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Old 03-15-2007, 08:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi all. I'm still fairly new at the BlackBerry thing. I was a Palm user for about 8 years but have recently moved to an 8703e with Verizon. I am on my company's BES. So far everything is working great.

I have the BB desktop software on my corporate laptop. Well, they just gave me a new laptop. So, I want to install the software on my new laptop. But if I do this will it try to resync everything again and do I risk getting a bunch of duplicates? When I installed the software the first time it took a long time to download everything onto the BB.

I just want to reinstall the software and configure it without it screwing anything up. Is there anything I should do when reinstalling the software to make sure everything goes smoothly?

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If you connected to BES everything is probably already synching wirelessly. You may not need the BlackBerry Desktop Manager (BDM) at all. I would check with your IT staff before you do anything.

If your BlackBerry is already configured to sync everything wirelessly then you are more likely to break something by installing BDM. What makes you think that you need BDM installed?
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If you connected to BES everything is probably already synching wirelessly. You may not need the BlackBerry Desktop Manager (BDM) at all. I would check with your IT staff before you do anything.

If your BlackBerry is already configured to sync everything wirelessly then you are more likely to break something by installing BDM. What makes you think that you need BDM installed?
You're right, everything is syncing wirelessly. When I first got the BB they set me up on the BB server and then told me to install the software. As soon as I did that it looked like BDM got my settings from my Outlook profile and the BB started working. The reason I had to do the software myself is because I bought my own BB so IT wouldn't install it for me. It was fairly simple so I didn't mind.

But you're right, I don't need BDM as the BB is working fine right now. But I would need BDM to do regular backups and if I want to sync a program like SplashID.

Please let me know what you think. Thanks for the response.
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DM is still useful for BES users if they need to backup or even perform split wired/wireless sync (i.e. sync multiple calendars via USB but stillsync everything else wirelessly). DM 4.2 also has added features such as the Device Switch Wizard and Media Manager for 4.2 devices. There's the App Loader as well for apps that can't be loaded OTA or for OS upgrades. And if you need another reason, DM is the only way to set the toggle for Disable Message Redirection While Your Device is Connected or to regenerate encryption keys.
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DM is still useful for BES users if they need to backup or even perform split wired/wireless sync (i.e. sync multiple calendars via USB but stillsync everything else wirelessly). DM 4.2 also has added features such as the Device Switch Wizard and Media Manager for 4.2 devices. There's the App Loader as well for apps that can't be loaded OTA or for OS upgrades. And if you need another reason, DM is the only way to set the toggle for Disable Message Redirection While Your Device is Connected or to regenerate encryption keys.
Agreed. Do you have any advice when I reinstall so that I don't screw anything up??
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Because your PIM (contacts, etc) and e-mail all sync and reconcile wirelessly, the DM won't even touch those. Even if you try to sync them, it will tell you that you can't because of this.

You can simply install it and use it as normal. It won't screw anything up.

I have DM running on both my work and home machines, and use it for managing media, etc. Never had a problem. It doesn't touch my contacts, etc.
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Because your PIM (contacts, etc) and e-mail all sync and reconcile wirelessly, the DM won't even touch those. Even if you try to sync them, it will tell you that you can't because of this.

You can simply install it and use it as normal. It won't screw anything up.

I have DM running on both my work and home machines, and use it for managing media, etc. Never had a problem. It doesn't touch my contacts, etc.
This is what I figured. I also have it running on my home PC but because I don't use Outlook there the install was fairly straightforward. I use it at home to install and backup. But I remember when I installed at work, I chose my Outlook profile and then it spent many minutes going through what looked like an initial setup on the BB.

Aaah, I'll just go ahead and install it on this new laptop, how bad can it screw it up?
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