Actually, the reason it failed the first time is because when it created the mdss and the mdss_dis files, it was not removed / over-written during the re-installation of the mds third party utils--SQL Server was holding on to those files. In order to get them dropped, run osql.exe from command prompt and choose to drop the db's.
Now that I have this, I re-ran the setup.exe, repaired the bes installation and the mds component and services. I have 2 questions:
1. Apparently, I havent changed any of the default IT Policies in the last 2 days and all of a sudden, my BB Browser doesnt work on even google.com--that means there is a problem for sure-It says I am not authorized to view this page.
2. Getting the device registered (After installing the mds alx on the handheld to see the MDS Activation in options--8700G) in order for MDS to pick up the statistics and monitor messages.
Anyone have an idea?