Microsoft Exchange 2003, 2007, 2007 SP1 Mobile Policies Matrix

I’ve been getting a lot of questions around which Mobile features work with the different versions of Exchange currently available in the Market – Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2007 SP1.  Since each is a drastic improvement from its predecessor they all have different features, and I thought I’d compile some of these feature […]

I’ve been getting a lot of questions around which Mobile features work with the different versions of Exchange currently available in the Market – Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007 and Exchange 2007 SP1.  Since each is a drastic improvement from its predecessor they all have different features, and I thought I’d compile some of these feature sets into a basic matrix.

Additional information on the Matrix below at can be found on Technet and the Exchange Team's Blog.

For the Matrix below:
E2K3 SP2
- Exchange 2003 Service Pack 2
E2K7 - Exchange 2007
E2K7 SP1 SCAL - Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 with Standard Client Access Licence
E2K7 SP1 ECAL - Exchange 2007 Service Pack 1 with Enterprise Client Access Licence

Exchange VersionE2K3 SP2E2K7E2K7 SP1 SCALE2K7 SP1 ECAL
Windows Mobile VersionWM5 & AboveWM6 & AboveFuture*Future*
General    
Direct PushYesYesYesYes
Email, Calendar, and Contact SynchronizationYesYesYesYes
Task SynchronizationYesYesYesYes
Remote Device WipeYesYesYesYes
SSL EncryptionYesYesYesYes
     
Sync    
Policy Refresh IntervalYesYesYesYes
Allow non-provisionable devicesYesYesYesYes
Max Attachment Size-YesYesYes
Attachments Enabled-YesYesYes
Configure message formats (HTML or plain txt)--YesYes
Include past email items--YesYes
Email body truncation size--YesYes
HTML email body truncation size--YesYes
Include past calendar items (Duration)--YesYes
Require manual sync while roaming--YesYes
     
Authentication    
Password RequiredYesYesYesYes
Min Password LengthYesYesYesYes
Alphanumeric pwdYesYesYesYes
Inactivity TimeoutYesYesYesYes
Max Failed Password AttemptsYesYesYesYes
Enable password recovery-YesYesYes
Allow simple password-YesYesYes
Password Expiration (Days)-YesYesYes
Enforce password history-YesYesYes
Allow Windows file share access-YesYesYes
Allow Windows SharePoint access-YesYesYes
Minimum number of complex characters--YesYes
     
Encryption    
Storage Card Encryption-YesYesYes
Enforce Device encryption--YesYes
Require signed SMIME messages--YesYes
Require encrypted SMIME messages--YesYes
Require Signed SMIME algorithm--YesYes
Require encrypted SMIME algorithm--YesYes
Allow SMIME encrypted algorithm negotiation--YesYes
Allow SMIME SoftCerts--YesYes
     
Device Control    
Disable removable storage---Yes
Disable desktop ActiveSync---Yes
Disable camera---Yes
Disable SMS and any MMS text messaging---Yes
     
Network Control    
Disable Wi-Fi---Yes
Disable Bluetooth---Yes
Disable IrDA---Yes
Allow internet sharing from device---Yes
Allow desktop sharing from device---Yes
     
Application Control    
Disable POP3/IMAP4 email---Yes
Allow consumer email---Yes
Allow browser---Yes
Allow unsigned applications---Yes
Allow unsigned CABs---Yes
Application allow list---Yes
Application block list---Yes

While the table above doesn't cover every feature available for every version of Windows Mobile (there are additional features such as Setting OOF, forwarding Calendar appointments etc)  it does focus on all the policy options available in the Exchange Administration Console.

This matrix was compiled with information found at the following locations:

Exchange Team Blog:
http://msexchangeteam.com/archive/2007/05/28/439558.aspx

Technet Article on new Features of Exchange 2007 SP1
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb123484.aspx

Jason Langridge's Blog
http://blogs.msdn.com/jasonlan/archive/2007/12/04/exchange-activesync-policies-summary.aspx

*Microsoft has yet to release any information about a future version of Windows Mobile that may support the Mobile Policies of Exchange 2007 SP1.

Source:→ TechNet

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