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Registered: ‎07-15-2009
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Transferring policy from BES 4.1.6 to 5.0.0

I have been trying to use the ITPolicyImportExport tool from the resource kit to export froma 4.1.6 BES so that I could import it into a 5.0.0 BES.

The command I am using is:

ITPolicyImportExport -n host -db BESmgmt -DBAuth -dbuser sa -dbpass password -file MyPolicies -p password
Everything seems to work fine and an exported file is created.

However when I try to import that into the 5.0.0 BES, I get the following error.

Decryption of the provided file failed. Please make sure the file and password are valid and try again.

Now I know I have used the right password, I've tried this three different times with the same result.

Does any one know if it is actually possible to transfer policies between different versions like this? Or am I better off just to start setting up a new policy and reentering all the settings?
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Registered: ‎06-25-2008
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Re: Transferring policy from BES 4.1.6 to 5.0.0

IIRC you can not export from 4.x to 5.0.


Manual entry or upgrade in place to keep settings.


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