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iPhone 2.0 and Exchange Server

Apple released iPhone 2.0, a software update to the existing iPhones. We’re thrilled to add them to the family of Exchange ActiveSync licensees that enable all sorts of devices to connect to Exchange Server.  For those of you that manage Exchange Servers this means you may see some new devices connecting and we wanted to give you a few notes about what to expect.

What iPhone looks like from an Administrator’s perspective. From the server side, you need to look at a user’s device from the Exchange Management console: 

From the user screen you can scroll though any devices the users has connected to their account (iPhone circled here – note that the version number will vary by iPhone firmware version, we took this screenshot with beta firmware):

Users using OWA will see their iPhones showing up in the Options > Mobile Device screen as shown in the image below:

Note: If you want to look for connections in your IIS server logs you can do a string search for “Apple-iPhone”.

How do I find out more info on what policies the iPhone supports, how it connects to your server and other administrative questions?

Apple has published an Enterprise Deployment Guide for organizations that are deploying iPhones.  This is where you should look for Administrator info on the technical side of what Apple has created.

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