Mobile Device Management

In Exchange 2003 SP2 (which introduced mobile device management), you can initiate remote wipes of mobile devices that are party to ActiveSync relationships.  HOWEVER, there’s a huge catch – if you don’t enforce a password requirement on your mobile devices, there are a whole slew of other policies that you can’t enforce – including remote wipes.

In Exchange System Manager under Global Settings, right-click on Mobile Services and click the “Device Security” button:

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Although it doesn’t explicitly say so on this panel, if you don’t have “Enforce password on device” checked, the “Wipe” option will simply not appear in the Mobile Administration Console:

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Ugh.

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