This seems to be a timely post for me. Our crumbly old IBM rackmount server running W2K server just died and I want to get BES running again as it will be a little while before I can get it repaired.
We are running an SBS2003 server and I am considering installing BES Professional on there. However, running though the install stuff on RIM's site (which is a good deal more straightforward than full BES when I did that!) it seems a stumbling block might be the database being create - hence I searched and came up with this current post!
I don't fancy hanging the BES Professional off an existing instance, so would like to create a new one. I found this link Chris Dalby Blog » Blog Archive » Installing MSDE on SBS for Blackberry Enterprise Server
which gives a process for doing it. In a nutshell it says:
So, in order to get the BES installation working on SBS, you should create a new instance of MSDE before ruining the installation. You can do this as follows: |
1. Locate the MSDE files on the SBS 2003 CD 3 or download from Microsoft.
2. Open a command prompt (Start -> Run -> cmd -> clickOK).
3. On the Command Prompt, change to the directory where the MSDE files are located e.g. cd D:\SBS\MONITOR\MSDE
4. Enter the following command to create the new instance:
setup INSTANCENAME=”BESMgmt” SAPWD=”AStrongSAPwd” /L*v C:\MSDELog.log
5. Start the service: Start -> Run -> Services.msc -> Click OK. Scroll down to the instance you just created MSSQL$BESMGMT, select and click start service.
6. Check the log file to make sure everything installed correctly at C:\MSDELog.log
Then when you run the BES installation, simply enter BESMgmt as the database name. The installation will then run like a dream.
What do you experienced folk think - sensible idea?
I have to say I'm not thrilled about having a BES on the PDC, but needs must in this case.