Enabling DirectPush, GAL Lookup, Remote Wipe, and other MSFP Functionality in Exchange 2003 SP2

April 22nd, 2006
by Christopher Kusek (PKGuild)

So you’ve gone through all the effort to get yourself a mobile device, you’ve updated it to the MSFP version from the vendor and now you want to actually USE that functionality!

If you are using Exchange with no FrontEnd and the FE has SP2 on it. – You’re set!
If you are Front-Ended with ISA then the following article can help you configure the DirectPush technology.

Enterprise firewall configuration for Exchange ActiveSync Direct Push Technology
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905013

Then simply change the timeout from 120 to 1800 and DirectPush should begin working.

DirectPush
DirectPush will be working the instant you setup a mobile device with MSFP loaded on it, so your devices can now sync without requiring an SMS message to be send from the server.

GAL Lookup
GAL Lookup will be available after you update your device with the MSFP.

It can be used by doing the following:
When you go to send a new message or reply to a message
Click Menu – Add Recipient
Click Menu – Find Online
Then type in the name and it will search the GAL for the user.

Remote Wipe
Remote wipe requires the download and installation of the MobileAdmin onto your Exchange server.

You can download it here, and it provides useful documentation to use it.

Microsoft Exchange Server ActiveSync Web Administration Tool
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=E6851D23-D145-4DBF-A2CC-E0B4C6301453&displaylang=en
A few pages referencing details of DirectPush and other ActiveSync policies.
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-2003-Mobile-Messaging-Part1-Microsoft-DirectPush-technology.html
http://www.msexchange.org/tutorials/Exchange-2003-Mobile-Messaging-Part2-Uncovering-Device-Security-Policies.html

~Christopher Kusek

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