Deploying Mobile Messaging for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
This topic provides best practices and procedures for implementing a mobile messaging system with Windows® phones with the Windows Mobile® 6.5 operating system on Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.
This guide assumes you have a general understanding of Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 deployment and administration, Microsoft Office Outlook® Web Access, Exchange ActiveSync®, Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), and Microsoft Internet Information Services (IIS) concepts.
Microsoft highly recommends reading the Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 technical documentation in the Microsoft TechNet library before attempting to install your Windows Mobile 6.5 and Exchange Server 2010 mobile messaging solution.
To read more about Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 functionality, server roles, architecture, and planning, and Exchange ActiveSync, see Getting Started with Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.
The following table presents the operating systems and applications required for a single Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 mobile deployment.
Active Directory® Server
Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP)
A Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 installation requires 64-bit hardware and a 64-bit operating system as prerequisites. This is necessary to help support increased memory, storage, and enhanced security requirements in a cost-effective manner. For larger Exchange deployments in which the Client Access Server is on a separate machine from the Exchange Mailbox Role, it is also strongly recommended that Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 be deployed on a member server, and not on a domain controller.
For more information about Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 hardware and software prerequisites, see “Planning for Exchange 2010” under Planning and Deployment on the Microsoft TechNet Web site.
You can implement the following optional components for security features and device management:
- Microsoft Internet Security and Acceleration Server 2006
- Windows Certification Authority
- RSA Authentication Manager 6.0, from RSA Security
- RSA Authentication Agent for Microsoft Windows, from RSA Security
- RSA SecurID Authenticator, from RSA Security
For more information, see Network Architecture Scenarios and Exchange Server 2010.
Deployment Software Summary
Because corporate network infrastructures and security policies vary, the deployment process for each mobile messaging installation differs. There are both required and recommended steps for deploying a messaging solution using Windows Mobile 6.5 and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010.
The deployment can be accomplished in seven steps:
- Step 1: Install Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 with Client Access Server Role
- Step 2: Update Servers with Security Patches
- Step 3: Protect Communications between Phones with the Windows Mobile 6.5 Operating System and Microsoft Exchange Server 2010
- Step 4: Install and Configure ISA Server 2006 SP1 or Other Firewall
- Step 5: Configure and Manage Mobile Device Access on the Exchange Server
- Step 6: Certificate Enrollment and Device Provisioning
- Step 7: Manage and Configure Windows Phones
The following Microsoft Web sites and technical articles provide background information for planning and deploying your mobile messaging solution:
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