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ChrisCasey 01-26-2012 06:34 AM

Deploying Contacts Through BES

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 06:48 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 08:11 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 08:30 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 08:35 AM

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


penguin3107 01-26-2012 08:45 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 09:38 AM

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

BES manuals
BlackBerry - Manuals and Guides for Administrators

nobody7290 01-26-2012 01:42 PM

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

ChrisCasey 01-27-2012 03:51 AM

Re: Deploying Contacts Through BES

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)

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