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BES 5.0 Upgrade on a new server question

I have a question about one item in the BES 5.0 Upgrade Guide for MS Exchange.

I'd like to perform the upgrade by moving to a virtualized Windows 2008 server on our ESX cluster instead of upgrading in place.

 

In the upgrade guide on page 43 the guide states:

After you finish: After you complete the upgrade process, users must reactivate their BlackBerry devices. Instruct users to connect
their BlackBerry devices to the BlackBerry® Desktop Manager or BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager to receive new SRP routing
and service name information.

 

Is that correct?

Normally if you moved a user from one BES server to another they don't have to reactivate their device.

 

Can you please confirm or deny the accuracy of that statement? It has a big impact on our 250 device users if they all have to reactivate, and would chnage my plans for the upgrade accordingly.

 

Thanks!

Brian Everitt

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Re: BES 5.0 Upgrade on a new server question

I would like to know this as well. It would change my upgrade plans drastically.
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Re: BES 5.0 Upgrade on a new server question

One new item I found is a new tool called the Blackberry Enterprise Transporter.

 

You can use it to move users either in live mode or in bulk from one BES domain to another.

 

I installed a trial of BES 5.0 with a new database and used the transporter tool to move a couple of handhelds and it worked very smoothly. It is kind of slow, but it gets the job done.

 

That's probably the approach I'm going to take now.

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Re: BES 5.0 Upgrade on a new server question

Thanks for the tip. I'll look into it.

 

What upgrade path are you taking?

 

I'm curious since I have a single server, with roughly 200 users, and would like to move it to a new virtualized server as well.