Synchronization process fails when you use EAS to connect to a mailbox in Exchange Server 2010

Consider the following scenario:
  • Update Rollup 6 for Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2 (SP2) or a later update rollup is installed in an environment that contains multiple Active Directory sites.
  • The sites have Internet-facing Client Access servers.
  • Internal and external URLs are configured on the Internet-facing Client Access servers.
  • You try to synchronize a device to a mailbox by using Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync (EAS).
  • The device sends EAS requests to a Client Access server that is not in the Active Directory site on which the Mailbox server is located.
In this scenario, the device retrieves an HTTP 403 redirect response instead of the expected HTTP 451 redirect response. Then, the synchronization process fails.

Additionally, the following event is logged in the Application log:

Log Name:      ApplicationSource:        MSExchange ActiveSyncDate:          Date and TimeEvent ID:      1044Task Category: RequestsLevel:         WarningKeywords:      ClassicUser:          N/AComputer:      COMPUTERDescription:The Client Access server doesn't have the InternalURL value set for the Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync virtual directory. This prevents Exchange ServiceDiscovery from finding the MobileSyncService information for user MBX server. At least one Client Access server in the user's mailbox Active Directory site must have the InternalURL value set. The format for the InternalURL value is https://hostname/Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync


  • If this issue occurs in an on-premises-only installation of Exchange Server 2010, an entry is logged in the Internet Information Services (IIS) log files. The following is a sample of this entry: 

    Date Time POST /Microsoft-Server-ActiveSync/default.eas Cmd=Provision&DeviceType=DeviceType&User=user1 &DeviceId=DeviceId&Log=RdirTo:https%3a%2f%2fmail-eu.contoso.coml%2fMicrosoft-Server-ActiveSync_V25_LdapC1_Cpo19984_Fet20015_S130_Error:DiscoveryInfoMissing_Mbx:mbx1.contoso.com_Budget:(D)Conn%3a1%2cHangingConn%3a0%2cAD%3a%24null%2f%24null%2f0%25%2cCAS%3a%24null%2f%24null%2f0%25%2cAB%3a%24null%2f%24null%2f0%25%2cRPC%3a%24null%2f%24null%2f0%25%2cFC%3a%24null%2f0%2cPolicy%3aDefaultThrottlingPolicy%2cNorm_ 443 contoso\user1 UserAgent - 403 0 0 1477 523 20046
  • You can use the following Log Parser Studio query to identify which users are affected when this issue occurs:
    SELECT COUNT(*) AS Hits, cs-username AS UserFROM '[LOGFILEPATH]' WHERE cs-uri-query LIKE '%DiscoveryInfoMissing%'GROUP BY UserORDER BY Hits DESC

This issue occurs on Android and Windows Phone 8 devices because the list of device types and models that is validated by the DeviceCapability.RedirectDeviceTypes structure does not contain the type and model of your device. 

This issue occurs on Apple iOS devices because requests from iOS devices do not contain EAS version information or the device string. Therefore, the DeviceCapability function does not redirect the request.
To resolve this issue, install the following update rollup:
2866475 Description of Update Rollup 2 for Exchange Server 2010 SP3

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
More information
For more information about this issue, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2746164 Description of Update Rollup 6 for Exchange Server 2010 Service Pack 2
2751417 Synchronization fails if you sync an external device to a mailbox through EAS in an Exchange Server 2010 environment
For more information about Log Parser Studio, go to the following Microsoft website:
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Article ID: 2850143 - Last Review: 10/10/2013 09:07:00 - Revision: 2.0

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