Create or modify a mobile device mailbox policy

 

Applies to: Exchange Server 2013

A mobile device mailbox policy allows you to apply a common set of security and mobile device settings to a group of users. You can create multiple mobile device mailbox policies. Each recipient in your organization must have a mobile device mailbox policy assigned to them. When you install Microsoft Exchange Server 2013, a default mobile device mailbox policy is created and new users are automatically assigned this policy. To assign specific users to a mobile device mailbox policy, see Add or remove users from a mobile mailbox policy.

For additional information related to mobile device mailbox policies, see Mobile device mailbox policies.

What do you need to know before you begin?

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What do you want to do?

Create a new mobile device mailbox policy

You can use the EAC or the Shell to create a new mobile device mailbox policy.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the "Mobile Device mailbox policy" entry in the Clients and mobile devices permissions topic.

Use the EAC to create a new mobile device mailbox policy

You can create a new mobile device mailbox policy using the EAC.

Note

You can only set a subset of mobile device mailbox policy settings in the EAC. To set all the mobile device mailbox policy settings, you need to use the Shell.

  1. In the EAC, click Mobile > Mobile Device Mailbox Policies, and then click New.

  2. Use the various check boxes and drop-down lists to configure the settings for the mobile device mailbox policy.

    Warning

    Select This is the default policy to make the new mobile mailbox policy the default mobile mailbox policy. After you make a mobile mailbox policy the default policy, all new users will be assigned this policy automatically when they are created.

  3. Click Save.

Use the Shell to create a new mobile device mailbox policy

You create a new mobile device mailbox policy using the New-MobileDeviceMailboxPolicy cmdlet.

Warning

There are two cmdlets that can be used to create a new mobile device mailbox policy. The New-ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy cmdlet and the New-MobileDeviceMailboxPolicy cmdlets perform identical tasks. In a future version of Microsoft Exchange Server, the New-ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy cmdlet will be removed. We recommend that you update your scripts and procedures to use the New-MobileDeviceMailboxPolicy cmdlet.

  1. In the Shell, run the following command.

        New-MobileDeviceMailboxPolicy -Name:"Management" -AllowBluetooth:$true -AllowBrowser:$true -AllowCamera:$true -AllowPOPIMAPEmail:$false -PasswordEnabled:$true -AlphanumericPasswordRequired:$true -PasswordRecoveryEnabled:$true -MaxEmailAgeFilter:10 -AllowWiFi:$true -AllowStorageCard:$true -AllowPOPIMAPEmail:$false
    

How do you know this worked?

To verify that you’ve successfully created a mobile device mailbox policy, use one of the following options:

  1. In the EAC, click Mobile > Mobile Device mailbox policies, and verify that your new policy is displayed in the List view.

  2. In the Shell, run the following command.

        Get-MobileDeviceMailboxPolicy -Identity <PolicyName> 
    

Edit an existing mobile device mailbox policy

If you want to edit a mobile device mailbox policy, you can use the EAC or the Shell.

You need to be assigned permissions before you can perform this procedure or procedures. To see what permissions you need, see the "Mobile Device mailbox policy" entry in the Clients and mobile devices permissions topic.

Use the EAC to edit a mobile device mailbox policy

You can edit a mobile device mailbox policy using the EAC.

Note

You can only edit a subset of mobile device mailbox policy settings in the EAC. To edit all the mobile device mailbox policy settings, you need to use the Shell.

  1. In the EAC, click Mobile > Mobile Device Mailbox Policies.

  2. Select a policy from the List view and click the Edit button.

  3. Use the General and Security tabs to edit the mobile device mailbox policy settings.

  4. Click Save to update the policy.

Use the Shell to edit mobile device mailbox policy settings

You can use the Shell to edit a mobile device mailbox policy.

Warning

There are two cmdlets that can be used to edit a mobile device mailbox policy. The Set-ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy cmdlet and the Set-MobileDeviceMailboxPolicy cmdlets perform identical tasks. In a future version of Microsoft Exchange Server, the Set-ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy cmdlet will be removed. We recommend that you update your scripts and procedures to use the Set-MobileDeviceMailboxPolicy cmdlet.

  1. In the Shell, run the following command.

        Set-MobileDeviceMailboxPolicy -Identity:Default -DevicePasswordEnabled:$true -AlphanumericDevicePasswordRequired:$true -PasswordRecoveryEnabled:$true -MaxEmailAgeFilter:ThreeDays -AllowWiFi:$false -AllowStorageCard:$true -AllowPOPIMAPEmail:$false -IsDefault:$true -AllowTextMessaging:$true -Confirm:$true
    

How do you know this worked?

To verify that you’ve successfully edited a mobile device mailbox policy, do one of the following:

  1. In the EAC, click Mobile > Mobile Device Mailbox Policy, and then choose a specific policy. In the Details pane, you’ll see a number of the policy settings listed.

  2. In the Shell, run the following command.

        Get-MobileDeviceMailboxPolicy -Identity <PolicyName>