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How to configure Always-Up-To-Date (AUTD) for Exchange Server mobile devices

"Always-Up-To-Date" (AUTD) allows for real-time synchronization of Exchange Server 2003 data with PDAs and smartphones that have not been upgraded to Windows Mobile 5.0 or higher. In this guide, Exchange MVP Brien Posey provides step-by-step instructions on how to configure AUTD for Exchange Server mobile devices.

For many years, Microsoft has allowed mobile devices to receive messages from an Exchange Server using SMS based synchronization. Although SMS based synchronizations work relatively well, using it can place an excessive drain on a device's battery. Furthermore, this type of synchronization can be expensive if your company's wireless plan doesn't include unlimited SMS messaging.

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Fortunately, Microsoft offers an alternative to legacy SMS synchronization, called Always-Up-To-Date. Always-Up-To-Date (AUTD) augments SMS synchronizations to make them more efficient, less costly, and best of all, easier to configure.

In this guide, Exchange MVP Brien Posey provides step-by-step instructions on how to configure AUTD synchronizations for Exchange Server mobile devices.

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STEP-BY-STEP GUIDE: HOW TO CONFIGURE AUTD FOR EXCHANGE SERVER

 Home: Introduction
 Step 1: Compare Exchange ActiveSync and AUTD technology
 Step 2: Configure global- and user-level AUTD settings
 Step 3: Define your mobile carriers for AUTD setup
 Step 4: Configure your Exchange Server mobile devices for AUTD
 Step 5: Create an AUTD synchronization schedule
 Step 6: Troubleshoot AUTD for Exchange Server mobile devices

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:   
Brien M. Posey, MCSE
Brien M. Posey, MCSE, is a Microsoft Most Valuable Professional for his work with Exchange Server, and has previously received Microsoft's MVP award for Windows Server and Internet Information Server (IIS). Brien has served as CIO for a nationwide chain of hospitals and was once responsible for the Department of Information Management at Fort Knox. As a freelance technical writer, Brien has written for Microsoft, TechTarget, CNET, ZDNet, MSD2D, Relevant Technologies and other technology companies. You can visit Brien's personal Web site at www.brienposey.com.

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I access my Microsoft Outlook via Citrix. Is there a product that will download my email and synchronize my personal folders to my laptop when I connect through Citrix?
—Raymond J.

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Sorry, not that I know of.
—Brien Posey, contributor

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This was last published in March 2007

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