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Jan302008

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 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 SizeYesYesYes
Attachments EnabledYesYesYes
Configure message formats (HTML or plain txt)YesYes
Include past email itemsYesYes
Email body truncation sizeYesYes
HTML email body truncation sizeYesYes
Include past calendar items (Duration)YesYes
Require manual sync while roamingYesYes
     
Authentication    
Password RequiredYesYesYesYes
Min Password LengthYesYesYesYes
Alphanumeric pwdYesYesYesYes
Inactivity TimeoutYesYesYesYes
Max Failed Password AttemptsYesYesYesYes
Enable password recoveryYesYesYes
Allow simple passwordYesYesYes
Password Expiration (Days)YesYesYes
Enforce password historyYesYesYes
Allow Windows file share accessYesYesYes
Allow Windows SharePoint accessYesYesYes
Minimum number of complex charactersYesYes
     
Encryption    
Storage Card EncryptionYesYesYes
Enforce Device encryptionYesYes
Require signed SMIME messagesYesYes
Require encrypted SMIME messagesYesYes
Require Signed SMIME algorithmYesYes
Require encrypted SMIME algorithmYesYes
Allow SMIME encrypted algorithm negotiationYesYes
Allow SMIME SoftCertsYesYes
     
Device Control    
Disable removable storageYes
Disable desktop ActiveSyncYes
Disable cameraYes
Disable SMS and any MMS text messagingYes
     
Network Control    
Disable Wi-FiYes
Disable BluetoothYes
Disable IrDAYes
Allow internet sharing from deviceYes
Allow desktop sharing from deviceYes
     
Application Control    
Disable POP3/IMAP4 emailYes
Allow consumer emailYes
Allow browserYes
Allow unsigned applicationsYes
Allow unsigned CABsYes
Application allow listYes
Application block listYes

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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