>Exchange Server 2003 Remote Wipe/MobileAdmin problem

>When you deploy Windows Mobile on an Exchange environment, one of the things that you may want to configure is remote wipe. This will enable administrators to wipe the device over-the-air. This is very helpful in cases where a Windows Mobile device is lost or stolen and you want to simply protect company-related data like emails and attachments. While I was testing a device with an Exchange installation, I encountered an error on the site which does the remote wipe.

Server Error in ‘/MobileAdmin’ Application.

The remote server returned an error: (403) Forbidden.
Description: An unhandled exception occurred during the execution of the
current web request. Please review the stack trace for more information
about the error and where it originated in the code.

Exception Details: System.Net.WebException: The remote server returned an
error: (403) Forbidden.

Now from the looks of it, this seems like a permission/security error on the site. Either this is a web application permission problem or something else. I found this site which solved my problem. It basically recommends that you uncheck the “Require secure channel (SSL)” option on the exadmin virtual directory. This did the trick. Afterwhich, I was able to do a remote wipe on the device I was testing. The only worry I have is that now this web application is no longer secured unless you block access from the public Internet

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