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Old 07-24-2007, 03:40 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have MS sbs 2003 server with exchange. My wife has just bought a Blackberry Pearl 8100 and wants to receive her email from the server. I know nothing about blackberry, all the info I have read appears to talk about a blackberry enterprise server, not my exchange server. Can any kind person give me some info about connecting to my sbs server?
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Old 07-25-2007, 11:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Did you sign up for Blackberry Internet Service (BIS) or Blackberry Enterprise Service (BES). For a small business, BIS is the way to go. If you can access your email through the web, using outlook exchange website (www.companyname.com/exchange), BIS will work. You can configure it on the handset or throught your carrier's BIS website.

BES means you have to host a BES server, not a good option for a small busness.
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There's also an option called BES Express (?) that is a much lower starting price than full BES, sorry I can't give you much for details but that's a starting point at least.
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Yes, it's called BES Express and it's free for one user (ie. one PIN). See here for details:

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Svines, thanks for the link. I am the only Berry user in my company and this might be the answer to my prayers. I am assuming this is essentially a full fledged version of BES, just a one user license.
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Yes, as far as I'm aware it's full-fledged BES and comes with all the functionality that you would get by purchasing BES. The biggest difference is that you can only purchase and install a max of 15 licences.
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Before racing ahead and installing BES on SBS2003 think !

Is there enough memory, and disk space.

You may need to limit the BlackBerry default logging.

Check the permissions settings, these should be documented. Personally I have installed BES for SBS2003 on a separate machine. This keeps the SBS2003 clean, remember re-boots will bring the whole of SBS 2003 down.
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