Surface Pro 3 can't sync email over Activesync on Exchange 2010
Posted on 2014-12-30
I have a user that just got a Microsoft Surface Pro 3 for Christmas and wants to sync her email via Activesync with our Exchange Server 2010. I have an Activesync policy set up in Exchange that requires a password be on the device, and that the device be encrypted. When we enter in the settings for Activesync within the email app on the Surface (NOT Outlook 2013) it connects to Exchange fine - no errors. However when the mail app tries to sync, it says "This PC can't meet the security requirements for syncing <user's email address>. There is a link on the box that says "See how". When you click that, it says "We can't sync <user's email address> because this PC can't meet its mail server's security requirements. For more info, ask your server administrator." Well, that would be me, and I'm at a loss. Bitlocker is enabled on the Surface, so it should be encrypted, and the user has a password set on it. We have been able to set this up on all versions of IPads, IPhones, and Android phones with no trouble. Weird that it's the Microsoft tablet that doesn't want to play nice with Exchange. When an IPad/phone/android is missing one of the security requirements (i.e. no password on the device, or not encrypted), it prompts the user to do those things, and then begins syncing without any trouble. Any suggestions?