We recently installed a new server with Microsoft SBS 2011 Server which includes Microsoft Exchange 2010.
One of the users added their exchange account to her iPhone. During the process, the iPhone requested that she create a Passcode – something she considered quite annoying.
One of the new features enforced in Exchange 2007 / 2010 is the requirement of a password / passcode, which can be found in the default profile located in Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Polices.
- This feature / policy can be disabled by doing the following:
- Logon to the server and open the Exchange Management Console.
- Expand the Organization Configuration and select Client Access.
- Click on the Exchange ActiveSync Mailbox Polices tab located to the right.
- Right click on the profile called Default and select properties.
- Click on the second tab Password, located to the right of General.
- Un-tick “Require password”, the remaining boxes should turn grey.
- Click Apply followed by OK.
- Remove the Exchange Account from the iPhone.
- Re-add the Exchange Account back to the iPhone.
- You should now be able to disable the Passcode Lock from the iPhone Settings screen.
Enjoy access to your e-mail on your iPhone without a passcode.