RIM - BBTECH,
Once again a great experience with Nextel...oh my god. I decided to call 611 the Nextel service line to find out how I could get BES or at least the upgraded Management software with certificate support. After 45 minutes of the tech appologizing for not knowing anything about BES or S/MIME or digitally signed email, I finally asked to be transfered to the sales number that is listed on the Nextel site for information and pricing relating to BES. He had no idea that the link existsed and was also unable to transfer me so I hung up. To make a longer story less long I talked with the sales rep for 6 minutes then transfered back to BB support and got a guy named John that was at least aware of what BES was. He told me that I would have to buy a CAL, but couldn't help me with pricing.
So after looking around a little more on the RIM site I found a trial download of BES at this site
. I installed it, but now I'm left with more questions. The purpose of BES as I see it is to manage multiple devices within an organization and is really a complete waste for an individual consumer looking to use certificates. Since I'm not the manager of the Exchange server in our organization I had to install BES on my desktop and try to use a MAPI connection to resolve my name which failed. Is there any other way to resolve a user list in BES than having it be pulled down from exchange?
There are also some switches you are supposed to use in order to install the certificate manager using setup "/i"INSTALLLEVEL=125"" which didn't work either.
If I can assign myself to the unit and install the certificate manager shouldn't I be good to go with and S/MIME emails in the future? Would I even need BES after that?
Any suggestions would be appreciated,