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  • ActiveSync Options error and HTTP 403 error

    I need to get this running for my companies ability to sync the darn iPhones with Active Sync.

    I can connect to OWA and outlook client via Outlook Anywhere works on a clients Outlook just fine. Mail-flow is working seamless by no active sync.

    I've enabled activesync for my test user and checked IIS to ensure Activesync is enabling basic authentication. from there I'm lost...

    when I run the ( Activesync settings test It all passs except this darn OPTIONS Error...

    I've attached the results.

    Last week I posted on MSExchange and no replays there I know the folks here have help me in the past so any thoughts guys...?

    any hep is much appreciated!


    ExRCA is testing Exchange ActiveSync.
    The Exchange ActiveSync test failed.

    Test Steps

    Attempting to resolve the host name in DNS.
    The host name resolved successfully.

    Additional Details
    Testing TCP port 443 on host to ensure it's listening and open.
    The port was opened successfully.
    Testing the SSL certificate to make sure it's valid.
    The certificate passed all validation requirements.

    Test Steps
    Checking the IIS configuration for client certificate authentication.
    Client certificate authentication wasn't detected.

    Additional Details
    Testing HTTP Authentication Methods for URL
    The HTTP authentication methods are correct.

    Additional Details
    An ActiveSync session is being attempted with the server.
    Errors were encountered while testing the Exchange ActiveSync session.

    Test Steps

    Attempting to send the OPTIONS command to the server.
    Testing of the OPTIONS command failed. For more information, see Additional Details.

    Additional Details
    An HTTP 403 forbidden response was received. The response appears to have come from IIS7. Body of the response: <!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD XHTML 1.0 Strict//EN" "">
    <html xmlns="">
    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=iso-8859-1"/>
    <title>403 - Forbidden: Access is denied.</title>
    <style type="text/css">
    body{margin:0;font-size:.7em;font-family:Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif;background:#EEEEEE;}
    fieldset{padding:0 15px 10px 15px;}
    h3{font-size:1.2em;margin:10px 0 0 0;color:#000000;}
    #header{width:96%;margin:0 0 0 0;padding:6px 2% 6px 2%;font-family:"trebuchet MS", Verdana, sans-serif;color:#FFF;
    #content{margin:0 0 0 2%;position:relative;}
    <div id="header"><h1>Server Error</h1></div>
    <div id="content">
    <div class="content-container"><fieldset>
    <h2>403 - Forbidden: Access is denied.</h2>
    <h3>You do not have permission to view this directory or page using the credentials that you supplied.</h3>

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    Re: ActiveSync Options error and HTTP 403 error


    Windows Activation error. I activated Server 2008 and it worked!