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Old 08-28-2007, 03:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm a relatively new BES admin (old in other regards ) , and I'm about to rename our BES server to reflect a new naming convention on the network. Will if it would have any adverse affect on our BES (IP address staying the same)? Running 4.1 for Exchange. Thanks!
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Old 08-28-2007, 04:19 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Changing the HOSTNAME will have no impact. Changing the BES SERVER NAME is like crossing the streams; Egon says that is bad.
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To follow up, if you want to change the BES instance name (what you see in BlackBerry Manager), the easiest method (if an option) is to put up a new server in a shared-database configuration. Move all of your users to the new server, remove the former server (after everyone has had a verified migration), readd the former server with the new server name, and migrate users back over.

...in other words, it's a pain in the arse, so don't rename the physical server name if you want to keep it in line with the instance name within BES.
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Old 08-29-2007, 09:08 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Changing the HOSTNAME will have no impact. Changing the BES SERVER NAME is like crossing the streams; Egon says that is bad.
Dr. Egon Spengler: Try to imagine all life as you know it stopping instantaneously and every molecule in your body exploding at the speed of light.
Dr Ray Stantz: Total protonic reversal.
Dr. Peter Venkman: Right. That's bad. Okay. All right. Important safety tip. Thanks, Egon.
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