04-17-2009 09:09 AM
I have installed the BlackBerry Professional and rebooted the server and it is not creating or finding the database. The software is installed on a Windows 2003 box which is not the Exchange server. The preinstallation checklist shows everything is fine including "Microsoft SQL Server of Microsoft SQL Server Desktop Engine database management system Version 8.00.761 detected." I am trying to install this in a MSDE database. It looks like I am suppose to have an option to create the database before the initial reboot but I do not have it. I am only seeing the two License Agreements, Preinstallation Checklist, Installation Info, Installation Summary, and Install on the left side of the installation window. I am not sure what to do from here.
Any suggestions would be great.
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04-17-2009 10:56 AM
If nothing is using MSDE try this
Cancel the install and/or uninstall whatever is currently there for the BES.
Then, you need to install MSDE yourself as a default instance.
Download MSDE 2000a from Microsoft. Run the file to extract the installation files (by default goes to C:\MSDERelA)
Then, from a command prompt in that location, issue the following command.
C:\MSDERelA> setup SAPWD="Password" SECURITYMODE=SQL
This will install a default instance of MSDE. Everything that comes with SBS is always named instances, so there should be no conflicts.
When you setup BES, your SQL server name would be just the machine name and the database of BESMgmt. All should be well.
If you want a named instance, just use this command to set it up instead.
c:\MSDERelA> setup INSTANCENAME="InstanceName" SAPWD="Password" SECURITYMODE=SQL
*Note* Keep the quotes in those above commands as it is a string.
Then the BES install for the SQL server would be "MachineName\InstanceName"
04-17-2009 11:11 AM
Are they on MSDE?
04-17-2009 11:22 AM
Thats sounds like a lot of MSDE activity and possibly a fairly busy server.
Do you have a different server that you could install it on?
04-17-2009 11:30 AM
Unfortunately we do not right now. There has been some talk about it later this year. There are not too many users hitting it so it is not that bad. The only other server we have right now is the Exchange server and it is near capacity. Is there a way to manually create the database or are there any other ways to make this work?
04-17-2009 11:59 AM - edited 04-17-2009 12:08 PM
high IOPS = slow updates, sluggish outlook etc?
Each BPS user will be like adding 3.76 Exchange users.
Each user will be adding info to the store in a hidden folder.
04-17-2009 12:03 PM
More info on why it did knot install and possible fix