Turn off the iPhone passcode on Exchange 2007

Feb 2010

Turn off the iPhone passcode on Exchange 2007

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Recently we installed a new Server 2008 SBS server and during the process of setting up e-mail one of the users added access for his iphone, which requested he create a passcode something he considered very annoying. After a bit of seaching we found it was caused from a setting that the Exchange server controlled.  Here is how you can remove it if you are an admin to the exchange server and don't mind removing a some of the default security options.

Login to a machine with the Exchange Management Tools installed

Open the Exchange Management Console

Expand the Organization Configuration

Click on Client Access and then choose the password tab

Remove the check from the box that says Require Password 

Once the policy is pushed back out your users should be able to remove the passcode from their phones. 

Enjoy access to your e-mail without a passcode. 


March 24, 2011


Thanks, worked perfectly with

Thanks, worked perfectly with SBS 2008!

June 7, 2011


Just wanted to say thanks,

Just wanted to say thanks, this worked for Exchange 2010 as well

June 21, 2011



Good tips,this blog is very educative and have answered almost all the questions i had in mind, thanks for the good work and keep it up

June 21, 2011


We're having this problem

We're having this problem with users who have iPhones since we installed SBS 2011. But the users are still getting prompted after a few days since we made the change. Is there a setting that needs to be changed on the iPhone after we unticked the no password option?

December 14, 2011


Hi Alex, did you resolve

Hi Alex, did you resolve this? I have 2011 also, and it does not appear to be working

February 20, 2013


WoW !!

Its w0rked perfectly on my ipad 2 IO 6.1.2 Jailbroken. Just download Exchange unlocker and installed in Cydia that's it !!
My company email exchange set up password in server for exchange as soon I installed it it wont ask for passcode anymore...