By now you probably have a fleet of Windows Mobile 5.0 devices in the field, and you've been reading up on all the new security benefits that WM5.0 provides to your business, or your clients business. You get excited (as any good person would about solid security) and install the Using the Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration Tool.
And that's when things seem to go wrong.
Not to worry! There is a solution for you!
First, open the IIS manager and ensure you still only have one default website. If you have two, then you should probably
- Un-install the web tool
- Copy down the IP address settings for the default website, and change them to All Unassigned
- Re-install the web tool
- Revert the IP address settings to what you had copied down before
Next, you'll want to check the ExAdmin virtual directory.
- Open IIS manager again (unless you never closed it)
- Check out the Directory Security in the Secure Communications tab, edit it and clear the Require secure channel (SSL) box.
Finally, we need to ensure the MobileAdmin virtual directory is running in the Exchange Application Pool
- Again in IIS Manager, expand default website and open the properties of the MobileAdmin virtual directory
- On the Virtual Directory tab, in Application Pool, select ExchangeApplicationPool
Phew! After all that you're good to go with mobile administration. Now you can again celebrate the best in mobile security using your SBS server as the centerpoint of that security.