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Is there a way to allow our Exchange 2010 ActiveSync users to use a swipe or pattern lock? I tried creating the simplest policy possible and testing it on my Android phone, which is now insisting on a PIN or password and doesn't let me choose pattern.

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Implementation of the policy as presented by the server is completely up to the device.

Android's interpretation of that policy seems to be that a pattern lock doesn't fit the policy's demand - your Exchange server really doesn't have any say in the matter.

Aside from rooting phones, your only recourse is probably to file a feature request against Android.

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That, and in Exchange 2010 there is no specific setting to allow pattern vs. PIN. –  Bret Fisher Feb 28 '12 at 1:48

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