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Old 06-11-2007, 11:29 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Our company was recently bought out, and we are going through a major integration. The new company will absorb our mail server and domain into their own. Basically, they will recreate the domain in their forest, and recreate all accounts. We will not have a mail server at our location.

However, they do not have a Blackberry server, and we do. As a result, they will move our server to their HQ.

Once it is moved, will all the BBs still work? I think I may have to re-activate all the Blackberrys. What do you guys think?
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Sorry but re-activation will be needed.
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What if we tried this?
  1. Bring up a new BES that connects to the main company's mail server. However, have it connect to the same config database as the current BES
  2. Move users to the new BES
  3. Once all the users have been moved, change the config database to a more local server.
  4. Bring down the old BES
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You would get a nasty headache ... this is what you want to do ...

Migrate BlackBerry Wireless Handhelds between two Exchange organizations.
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Showing me that link just gave me a nasty headache.

Last question - what if I dont erase the blackberrys before I do a wireless activation?
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It would wipe them along the way anyway but might not always work properly. Just send kill command (note: this also might not work all the time) before removing BES server.
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Global Thermonuclear Warfare.

In theory ... if everything goes correctly, nothing will go wrong.

Make sure though you move all the users to a blank IT Policy and have it applied to them ... then remove them from the current BES ... then add them to the new BES and have them activate. All of the service books *SHOULD* happily overwrite and you won't get any decryption errors.

When in doubt, back up and wipe.
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Well, I did just find out that you can wipe each device on the device itself - this is important for the remote users.

This may work after all.
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