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Default BES for Domino Install Guide / References

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Inspired by: BBAdmin's BES Prerequisites Thread, Need guide on how to install BES for lotus notes, and the general lack of love for Domino here ... I figured I'd put something together with resources on installing Domino for BES.

My general best practice recommendation for everyone is really to just download and read the documentation provided by RIM. Installation guides, administration guides, and other guides are generally well put together.

I guess this thread is to serve as a starting point for a new Domino BES Admin or someone just needing some quick documentation / answers. Being an Exchange person myself, Domino doesn't come natural to me ... but (and I may regret saying this later), it ain't all that bad.

So here we go ...

First off, attached to this post is the series of documentation released for Domino BES 4.1 SP5 which includes:

BlackBerry Enterprise Server for IBM Lotus Domino - Installation Guide
BlackBerry Enterprise Server for IBM Lotus Domino - Upgrade Guide
BlackBerry Enterprise Server for IBM Lotus Domino - Administration Guide
BlackBerry Enterprise Server for IBM Lotus Domino - Release Notes
BlackBerry Enterprise Server for IBM Lotus Domino - Policy Reference Guide
BlackBerry Monitoring Service - Installation and User Guide

I really really really recommend any new admin first review the installation guide. Print it out, and give it a complete once over. Every production BES install I perform I have the current installation guide with me. I use it as a checklist and recommend y'all out there use it just the same.

Next, here are some links I've blatently stolen from a post by noname:

Article Title: Prepare the BlackBerry Enterprise Server for multiple Domino domains
Article Number: KB05221

Article Title: How to configure address book lookups between different Domino domains
Article Number: KB10460

Article Title: Minimum Access Control List permissions for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
Article Number: KB01469

Article Title: List of port requirements for BlackBerry Enterprise Server for IBM Lotus Domino
Article Number: KB01278

Article Title: Firewall and connection requirements for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
Article Number: KB03735

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For those of you that like to continually learn, I'd highly recommend checking out some BlackBerry Blogs, and if you're into reading KB articles like me, check out the KB Article RSS Feeds RIM has ...

Other great resources:

Teck Lung's Mini Personal Cyber Space - BES Domino Support - Collections of Frequently Used KB Articles
IBM - Knowledge Collection: BlackBerry (RIM wireless device) and Lotus Notes

If anyone has anything else to contribute please post it here. I'll be sure to update this first post in the thread.

Last edited by hdawg : 09-21-2008 at 07:22 PM.
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