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Problems authenticating to ActiveSync? Don’t be an Admin then!


 

Recently had the following error when testing ActiveSync (via www.testexchangeconnectivity.com after the IT manager said their Android device wouldn’t work Sad smile )

 

A HTTP 403 forbidden response was recieved. The response appears to have come from IIS7

 

I did a bit of digging and found out something I did not know – if you are a member of any BUILTIN Administrative group in Active Directory then you cannot utilised ActiveSync!! (This is due to the “Inherit permissions” removing as you are a member of a “Protected Group” from what I could gather).

 

Oh well, time to remind people that they should not be using Domain Administrative accounts for day-to-day access!!! Winking smile

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