Troubleshooting Apple iPhone and Exchange Server integration issues

Find out how to configure Exchange ActiveSync to synchronize Apple iPhone and Exchange Server email, calendars and contacts. You'll also get tips and advice on how to avoid common iPhone and Exchange Server setup issues; how to mitigate iPhone security risks in the enterprise; and discover how the iPhone stacks up against Windows Mobile, BlackBerry and other mobile devices.

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Even though Apple iPhone mobile devices are popular among users, Microsoft Exchange Server administrators aren't so eager to deploy them in the enterprise. iPhone and Exchange Server integration issues, along with enterprise security concerns, pose the biggest worry for administrators. In this fast guide, get tips and advice on how to configure Exchange ActiveSync to synchronize iPhone and Exchange Server email, contacts and calendars,...

as well as how to troubleshoot common setup problems and mitigate security risks. You'll also discover how the iPhone stacks up against Windows Mobile and BlackBerry devices.

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How to set up Exchange ActiveSync on an Apple iPhone
Now that Apple iPhone software supports Microsoft Exchange Server integration, learn how to enable Exchange ActiveSync on your iPhone to synchronize email, contacts and calendars with these step-by-step instructions.

A few iPhone Exchange ActiveSync gotchas
Microsoft MVP Stephen Foskett details a few iPhone and Exchange Server integration caveats in his blog post. If you've had trouble setting up Exchange ActiveSync with iPhone mobile devices, find solutions to problems such as finding the correct server name when enabling Exchange ActiveSync, dealing with Exchange application-induced battery drain and Direct Push issues.

How Exchange 2003 Direct Push works with Apple iPhone
In this tutorial, you'll learn about how Exchange 2003 Direct Push works with Apple iPhone. You'll also get step-by-step instructions on how to set up a standalone Exchange 2003 server to connect iPhone mobile devices as well as handy firewall configuration advice to follow.

Configure how much Exchange email to display on an iPhone
When an iPhone mobile device is synchronized with Exchange Server, it is configured, by default, to display email for three days. To increase or decrease the amount of Exchange Server email to display on an iPhone, you must configure the "Mail days to sync" setting. Here's how.

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Synchronizing Apple iPhone email with Microsoft Exchange Server
Connecting the iPhone to your Exchange server might come with a few complications. Read these suggestions on how to avoid configuration problems when synchronizing iPhone email with Exchange Server.

 

Connecting an Apple iPhone with Exchange Server on Windows SBS 2003
Even though iPhone mobile devices work with Windows Small Business Server (SBS) 2003 to access Exchange email, many administrators have reported IMAP issues. Here, our expert shares troubleshooting tips to avoid problems setting up the iPhone with Windows SBS 2003 using IMAP.

Are iPhones secure enough for Exchange Server 2007 enterprises?
Mobile devices such as BlackBerrys and Apple iPhones provide users with remote access to Exchange Server email, calendars and contacts. But which mobile device offers Exchange Server 2007 enterprises the best management and security features -- the iPhone or the BlackBerry? In this Q&A wiki, you'll also find out to mitigate iPhone security risks in Exchange Server enterprises.

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This was first published in November 2008

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