Exchange Online–Configure mobile device policy

2017-12-07T10:09:30+00:00 March 7th, 2014|Exchange, Office 365|

If you take a look at the Exchange Admin console in Office 365 and then setup a new mobile device policy you may find that some of the more advanced options, such as block attachments, is not available in the admin console:


You may notice the following message in the mobile device policy when you select any of the polices that have been setup:


This basically means that to configure some of the controls you will need to use PowerShell in order to make changes. Two steps can achieve this:

1. Connect to Exchange Online via PowerShell (

2. Use the Set-ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy command to enable or disable the settings that you wish (

If you take a look at the URL above for the Set- ActiveSyncMailboxPolicy command, under parameters will give you a full list of the policies that you can apply to the mobile devices.