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Old 06-18-2008, 09:34 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi friends,
Below is the information quoted in the BES implementation FAQ link:
BES Implementation FAQ - BlackBerryFAQ

'Recommendations:
* Do not install BES on an Active Directory Domain Controller. The BES service account requires local administrator access to the computer it is running on and because Domain Controllers do not have local groups, when the BesAdmin account is given the "Send As" permission, permissions are revoked because of membership in protected groups. See Microsoft Knowledge Base Article 912918[1].
* Do not install BES on an Exchange Server. Microsoft Exchange requires a lot of power and it's best to separate it from your BES.'

I am however unable to understand the significance of these.....
Being a newbie to this topic, i'd like to elaborate a bit for your information...

I have Microsoft Server 2003 SP3,
BES 4.1 (installed a day ago) for 1 user
I had to actually configure an active root directory for the installation before hand plus i also was asked for exchange server to setup......which i eventually had to do.

Please forgive me if i appear a bit stupid, but can anyone explain it to me; how can these statements be explained/applied in my case.??

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Putting a BES on a Domain Controller requires elevating the permissions of the BESAdmin account. It goes against basic security principles to do this.

Installing BES is not recommended / supported on an Exchange server. Will it work? In most cases yes.

That said, BPS is supported by RIM on an Exchange Server ... Microsoft on the other hand probably won't be supporting that.
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Hi,
this is interesting in the backdrop of events that happened with me during the BES installation......
i was installing BES on my Server and...
1. i was asked for Exchange server in the list of pre-requisites; it said "Exchange Server is not detected. A newer version of mmapi32.dll may need to be installed.
2. also installing the exchange server requires an active directory and domain to be in place; so does that mean that i have to create another user on the system server and then install BES on it. In conclusion, the admin account will have the domain(Microsoft exchange) and another user will have BES installed, but how to use it????
I would have to give that second account admin rights. Can u help me?? I want to follow the recommendations mentioned above.......

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1. i was asked for Exchange server in the list of pre-requisites; it said "Exchange Server is not detected. A newer version of mmapi32.dll may need to be installed.
Did you install the requisite CDO / MAPI components? With Exchange 2003 you should be installing Exchange System Manager and applying the same patches you've applied to Exchange to your BES.

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2. also installing the exchange server requires an active directory and domain to be in place; so does that mean that i have to create another user on the system server and then install BES on it.
I don't understand what you're asking ... have you read through the installation documentation?

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In conclusion, the admin account will have the domain(Microsoft exchange) and another user will have BES installed, but how to use it????
I would have to give that second account admin rights. Can u help me?? I want to follow the recommendations mentioned above.......
I really don't get what you're saying; I'm sorry.
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