security

With this app, if the device is lost
We can simply send a message to it to get its location
We can also remote wipe and reset the password by sending it a text

However, even still
For this to work

The phone needs to be ON
And the phone needs to have GPS ON

If eigther are off it wont work

If the SIM is changed
It wont work