This document is designed primarily for Information Technology (IT) professionals who are responsible for planning and deploying mobile messaging systems that use Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 with Service Pack 2 (SP2) and Windows Mobile–based devices that have the Messaging and Security Feature Pack (MSFP).
This document is divided into two main sections that include the following:
The essential elements of a mobile messaging system, including system requirements; a summary of deployment procedures; an overview of the features of the Messaging and Security Feature Pack; an introduction to direct push technology; a summary of ISA Server 2006 features; and best practices for networking, security, and device management.
The guidelines and resources for the deployment of a mobile messaging system, including updating Exchange Server 2003 SP2, setting up Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync for mobile access, creating a protected communications environment, setting up an ISA Server 2006 environment, and procedures for setting up and managing mobile devices.
For current information about deploying mobile messaging solutions and managing Windows Mobile–based devices, visit the Windows Mobile Center Web site: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=109211
Deploying Mobile Messaging: Introduction
This guide provides best practices and procedures for implementing a mobile messaging system with Microsoft® Windows Mobile® 6 devices and Microsoft Exchange Server 2003 SP2.
This document assumes that you have an understanding of Microsoft Office Outlook® Web Access, Exchange ActiveSync, Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP), basic Exchange Server 2003 concepts, and basic Microsoft Windows Internet Information Services (IIS) concepts.
Microsoft Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1 (SP1)
Internet Information Services (IIS) 6.0
Windows Mobile 5.0–based devices that have the Messaging and Security Feature Pack
Windows Mobile 5.0–based devices that have a version number of 148xx.2.x.x or later include the Messaging and Security Feature Pack. To find the operating system version on the device, select Start, choose Settings, and then select About.
Because corporate network configurations and security policies vary, the deployment process will vary for each mobile messaging system installation. This deployment process includes the required steps and the recommended steps for deploying a mobile messaging solution that uses Exchange Server 2003 SP2 and Windows Mobile 5.0–based devices.
The following steps outline the process for setting up a mobile messaging solution with ISA Server 2006 in a workgroup in a perimeter network, with LDAP authentication. For more information on alternative network configurations, see Network Architecture Alternatives in this document.
The process can be accomplished in the following eight steps:
Step 1: Upgrade Front-End Server to Exchange Server 2003 SP2
Step 2: Update All Servers with Security Patches