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Configure the Exchange server connection

To use your Exchange server for mobile device discovery, you first need to provide Exchange admin credentials to authenticate to the Exchange server in your environment. We use those admin credentials to perform a series of operations in Exchange. In Exchange 2007 we do that by calling the Exchange web services. In Exchange 2010 and Office 365 we call PowerShell commands.

These operations include:

  • Finding, adding, and removing identity exceptions in Active Directory
  • Adding rules, permissions, and exceptions to mailboxes (rules are only supported in Exchange 2010 or Office 365)
  • Performing wipes from ActiveSync
  • Adding and removing devices in white lists
  • Getting inventory for devices

Because of the breath of operations and the PowerShell requirement of elevated privilege, you will need to provide Exchange admin credentials.

NOTE: When you gather information about your Office 365 accounts for asset management or Data Analytics, Ivanti uses the Office 365 credentials specified here.

To provide the server authentication information

1.Click Configure > Device discovery.

2.Select the type of server, either Exchange 2007, Exchange 2010, or Office 365.

ClosedFor Exchange 2007 servers

1.Make sure the Microsoft Exchange Server 2007 Management Tools are installed on your core server.

2.If the core server is running on Server 2008 R2, make sure PowerShell 3.0 is installed.

3.Specify the login credentials.

4.Click Test connection to verify the credentials work.

5.Click OK.

ClosedFor Exchange 2010 servers or Office 365

1.Specify the server domain\server name and login credentials.

2.Click Test connection to verify the credentials work.

3.Click OK.

NOTE: Microsoft Exchange is currently limited to one server per version (2007, 2010, or Office 365).

With the authentication information configured, you can now discover mobile devices and display their information in the mobile device inventory. For information on other options available with Exchange 2010 or Office 365, see Connection rules

 


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