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Old 05-12-2006, 03:51 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm hearing rumors about companies using Blackberries without a BES. Does anyone know anything about this? I would need full functionality. (sync email, calander, etc.)
Right now I have a Domino BES with 65 users. We are starting another division and the powers that be have decided they want Exchange.
I guess my questions are:
Can we use Blackberries on Exchange without a BES?
Can I load an Exchange BES on the same hardware server as the Domino BES?
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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1 - You can use Desktop Redirector, but a client machine would need to remain on at all times. Otherwise, no. Full reconciliation/synchronization capabilities would not be present under this method either.
2 - No. System resources aside, you'd likely spend more money on beefing the system up even to think about running the two (I don't think its technically possible anyhow) than simply purchasing a new server and license and CALs).
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I'm new to the Blackberry world and the only user in my company using a BB. We have Exchange 2003 and I send and receive my email using BIS and the OWA path on my Exchange Server.

I only sync Outlook PIM data from my desktop using the Desktop Manager.
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I'm new to the Blackberry world and the only user in my company using a BB. We have Exchange 2003 and I send and receive my email using BIS and the OWA path on my Exchange Server.

I only sync Outlook PIM data from my desktop using the Desktop Manager.
In your case, why not take advantage of the free BES express?
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In your case, why not take advantage of the free BES express?
I didn't know it existed. Thanks for the heads up, I'll look into it.
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To the Original Poster...

If your company is moving to Exchange, you can use the same SRP/CAL's/etc with Exchange as you are currently using for Domino. The only thing is you'd have to install the Exchange BES software.

Best idea I can give is get another box that will be your Exchange BES...install the Exchange BES software with all the same authentication info that you have for your Domino server...but DO NOT start the services at the end. Add all your users to the new Exchange BES server so it's up and ready to go....then server side it's a matter of stop the Domino BES, start the Exchange BES services, and have each handheld connect to newly configured desktop manager (for outlook) and regenerate encryption keys/activate. (or you can have them backup, security wipe, activate wirelessly, restore messages database.

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