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Exchange or Domino?
Sfez is right, both ideas wont require you to cradle...However some users will see the "Enterprise Activation", which may cause their device to perform slowly for a few minutes.
**Once you have BES 4.0 up, you have to have at least a team of 2 going through PIM Settings for each user to de-crease the load on the server and ensure the pim settings for address book and Journal are correct.**
This is the way we did it in Domino: Phased--To move to a better IBM Server that has 4 times the power it had when it was on BES 3.6.
1. Ensure all devices are on 4.0 handheld OS software..Cross check your inventory of devices. If you dont have this in place, create a comments field and for every device you do upgrade lets say from today, enter that info so you will know and be able to create a Spreadsheet and know when this was done and how many.
2. Build your new server exactly the way your current server is right now, with the BES and Service Packs. You will need the SRP ID, etc but you do NOTstart ANY BES Service..Change Windows Service to Manual when doing any reboots.
3. If you are using domino: Migrate all Lotus Domino and BES data as the way it is from the current to the new server OR use robocopy..Do it 2x, one after the server is down and once more in case it missed something.
4. Upgrade the BES to 4.0 and let the DB's be upgraded which can take some time so plan for the downtime.
5. SQL Server? Separate Server? Dont forget to add the IP in the Attachment Properties for the BES Config
This should keep you going good. Always have these things handy:
1. The setup guide for both BES and SQL in case you have questions.
2. Access to Blackberryforums.com
3. Support to reach rim in case things get out of hand..not to scare you lol.
4. a full system backup before you attempt anything so its easy to revert back...
These are my thoughts in a nutshell..you have to extensively think of any loopholes because of how your environment is set up.