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Old 12-15-2006, 03:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello everyone. I have a BES Express server setup and need to add another device to the server. If I register that device with RIM and obtain another license for BES express, can I just use the CAL from that on my BES server?

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Old 12-15-2006, 06:28 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think you can, but I was wondering how the BES checks for appropriate # of CALs? If too many devices get on a BES server will it just stop allowing connections?
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Old 12-15-2006, 07:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Without an open CAL you will not be able to register a new device to your existing BES Express. You could potentially run two concurrent instances of the BES Express application (having them run on different servers would probably make sense ...).
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...I was wondering how the BES checks for appropriate # of CALs?
I imagine there is a simple algorithm built into the software to count the number of registered devices versus the number of registered CALs ...



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...If too many devices get on a BES server will it just stop allowing connections?
Yup. If there are not free CALs you won't be able to register an new device.
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Old 12-16-2006, 03:33 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Hello everyone. I have a BES Express server setup and need to add another device to the server. If I register that device with RIM and obtain another license for BES express, can I just use the CAL from that on my BES server?

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How broke are you? BES device cal is only like $29! ;) I'm sure if you dig in that couch hard enough.... Besides, you got the BES Express for free.
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Old 12-16-2006, 09:09 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Really!?!?! I thought that they were more expensive than that.
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Old 12-16-2006, 09:20 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Also, where exactly do you purchase more BESX CALs?
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Old 12-17-2006, 12:45 AM   #8 (permalink)
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Also, where exactly do you purchase more BESX CALs?
From Rim ... From your carrier ... From me (email or private message me and I'll send you a quote for BES CALs) ...
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Old 12-20-2006, 02:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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Just received this email from our business account rep "we have a year end promo that will get you a 10 pack of CAL's free. There is a minimum order of 10 BB's required to get the free CAL's."
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How broke are you? BES device cal is only like $29! ;) I'm sure if you dig in that couch hard enough.... Besides, you got the BES Express for free.
Where can you get the cal for $29?

Last I looked, it was $99 per if you buy by the single.
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Without an open CAL you will not be able to register a new device to your existing BES Express. You could potentially run two concurrent instances of the BES Express application (having them run on different servers would probably make sense ...).

this is 100 percent false, going over your CAL limit will have no affect on the funtionality of BES and you will be able to add users, the only downside is that when you open blackberry manager it will tell you everytime that you are over your limit.
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this is 100 percent false, going over your CAL limit will have no affect on the funtionality of BES and you will be able to add users, the only downside is that when you open blackberry manager it will tell you everytime that you are over your limit.
Not sure about this. Certainly in one setup I work with that has BES Express with one user, I was forced to re-add the user because of various problems with the BES install (which I won't go into). At one stage I accidentally attempted to add the user when they were already in BES Manager (albeit waiting for deletion) and the software refused quoting something about insufficient licenses.
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Any current promos for additional 10 CALS ?

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when you go over your CAL limit it will give you the "error" that you are over the limit but it will still add the user and work fine, you just have to put up with the error everytime you open the blackberry manager
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you just have to put up with the error everytime you open the blackberry manager
Not exactly...
You need to "put up with the error" until you go out and buy enough CALs to support the number of users. That would be the right way to handle it.
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Old 04-15-2007, 08:38 AM   #16 (permalink)
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Cingular is giving away a BES Enterprise 4.1.x with 20 cals if you buy and activate 10 new Blackberry Devices on one order.

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