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Pop Quiz: Exchange ActiveSync Remote Wipe

Applies to the "Maintain Windows clients and devices" objective of Exam 70-689.

Q: Which of the following can be used to remote wipe a mobile phone's corporate data when using Exchange ActiveSync? (Choose all that apply.)

  1. Windows Intune
  2. Active Directory
  3. Microsoft Exchange server
  4. Outlook Web App


Answers are C and D. Microsoft Exchange 2013 server administrators can use the Exchange Admin Center (EAC), and users using the Outlook Web App can initiate a remote wipe of mobile phone's corporate data.

Quick Tip: Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync is enabled for all users but can be disabled for specific users or devices.

Reference: Exchange ActiveSync

Bonus Question: What is the name of the new Windows PowerShell management platform that can be used for such things as managing services, files and directories, services, and deploying new software? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: The Microsoft technology that can be used to deploy policies to help secure corporate data on mobile devices is Windows Intune.

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