05-20-2010 05:58 PM
We put in BES Express and got it all working a week ago. That is until I deleted one of our contact folders... Now I can't create a new subfolder in contacts.
Is this a limitation of BES Express, or is it a setting I haven't yet found in the interface?
The symptom is that when I create a new subfolder in Outlook contacts, the contacts in the new folder are not synchronized.
However the contacts in the default folder are synched.
This is how I have deployed shared contacts in the past. By dropping a contact folder under the user's regular contacts folder. Worked fine before we 'downgraded' to BES Express.
The odd thing is that for any subfolder that predates the installation, synchronization of contacts is working.
We just can't create new subfolders.
And of course I hate to annoy the executives with this kind of thing.
05-21-2010 11:15 AM
Got this working, it turns out that our BES does not automatically sync a new contact folder.
It has to be checked in the email settings.
I'd like to sync a public contact folder - which I see others have done. But I'd also like to see that it works properly There seem to be some issues with it garbling contact data...
If anyone has a link to a document that explains wireless sync of public folders, I'd be interested.
05-25-2010 08:01 AM
Unfortunately the contact subfolders are not included by default when they are created. (It would be cool to find out how to change that...) The ones that existed when the server was stood up do synchronize.
What you can do is either have the user check the folder for sync under their Web Desktop Manager login, or change the setting user by user from Blackberry Administration.
From Manage Users - Click on the User - Default Configuration (Under Messaging Configuration) - Edit User - Email Tab - Scroll down to private contact folders. Note that if you click on the little black dot it is a drop down list and you can see and select the subfolders. If you're not in edit mode it looks exactly the same except the checkbox is greyed out. (Just select Edit user if that happens to you like it did to me.)
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05-25-2010 09:22 AM
BES will sync all subfolders in contacts that are present when you create a user.
After creating a user you must tell BES via DM or BAS to sync that newly created subfolder.
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