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  • Restricting BYOD's- Oulook, OWA only

    How would I restrict all users to using only Outlook or OWA. In other words, How would I prevent users from being able to access their exchange account with the typical mail client application on their mobile devices (or for that matter, Mac) and thereby force them to either use Outlook when on the domain (or VPN'ed), or navigate to the OWA in their mobile device internet browser in order to access their exchange account from outside the domain?

    Thanks

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    Re: Restricting BYOD's- Oulook, OWA only

    Seems I may be finding the answer (partially) to my own question here:

    http://exchangeserverpro.com/prevent...ge-server-2010

    But does anyone know if this will still allow the mobile devices access to OWA? Will I be able to enforce this on users who have already set-up and connected their mobile device?

    Or *better*: is there a way to enable a user to use the mobile devices native mail client but to restrict them to the policy settings of OWA?
    Last edited by Conack; 27th November 2012, 20:04.

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      Re: Restricting BYOD's- Oulook, OWA only

      ActiveSync is not connected to OWA. Therefore if you disable ActiveSync on the accounts then they can still use OWA or OMA (Exchange 2010 SP2 and higher) as that is just a web browser.

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        Re: Restricting BYOD's- Oulook, OWA only

        Originally posted by Sembee View Post
        ActiveSync is not connected to OWA. Therefore if you disable ActiveSync on the accounts then they can still use OWA or OMA (Exchange 2010 SP2 and higher) as that is just a web browser.

        Simon.

        So would there be any way to allow a user to use the native mail client, and regulate it in the way that can be done to OWA? Specifically: Could I prevent a user from receiving specific file types to their email?

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          Re: Restricting BYOD's- Oulook, OWA only

          OWA is a web browser only connection. Blackberry does do some screen scraping for BIS.
          Therefore no "native" clients are going to use it to connect.
          With regards to certain types of email, that isn't done natively, you would have to use some kind of rights management solution to control that.

          Simon.
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