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ActiveSync Provisioning Policy Type RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hello, my colleagues and I have a question regarding Provisioning in ActiveSync. In our tests, we noticed that upon sending a Provision request after receiving status 449, the server sends policy information to the device in one of two formats. When the ActiveSync protocol version is 2.5 (Windows Mobile 5, Exchange Server 2003/2007), the PolicyType is "MS-WAP-Provisioning-XML". When the protocol version is 12.0 or greater (Windows Mobile 6, Exchange Server 2007), the PolicyType is "MS-EAS-Provisioning-WBXML".

    We came to the conclusion that we could always expect to receive MS-WAP-Provisioning-XML on the device when using protocol version 2.5, and MS-EAS-Provisioning-WBXML when using protocol version 12.0. However, we have been unable to verify these claims with any official documentation, as the current provisioning documentation, [MS-ASPROV], does not cover the MS-WAP-Provisioning-XML format, only MS-EAS-Provisioning-WBXML.

    Our goal is to accurately support all Policy Types, past and present, for our customers. So ultimately, our question is, for each version of the ActiveSync Protocol and/or Exchange Server, what are all of the possible Policy Types we could expect to receive on the device? Thank you in advance for your assistance.


    Ben
    • Edited by BenjaminKingNTFY Tuesday, March 31, 2009 8:33 PM Better clarified our purpose
    Tuesday, March 31, 2009 8:28 PM

Answers

  • Ben,

     

    Support for Exchange Server Protocols fall under the Interoperability Principles.  Interoperability Principles covers client protocols to interoperate with Exchange Server 2007.   The version of Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) that ships with Exchange Server 2007 is 12.1, and as of this time, that is what has been documented.   Exchange 2007, for client backwards compatibility reasons, support the EAS 2.5 protocol.

     

    If you require additional support for other versions of EAS, such as 2.5 that ships with Exchange 2003, this is handled as a paid service engagement with Microsoft Partner Advantage Services (MSPA).

    Dominic Salemno
    Senior Support Escalation Engineer

    Thursday, April 2, 2009 6:39 PM

All replies

  • Ben,

    I am the engineer who has taken ownership of your issue. I will update you soon with more information.

    Dominic Salemno
    Senior Support Escalation Engineer

    Wednesday, April 1, 2009 1:17 AM
  • Ben,

     

    Support for Exchange Server Protocols fall under the Interoperability Principles.  Interoperability Principles covers client protocols to interoperate with Exchange Server 2007.   The version of Exchange ActiveSync (EAS) that ships with Exchange Server 2007 is 12.1, and as of this time, that is what has been documented.   Exchange 2007, for client backwards compatibility reasons, support the EAS 2.5 protocol.

     

    If you require additional support for other versions of EAS, such as 2.5 that ships with Exchange 2003, this is handled as a paid service engagement with Microsoft Partner Advantage Services (MSPA).

    Dominic Salemno
    Senior Support Escalation Engineer

    Thursday, April 2, 2009 6:39 PM
  • Okay, thank you for your help.
    Monday, April 13, 2009 9:00 PM