Help with managing ActiveSync devices in outlook

Steve Wloch
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We are looking to set up policies to restrict which Mobile devices are able to pair with ActiveSync. Under the phone and voice settings in the exchange control panel you have the option to set up ActiveSync policies based on device model or family.  Is anyone in here currently using this to manage their ActiveSync device partnerships and if not what are you using?  If you are using this what has been your experience with it?
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Kyle SantosSoftware Test Analyst I at Dassault Systemes

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Good Morning Kyle,

We have no had this question answered so any help you can give would be much appreciated.
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Lots of organizations are using it, and it's good enough if you need simple controls for Block/Allow/quarantine device and basic settings on the device. If you need more advanced controls there's the free MDM solution included in O365, or Intune (requires separate licensing). There's extensive documentation on all these available online, you should review it. Do you have any specific question?
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Steve WlochNetwork Administrator

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That you for the response Vasil.

My question was so if we set one policy and they switch it does it reset everything or do say allowed devices stay allowed if we switch to a quarantine model?

and i was not able to find any good documentation on this so if you have some website could you please share?
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Steve WlochNetwork Administrator

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So david once we switch the policy all previously approved devices will be quarantined?
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from the first link
After you've created and deployed a mobile device management policy, each licensed Office 365 user in your organization that the device policy applies to will receive an enrollment message the next time they sign into Office 365 from their mobile device. They must complete the enrollment and activation steps before they can access Office 365 email and documents. See Enroll your mobile device for work or school.
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Depends. If the devices were actually approved (as in an admin clicked the "allow device" link), you will be fine. Otherwise all devices will be quarantined, unless you have created "allow" rules as well. You can also pre-configure allowed devices by populating the deviceID under the ActiveSyncAllowedDeviceIDs attribute for each user.
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Thank you Vasil,  This is what I needed to know. We are going to Admin approve the initial wave and then change the policy. So going by what you said it should work the way I was hoping it would.

Thank you so much !!!!!

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