iPhone remote wipe via Exchange

A large percentage of my users access their corporate email and calendars via their iPhones, ActiveSync and Exchange 2007/2010. I started looking into the possibility of a solution where I could remotely wipe the devices when they get lost/stolen/eaten – turns out I already had the functionality but never knew it!! If you’re users have access to Outlook web access they can even do it themselves!

EMC: Fire up the Exchange management console, navigate to recipient config, then mailbox, and find the user that left their phone on the train. Select manage mobile phone from the actions pane. You can then select to remote wipe the device.

OWA: As I mentioned, users can do this themselves… Log into OWA, navigate to options, then phones – you’ll see all your mobile devices, and also a wipe device option. Fantastic!

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