Text messaging in Exchange Server 2013

Configure SMS Text Message Notification for various situation like Calendar notifications, Voice mail notifications, Email notifications if your user’s Mailbox hosted in Exchange Server 2013.By default Test Messaging feature is enabled on the server.

Here is the command to enable or disable text messaging:

Get-OwaVirtualDirectory | Set-OwaVirtualDirectory –TextMessagingEnabled $true
Get-OwaVirtualDirectory | Set-OwaVirtualDirectory –TextMessagingEnabled $false

Note: This feature is only available in 3 countries at this time. US, Canada and Romania. Hope Microsoft will add lot more countries in the list soon.

Login to your Outlook Web App and click on settings and click on options.

Click on Phone under options, click on Text Messaging and click on turn on notifications.

After you click on turn on notifications you will get popup windows to select Country and Operator.

Click on Next and here enter your Mobile Number ###-###-####

Once you click on next an text message will be sent to you from you operator which will have the 6 digit pass code.
Note: This text message will be chargeable to you

Click on Finish and now your Mobile Phone is ready to receive Calendar notifications, Voice mail notifications, Email notifications.

Cheers,
Gulab Prasad

About the Author

Gulab Prasad

Technology Consultant & Blogger

MCSE: Exchange Server 2016, 2013
MCSE: Skype for Business Server 2015
MCSE: Azure Productivity
MCSE: Windows Server 2016
MCSA: Windows Server 2012, Office 365
MCITP: Exchange Server 2010-2007 | Lync Server 2010
VMware: vSphere 6 Foundations

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