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Can you manage smartphones and Pocket PC phones using Windows Group Policy?

Learn how to manage this risk smartphones and other like mobile devices introduce into your network, in this network security Ask the Expert Q&A.

Are there ways to manage smartphones and Pocket PC phones using Windows Group Policy?
Unfortunately, Windows doesn't provide a built-in capability to manage Windows Mobile devices using Active Directory. That said, there are some simple steps you can take to manage the risks they introduce into your enterprise. First, ensure that you use strong authentication and encrypt data both while it is in transit on the network (to protect against eavesdropping) and stored on the device (to protect against loss or theft of the physical device).

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  • Learn about Active Directory's inherent security capabilities.
  • Learn how to reduce mobile risk.
  • This was last published in June 2006

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