Originally Posted by darren97
Sorry to be a dumb *** and tag onto the end of this, but our boss has decided to buy a blackberry and has told us that we can install BES express on our existing SBS 2003, am I right in thinking though, that we need to install SQL server for this to work??
Thanks ina advance
You do not need to install SQL. It may make it a little easier though. Here are 3 things that i find that can affect an install on a SBS.
1. You can download msde 2000 a from microsoft and install it from the command line. The reason it has a problem installing is that there are multiple instances already on the server like SBSMonitoring and Sharepoint i think. Just specify a new instance during the install or you can actually use an existing instance if it is not in use currently.
2. On another note you may want to make sure that SMB is enabled. This is required for the BES to function properly and is disable by default on a SBS.
Open the Registry Editor.
In the Registry Editor, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Servic es\NetBT\Parameters
Set the SMBDeviceEnabled registry entry to 1 (the default is 0).
Note: If the SMBDeviceEnabled registry entry does not exist, create it as a new REG_DWORD value.
You have have to restart in order for any registry changes to take affect.
3. If there are multiple nic's or virtual address then you should try and disable them for the install and enable afterwards. Check the # if interfaces by using ipconfig /all from the command line. They can also be found in the network connections, routing and remote access, etc...
Hope this helps!!