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Create ActiveSync Exchange Profile with one step (iOS | Android | Windows)


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Once you setup your Exchange environment some users may complain that they have to follow more than one step to configure their mobile email profile using ActiveSync. I will demonstrate hoe to get rid of these additional steps by creating a Exchange email profile in my iOS device.

 

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Usually once you enter your Email Address and Password it will bring you to another page to enter the Server Address, Domain Name and ect details to complete the process. 

 

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What if you could complete the profile creation without this hustle and if you could create the profile by only entering your email address and password. You may say “Oh Yeah” Smile

 

Ok lets me guide you, which changes need to be done in Microsoft Active Directory side to get rid of this hustle,

1. Login to Active Directory Domain Controller

2. Go to Active Directory Domain and Trust

3. Add your public domain name as an Alternative UPN Suffix

 

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4. Go to Active Directory Users and Computers

5. Go to properties of a single user and change the User Logon Domain to Public Domain instead of your local Domain.

 

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Note: You can use ADModify tool to facilitate bulk user attribute modifications 

 

Now let’s try to configure the Exchange Profile (ActiveSync) again,

 

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Once you enter “Next” you will be redirected to below page without asking any Server name or Domain Name,

 

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I hope this article would helpful for you guys, Happy learning.

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Categories: Exchange

Get certificate errors when configuring ActiveSync profiles for Android and iOS devices


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I came across with above issue when I was migrating one of my clients Exchange Server 2010 to 2016. All the CAS servers are load balanced with KEMP Load Balancer and virtual directories are load balanced with Layer 7. As the initial step I did install the root certificate which I downloaded from Comodo SSL website.

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Issue:

Get certificate errors when configuring ActiveSync profiles for Android and iOS devices.

 

Solution:

The only solution for this issue is to install all the intermediate certificates to KEMP load balancer.

 

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I hope this article would help for you guys Smile!!!!

Categories: Exchange