So your corporate exchange server pushes an Password Policy? After a couple of minutes idle time, your device is locked and you have to enter a PIN?

Locked by exchange

You can remove this by following these steps:

1) Download and start a registry editor for you windows mobile device

2) Find and change the registry key: HKLM/Security/Policies/Policies/00001023 to value 1

3) Close the registry editor and on your mobile device navigate to start, settings, lock and disable the “Prompt if device unused for” checkbox

4) Most exchange servers push this policy every once and a while, so install download and install this .CAB file on your device to make this setting permanent.

Your device will never be locked again. Credits go out to XDA developers and Zenyee.

Comments (3) Posted by pieter on Wednesday, April 2nd, 2008

Your Windows Mobile (PocketPc) pda/phone has been wiped because of several reasons:
– You lost your phone, wiped it using your Outlook Web Access (or your IT department did this) and later on you found it again.
– You forgot your Windows Mobile pincode and entered a wrong code several times (default 5)

Im sorry to inform you, the data on your storage card is really gone. Microsoft did a good job on this one, it doesnt delete your data but it wipes it. So the data has been replaced by a different pattern.

It doesn’t matter if you had your storage card encrypted (if it was, a part of the key was stored on your device which is wiped as well).
Don’t try any recovery tools, thats what i did (being desperate) and the Microsoft documentation is right. 

Gone Forever

Comments (0) Posted by pieter on Friday, February 15th, 2008