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BES version - cannot activate devices

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<sorry wrong board> Hi Guys,


I updated to the BES version the other day.  Everything went well, however now I am unable to Activate a new device using Enterprise Activation.


I have removed the user and all history.  Re-added the user.  Created Activation Email.  The error I get is "was not able to connect to remote server".


Any thoughts?

Message Edited by JesseD on 07-31-2008 04:34 PM
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Re: BES version - cannot activate devices

does it have a data plan?


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Re: BES version - cannot activate devices

Yes.  The device has a data plan.  I am wondering if the BES port is not open.  If maybe it changed from 7080?
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Re: BES version - cannot activate devices

does the device have a BlackBerry Enterprise data plan?  There are different types of data plans.


Port 7080 isn't needed for activation.  The only port needed to be open (and outbound only at that; no inbound initiated connections needed) is 3101 from the BES to RIMs NOC.  If the BES services are running and the server is connected then you're good.  RIM did not change this port.


Have you reviewed the thread on EA Troubleshooting?


That said, can you get the error message again?  What you posted is not an error message a BlackBerry ever displays during enterprise activation.

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