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Old 08-08-2006, 03:39 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is probably an already answered question. I'm writing up a Global IT policy. My CIO wants to know if there would be any adverse affects on legacy bb's not running 4.x code? I'm thinking no really the bb's just will not receive all of the policy, right?

i'm running 4.1 OS on my BES.

Also, in everyone's opinion, would it be a security risk, to have mixed mode bb's. Or would it be okay.

Also, just a poll. Which encryption algorythm is faster and more secure.

ADES or 3DES?
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It is AES and it will eventually be the only one supported. How many handhelds do you have that aren't at 4.x or higher? The PIM sync alone is worth the upgrade.
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AES - but please note that a lot of long time BB shops may still have a lot of legacy BBs around. These folks don't really CARE about wireless PIM sync - they love their 957s - they never break and great great battery life - and don't want to change....
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sorry AES... I have 45 units that aren't 4.x it sucks. What I need to do now, if figure out how many of these can even be upgraded. I received the green light. Just have to make a plan. We have a mixed environment, so its kind of a pain.
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sorry AES... I have 45 units that aren't 4.x it sucks. What I need to do now, if figure out how many of these can even be upgraded. I received the green light. Just have to make a plan. We have a mixed environment, so its kind of a pain.
I am middle of this type of an upgrade(2.2 --> 4.1, plus 3.x devices to 4.x). The first thing I did was to build a device inventory. 4.1 is absolutely great when it comes to this, but as I moving from 2.2 I didn't have information.
I exported all the information I could from our 2.2 servers and put them into a spreadsheet.
I had the help desk then send out and e-mail to get the version/device information from our user community. I got about 90 per cent response(after multiple tries for some people).
With this spreadsheet I was able to figure where the users with 3.x devices were. Some devices were replaced(ATT to cingular), other the firmware was upgraded.
That way I could figure it out plus have a checklist where I noted their upgrades and server movement. I created a pivot with the number so I could so show my boss the numbers very quickly.
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sorry...

Almost there, sounds like a nice plan, but you said 90% have replied. None of my users even use there berries...so sending out that request falls on deaf hears.
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bbgirl,
i went through this 2 weeks ago. While setting up the policy i noted all the requirements that the policy listed as i created it. When you select the check box next to each item, the server brings up a pop-up window to let you know what the criteria is and what version of HH software it relies on. I setup a spreadsheet and placed all my Policy items on one side with the servers minimum requirements on the other. When i presented this to my manager, they took a look and notice that the legacy device will be supported for only 90 days after the policy would be implemented due to the fact that the password would change after 90 days and that the legacy devices wouldn't keep a history of passwords.
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i went through this 2 weeks ago. While setting up the policy i noted all the requirements that the policy listed as i created it. When you select the check box next to each item, the server brings up a pop-up window to let you know what the criteria is and what version of HH software it relies on. I setup a spreadsheet and placed all my Policy items on one side with the servers minimum requirements on the other. When i presented this to my manager, they took a look and notice that the legacy device will be supported for only 90 days after the policy would be implemented due to the fact that the password would change after 90 days and that the legacy devices wouldn't keep a history of passwords.

damn thats good. I wish I had the time to do that. even though, its exacly what I need. So is this when you create a new policy. I only have 45 users that I have to check so, it isn't that bad. Also, I need to check these bb's to see if there even is 4.0 code.
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