Configure Basic Authentication for ActiveSync

Basic Authentication will be enabled for AutoSync.

Procedure-related prerequisites

  • You need to run the commands with administrative permissions. Open the Exchange Management Shell via Run as administrator.


  1. Run the following commands:
# List all ActiveSync virtual directories 
# Find out whether Basic Authentication is enabled 
Get-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory | `
  fl BasicAuthentication
# Enable Basic Authentication 
Set-ActiveSyncVirtualDirectory `
  -Identity "Microsoft-Server- ActiveSync (Default Web Site)" `
# Restart IIS to ensure these changes are active 
iisreset /timeout:120 /noforce