Originally Posted by paul_griffiths
Right heres the issue, i have 5 sales guys who are very happy with their "raspberries" and would now like to be able to use the handsets to connect their laptops to the companies Exhange server. Just like they've been doing for years with their GPRS enabled mobiles.
Is this possible using the configuration shown below as an example: LAPTOP
If that makes any sense!!
In a BES / Exchange environment, when you connect the BlackBerry to a Laptop (any computer) running either Desktop Manager or BlackBerry Device Manager, and running Outlook in Connected mode, the connection between the BlackBerry and the BES (it never connects to Exchange) will happen over the Laptop's network connection - not over GPRS (it can't connect over gprs - lower case anyway) if a USB cable is used. I can only assume that if you can establish a data connection between the BlackBerry and either Desktop Manager or the BlackBerry Device Manager, the same will hold true.
As a side note, in our environment (BES 4.0 - not 4.1), we find that OTA Enterprise Activations somehow get corrupted over time, while an Enterprise Activation done over the wire like this is not only considerably faster, but also seems to not get corrupted as easily.
One other thing. We don't know why, but we can't do an EA if the computer is connected to the network over a WiFi connection - it must be wired.