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Guru III
knottyrope
Posts: 29,671
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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Re: BES/SBE/BPS 4.x upgrade options to BES Express 5.0

Thats a good ratio of it working. Thanks for posting the results.

 

 




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IPWinsor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-02-2009
My Device: Not Specified

Re: BES/SBE/BPS 4.x upgrade options to BES Express 5.0

Hi,

 

So, I have BES 4.1 SP4 running on a SBS2003 server.  We are migrating to SBS2008, and thought it might be good to look at what is out there for upgrading the BES software.

 

We have 10 BB devices in the company.  We do nothing fancy; just email calendar, contacts and a bit internet surfing.  All the devices are Bold 9100.

 

I was not aware of BES Express until I did some reading today.

 

Am  i understanding correctly that I can move to BESX 5.0 at no charge?  And I just install it on the SBS 2008 server, leave the BES 4.1 in place on the SBS2003,  and move users by wiping their device after I move their mailbox?

 

Sounds too easy; what's the catch?

 

Ian

 

 

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Guru III
knottyrope
Posts: 29,671
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
My Device:

I'm rockin the BlackBerry Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook, BlackBerry Wireless Headset HS-700

My Carrier: I am on AT&T. Please edit your Personal Profile with your DEVICE TYPE, DEVICE OS and Carrier

Re: BES/SBE/BPS 4.x upgrade options to BES Express 5.0

No charge.

 

Wipe if you want or use transporter to move.

 

There is no catch. You can even use a BIS plan but have to do wired activation.

 

 

KB17538 - What is the BlackBerry Enterprise Transporter

 

 




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dhouk
Posts: 2
Registered: ‎03-05-2010
My Device: Storm 2
My Carrier: Verizon

Re: BES/SBE/BPS 4.x upgrade options to BES Express 5.0

Just reporting back.  I've had success running both BES 4.1 and BESX on two differant servers (2003 and 2008 x64) while we slowly transition users over to the new platform. 

 

Wired activation using the Blackberry Web Desktop Manager worked well for phones without a BES level internet service since enterprise activation is not available.

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IPWinsor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-02-2009
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Re: BES/SBE/BPS 4.x upgrade options to BES Express 5.0

Thanks!  Is there a how to guide somewhere that covers this sort of a move?

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Guru III
knottyrope
Posts: 29,671
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
My Device:

I'm rockin the BlackBerry Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook, BlackBerry Wireless Headset HS-700

My Carrier: I am on AT&T. Please edit your Personal Profile with your DEVICE TYPE, DEVICE OS and Carrier

Re: BES/SBE/BPS 4.x upgrade options to BES Express 5.0

Did you read the first post in this thread?

 




Click here to Backup the data on your BlackBerry Device! It's important, and FREE!


Click "Accept as Solution" if your problem is solved. To give thanks, click thumbs up
Click to search the Knowledge Base at BTSC and click to Read The Fabulous Manuals

BESAdmin's, please make a signature with your BES environment info.


SIM Free BlackBerry Unlocking FAQ
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BES 5.0.4 and BES 10.2.2 with Exchange 2010 and SQL 2008


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IPWinsor
Posts: 6
Registered: ‎12-02-2009
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Re: BES/SBE/BPS 4.x upgrade options to BES Express 5.0

I did now; thanks!

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Guru III
knottyrope
Posts: 29,671
Registered: ‎06-25-2008
My Device:

I'm rockin the BlackBerry Z30, Z10, Q10, BlackBerry Mini Stereo Speaker, 64 gig PlayBook, BlackBerry Wireless Headset HS-700

My Carrier: I am on AT&T. Please edit your Personal Profile with your DEVICE TYPE, DEVICE OS and Carrier

Re: BES/SBE/BPS 4.x upgrade options to BES Express 5.0

Your Welcome.

 




Click here to Backup the data on your BlackBerry Device! It's important, and FREE!


Click "Accept as Solution" if your problem is solved. To give thanks, click thumbs up
Click to search the Knowledge Base at BTSC and click to Read The Fabulous Manuals

BESAdmin's, please make a signature with your BES environment info.


SIM Free BlackBerry Unlocking FAQ
Follow me on Twitter @knottyrope


Want to thank me? Buy my KnottyRope App here


BES 5.0.4 and BES 10.2.2 with Exchange 2010 and SQL 2008


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Taylarie
Posts: 853
Registered: ‎10-27-2009
My Device: Torch 9800
My Carrier: AT&T

Re: BES/SBE/BPS 4.x upgrade options to BES Express 5.0

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guidobras
Posts: 5
Registered: ‎04-09-2010
My Device: 9000
My Carrier: Vodafone

Re: BES/SBE/BPS 4.x upgrade options to BES Express 5.0

First of all, thanks for the great post!

 

I'm migrating from BPS4 to BESE5: BPS is installed on SBS2003 and I'm going to install BESE and a new SQL server express on a 2003 x64 VM.

 

I'd like to have both BPS and BESE running simultaneously and migrate users gradually (I have only 10 users).

 

May I use for both BPS and BESE the same AD  windows account (BESAdmin) for authenticating on the Exchange server?

 

Thanks in advance

Guido

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