BlackBerry Forums Support Community

BlackBerry Forums Support Community (http://www.blackberryforums.com/)
-   BES Admin Corner (http://www.blackberryforums.com/bes-admin-corner/)
-   -   Deploying Contacts Through BES (http://www.blackberryforums.com/bes-admin-corner/257252-deploying-contacts-through-bes.html)

ChrisCasey 01-26-2012 05:34 AM

Deploying Contacts Through BES
 
Hi,

I am in the process of deploying Blackberry's through the company and have been asked the question of whether or not it is possible to deploy a predefined list of contacts to the handsets.

I've had a look and I can't see that this is possible, but would like a second opinion!

Thanks in advance. (y)

penguin3107 01-26-2012 05:48 AM

Re: Deploying Contacts Through BES
 
What messaging platform and version? What BES version and service pack level?

In a properly configured Exchange environment, you can use Public Contact Folders for this.

ChrisCasey 01-26-2012 07:11 AM

Re: Deploying Contacts Through BES
 
Its BES Express, not sure on the version or SP, sorry.

Where in the Exchange environment do you configure the Public Folder Contacts?

penguin3107 01-26-2012 07:30 AM

Re: Deploying Contacts Through BES
 
You'd need to address that with your Exchange administrator.

I'm also not sure if BES Express supports PCF syncing. You'll need to check that too.

ChrisCasey 01-26-2012 07:35 AM

Re: Deploying Contacts Through BES
 
Can anyone else provide a more definitive answer?

Thanks.

penguin3107 01-26-2012 07:45 AM

Re: Deploying Contacts Through BES
 
Just use Google, or any number of Exchange-centric forums, for instructions on setting up a Public Contact Folder. It's not that difficult, and you'd do yourself a huge favor by learning the process on your own rather than being spoon-fed a canned answer.

You *should* be able to sync it with BES Express, but even if you can't, you'd at least have gained experience on the Exchange side.

knottyrope 01-26-2012 08:38 AM

Re: Deploying Contacts Through BES
 
search knowledgebase
BlackBerry Technical Solution Center

BES manuals
BlackBerry - Manuals and Guides for Administrators

nobody7290 01-26-2012 12:42 PM

Re: Deploying Contacts Through BES
 
BES express 5.x can sync a public contact folder from exchange.

ChrisCasey 01-27-2012 02:51 AM

Re: Deploying Contacts Through BES
 
Hi,

Thanks for the replies.

I have created public folder contacts in Exchange and then enabled BES to push these to the Blackberry users and it is all working fine.

Thanks. (y)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:26 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.12
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.