Exchange 2007: Disable iPhone Passcode Requirement August 6th, 2010
If you are using your iPhone with Exchange 2007 you’ll notice that Exchange now forces a remote policy which requires you to have a passcode on your device (of course this also applies to other mobile devices and not just the iPhone). I’m sure for some this is not an issue but for those users who do not need this security feature enabled and/or simply do not want to have to enter a passcode every time, there is of course a way to disable the feature.
Firstly, you’ll need to have administrative rights to the Exchange 2007 server, so if you do and you’re able to either access the box locally or remotely via RDP, read on.
Assuming you are now sat looking at the desktop on your server, do the following (I have based this guide on a standard installation of Small Business Server 2008, but of course still applies to a stand-alone build of Exchange 2007, just follow the same steps):
- Click through Start>All Programs>Microsoft Exchange Server 2007>Exchange Management Console
- You’ll be greeted with a Windows needs your permission to continue dialogue box, select Continue
- Once in the console, expand Organization Configuration and highlight Client Access
- There should only be one policy active, which is the Windows SBS Mobile Mailbox Policy <servername>, right click this and select Properties
- Click on the Password tab
- Next uncheck the Require password checkbox and hit Apply then OK
- You can now close all of the open windows
You should now find that the forced passcode is no longer required.
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