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Old 04-08-2009, 04:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Ok I know that BPS will not work on a 2008 but this is my issue. One of our sales guys instead of coming to me to ask whether it will work went off on his own and sold BPS, extra cals, BES on 10 handsets. So now I am left with the issue that the customer is not happy as I have said I can not support you with this installation. He is adament that he wants to try it to which I have said fine but we want no comebacks on our company.

So. With Domain server 2008 with a member server with exchange 2007 Is there a way of getting it up and running? After speaking to Rim about it they seem to think that there is a way but they do not want to disclose it as it is unsupported and if it went down 6 hours later then they wouldn't want to know.

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Sorry I do knot know of a way, but you could run it in a Windows 2003 VM on the server.
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Could you install the BPS onto the exchange server or is that a big no no?

You have to forgive me with silly questions. I have very little experience with Servers and still trying to learn about all of this. Everyday is a struggle for me
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KB15040 - Outlook Web Access stops functioning when BlackBerry
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BES will knot install on 2008.
You can run a VM on the exchange server and install 2003 and then BES according to the manual.

With very little experience, you will have a fun challenge ahead of you as this can be a difficult task for even experienced admins. It is possible that if you follow the directions to a T you can do it, some admins think they know better and that where the fun begins.
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I am not ashamed to admit that I know very little so I think my best course of action is to pass this over to the customers IT and the sales man who sold it to rectify the situation.

I think me trying this is a BAD idea.
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We have a situation just like this but on an SBS 2008 box. I'm not the engineer on this project but I have been consulting with the lead engineer.

BPS is intended to run on the Exchange box.
You could run a 2K3 Standard VM running Exchange 2003/2007 on the 2008 box but then you need to consider backing up the IS. Backup solutions for a VM environment can be just as expensive if not more than setting up a 2003/Exchange box with BPS.

I recommended that our customer put the BPS on a different box running 2K3 Std., install Exchange 2003/2007, and then install the BPS.
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The customer has a Windows 2003 Server domain controller and a Windows 2008 Server running the Exchange 2007 application. I understand the RIM software could be loaded onto the 2003 server and interact with Exchange on the 2008 Server, but it will need some technical input as various messages appear which are not explained in the installation guide
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My best advice is to wash your hands of this sale guy mate, BPS (which I do run myself) seems to be coming to the end of it's life as far as support and service packs go from RIM.
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