Android Prompting for PIN Connecting to SBS Exchange with ActiveSync


Disable The 4 Digit PIN code Request When a Mobile Device Connects to Exchange 2010 on SBS 2011



Mobile Smartphone Prompting for PIN Connecting to SBS Exchange with ActiveSync


As we know, ActiveSync is the best method for connecting Androids, iPhones and other mobile devices to Exchange servers.  When the Exchange server is part of an SBS 2011 solution, after configuring the mobile device to receive its company e-mail through ActiveSync, it is requesting a 4 digit PIN code. This is an SBS 2011 default setting. The default configuration on the SBS 2011 Exchange Server requires a password for ActiveSync devices to synchronize with the Exchange server.

On SBS 2011 or in a non-SBS installation of Exchange 2010 the feature can be disabled or changed by opening Exchange Management Console, going to Organization Configuration, Client Access and select the Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Policies. Click properties on the Default policy and select the Passwords tab to find see the setting. 

To completely disable the password requirement, remove the check at Require password. Of course you can also change the settings to your own preferences.




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