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Blackberry Enterprise Server


December 16, 2009  2:16 PM

BES 5 now supports Exchange 2010

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BES 5 SP1 MR1, BES 5.0, BlackBerry, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Exchange 2010 support, RIM

Hi folks, this just in, BES 5 now supports Exchange 2010! This is happening with Maintenance Release 1. Up until now people were limited to trying to find not so easy hacks to make this work and they would still run into lots of errors. Some people who were running Exchange 2003 and wanted to...

July 31, 2009  4:24 AM

Google Apps for BES

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BlackBerry, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Google Apps Connector, RIM

Hi folks, some more news from the BlackBerry front. So the latest salvo fired in the mobility wars comes from Google and BlackBerry. You've all heard of Google Apps, and you've all heard of GMail. Currently you can receive your GMail on your BlackBerry by installing the GMail app. Unfortunately...

December 1, 2008  1:19 AM

Using BES (BlackBerry Enterprise Server) with Exchange and Multiple GALs (Global Address Lists)

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BlackBerry, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Exchange, Exchange Domain Servers Group, GAL, global address lists, Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Exchange 2003, multipe GALs, multiple global address lists, offline address list, Outlook, sync appointments, sync calendar

Hi folks, here's an issue you might run into and tear your hair out over. If you have a BES server working with Exchange and are using multiple GALs (Global Address Lists) in your environment, how do you setup the BES service account to access all the users in the different GALs? Well the...

September 8, 2008  3:44 PM

Assigning the proper permissions for besadmin on BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Posted by: Raj Perumal
Assigning permissions for the BlackBerry Enterprise Ser, BES, BES administrator, BES permissions information store, BES service account, besadmin, Blackberry Enterprise Server, BlackBerry Enterprise Server service account, Doc ID KB02276, Exchange 2000, Exchange 2003, Exchange 2007, information store, permissions, receive as, send as, service account

Sometimes the problems administrators run into with BES are simply due to improper permissions. The besadmin account (the BlackBerry administrator account) requires certain permissions to do it's job correctly. More often than not we find out that someone has been mucking around with the...

August 24, 2008  4:51 PM

How to configure your BlackBerry to delete messages on the BlackBerry device and in your Outlook Inbox in a BES environment

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BES environment, BlackBerry, Blackberry Enterprise Server, Email Reconciliation settings, Mailbox and Handheld, Mailbox Wins, Message reconciliation, outlook inbox, synchronize deletions, wireless reconcile, wireless reconciliation settings

One of the simplest configuration checks you should do when having BlackBerry synchronization issues with deletions in a BES environment is to check your reconciliation settings. First go into the Messages section of your BlackBerry. Then click on the BlackBerry button to access the menu for...

August 24, 2008  4:37 PM

Deleted messages on BlackBerry are not showing up as deleted in Outlook Inbox and read messages are not showing up as read.

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BES synchronization, Blackberry Enterprise Server, BlackBerry reconciliation, BlackBerry synchronization, CDO versions, cdo.dll, deleted messages not deleting from inbox, deleted messages not synchronizing, deletions not synchronizing, dll version mismatch, MAPI32 versions, mapi32.dll, read messages not synchronizing, register dll, regsvr32

Another common BlackBerry synchronization issue is also when you delete messages on the BlackBerry and the message does not get deleted from your Outlook inbox even if you click on "Reconcile Now" from the BlackBerry menu. Also another common effect is that when you read a message it doesn’t show...

August 24, 2008  4:19 PM

Shift deleting of message in your inbox not deleting on your BlackBerry?

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BES synchronization, BlackBerry, BlackBerry Doc ID KB14142, Blackberry Enterprise Server, BlackBerry synchronization, hard delete, hard delete reconciliation, hard deletions, outlook inbox, shift deleting, synchronize deleted emails

Another common BlackBerry question I get is regarding deletion of messages. I could probably write a whole novel about all the different issues you can run into with BlackBerry synchronization but I'll spare you the pain and just mention a few things. :) When people hold the shift key down and...

July 2, 2008  3:09 PM

Installing BES in a Virtual Environment

Posted by: Raj Perumal
BES, BlackBerry, Blackberry Enterprise Server, ESX Server, IT consultant, virtual machines, Virtualization, VMWare, VMware ESX

Hi folks, today I'd like to talk about BES installations. I find that BES is one of those server installations that lends itself well to virtualization. You see I like to run BES on it's own server so if you need to reboot it or perform any maintenance, it won't affect other services.



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