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| | BES for Domino 2.2.3 to 4.0 upgrade observations
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We upgraded our BES yesterday from 2.2.3 to 4.0 with Hotfix 1 & 2. It went pretty smoothly. After the upgrade, the BES has to process through all the users (we have 140) and rebuild its databases before mail started flowing again. I wish that was better documented.
Two alerting services won't start, I called RIM but they wanted me to repair the install of the server but our downtime window was up.
The interface and number of options to play with is a bit overwhelming at first. It's like going from Windows NT to XP.
Most of my users are on Verizon 7750 handhelds with 3.6 code. By default the BES tried to push policies to these handhelds, including wireless address book sync which they can't handle without 4.0 code (which Verizon hasn't released yet.)
Of my 4.0 code handhelds, they are receiving test policies (like password changes) with no issues.
One thing I can't figure out yet...if I deploy a 3.6 device now the "old fashion way" with Desktop Manager...when I add a user to the BES it no longer asks for the handheld PIN, and I can't figure how to enter that.
This is more of a ramble than a question, I'll play with it more on Monday and post more findings.