User guide | Blackberry SWD-20120924140022907 Security Camera User Manual

Version: 5.0
Service Pack: 3
Administration Guide
BlackBerry Enterprise Server for
Microsoft Exchange
Published: 2012-09-24
SWD-20120924140022907
Contents
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Overview: BlackBerry Enterprise Server ......................................................................................... 21
Document revision history ................................................................................................................................................ 21
Getting started in your BlackBerry Enterprise Server environment ..................................................................................... 22
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Log in to the BlackBerry Administration Service for the first time .................................................... 26
There is a problem with this website's security certificate .................................................................................................. 26
This connection is untrusted ............................................................................................................................................. 27
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Creating administrator accounts .................................................................................................... 29
Administrative roles and permissions ................................................................................................................................ 29
Preconfigured administrative roles ............................................................................................................................. 29
Creating roles ................................................................................................................................................................... 34
Create a role .............................................................................................................................................................. 34
Create a role based on an existing role ........................................................................................................................ 35
Create an administrator account ....................................................................................................................................... 35
Add an administrator account to a group .......................................................................................................................... 36
Specify an email address for the BlackBerry Administration Service .................................................................................. 37
Permit an administrator to log in to the BlackBerry Administration Service using a messaging server account .................... 37
Assign a BlackBerry device to an administrator account .................................................................................................... 38
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Using an IT policy to manage BlackBerry Enterprise Solution security ............................................ 39
Using IT policy rules to manage BlackBerry Enterprise Solution security ............................................................................ 39
Preconfigured IT policies .................................................................................................................................................. 40
Default values for preconfigured IT policies ................................................................................................................ 41
Creating and importing IT policies ..................................................................................................................................... 44
Create an IT policy ..................................................................................................................................................... 44
Create an IT policy based on an existing IT policy ........................................................................................................ 45
Import IT policy data .................................................................................................................................................. 45
Import IT policy rules from an IT policy pack ............................................................................................................... 46
Change the value for an IT policy rule ................................................................................................................................ 46
Assign an IT policy to a group ............................................................................................................................................ 47
Assign an IT policy to a user account ................................................................................................................................. 47
Sending an IT policy over the wireless network .................................................................................................................. 48
Resend an IT policy to a BlackBerry device manually .................................................................................................. 48
Resend an IT policy to a BlackBerry device automatically ........................................................................................... 48
Assigning IT policies and resolving IT policy conflicts ......................................................................................................... 49
Option 1: Applying one IT policy to each user account ................................................................................................ 50
Option 2: Applying multiple IT policies to each user account ....................................................................................... 51
View the resolved IT policy rules that are assigned to a user account ........................................................................... 54
Deactivating BlackBerry devices that do not have IT policies applied ................................................................................. 54
Deactivate BlackBerry devices that do not have IT policies applied ............................................................................. 55
Creating new IT policy rules to control third-party applications ........................................................................................... 55
Create an IT policy rule for a third-party application .................................................................................................... 55
Change or delete IT policy rules for third-party applications ........................................................................................ 56
Export all IT policy data to a data file ................................................................................................................................. 56
Delete an IT policy ............................................................................................................................................................ 57
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Configuring security options .......................................................................................................... 58
Encrypting data that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and a BlackBerry device send to each other ................................... 58
Algorithms that the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution uses to encrypt data ..................................................................... 58
Change the symmetric key encryption algorithm that the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution uses .................................... 59
Managing device access to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server ............................................................................................ 59
Turn on the Enterprise Service Policy ......................................................................................................................... 60
Configure the Enterprise Service Policy ...................................................................................................................... 60
Permit a user to override the Enterprise Service Policy ................................................................................................ 61
Extending messaging security to a BlackBerry device ........................................................................................................ 61
Extending messaging security using PGP encryption .................................................................................................. 61
Extending messaging security using S/MIME encryption ............................................................................................. 62
Enforcing secure messaging using classifications .............................................................................................................. 65
Create a message classification ................................................................................................................................. 65
Create a message classification based on an existing message classification .............................................................. 66
Order message classifications .................................................................................................................................... 66
Delete a message classification .................................................................................................................................. 67
Generating organization-specific encryption keys for PIN-message encryption .................................................................. 67
Generate a PIN encryption key ................................................................................................................................... 67
Turn off BlackBerry services that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, BlackBerry Collaboration Service, and
BlackBerry MVS provide ................................................................................................................................................... 68
When a BlackBerry device overwrites data in the BlackBerry device memory ..................................................................... 68
Changing when a BlackBerry device cleans the BlackBerry device memory ................................................................ 69
Best practice: Configuring additional memory cleaner settings for BlackBerry devices ................................................ 70
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Configuring the BlackBerry Enterprise Server environment ............................................................ 71
Best practice: Running the BlackBerry Enterprise Server .................................................................................................. 71
Configuring certain BlackBerry Enterprise Server components to use proxy servers ........................................................... 72
Configure a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component to use a .pac file ....................................................................... 72
Configure a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component to use a proxy server ................................................................. 73
Configure a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component to authenticate to a proxy server on behalf of BlackBerry
devices ...................................................................................................................................................................... 74
Configuring the BlackBerry Administration Service to use a proxy server ............................................................................ 74
Configuring proxy selection for the BlackBerry Administration Service ........................................................................ 75
Configuring the BlackBerry Administration Service to authenticate with a proxy server ................................................ 77
Configuring multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances to use the same BlackBerry Enterprise Server component ..... 79
Configure multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances to use the same BlackBerry MDS Connection Service ........ 79
Configure multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances to use the same BlackBerry Collaboration Service ............. 80
Configuring support for Unicode languages ....................................................................................................................... 80
Configure support for Unicode languages ................................................................................................................... 80
Change the character encoding that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses to send Unicode messages ...................... 81
Configure support for Unicode text in calendars on BlackBerry devices in a Microsoft Exchange environment ............. 82
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Configuring user accounts ............................................................................................................. 84
Creating user groups ........................................................................................................................................................ 84
Create a group to manage similar user accounts ......................................................................................................... 84
Add user accounts to a group ..................................................................................................................................... 84
Adding a user account to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server ............................................................................................... 85
Add a user account .................................................................................................................................................... 85
Create a user account that is not in the contact list in the BlackBerry Configuration Database ..................................... 86
Export a list of user accounts ...................................................................................................................................... 87
Importing a list of user accounts to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server ............................................................................. 87
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Assigning BlackBerry devices to users ........................................................................................... 91
Preparing to distribute a BlackBerry device ....................................................................................................................... 91
Change how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server downloads a user's existing email messages onto the BlackBerry
device ....................................................................................................................................................................... 91
Prevent the BlackBerry Enterprise Server from synchronizing existing email messages onto a BlackBerry device ........ 92
Assigning BlackBerry devices to user accounts ................................................................................................................. 92
Option 1: Activate a BlackBerry device using the BlackBerry Administration Service ................................................... 93
Option 2: Activating a BlackBerry device over the wireless network ............................................................................. 94
Option 3: Activating BlackBerry devices over the LAN ................................................................................................. 97
Option 4: Activating BlackBerry devices using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager ................................................. 98
Option 5: Activating BlackBerry devices over an enterprise Wi-Fi network ................................................................... 98
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Configuring BlackBerry Enterprise Server high availability ............................................................ 101
Check the health of a BlackBerry Enterprise Server ......................................................................................................... 101
Availability state and failover status of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server ................................................................... 101
How the BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses health parameters ........................................................................................ 102
Defining when failover occurs .................................................................................................................................. 102
Changing the promotion threshold and failover threshold ................................................................................................ 104
Change the promotion threshold and failover threshold and the order of the health parameters ................................ 104
Changing when automatic failover occurs by customizing the health parameters for user accounts and messaging
servers .................................................................................................................................................................... 106
Prerequisites: Configuring the BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair to fail over automatically ............................................... 108
Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to fail over automatically ............................................................................... 108
Monitoring the BlackBerry Enterprise Server for an automatic failover event .................................................................... 109
Use the BlackBerry Administration Service to find the time and reason for the last automatic failover event ............... 109
Fail over the BlackBerry Enterprise Server manually using the BlackBerry Administration Service .................................... 109
Fail over the BlackBerry Enterprise Server manually using the BlackBerry Configuration Panel ........................................ 110
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Configuring high availability for BlackBerry Enterprise Server components ................................... 111
Creating a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service pool for high availability .......................................................................... 111
Create a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service pool for high availability ...................................................................... 111
Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service and BlackBerry Collaboration Service to fail over automatically .......... 112
Create a BlackBerry Collaboration Service pool for high availability .................................................................................. 113
Create a BlackBerry Attachment Service pool for high availability .................................................................................... 114
You cannot determine the BlackBerry Attachment Connector that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or the
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service uses ................................................................................................................ 115
Create a BlackBerry Router pool for high availability ........................................................................................................ 116
Permit a BlackBerry Enterprise Server to connect to a remote BlackBerry Router ..................................................... 117
Creating a BlackBerry Administration Service pool that includes the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager using DNS
round robin .................................................................................................................................................................... 118
Configure the BlackBerry Administration Service instances in a pool to communicate across network subnets .......... 119
Changing the name of the BlackBerry Administration Service pool .................................................................................. 119
Change the name of the BlackBerry Administration Service pool .............................................................................. 120
Fail over the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service or BlackBerry Collaboration Service manually ..................................... 120
Monitoring the high availability status or job deployment status using the BlackBerry Administration Service ................... 121
Monitor the high availability status or job deployment status using the BlackBerry Administration Service ................. 122
Remove a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance from a pool ............................................................................... 122
Remove a BlackBerry Collaboration Service instance from a pool .................................................................................... 123
Remove a BlackBerry Attachment Service instance from a pool ...................................................................................... 123
Remove a BlackBerry Router instance from a pool .......................................................................................................... 124
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Configuring BlackBerry Configuration Database high availability .................................................. 125
Prerequisites: Configuring database mirroring or database replication of the BlackBerry Configuration Database ............. 125
Configuring database mirroring ....................................................................................................................................... 126
Stop the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances ...................................................................................................... 126
Configure database mirroring for the BlackBerry Configuration Database ................................................................. 127
Start the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances ...................................................................................................... 127
Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution to support database mirroring ............................................................. 128
Resend the database mirroring parameters to BlackBerry Enterprise Server components ......................................... 129
Configuring the BlackBerry Configuration Database for one-way transactional replication in an environment that
includes Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or 2008 ................................................................................................................... 130
Stop the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances ...................................................................................................... 130
Create the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database from a backup .................................................................. 130
Permit access to the BlackBerry Configuration Database instances .......................................................................... 131
Configure the publication for the BlackBerry Configuration Database ....................................................................... 131
Increase the maximum data size for transactional replication ................................................................................... 132
Prepare the database server that hosts the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database and configure the
subscription ............................................................................................................................................................ 133
Start the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances ...................................................................................................... 134
Reacting if the BlackBerry Configuration Database that you configured for transactional replication stops responding ..... 134
Return to the BlackBerry Configuration Database when you configured transactional replication ..................................... 135
Configuring a new mirror BlackBerry Configuration Database .......................................................................................... 135
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Sending software and BlackBerry Java Applications to BlackBerry devices ................................... 136
Managing BlackBerry Java Applications and BlackBerry Device Software ........................................................................ 136
Developing BlackBerry Java Applications for BlackBerry devices ..................................................................................... 137
Preparing to distribute BlackBerry Java Applications ....................................................................................................... 137
Specify a shared network folder for BlackBerry Java Applications ............................................................................. 138
Add a BlackBerry Java Application to the application repository ............................................................................... 139
Add a collaboration client to the application repository ............................................................................................. 139
Specify keywords for a BlackBerry Java Application .................................................................................................. 140
Configuring application control policies ........................................................................................................................... 140
Standard application control policies ....................................................................................................................... 140
Change a standard application control policy ........................................................................................................... 141
Create custom application control policies for a BlackBerry Java Application ............................................................ 141
IT policy rules take precedence on smartphones ...................................................................................................... 143
Application control policies for unlisted applications ....................................................................................................... 143
Change the standard application control policy for unlisted applications that are optional ......................................... 143
Create an application control policy for unlisted applications .................................................................................... 144
Configure the priority of application control policies for unlisted applications ............................................................ 144
Creating software configurations ..................................................................................................................................... 145
Create a software configuration ................................................................................................................................ 146
Add a BlackBerry Java Application to a software configuration ................................................................................. 146
Assign a software configuration to a group ................................................................................................................ 147
Assign a software configuration to multiple user accounts ........................................................................................ 148
Assign a software configuration to a user account ..................................................................................................... 148
Install BlackBerry Java Applications on a BlackBerry device at a central computer .......................................................... 149
View the status of a job ................................................................................................................................................... 150
View the status of a task ........................................................................................................................................... 150
Stopping a job that is running .......................................................................................................................................... 158
Stop a job that is running ......................................................................................................................................... 159
View the users that have a BlackBerry Java Application installed on their BlackBerry devices .......................................... 159
View how the BlackBerry Administration Service resolved software configuration conflicts for a user account ................... 160
Reconciliation rules for conflicting settings in software configurations ............................................................................. 161
Reconciliation rules: BlackBerry Java Applications ................................................................................................... 162
Reconciliation rules: BlackBerry Device Software ..................................................................................................... 164
Reconciliation rules: Standard application settings ................................................................................................... 165
Reconciliation rules: Application control policies ...................................................................................................... 166
Reconciliation rules: Application control policies for unlisted applications ................................................................. 166
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Alternative methods for installing BlackBerry Java Applications on BlackBerry devices ................ 168
Installing BlackBerry Java Applications on BlackBerry devices without using the BlackBerry Administration Service ........ 168
Developing BlackBerry Java Applications for BlackBerry devices ..................................................................................... 168
Methods you can use to install BlackBerry Java Applications on BlackBerry devices ........................................................ 169
Installing BlackBerry Java Applications using the BlackBerry Desktop Software ............................................................... 170
Prerequisites: Installing BlackBerry Java Applications using the BlackBerry Desktop Software .................................. 170
Make the BlackBerry Java Application available to the BlackBerry Desktop Software ................................................ 171
Install the BlackBerry Java Application using the BlackBerry Desktop Software ........................................................ 171
Installing BlackBerry Java Applications using the BlackBerry Application Web Loader ..................................................... 172
Prerequisites: Installing BlackBerry Java Applications using the BlackBerry Application Web Loader ........................ 172
Enable the BlackBerry Application Web Loader on a web server ............................................................................... 173
Install the BlackBerry Java Application using the BlackBerry Application Web Loader ............................................... 174
Installing BlackBerry Java Applications using the standalone application loader tool ........................................................ 174
Prerequisites: Installing BlackBerry Java Applications using the standalone application loader tool ........................... 175
Add BlackBerry Java Application files to a shared network folder .............................................................................. 176
Share the Research In Motion folder that contains the BlackBerry Java Application .................................................. 176
Configure the standalone application loader tool to install the BlackBerry Java Application in automated mode ......... 177
Install the BlackBerry Java Application using the standalone application loader tool ................................................. 177
Installing BlackBerry Java Applications using a web browser on BlackBerry devices ........................................................ 178
Prerequisites: Installing BlackBerry Java Applications using a web browser on BlackBerry devices ............................ 178
Install the BlackBerry Java Application on a web server ............................................................................................ 179
Install the BlackBerry Java Application using a web browser on the BlackBerry device .............................................. 179
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Configuring how users access enterprise applications and web content ....................................... 180
Specifying a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service as a central push server ...................................................................... 180
Specify a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service as a central push server .................................................................... 181
Configuring how BlackBerry devices authenticate to content servers ............................................................................... 181
Configure how BlackBerry devices authenticate to content servers ........................................................................... 181
Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate BlackBerry devices to content servers that use
NTLM ...................................................................................................................................................................... 182
Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate BlackBerry devices to content servers that use
Kerberos ................................................................................................................................................................. 183
Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate BlackBerry devices to content servers that use
LTPA ....................................................................................................................................................................... 183
Configuring the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate devices to the RSA Authentication Manager ..... 184
Configuring how the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service manages requests for web content .......................................... 186
Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to manage HTTP cookie storage ................................................. 186
Configure the timeout limit for HTTP connections with BlackBerry devices ............................................................... 187
Configure the timeout limit for HTTP connections with web servers ........................................................................... 187
Configure the maximum number of times that the BlackBerry Browser accepts HTTP redirections ............................ 188
Permitting push applications to make trusted connections to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service ............................... 188
Create a key store to store certificates for use with HTTPS connections ..................................................................... 189
Add a certificate for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service ................................................................................... 189
Export the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service certificate to make it available to push applications ......................... 190
Import the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service certificate to the key store of a push application .............................. 190
Permit push applications to select the transport protocol for PAP requests ...................................................................... 191
Configuring a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to trust web servers ........................................................................... 191
Specify whether the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service requires trusted HTTPS connections from web servers ...... 192
Specify whether the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service requires trusted TLS connections from web servers ........... 192
Configuring certificate server information for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service .............................................. 193
Add a retrieved certificate for a web server to the key store ....................................................................................... 200
Permitting users to access intranet sites on BlackBerry devices using global login information ......................................... 200
Configure global login information for intranet site access ......................................................................................... 201
Configuring how the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service connects to BlackBerry devices .............................................. 201
Specify the maximum amount of data that a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can send to BlackBerry devices .... 201
Specify the pending content timeout limit for a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service ................................................. 202
Permit Java applications to use scalable socket connections with a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service .................. 202
Specify the thread pool size of a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service ....................................................................... 202
Specify the maximum number of scalable socket connections .................................................................................. 203
Prevent the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service from using scalable HTTP ............................................................. 203
Specify the port number that the web server listens on for push application requests ................................................ 204
Specify how often a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service polls for configuration information ..................................... 205
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Setting up the messaging environment ........................................................................................ 206
Creating email message filters ........................................................................................................................................ 206
Create an email message filter that applies to all user accounts on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server ............................ 206
Turn on an email message filter that applies to all user accounts on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server .......................... 207
Create an email message filter that applies to a specific user account ....................................................................... 207
Turn on an email message filter that applies to a specific user account ..................................................................... 208
Copying existing email message filters to another BlackBerry Enterprise Server ............................................................... 209
Export email message filters for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server ................................................................................ 209
Import email message filters for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server ................................................................................ 209
Copying existing email message filters to user accounts .................................................................................................. 210
Export email message filters for a user account ........................................................................................................ 210
Import email message filters for a user account ........................................................................................................ 210
Extension plug-ins for processing messages .................................................................................................................... 211
Install an extension plug-in application ..................................................................................................................... 211
Add an extension plug-in to a BlackBerry Messaging Agent ...................................................................................... 212
Change how a BlackBerry Messaging Agent uses extension plug-ins ......................................................................... 213
Mapping contact information fields for synchronization and contact lookups ................................................................... 214
Map a contact information field in an email application to contact list fields on BlackBerry devices ........................... 214
Map a contact list field in an email application to a contact list field on a BlackBerry device ...................................... 214
Map a contact information field in an email application to contact list fields on BlackBerry devices ........................... 215
Map a contact list field in an email application to a contact list field on a BlackBerry device ...................................... 215
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Configuring BlackBerry devices to enroll certificates over the wireless network ............................. 217
Configure the certificate information using IT policies ...................................................................................................... 217
Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to connect to the certificate authority ................................................ 218
Add communication information to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set ..................................... 219
Assign a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance ... 220
Add certificate information to a Wi-Fi profile .................................................................................................................... 221
Managing an enrolled certificate ..................................................................................................................................... 221
Change the polling interval, logging, and pool size for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service connection to the
certificate authority ........................................................................................................................................................ 222
Properties in the rimpublic.properties file ................................................................................................................. 223
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Making the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager available to users ................................................. 224
Installing the client components of the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager on users' computers ....................................... 224
Publish the client files for the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager in a Windows GPO for Windows XP ................................ 225
Publish the client files for the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager in a Windows GPO for Windows Vista ............................. 226
Configure the Microsoft ActiveX Installer on Windows Vista ....................................................................................... 227
Configure users' computers to install the client file for the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager automatically .................... 227
Make the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager available to users ....................................................................................... 229
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Configuring the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager ...................................................................... 230
Permit users to perform administrative tasks using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager ............................................... 230
Permit users to activate devices using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager .................................................................. 231
Permit users to back up and restore data using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager .................................................... 231
Configure the domains for backing up data using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager ................................................. 232
Change the text colors in the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager ..................................................................................... 232
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager text colors .......................................................................................................... 233
Display a custom image in the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager ................................................................................... 234
Display the domain name on the login page of the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager ...................................................... 234
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Creating and configuring Wi-Fi profiles and VPN profiles .............................................................. 235
Creating and configuring Wi-Fi profiles ............................................................................................................................ 235
Prerequisites: Creating Wi-Fi profiles and VPN profiles ............................................................................................. 235
Create a Wi-Fi profile ............................................................................................................................................... 237
Create a Wi-Fi profile based on an existing Wi-Fi profile ............................................................................................ 237
Configure a Wi-Fi profile on a BlackBerry device ....................................................................................................... 238
Assign a Wi-Fi profile to a group ............................................................................................................................... 238
Assign a Wi-Fi profile to a user account .................................................................................................................... 238
Configure a Wi-Fi profile ........................................................................................................................................... 239
Creating and configuring VPN profiles ............................................................................................................................. 239
Create a VPN profile ................................................................................................................................................ 240
Create a VPN profile based on an existing VPN profile ............................................................................................... 240
Configure a VPN profile ............................................................................................................................................ 240
Assign a VPN profile to a group ................................................................................................................................ 241
Assign a VPN profile to a user account ..................................................................................................................... 241
Associate a VPN profile with a Wi-Fi profile ............................................................................................................... 242
Delete a Wi-Fi profile ...................................................................................................................................................... 242
Delete a VPN profile ....................................................................................................................................................... 243
Importing profile information from a .csv file .................................................................................................................... 243
Best practices: Creating a .csv file that contains profile information that you want to import ...................................... 243
Create a .csv file that contains profile information that you want to import ................................................................. 244
Import profile information from a .csv file .................................................................................................................. 246
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Configuring encryption and authentication methods for Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices ........... 247
Configuring WEP encryption ........................................................................................................................................... 247
Configure WEP keys for BlackBerry devices using a Wi-Fi profile ............................................................................... 247
Configuring PSK encryption ............................................................................................................................................ 248
Configure PSK encryption data for BlackBerry devices using a Wi-Fi profile ............................................................... 249
Configuring LEAP authentication .................................................................................................................................... 249
Configure LEAP authentication data for BlackBerry devices using a Wi-Fi profile ....................................................... 250
Configuring PEAP authentication .................................................................................................................................... 250
Configure PEAP authentication data for BlackBerry devices using a Wi-Fi profile ....................................................... 251
Prerequisites: Distributing a certificate using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager ........................................................ 252
Distribute a certificate using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager ................................................................................. 252
Configure PEAP configuration settings in the Wi-Fi profile on a BlackBerry device ..................................................... 253
Configuring EAP-TLS authentication ............................................................................................................................... 254
Configure EAP-TLS authentication data for BlackBerry devices using a Wi-Fi profile .................................................. 255
Configure EAP-TLS configuration settings in the Wi-Fi profile on a BlackBerry device ................................................ 256
Configuring EAP-TTLS authentication ............................................................................................................................. 256
Configure EAP-TTLS authentication data for BlackBerry devices using a Wi-Fi profile ................................................ 257
Configure EAP-TTLS configuration settings in the Wi-Fi profile on a BlackBerry device .............................................. 258
Configuring EAP-FAST authentication ............................................................................................................................. 259
Configure EAP-FAST authentication ......................................................................................................................... 259
Send EAP-FAST authentication data to a BlackBerry device using a Wi-Fi profile ...................................................... 260
Configure EAP-FAST configuration settings in the Wi-Fi profile on BlackBerry devices ............................................... 261
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Configuring software tokens for BlackBerry devices ..................................................................... 262
Prerequisites: Configuring BlackBerry devices for RSA authentication ............................................................................. 262
Configure BlackBerry devices for RSA authentication ...................................................................................................... 263
Configure RSA authentication over a Wi-Fi network using a software token ...................................................................... 264
Configure RSA authentication over a VPN network using a software token ....................................................................... 264
Assign software tokens to a user account ........................................................................................................................ 265
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Changing the security settings of the BlackBerry Administration Service and BlackBerry Web
Desktop Manager ........................................................................................................................ 266
Import a new SSL certificate for the BlackBerry Administration Service and BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager ................ 266
Configuring Microsoft Active Directory authentication in an environment that includes a resource forest .......................... 267
Change the information for Microsoft Active Directory authentication ....................................................................... 268
Configuring single sign-on authentication for the BlackBerry Administration Service and BlackBerry Web Desktop
Manager ........................................................................................................................................................................ 269
Configure constrained delegation for the Microsoft Active Directory account to support single sign-on
authentication ......................................................................................................................................................... 270
Turn on single sign-on authentication for the BlackBerry Administration Service ....................................................... 270
BlackBerry Administration Service web addresses and BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager web addresses that
support BlackBerry Administration Service single sign-on ......................................................................................... 271
Changing password settings for BlackBerry Administration Service authentication .......................................................... 272
Change password settings for BlackBerry Administration Service authentication ...................................................... 272
Regenerate the system credentials for the BlackBerry Administration Service ................................................................. 273
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Protecting and redistributing devices ........................................................................................... 274
Preparing a device for redistribution to a new user .......................................................................................................... 274
Use the BlackBerry Administration Service to delete user data and assign the device to a new user ........................... 274
Use the BlackBerry Administration Service to delete device data and disable the device before assigning the
device to a new user ................................................................................................................................................ 275
Deleting only work data from a device ............................................................................................................................. 275
Delete only work data from a device ......................................................................................................................... 277
Using IT administration commands to protect a lost or stolen device ............................................................................... 278
Protect a stolen device ............................................................................................................................................. 279
Protect a lost device ................................................................................................................................................ 279
Protect a lost device that a user might not recover .................................................................................................... 280
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Managing administrator accounts ............................................................................................... 282
Change role permissions ................................................................................................................................................ 282
Change the roles for an administrator account ................................................................................................................ 282
Delete a role ................................................................................................................................................................... 283
Delete an administrator account ..................................................................................................................................... 283
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Managing groups and user accounts ........................................................................................... 285
Managing groups ............................................................................................................................................................ 285
Using default groups to manage user accounts and administrator accounts .............................................................. 285
Remove a user account from a group ....................................................................................................................... 286
Change the properties of a group ............................................................................................................................. 287
Rename a group ...................................................................................................................................................... 287
Delete a group ......................................................................................................................................................... 287
Managing user accounts ................................................................................................................................................. 288
Move a user account to a different group .................................................................................................................. 288
Move a user account from one BlackBerry Enterprise Server to another .................................................................... 289
Delete a user account from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server ................................................................................... 289
Update a user account manually .............................................................................................................................. 290
Add an administrator role to a user account ............................................................................................................. 290
Update the contact list manually .............................................................................................................................. 290
Resend service books to a BlackBerry device ........................................................................................................... 291
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Managing the delivery of BlackBerry Java Applications, BlackBerry Device Software, and device
settings to BlackBerry devices ..................................................................................................... 292
Managing the default distribution settings for jobs ........................................................................................................... 292
Change default settings for a job schedule ............................................................................................................... 292
Change how IT policies are sent to BlackBerry devices ............................................................................................. 293
Change how to install, update, or remove BlackBerry Java Applications .................................................................... 294
Change how to install or update the BlackBerry Device Software .............................................................................. 296
Change how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends standard application settings to BlackBerry devices ................. 297
Managing the distribution settings for a specific job ........................................................................................................ 298
Specify the start time and priority for a job ................................................................................................................ 299
Change how a job sends IT policies to BlackBerry devices ........................................................................................ 299
Change how a job sends BlackBerry Java Applications to BlackBerry devices ........................................................... 300
Change how a job sends the BlackBerry Device Software to BlackBerry devices ........................................................ 302
Change how a job sends standard application settings to BlackBerry devices ........................................................... 303
Managing BlackBerry Java Applications on BlackBerry devices ....................................................................................... 304
Make a BlackBerry Java Application unavailable for installation ................................................................................ 304
Remove a BlackBerry Java Application from BlackBerry devices over the wireless network ....................................... 305
Managing software configurations .................................................................................................................................. 306
Remove a software configuration from a group ......................................................................................................... 306
Remove a software configuration from multiple user accounts .................................................................................. 306
Remove a software configuration from a user account .............................................................................................. 307
Delete a software configuration ................................................................................................................................ 307
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Managing how users access enterprise applications and web content .......................................... 308
Restricting user access to content on web servers ........................................................................................................... 308
Restrict requests for content on web servers from BlackBerry devices ...................................................................... 308
Specify web address patterns .................................................................................................................................. 309
Create a pull rule ..................................................................................................................................................... 309
Restrict or permit web addresses and Intranet addresses using a pull rule ................................................................ 310
Assign a pull rule to the members of a group ............................................................................................................ 311
Assign a pull rule to user accounts ........................................................................................................................... 311
Restricting user access to media content in the BlackBerry Browser ............................................................................... 312
Prevent users from accessing specific media types .................................................................................................. 312
Configure download limits for media content types ................................................................................................... 312
Default download limits for media content types ....................................................................................................... 313
Configuring Integrated Windows authentication so that users can access resources on your organization's network ......... 314
Configuring the Microsoft Active Directory account to delegate access ..................................................................... 315
Configuring the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service when the messaging server is located in a remote Microsoft
Active Directory domain ........................................................................................................................................... 317
Turn on Integrated Windows authentication so that users can access resources on your organization's network ........ 318
Restricting the push application content that users can receive ....................................................................................... 320
Restrict push applications from sending data to BlackBerry devices ......................................................................... 320
Create push initiators for push applications .............................................................................................................. 320
Turn on push authorization ...................................................................................................................................... 321
Create a push rule ................................................................................................................................................... 322
Assign push initiators to a push rule ......................................................................................................................... 322
Assign a push rule to the members of a group ........................................................................................................... 323
Assign a push rule to user accounts ......................................................................................................................... 323
Encrypt push requests that push applications send to BlackBerry devices ................................................................ 324
Managing push application requests ............................................................................................................................... 324
Specify device ports for application-reliable push requests ....................................................................................... 324
Store push application requests in the BlackBerry Configuration Database ............................................................... 325
Configure the settings for storing push requests in the BlackBerry Configuration Database ....................................... 326
Configure the maximum number of active connections that a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can process ........ 326
Configure the maximum number of queued connections that a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can process ..... 327
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Managing organizer data synchronization .................................................................................... 328
Managing the wireless backup and recovery of organizer data ......................................................................................... 328
Turn off the wireless backup of organizer data for a user account .............................................................................. 328
Delete organizer data for members of a user group from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server ........................................ 329
Delete a user's organizer data from a BlackBerry Enterprise Server .......................................................................... 329
Turning off organizer data synchronization ...................................................................................................................... 329
Turn off organizer data synchronization for all user accounts that are associated with a BlackBerry Enterprise
Server ..................................................................................................................................................................... 330
Turn off organizer data synchronization for a specific user account ........................................................................... 330
Changing how organizer data synchronizes ..................................................................................................................... 331
Change the direction of organizer data synchronization for all user accounts on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server ........ 331
Change the direction of organizer data synchronization for a specific user account ................................................... 331
Change how the BlackBerry Administration Service resolves conflicts during organizer data synchronization for all
user accounts on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server ...................................................................................................... 332
Change how the BlackBerry Administration Service resolves conflicts during organizer data synchronization for a
specific user account ............................................................................................................................................... 332
Synchronizing contact pictures ....................................................................................................................................... 333
Turn off synchronization of contact pictures for a user account ................................................................................. 333
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Managing your organization's messaging environment and attachment support ........................... 335
Managing message forwarding ....................................................................................................................................... 335
Forward email messages to a BlackBerry device when no filter rules apply ................................................................ 335
Do not deliver email messages to a BlackBerry device when no filter rules apply ....................................................... 336
Forward email messages from inbox subfolders to a BlackBerry device ..................................................................... 336
Turn off email message forwarding to user accounts in a group ................................................................................. 337
Turn off email message forwarding to a user account ................................................................................................ 337
Turn off synchronization for email messages sent from a BlackBerry device .............................................................. 338
Turn off email message forwarding when a user connects a BlackBerry device to a computer ................................... 338
Managing the incoming message queue ......................................................................................................................... 339
Delete email messages for user accounts from the incoming message queue ........................................................... 339
Managing wireless message reconciliation ...................................................................................................................... 340
Turn off wireless message reconciliation for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server .............................................................. 340
Turn on reconciliation for email messages that are hard deleted ............................................................................... 340
Managing access to remote message data ...................................................................................................................... 341
Prevent a user from checking the availability of meeting participants on the BlackBerry device ................................. 341
Prevent a user from searching for remote email messages using a device ................................................................. 342
Managing email messages that contain HTML and rich content ...................................................................................... 343
View whether a user turned on support for email messages that contain HTML and rich content for a BlackBerry
device ..................................................................................................................................................................... 343
Turn off support for rich text formatting and inline images in email messages for users on a BlackBerry Enterprise
Server ..................................................................................................................................................................... 344
Turn off support for rich text formatting and inline images in email messages using an IT policy rule .......................... 345
Synchronizing folders on the BlackBerry device .............................................................................................................. 346
Control which published public contact folders a user can synchronize to a BlackBerry device .................................. 346
Control which personal contact subfolders a user can synchronize to a BlackBerry device ........................................ 346
Control which personal mail folders a user can synchronize with a BlackBerry device ................................................ 347
Configuring access to documents on remote file systems ................................................................................................ 348
Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to communicate with a remote file system .................................. 348
Add communication information to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set ..................................... 349
Assign a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance ... 350
Managing signatures and disclaimers in email messages ................................................................................................ 351
Add a signature to email messages that a user sends from a BlackBerry device ........................................................ 351
Add a disclaimer to email messages that users send from BlackBerry devices .......................................................... 352
Add a disclaimer to email messages that a user sends from a BlackBerry device ....................................................... 352
Specify conflict rules for disclaimers ........................................................................................................................ 353
Turn off disclaimers for email messages ................................................................................................................... 353
Monitor email messages that users send from BlackBerry devices ................................................................................... 354
Sending notification messages to users ........................................................................................................................... 354
Send a notification message to all users in a BlackBerry Domain .............................................................................. 355
Send a notification message to all users on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server ............................................................... 355
Send a notification message to group members ........................................................................................................ 355
Send a notification message to a user ....................................................................................................................... 356
Change the size of the message state database ............................................................................................................... 356
How the BlackBerry Attachment Connector communicates with BlackBerry Attachment Service instances ..................... 357
Change how a BlackBerry Attachment Connector retries sending requests to a BlackBerry Attachment Service ........ 357
Change how a BlackBerry Attachment Connector restores a lost connection to a BlackBerry Attachment Service ..... 358
Attachment file formats that the BlackBerry Attachment Service supports ...................................................................... 359
Limitations for supported attachment file formats ..................................................................................................... 359
Changing how a BlackBerry Attachment Service converts attachments ........................................................................... 361
Change how a BlackBerry Attachment Service converts attachments ....................................................................... 361
Change the maximum file size for attachments that users can receive ...................................................................... 363
Turn off support for an attachment file format for a BlackBerry Attachment Service ......................................................... 364
Add support for an additional attachment file format to a BlackBerry Attachment Service ................................................ 365
Changing how the BlackBerry Messaging Agent reconciles attachments to the messaging server .................................... 366
Change the maximum file size for attachments that users can send .......................................................................... 366
Prevent users from sending large attachments ......................................................................................................... 367
Change the maximum file size of attachments that users can download .................................................................... 367
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Managing calendars .................................................................................................................... 369
Configuring the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use Microsoft Exchange Web Services or MAPI and CDO libraries ........... 369
Prerequisites: Configuring the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use Microsoft Exchange Web Services ....................... 369
Turn off client throttling in Microsoft Exchange 2010 ................................................................................................ 370
Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use Microsoft Exchange Web Services ................................................ 370
Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use MAPI and CDO libraries ............................................................... 371
Configure the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances to use a web address for a specific Microsoft Autodiscover
service .................................................................................................................................................................... 372
Configure the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances to use a specific web address for a client access server for
Microsoft Exchange ................................................................................................................................................. 373
Configuring the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances to look up the user's status using only Microsoft Exchange
Web Services ........................................................................................................................................................... 374
Correcting calendar synchronization errors on devices .................................................................................................... 375
Configuration levels using the BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool ................................................................................. 375
Turn off corrective calendar synchronization ............................................................................................................ 376
View the current settings for corrective calendar synchronization ............................................................................. 377
Turn off automatic error correction in corrective calendar synchronization ................................................................ 377
Configure the range of days to check for calendar synchronization errors .................................................................. 378
Configure when corrective calendar synchronization runs ......................................................................................... 379
Logging information for corrective calendar synchronization ..................................................................................... 380
Delete a setting for corrective calendar synchronization ........................................................................................... 381
Start corrective calendar synchronization manually for a user account ............................................................................ 382
Improving the flow of email messages and calendar synchronization when the BlackBerry Enterprise Server runs on
Windows Server 2008 ..................................................................................................................................................... 382
Change how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server creates temporary MAPI profiles for the CalHelper application ........... 383
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Managing instant messaging ....................................................................................................... 384
Installing a collaboration client on BlackBerry devices ..................................................................................................... 384
Change the instant messaging server or pool that a BlackBerry Collaboration Service connects to .................................... 385
Change the transport protocol for a Microsoft instant messaging environment ................................................................. 385
Specify the Windows domain name for users who log in to a collaboration client .............................................................. 386
Managing instant messaging sessions ............................................................................................................................. 387
Specify the maximum number of instant messaging sessions that can be open at the same time ............................... 387
Specify the inactivity timeout limit for instant messaging sessions ............................................................................. 387
Managing instant messaging features ............................................................................................................................. 388
Prevent users from sending specific file types to instant messaging contacts using the BlackBerry Client for IBM
Lotus Sametime ....................................................................................................................................................... 388
Specifying the maximum size of file types that users can send using the BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Sametime .. 388
Prevent users from sending instant messaging conversations in email messages ...................................................... 389
Prevent users from saving instant messaging conversations ..................................................................................... 389
Hide the icon that appears on BlackBerry devices for mobile contacts ...................................................................... 389
Make additional contact information and phone numbers available for the BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus
Sametime users ....................................................................................................................................................... 390
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Managing a BlackBerry Domain .................................................................................................. 392
Restarting BlackBerry Enterprise Server components ..................................................................................................... 392
Restart a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component using the BlackBerry Administration Service .............................. 393
Restart a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component using Windows Services ............................................................. 393
Best practice: Restarting more than one BlackBerry Administration Service instance ............................................... 394
Using the BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool ...................................................................................................................... 394
Use the BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool .................................................................................................................. 394
BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool traits ............................................................................................................................. 395
Permit the BlackBerry Messaging Agent to write statistics to Microsoft Exchange mailboxes ............................................ 406
Managing BlackBerry CAL keys ...................................................................................................................................... 407
Add or delete a BlackBerry CAL key ......................................................................................................................... 407
Copy a BlackBerry CAL key to a text file .................................................................................................................... 408
Configuring the BlackBerry Mail Store Service instance that updates the contact list ....................................................... 408
Configure the BlackBerry Mail Store Service instance that updates the contact list ................................................... 409
Configuring a Hosted BlackBerry services environment ................................................................................................... 409
Configuring Hosted BlackBerry services when you permit your organization’s customers limited access to
Microsoft Active Directory ........................................................................................................................................ 410
Configure Hosted BlackBerry services when your organization’s customers have full control of their subtree in
Microsoft Active Directory ........................................................................................................................................ 411
Configuring the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use LDAP to retrieve email addresses and organizer data ....................... 412
Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to connect to Microsoft Active Directory ................................................. 413
Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to retrieve email addresses and organizer data using LDAP .................... 414
Prevent the BlackBerry Enterprise Server from retrieving contact information for specific users ................................ 415
Restrict the location in Microsoft Active Directory that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server can retrieve email
addresses and organizer data from .......................................................................................................................... 416
Configuring BlackBerry Policy Service throttling .............................................................................................................. 416
View the current settings for BlackBerry Policy Service throttling .............................................................................. 417
Configuring BlackBerry Policy Service throttling for IT policies and service books ...................................................... 417
Configuring BlackBerry Policy Service throttling for PIN encryption keys ................................................................... 419
Configuring BlackBerry Policy Service throttling for application polling ..................................................................... 419
Delete a BlackBerry Policy Service throttling setting ................................................................................................. 420
Change the port number that BlackBerry Enterprise Server components use to connect to the BlackBerry
Configuration Database .................................................................................................................................................. 421
Change the port number that the syslog tools use to monitor BlackBerry Enterprise Server events ................................... 422
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BlackBerry Controller and BlackBerry Enterprise Server Component Monitoring .......................... 423
How the BlackBerry Controller monitors the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components ................................................... 423
Change how the BlackBerry Controller restarts the BlackBerry Messaging Agent ...................................................... 423
Change how the BlackBerry Controller restarts a BlackBerry Enterprise Server service ............................................. 426
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Alert Tool ........................................................................................................................... 428
Configuring notifications using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Alert Tool ............................................................... 428
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BlackBerry Enterprise Server log files .......................................................................................... 431
Monitoring PIN messages, SMS text messages, and calls ................................................................................................ 431
Change the default location for the log files for PIN messages, SMS text messages, and calls .................................... 431
Log files for BlackBerry Enterprise Server components .................................................................................................... 433
Changing the location where BlackBerry Enterprise Server components save log files ............................................... 433
Changing how BlackBerry Enterprise Server components create log files .................................................................. 434
Component identifiers for log files ............................................................................................................................ 439
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service log files .................................................................................................................. 440
Changing how the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service creates a log file .................................................................. 440
Using BlackBerry MDS Connection Service log files to view information for proxied connections to BlackBerry
devices .................................................................................................................................................................... 444
BlackBerry Collaboration Service log files ........................................................................................................................ 445
Change which activities the BlackBerry Collaboration Service writes to a log file ........................................................ 445
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BlackBerry Enterprise Solution connection types and port numbers ............................................. 447
BlackBerry Administration Service connection types and port numbers ........................................................................... 447
BlackBerry Attachment Service connection types and port numbers ............................................................................... 449
BlackBerry Collaboration Service connection types and port numbers ............................................................................. 450
BlackBerry Configuration Database connection types and port numbers ......................................................................... 452
BlackBerry Controller connection types and port numbers .............................................................................................. 453
BlackBerry Dispatcher connection types and port numbers ............................................................................................ 454
BlackBerry Messaging Agent connection types and port numbers ................................................................................... 456
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service connection types and port numbers ....................................................................... 459
BlackBerry Monitoring Service connection types and port numbers ................................................................................. 460
BlackBerry Policy Service connection types and port numbers ........................................................................................ 461
BlackBerry Router connection types and port numbers ................................................................................................... 462
BlackBerry Synchronization Service connection types and port numbers ......................................................................... 464
CalHelper connection type and port number ................................................................................................................... 465
IBM Lotus Sametime connection type and port number .................................................................................................. 466
Microsoft Exchange connection types and port numbers ................................................................................................. 466
Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 connection types and port numbers .................................................. 467
BlackBerry Client for use with Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 connection types and port numbers .... 467
Novell GroupWise Messenger connection type and port number ..................................................................................... 468
SNMP agent connection types and port numbers ............................................................................................................ 468
Syslog connection type and port number ........................................................................................................................ 469
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Troubleshooting .......................................................................................................................... 470
Troubleshooting: Connecting to the BlackBerry Administration Service ........................................................................... 470
The web browser displays an HTTP 404 or HTTP 504 error message when it tries to connect to a BlackBerry
Administration Service instance ............................................................................................................................... 470
Troubleshooting: BlackBerry Enterprise Server Performance ........................................................................................... 471
A BlackBerry Enterprise Server that you installed remotely from the BlackBerry Configuration Database uses an
unexpected amount of system resources and increases wireless network traffic ....................................................... 471
Microsoft SQL Server uses a considerable amount of disk space ............................................................................... 472
Troubleshooting: Setting up user accounts ...................................................................................................................... 472
You cannot create a user account in the BlackBerry Administration Service .............................................................. 472
You cannot find a new user account in the directory using the BlackBerry Administration Service ............................. 473
Troubleshooting: Messaging ........................................................................................................................................... 473
Messages are not delivered to BlackBerry devices .................................................................................................... 473
Text does not appear correctly in Unicode email messages ...................................................................................... 474
Troubleshooting: Instant messaging ................................................................................................................................ 474
Users cannot view phone numbers for contacts in the BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Sametime ............................. 474
A user did not accept a notification about an instant message on a computer and the notification disappeared ......... 476
A user receives a 301 error when the user logs in to an instant messaging application on a BlackBerry device ........... 476
Troubleshooting: BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager ....................................................................................................... 477
Troubleshooting: Users cannot log in to the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager ......................................................... 477
Troubleshooting: Connections to the Wi-Fi network ......................................................................................................... 478
A BlackBerry device cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network ............................................................................................ 478
A BlackBerry device cannot open a VPN connection ................................................................................................ 487
A BlackBerry device cannot connect to the mobile network using UMA or GAN ......................................................... 488
Verify whether a BlackBerry device can resolve an IP address ................................................................................... 489
Look up a computer name to resolve an IP address .................................................................................................. 489
Troubleshooting: BlackBerry Administration Service pools .............................................................................................. 490
BlackBerry Administration Service instances located in different network segments are not connecting to each
other ....................................................................................................................................................................... 490
Troubleshooting: BlackBerry Monitoring Service connections .......................................................................................... 491
A user cannot log in to the BlackBerry Monitoring Service ......................................................................................... 491
Troubleshooting: IT policies ............................................................................................................................................ 492
I cannot find an IT policy rule in the BlackBerry Administration Service ..................................................................... 492
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Glossary ...................................................................................................................................... 493
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Legal notice ................................................................................................................................ 498
Administration Guide
Overview: BlackBerry Enterprise Server
Overview: BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
1
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server is designed to be a secure, centralized link between an organization's wireless network,
communications software, applications, and BlackBerry smartphones. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server integrates with
your organization's existing infrastructure to provide smartphone users with mobile access to your organization's
resources.
You can manage the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, smartphones, and user accounts using the BlackBerry Administration
Service. You can access the BlackBerry Administration Service web application from any computer that can access the
computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service.
You can optionally install BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Studio in your organization's environment to provide a simplified
administrative console for your organization's helpdesk administrators and an integrated view of the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server and other MDM domains. For more information, visit http://www.blackberry.com/go/serverdocs to see the
BlackBerry Mobile Fusion Studio Feature and Technical Overview.
Document revision history
Date
Description
17 September 2012
Updated the following topics:
•
Create an administrator account
•
Permit users to perform administrative tasks using the BlackBerry Web
Desktop Manager
•
Add a retrieved certificate for a web server to the key store
•
Changing password settings for BlackBerry Administration Service
authentication
•
Permit a BlackBerry Enterprise Server to connect to a remote BlackBerry
Router
•
Use the BlackBerry Administration Service to delete device data and disable
the device before assigning the device to a new user
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Overview: BlackBerry Enterprise Server
Date
Description
14 September 2011
Updated the following topics:
3 August 2011
•
Import IT policy data
•
Reconciliation rules for conflicting IT policies when you apply multiple IT
policies to a user account
•
Reconciliation rules for conflicting IT policies when you apply one IT policy to
the user account
•
Troubleshooting: IT policies
•
Mapping contact information fields for synchronization and contact lookups
•
Map a contact information field in an email application to a contact list field
on BlackBerry devices
•
Permit users to create activation passwords using the BlackBerry Web
Desktop Manager
Added the following topic:
•
14 June 2011
07 March 2011
Import IT policy rules from an IT policy pack
Updated the following topics:
•
Configuring a new mirror BlackBerry Configuration Database
•
Configure the certificate information using IT policies
Initial version
Getting started in your BlackBerry
Enterprise Server environment
The following table lists the tasks that administrators typically perform after installing a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, and
the chapter or section in the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administration Guide that contains the information required to
complete the task. Some of the tasks might not be required in your organization's environment.
Task
Chapter
Create administrator accounts.
Creating administrator accounts
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Task
Overview: BlackBerry Enterprise Server
Chapter
Review the default IT policies. If necessary, change existing Configuring security options
IT policies or create new IT policies.
• Section: Using an IT policy to manage BlackBerry
Enterprise Solution security
Add user accounts to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
Configuring user accounts
•
Create groups.
Configuring user accounts
•
Add user accounts to groups.
Assign BlackBerry devices to user accounts.
Section: Add a user account to a group
Managing the delivery of BlackBerry Java Applications,
BlackBerry Device Software, and device settings to
BlackBerry devices
•
Assign IT policies to groups or user accounts.
Section: Creating groups
Configuring user accounts
•
Review the default distribution settings for IT policies. If
necessary, change the default distribution settings.
Section: Adding a user account to the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
Section: Change how IT policies are sent to BlackBerry
devices
Setting up security options
•
Section: Assign an IT policy to a group
•
Section: Assign an IT policy to a user account
Assigning BlackBerry devices to users
If necessary, change the default messaging settings for your Setting up the messaging environment
organization's environment.
Managing your messaging environment and attachment
support
Prepare to distribute BlackBerry Java Applications.
Sending software and BlackBerry Java Applications to
BlackBerry devices
•
Review the default distribution settings for BlackBerry Java
Applications. If necessary, change the default distribution
settings.
Section: Preparing to distribute BlackBerry Java
Applications
Managing the delivery of BlackBerry Java Applications,
BlackBerry Device Software, and device settings to
BlackBerry devices
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Task
Overview: BlackBerry Enterprise Server
Chapter
•
Review the default application control policies and
application control policies for unlisted applications. If
necessary, change the existing application control policies.
Create software configurations for BlackBerry Java
Applications.
Section: Change how to install, update, or remove
BlackBerry Java Applications on BlackBerry devices
Sending software and BlackBerry Java Applications to
BlackBerry devices
•
Section: Configuring application control policies
•
Section: Application control policies for unlisted
applications
Sending software and BlackBerry Java Applications to
BlackBerry devices
•
Section: Creating software configurations
Assign software configurations for BlackBerry Java
Sending software and BlackBerry Java Applications to
Applications to groups, multiple user accounts, or individual BlackBerry devices
user accounts.
• Section: Assign a software configuration to a group
Configure BlackBerry Enterprise Server high availability.
•
Section: Assign a software configuration to multiple user
accounts
•
Section: Assign a software configuration to a user
account
Configuring BlackBerry Enterprise Server high availability
Optional tasks
Task
Chapter
Update BlackBerry Device Software on BlackBerry devices. Visit www.blackberry.com/go/serverdocs to see the
BlackBerry Device Software Update Guide.
Make the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager available to
Making the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager available to
users and configure the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager. users
Configuring the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
Change the default settings for your instant messaging
environment.
Managing instant messaging
Create and configure Wi-Fi and VPN profiles.
Creating and configuring Wi-Fi profiles and VPN profiles
Configure BlackBerry devices to enroll certificates.
Configuring BlackBerry devices to enroll certificates
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Overview: BlackBerry Enterprise Server
Task
Chapter
Configure high availability for BlackBerry Enterprise Server
components and for the BlackBerry Configuration
Database.
Configuring BlackBerry Enterprise Server high availability
Use the BlackBerry Monitoring Service to troubleshoot
issues and monitor the health of a BlackBerry Enterprise
Server.
Visit www.blackberry.com/go/serverdocs to see the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Monitoring Guide.
Change how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server creates log
files.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server log files
Configuring BlackBerry Configuration Database high
availability
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Log in to the BlackBerry Administration Service for the first time
Log in to the BlackBerry
Administration Service for the
first time
2
To open the BlackBerry Administration Service, you can use a browser on any computer that has access to the computer
that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service.
Before you begin: To manage a BlackBerry device using the BlackBerry Administration Service while the BlackBerry
device is connected to the computer, the browser must permit Microsoft ActiveX controls.
1.
In the browser, type https://<server_name>/webconsole/app, where <server_name> is the name of the computer
that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service.
2.
In the User name field, type admin.
3.
In the Password field, type the password that you created during the installation process.
4.
In the Log in using drop-down list, click BlackBerry Administration Service or Active Directory Authentication.
5.
Click Log in.
Related information
Best practice: Running the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, 71
The web browser displays an HTTP 404 or HTTP 504 error message when it tries to connect to a BlackBerry Administration
Service instance, 470
There is a problem with this website's
security certificate
Description
The browser displays this error message when you try to navigate to the BlackBerry Administration Service using Windows
Internet Explorer version 7 or later.
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Log in to the BlackBerry Administration Service for the first time
Possible solution
Add the web address for the BlackBerry Administration Service to the list of trusted web sites in Windows Internet Explorer,
and install the certificate for the BlackBerry Administration Service in the certificate store of your computer.
1. In Windows Internet Explorer, navigate to the BlackBerry Administration Service console.
2. Click Continue to this website (not recommended).
3. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options.
4. On the Security tab, click Local Intranet.
5. Click Sites.
6. Click Add to add the console to the list of trusted web sites.
7. Click Close.
8. Click OK.
9. In the browser window, on the toolbar, click Certificate Error.
10. Click View certificates.
11. Click Install certificate. The Certificate Import Wizard opens.
12. Complete the instructions in the Certificate Import Wizard. If you are trying to log in to the BlackBerry Administration
Service using a computer that runs Windows Vista, perform the following actions in the Certificate Import Wizard.
a
In the Certificate Store dialog box, click Place all certificates in the following store.
b
Click Browse.
c
Click Trusted Root Certification Authorities.
d
Click OK.
13. Close and reopen the browser.
This connection is untrusted
Description
The browser displays this error message when you try to navigate to the BlackBerry Administration Service or BlackBerry
Monitoring Service using Mozilla Firefox 3.6.
Possible solution
Install the certificate for the BlackBerry Administration Service or BlackBerry Monitoring Service in the certificate store of
your computer.
1. In Firefox, navigate to the BlackBerry Administration Service console or BlackBerry Monitoring Service console.
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2. Click I Understand the Risks.
3. Click Add Exception.
4. Click Confirm Security Exception.
5. Close and reopen the browser.
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Creating administrator accounts
Creating administrator
accounts
3
Administrative roles and permissions
You create roles for administrator accounts or assign preconfigured roles to administrator accounts so that you can specify
what tasks an administrator can perform on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
You can specify the actions that administrators can perform by changing the permission that you assign to administrative
roles. Permissions specify the information that administrators can view and the tasks that they can perform using the
BlackBerry Administration Service and BlackBerry Monitoring Service. Each action that you perform in the BlackBerry
Administration Service is associated with a specific permission. You can specify the actions that administrators can
perform by changing the permission that you assign to administrative roles. For more information about performing specific
tasks that are associated with the permissions, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administration Guide. Roles do not
apply to tasks that an administrator can perform using the BlackBerry Configuration Panel.
You can assign multiple roles to administrator accounts. If you assign multiple roles to an administrator account, the
administrator is assigned all the permissions that are turned on for each of the roles.
You can also assign roles to groups and add administrator accounts to groups. This allows you to specify administrative role
permissions at a group level instead of at an individual level. If the group contains BlackBerry device users, the roles are
also assigned to the users and the users become administrators.
Preconfigured administrative roles
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation process includes preconfigured administrative roles. You can use the
preconfigured administrative roles in your organization's environment instead of creating customize administrative roles.
Each preconfigured administrative role contains multiple permissions that are turned on. The preconfigured administrative
roles make sure that users that do not have specific administrative permissions cannot escalate their permissions. For
example, junior helpdesk administrators cannot escalate their roles to senior helpdesk administrator roles. You can
configure additional permissions in the preconfigured administrative roles or turn off any of the permissions.
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Security role
Enterprise
role
Senior
Helpdesk
role
Create a group
X
X
X
Delete a group
X
X
View a group (across Group)
X
X
X
X
X
Edit a group (across Group)
X
X
X
X
X
Create a user
X
X
X
X
Delete a user
X
X
X
X
View a user (across Group)
X
X
X
X
X
Edit a user (across Group)
X
X
X
X
X
View a device (across Group)
X
X
X
X
X
Edit a device (across Group)
X
X
X
X
X
View device activation
settings
X
X
X
Edit device activation
settings
X
X
X
Create an IT policy
X
X
X
Delete an IT policy
X
X
X
View an IT policy
X
X
Edit an IT policy
X
X
X
Import an IT policy
X
X
X
Export an IT policy
X
X
X
Create a user-defined IT
policy template
X
X
X
Delete a user-defined IT
policy template
X
X
X
Edit a user-defined IT policy
template
X
X
X
Permission name
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Junior
Helpdesk
role
Server only
role
User only
role
X
X
X
X
X
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Senior
Helpdesk
role
Junior
Helpdesk
role
Security role
Enterprise
role
Import an IT policy template
X
X
Resend data to devices
X
X
Create a software
configuration
X
X
View a software
configuration
X
X
Edit a software configuration
X
X
X
Delete a software
configuration
X
X
X
View BlackBerry
Administration Service
software management
X
X
Edit BlackBerry
Administration Service
software management
X
X
Create an application
X
X
View an application
X
X
Edit an application
X
X
X
Delete an application
X
X
X
Create an administrator user
X
Specify an activation
password
X
X
X
X
X
Generate an activation email
X
X
X
X
X
Assign the current device to
a user
X
X
X
X
X
Turn off and on external
services
X
X
X
Clear activation password
X
X
X
Permission name
Server only
role
User only
role
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Security role
Enterprise
role
Senior
Helpdesk
role
Clear synchronization
backup data
X
X
X
Clear user statistics
X
X
X
Export statistics
X
X
Reset user field mapping
X
X
X
X
Turn on redirection
X
X
X
X
Turn off redirection
X
X
X
X
Refresh available user list
from company directory
X
X
Add User from Company
Directory
X
X
Synchronize GroupWise
System Address Book
X
X
X
Clear and synchronize
GroupWise System Address
Book
X
X
X
View a server
X
X
X
Edit a server
X
X
X
View a component
X
X
X
Edit a component
X
X
X
View an instance
X
X
X
Edit an instance
X
X
X
Change the status of an
instance
X
X
X
Edit an instance relationship
X
X
X
View a job
X
X
Permission name
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Junior
Helpdesk
role
Server only
role
User only
role
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Helpdesk
role
Junior
Helpdesk
role
Security role
Enterprise
role
Edit a job
X
X
X
Manage deployment job
tasks
X
X
X
Change the status of a job
task
X
X
X
Update peer-to-peer
encryption key
X
X
View job distribution settings
X
X
X
Edit job distribution settings
X
X
X
Delete an instance
X
X
X
Edit license keys
X
X
X
View license keys
X
X
X
Manually fail a job
X
X
Clear instance statistics
X
X
View push rules for the
BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service
X
X
X
X
View pull rules for the
BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service
X
X
X
X
X
Send message (across
Group)
X
X
X
X
X
Create a role
X
X
Delete a role
X
X
View a role
X
Edit a role
X
Add or remove role
X
Permission name
X
Server only
role
User only
role
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
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Permission name
Creating administrator accounts
Security role
Enterprise
role
Senior
Helpdesk
role
Junior
Helpdesk
role
Server only
role
User only
role
Import or export groups
within roles
X
Import new users
X
X
Import or export users
X
X
Import user updates
X
X
X
Import or export email
message filters for a user
X
X
X
Export asset summary data
X
X
X
Add or remove to user
configuration
X
X
X
Delete all device data and
remove device
X
X
X
X
X
Delete only the organization
data and remove device
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
Creating roles
You can create roles for administrator accounts so that administrators in your organization can perform specific tasks and
view specific information in the BlackBerry Administration Service, BlackBerry Monitoring Service, and BlackBerry Web
Desktop Manager. For example, you can create a role that has all permissions turned off by default and you can customize
the role by turning on specific permissions. You can also create a role that is based on a preconfigured role and customize
the role that you create.
Create a role
You can create a role for an administrator account if existing roles do not fulfill the criteria that your organization specified
for the type of administrator account that you want to create. It is worthy to note that by default, when a new role is created
all permissions for that role are turned off.
1.
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In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Role.
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2.
Click Create a role.
3.
Type a name and description for the role.
4.
Click Save.
5.
In the Role information section, click the name of the role that you created.
6.
Click Edit role.
7.
Switch the appropriate tabs to turn on the appropriate permissions.
8.
Click Save all.
Creating administrator accounts
After you finish: Assign the role to an administrator account or group.
Create a role based on an existing role
To create a new role for an administrator account that is similar to an existing role, you can simply copy the existing role,
use it to make a new role, and then make the appropriate changes to the new role.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Role.
2.
Click Manage roles.
3.
In the list of existing roles, click the role that you want to copy.
4.
Click Copy role.
5.
Type a name and description for the role.
6.
Click Copy role.
7.
In the Role information section, click the name of the role that you created.
8.
Click Edit role.
9.
Switch the appropriate tabs to change the appropriate permissions.
10. Click Save all.
After you finish: Assign the role to an administrator account or group.
Create an administrator account
You can create an account for administrators so that they can log in to the BlackBerry Administration Service and manage
the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. You create an administrator account and assign the account to one or more roles. The
roles control the actions that an administrator can perform in the BlackBerry Administration Service.
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If your environment includes a Microsoft Exchange resource forest, you must create the administrator account in the
resource forest.
Before you begin: Verify that you can configure the authentication type and roles for an administrator account.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Administrator
user.
2.
Click Create an administrator user.
3.
Type the required information. Consider using the minimum rules for password complexity when you create the
password for the administrator account. The password should be at least 8 characters in length and contain at least
one number, letter, and special character, and should not contain dictionary words.
4.
In the Role drop-down list, click the role that you want to assign to the administrator account.
5.
Click Create an administrator user.
After you finish: To configure the administrator account, provide the login information to the administrator and add the
administrator account to a group, or you can assign additional roles to the administrator account.
Related information
Assigning BlackBerry devices to user accounts, 92
Managing administrator accounts, 282
Add an administrator account to a group
When you add an administrator account to one or more groups, you can manage role permissions at a group level instead
of at an individual level. If you use groups to manage administrator roles and administrator accounts in your organization's
environment, you can add multiple administrator accounts to specific groups and assign the appropriate roles to each
group.
Note: If you add a role to a group, all accounts in the group become administrator accounts and have all of the permissions
that are assigned to that role, even if the accounts are user accounts for BlackBerry device users.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for an administrator account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for the administrator account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
On the Groups tab, in the Available groups list, click the group that you want to add the administrator account to.
7.
Click Add.
8.
Click Save all.
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Related information
Create a group to manage similar user accounts, 84
Specify an email address for the BlackBerry
Administration Service
You can specify the email address that the BlackBerry Administration Service sends BlackBerry Enterprise Server system
messages or activation passwords from.
Before you begin: Create an email account on your organization's messaging server.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Wireless activations.
2.
Click Device activation settings.
3.
Click Edit activation settings.
4.
In the Sender address field, type the email address that you want the BlackBerry Administration Service to send
system messages or activation passwords from.
5.
Click Save all.
Permit an administrator to log in to the
BlackBerry Administration Service using a
messaging server account
You can permit an administrator to log in to the BlackBerry Administration Service using a user name and password for the
messaging server.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
In the Authentication type section, click the Edit icon.
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7.
In the User information section, in the Display name field, type the user name.
8.
In the Authentication type section, type and verify a password.
9.
Click the Update icon.
Creating administrator accounts
10. Click Save all.
Assign a BlackBerry device to an
administrator account
You can assign a BlackBerry device to an administrator without creating a separate user account.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for an administrator account.
4.
Click the display name for the administrator account.
5.
In the BlackBerry Enterprise Server status list, click Enable as BlackBerry user.
6.
Search for the messaging server display name or email address of the administrator.
7.
Select the check box beside the administrator account.
8.
Click Next.
9.
Click the BlackBerry Enterprise Server that you want to assign the administrator account to.
10. Click Save all.
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Using an IT policy to manage
BlackBerry Enterprise Solution
security
4
You can use an IT policy to control and manage BlackBerry devices, the BlackBerry Desktop Software, and the BlackBerry
Web Desktop Manager in your organization's environment. An IT policy consists of multiple IT policy rules that manage the
security and behavior of the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution. For example, you can use IT policy rules to manage the
following security features and behaviors of the device:
•
encryption (for example, encryption of user data and messages that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server forwards to
message recipients) and encryption strength
•
use of a password or pass phrase
•
connections that use Bluetooth wireless technology
•
protection of user data and device transport keys on the device
•
control of device resources, such as the camera or GPS, that are available to third-party applications
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server includes preconfigured IT policies that you can use to manage the security of the
BlackBerry Enterprise Solution. The Default IT policy includes IT policy rules that are configured to indicate the default
behavior of the device or BlackBerry Desktop Software.
After a device user activates a device, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server automatically sends to the device the IT policy that
you assigned to the user account or group. By default, if you do not assign an IT policy to the user account or group, the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends the Default IT policy. If you delete an IT policy that you assigned to the user account or
group, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server automatically re-assigns the Default IT policy to the user account and resends the
Default IT policy to the device.
For more information, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
Using IT policy rules to manage BlackBerry
Enterprise Solution security
You can use IT policy rules to customize and control the actions that the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution can perform.
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To use an IT policy rule on a BlackBerry device, you must verify that the BlackBerry Device Software version supports the IT
policy rule. For example, you cannot use the Disable Camera IT policy rule to control whether a BlackBerry device user can
access the camera on the device if the BlackBerry Device Software version does not support the IT policy rule. For
information about the BlackBerry Device Software version that is required for a specific IT policy rule, see the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
If you create a custom IT policy that does not permit users to change their user information on their devices, you can only
apply this custom IT policy to devices running BlackBerry Device Software 5.0 or later.
The BlackBerry Administration Service groups the IT policy rules by common properties or by application. Most IT policy
rules are designed so that you can assign them to multiple user accounts and groups.
Preconfigured IT policies
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server includes the following preconfigured IT policies that you can change to create IT policies
that meet the requirements of your organization.
Preconfigured IT policy
Description
Default
This policy includes all the standard IT policy rules that are set on the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
Individual-Liable Devices
Similar to the Default IT policy, this policy prevents BlackBerry device users from
accessing organizer data from within the social networking applications on their
BlackBerry devices.
This policy permits users to access their personal calendar services and email
messaging services (for example, their BlackBerry Internet Service accounts),
update the BlackBerry Device Software using methods that exist outside your
organization, make calls when devices are locked, and cut, copy, and paste text.
Users cannot forward email messages from one email messaging service to
another.
You can use the Individual-Liable Devices IT policy if your organization includes
users who purchase their own devices and connect the devices to a BlackBerry
Enterprise Server instance in your organization's environment.
Basic Password Security
Similar to the Default IT policy, this policy also requires a basic password that
users can use to unlock their devices. Users must change the passwords
regularly. The IT policy includes a password timeout that locks devices.
Medium Password Security
Similar to the Default IT policy, this policy also requires a complex password that
users can use to unlock their devices. Users must change the passwords
regularly. This policy includes a maximum password history and turns off
Bluetooth technology on devices.
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Preconfigured IT policy
Description
Medium Security with No 3rd Party
Applications
Similar to the Medium Password Security, this policy requires a complex
password that a user must change frequently, a security timeout, and a
maximum password history. This policy prevents users from making their
devices discoverable by other Bluetooth enabled devices and prevents devices
from downloading third-party applications.
Advanced Security
Similar to the Default IT policy, this IT policy also requires a complex password
that users must change frequently, a password timeout that locks devices, and a
maximum password history. This policy restricts Bluetooth technology on
devices, turns on strong content protection, turns off USB mass storage, and
requires devices to encrypt external file systems.
Advanced Security with No 3rd Party
Applications
Similar to the Advanced Security IT policy, this IT policy requires a complex
password that users must change frequently, a password timeout that locks
devices, and a maximum password history. This policy restricts Bluetooth
technology on devices, turns on strong content protection, turns off USB mass
storage, requires devices to encrypt external file systems, and prevents devices
from downloading third-party applications.
Default values for preconfigured IT policies
You can configure additional IT policy rules in the preconfigured IT policies or change any of the following values:
IT policy rule
Default IT
policy
IndividualLiable
Device IT
policy
Basic
Password
Security IT
policy
Medium
Password
Security IT
policy
Medium
Advanced
Password
Security IT
Security
policy
with No 3rd
Party
Applications
IT policy
Advanced
Security
with No 3rd
Party
Applications
IT policy
—
—
—
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Maximum
—
Security Timeout
—
30 minutes
10 minutes
10 minutes
10 minutes
10 minutes
Maximum
Password Age
—
—
60 days
30 days
30 days
30 days
30 days
Password
Pattern Checks
no restriction —
at least 1
alpha and 1
at least 1
alpha and 1
at least 1
alpha and 1
Device-Only Items
Enable LongTerm Timeout
no restriction at least 1
alpha and 1
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Password
Required
Using an IT policy to manage BlackBerry Enterprise Solution security
Default IT
policy
IndividualLiable
Device IT
policy
Basic
Password
Security IT
policy
Medium
Password
Security IT
policy
Medium
Advanced
Password
Security IT
Security
policy
with No 3rd
Party
Applications
IT policy
Advanced
Security
with No 3rd
Party
Applications
IT policy
numeric
character
numeric
character
numeric
character
numeric
character
No
—
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Can
Yes
Change Timeout
—
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
User Can
Disable
Password
—
No
No
No
No
No
—
—
6
6
6
6
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
Yes
Password policy group
Maximum
Password
History
—
RIM Value-Added Applications policy group
Disable
Yes
Organizer Data
Access for Social
Networking
Applications
Security policy group
Allow Outgoing
Call When
Locked
No
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
Content
Protection
Strength
—
—
—
—
—
Strong
Strong
Disable Cut/
Copy/Paste
No
No
—
—
—
—
—
Disable
Forwarding
No
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
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Default IT
policy
IndividualLiable
Device IT
policy
Basic
Password
Security IT
policy
Medium
Password
Security IT
policy
Medium
Advanced
Password
Security IT
Security
policy
with No 3rd
Party
Applications
IT policy
Advanced
Security
with No 3rd
Party
Applications
IT policy
Disable USB
Mass Storage
No
—
—
—
—
Yes
Yes
Disallow Third
Party
Application
Download
No
—
—
—
Yes
—
Yes
External File
System
Encryption level
Not required —
—
—
—
Encrypt to
user
password
(excluding
multimedia
directories)
Encrypt to
user
password
(excluding
multimedia
directories)
Force Lock
When Holstered
No
—
—
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
Between
Services
Reset to Factory No
Defaults on Wipe
Service Exclusivity policy group
Allow Other
Calendar
Services
Yes
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
Allow Other
Message
Services
Yes
Yes
—
—
—
—
—
Bluetooth policy group
Disable Address
Book Transfer
No
—
—
—
—
Yes
Yes
Disable
Discoverable
Mode
No
—
—
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes
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IT policy rule
Default IT
policy
IndividualLiable
Device IT
policy
Basic
Password
Security IT
policy
Medium
Password
Security IT
policy
Medium
Advanced
Password
Security IT
Security
policy
with No 3rd
Party
Applications
IT policy
Advanced
Security
with No 3rd
Party
Applications
IT policy
Disable File
Transfer
No
—
—
—
—
Yes
Yes
Disable Serial
Port Profile
No
—
—
—
—
Yes
Yes
Require LED
Connection
Indicator
No
—
—
—
—
Yes
Yes
Yes
—
No
No
No
No
No
—
—
—
—
—
Wi-Fi policy group
Wi-Fi Allow
Handheld
Changes
Wireless Software Upgrades policy group
Allow Non
Enterprise
Upgrade
No
Yes
Creating and importing IT policies
Create an IT policy
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Create an IT policy.
3.
Type a name and description for the IT policy.
4.
Click Save.
5.
To configure the IT policy, perform the following actions:
a.
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b.
Click Edit IT policy.
c.
On a tab for an IT policy group, configure values for the IT policy rules.
d.
Click Save All.
After you finish: For more information, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
Create an IT policy based on an existing IT policy
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Manage IT policies.
3.
In the list of IT policies, click the IT policy that you want to copy.
4.
Click Copy IT policy.
5.
Type a name and description for the new IT policy.
6.
Click Save.
7.
To change the IT policy settings, perform the following actions:
a.
In the IT policy information section, click the IT policy.
b.
Click Edit IT policy.
c.
On a tab for an IT policy group, change the appropriate values for the IT policy rules.
d.
Click Save all.
After you finish: For more information, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
Related information
Preconfigured IT policies, 40
Import IT policy data
CAUTION: For you to import IT policy data successfully, the IT policy data file must contain all of the IT policies that are
assigned to user accounts and groups in the BlackBerry Domain that you are importing IT policy data to.
Before you begin: Export IT policy data from a different BlackBerry Domain.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Manage IT policies.
3.
In the Manage IT policies section, click Import IT policy list.
4.
In the IT policy import section, specify the following information:
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•
Location of the data source file
•
File encryption password that you use to protect the data source file
5.
Click Next.
6.
Click Add all IT policies.
Related information
Preconfigured IT policies, 40
Import IT policy rules from an IT policy pack
You can import the IT policy rules that Research In Motion releases in an IT policy pack into your organization's BlackBerry
Enterprise Server.
1.
Download the IT policy pack to your computer and extract the contents of the file.
2.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
3.
Click Manage IT policy rules.
4.
Click Import IT policy definitions.
5.
Navigate to and select the XML file that contains the IT policy rules (for example, ITPolicyTemplate082409.xml).
6.
Click Save.
Change the value for an IT policy rule
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Manage IT policies.
3.
In the IT policy information section, click the IT policy.
4.
Click Edit IT policy.
5.
On a tab for an IT policy group, change the appropriate values for the IT policy rules.
6.
Click Save all.
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Assign an IT policy to a group
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Group.
2.
Click Manage groups.
3.
In the Manage groups section, click the group that you want to assign an IT policy to.
4.
On the Policies tab, click Edit group.
5.
In the drop-down list, click an IT policy.
6.
Click Save all.
Related information
Adding a user account to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, 85
Assigning IT policies and resolving IT policy conflicts, 49
Assign an IT policy to a user account
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name of the user account.
5.
On the Policies tab, click Edit user.
6.
In the drop-down list, click an IT policy.
7.
Click Save all.
Related information
Adding a user account to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, 85
Assigning IT policies and resolving IT policy conflicts, 49
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Sending an IT policy over the wireless
network
If your organization's environment includes C++ based BlackBerry devices that are running BlackBerry Device Software
version 2.5 or later or Java based devices that are running BlackBerry Device Software version 3.6 or later, the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server can send changes to IT policies to a device over the wireless network automatically. When the device
receives an updated IT policy or a new IT policy, the device, BlackBerry Desktop Software, and BlackBerry Web Desktop
Manager apply the configuration changes immediately.
By default, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server is designed to resend an IT policy to the device within a short period of time
after you update the IT policy using the BlackBerry Administration Service. You can also resend an IT policy to a specific
device manually. You can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to resend the IT policy to the device at scheduled
intervals regardless of whether you changed the IT policy.
Related information
Using IT policy rules to manage BlackBerry Enterprise Solution security, 39
Assigning IT policies and resolving IT policy conflicts, 49
Preconfigured IT policies, 40
Resend an IT policy to a BlackBerry device manually
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for the user account.
5.
On the Policies tab, click View resolved IT policy data.
6.
Click Resend IT policy to a device.
Resend an IT policy to a BlackBerry device
automatically
1.
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In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology.
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2.
Expand BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
3.
In the Policy section, click an instance.
4.
Click Edit instance.
5.
In the General section, in the Policy resend interval (hours) field, type an interval that you want the BlackBerry
device to resend the IT policy at.
6.
Click Save All.
Assigning IT policies and resolving IT policy
conflicts
You can assign IT policies directly to a user account or to a group. By default, if you do not assign an IT policy to a user
account or a group that the user is a member of, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server applies the Default IT policy to the user
account. If you assign an IT policy to a group that a user account is a member of, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server applies
the group IT policy to the user account. If you assign an IT policy to the user account directly, the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server applies this IT policy to the user account instead of the group IT policy or Default IT policy.
If a user account is a member of multiple groups that have different IT policies, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server must
determine which IT policy to apply to the user account. You must use one of the following reconciliation options:
Method
Description
Apply one IT policy to the user account The BlackBerry Enterprise Server applies one of the group IT policies to the user
account. You specify rankings for the available IT policies using the BlackBerry
Administration Service and the BlackBerry Enterprise Server applies the IT
policy with the highest ranking.
If you upgrade to BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP2 or later from a previous
version of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, this is the default method for
resolving IT policy conflicts.
Apply multiple IT policies to the user
account
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server applies all of the group IT policies to the user
account, resulting in a combined IT policy that has a unique ID. The BlackBerry
Enterprise Server resolves conflicting IT policy rules using the ranking of the
available IT policies that you specified using the BlackBerry Administration
Service. If an IT policy rule is different in the multiple IT policies, the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server applies the rule setting from the IT policy that you ranked the
highest.
If you install BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP2 or later, this is the default
method for resolving IT policy conflicts.
Related information
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Option 1: Applying one IT policy to each user account, 50
Option 2: Applying multiple IT policies to each user account, 51
Option 1: Applying one IT policy to each user account
You can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to apply only one IT policy to a user account when a user account is a
member of multiple groups that have different IT policies. In this scenario, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server applies the IT
policy that you ranked the highest in the BlackBerry Administration Service.
If you upgrade to BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP2 or later from a previous version of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server,
this is the default method for resolving IT policy conflicts. If you install BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP2 or later, the
default method for resolving IT policy conflicts is to apply multiple IT policies to each user account and create a combined
IT policy that has a unique ID for the user account.
Reconciliation rules for conflicting IT policies when you apply one IT
policy to the user account
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server can apply only one IT policy to a user account. Since you can assign IT policies to user
accounts, groups, or the BlackBerry Domain, the BlackBerry Administration Service uses predefined rules to determine
which IT policy it can apply to a user account.
The BlackBerry Administration Service might have to reconcile conflicting IT policies if you perform any of the following
actions:
•
add an IT policy to or remove an IT policy from a user account or group
•
change an IT policy
•
change the ranking of IT policies
•
delete an IT policy
Scenario
Rule
You add a new user account to a BlackBerry Enterprise
Server. You do not assign an IT policy directly to the user
account and you do not add the user to a group.
The IT policy that you assigned to the BlackBerry Domain,
or the Default IT policy that is assigned to the BlackBerry
Domain, is assigned to the user account.
You assign an IT policy to a user account and a different IT
policy to a group that the user account belongs to.
The IT policy that you assign to a user account takes
precedence over an IT policy that you assign to a group. An
IT policy that you assign to a group takes precedence over
the IT policy that you assign to the BlackBerry Domain (or
the Default IT policy).
A user account belongs to multiple groups. You assign
multiple IT policies to the groups but do not assign an IT
policy to the user account.
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server applies the IT policy that
you ranked the highest in the BlackBerry Administration
Service to the user account.
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Change the method that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses to resolve
conflicting IT policies
You can change the method that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses to determine what IT policy to apply to a user
account when a user account belongs to multiple groups that have different IT policies. If you change the method used to
resolve conflicting IT policies, the next IT policy reconciliation process that occurs might have a significant impact on the
performance of your organization's BlackBerry Enterprise Server environment. It is a best practice to configure this feature
during low usage periods.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click BlackBerry Administration Service.
3.
At the bottom of the page, click Switch method to resolve multiple IT policies.
4.
Click Yes - Switch the method.
Related information
Option 1: Applying one IT policy to each user account, 50
Option 2: Applying multiple IT policies to each user account, 51
Rank IT policies
You must rank the IT policies that you create so that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server can resolve IT policy conflicts when a
user account is a member of multiple groups that have different IT policies.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Manage IT policies.
3.
Click Set priority of IT policies.
4.
To move the IT policies higher or lower in the list, click the up arrow icon or down arrow icon.
5.
Click Save.
Option 2: Applying multiple IT policies to each user
account
You can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to apply multiple IT policies to a user account when a user account is a
member of multiple groups that have different IT policies. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server creates a combined IT policy
for the user account that has a unique ID by applying the policy rules from the multiple IT policies and resolving any
conflicting rule settings. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server resolves conflicting rule settings by applying the rule setting
from the IT policy that you ranked the highest in the BlackBerry Administration Service.
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If you install BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP2 or later, this is the default method for resolving IT policy conflicts. If you
upgrade to BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP2 or later from a previous version of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, the
default method for resolving IT policy conflicts is to assign one IT policy to each user account according to the rankings of
the IT policies that you specify in the BlackBerry Administration Service.
Reconciliation rules for conflicting IT policies when you apply multiple IT
policies to a user account
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server can apply multiple IT policies to a user account if the user account is a member of
multiple groups that have different IT policies. Since you can assign IT policies to user accounts, groups, or the BlackBerry
Domain, the BlackBerry Administration Service uses predefined rules to apply an IT policy to a user account.
The BlackBerry Administration Service might have to reconcile conflicting IT policies if you perform any of the following
actions:
•
add an IT policy to or remove an IT policy from a user account or group
•
change an IT policy
•
change the ranking of IT policies
•
delete an IT policy
Scenario
Rule
You add a new user account to a
BlackBerry Enterprise Server. You do
not assign an IT policy directly to the
user account and you do not add the
user account to a group.
The Default IT policy (applied at the BlackBerry Domain level) is assigned to the
user account.
You assign an IT policy to a user
account and different IT policies to the
groups that the user account belongs
to.
The IT policy that you assign to a user account takes precedence over the IT
policies that you assign to the groups that the user belongs to. An IT policy that
you assign to a group takes precedence over the Default IT policy (applied at the
BlackBerry Domain level).
A user account belongs to multiple
groups. You assign multiple IT policies
to the groups but you do not assign an
IT policy to the user account.
If you assign multiple IT policies to the groups that the user account belongs to,
the BlackBerry Enterprise Server resolves the IT policy rule settings in the
multiple IT policies and assigns a combined IT policy that has a unique ID to the
user account. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server resolves conflicting settings for
IT policy rules by applying the rule setting from the IT policy that you ranked the
highest in the BlackBerry Administration Service.
For example, you configure the Disable Photo Camera IT policy rule to Yes in IT
policy A and to No in IT policy B. If you rank IT policy A higher than IT policy B,
the Yes setting is applied for this rule.
A user account belongs to two groups. When the BlackBerry Enterprise Server resolves conflicting rule settings, any
You assign the first group IT policy A,
rule settings that have been explicitly configured to a value take precedence
which has the Allow Browser IT policy
over IT policy rule settings that are blank (these rules revert to the default value).
rule as blank (which means that it uses
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Scenario
Rule
the default value of Yes). You assign
the second group IT policy B, which
has the Allow Browser IT policy rule set
to No. You ranked IT policy A higher
than IT policy B in the BlackBerry
Administration Service.
For example, in this scenario, the Allow Browser IT policy rule setting from IT
policy B, No, is applied to the user account even though IT policy A is ranked
higher than IT policy B, because the Allow Browser IT policy rule is blank in IT
policy A. If the Allow Browser IT policy rule was configured to Yes in IT policy A,
the Yes value would be applied to the user account.
Change the method that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses to resolve
conflicting IT policies
You can change the method that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses to determine what IT policy to apply to a user
account when a user account belongs to multiple groups that have different IT policies. If you change the method used to
resolve conflicting IT policies, the next IT policy reconciliation process that occurs might have a significant impact on the
performance of your organization's BlackBerry Enterprise Server environment. It is a best practice to configure this feature
during low usage periods.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click BlackBerry Administration Service.
3.
At the bottom of the page, click Switch method to resolve multiple IT policies.
4.
Click Yes - Switch the method.
Related information
Option 1: Applying one IT policy to each user account, 50
Option 2: Applying multiple IT policies to each user account, 51
Rank IT policies
You must rank the IT policies that you create so that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server can resolve IT policy conflicts when a
user account is a member of multiple groups that have different IT policies.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Manage IT policies.
3.
Click Set priority of IT policies.
4.
To move the IT policies higher or lower in the list, click the up arrow icon or down arrow icon.
5.
Click Save.
Preview how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server resolves IT policy conflicts
You can preview how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server resolves conflicting settings for IT policy rules for multiple IT policies
that you select. You can use this feature to determine which IT policies have conflicting IT policy rules and how the
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BlackBerry Enterprise Server resolves the conflicting rules. The preview displays the conflicting IT policy rules and the
resolved settings for each rule. If an IT policy rule is not conflicting in the multiple IT policies that you selected, the preview
does not display the policy rule in the results.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Manage IT policies.
3.
Click Preview resolved IT policies.
4.
Select two or more IT policies.
5.
Click Preview.
View the resolved IT policy rules that are assigned to a
user account
If a user account belongs to multiple groups, and you assign a different IT policy to each group, the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server resolves conflicting IT policies or IT policy rule settings using the reconciliation method that you select in the
BlackBerry Administration Service. You can view the results of the IT policy reconciliation and the settings that the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server resolves for each rule in the BlackBerry Administration Service. If an IT policy rule is not
conflicting in the multiple IT policies that were applied to the user account, the preview does not display the IT policy rule.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for a user account.
5.
On the Policies tab, in the Resolved IT Policy name section, click the name of the IT policy.
Deactivating BlackBerry devices that do not
have IT policies applied
To prevent BlackBerry devices that do not have IT policies applied to them from remaining active on a BlackBerry
Enterprise Server, you can change the Disable users with unapplied IT policy option to True. The Disable user time limit
(hours) option specifies the amount of time that BlackBerry devices can be active on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
without having an IT policy applied to the BlackBerry devices.
If you change the Disable users with unapplied IT policy option to True, by default, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends
the IT policy to the BlackBerry devices every 30 minutes until the BlackBerry devices apply the IT policy or the time limit
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expires. If the time limit expires, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server deactivates the BlackBerry device PINs. The permitted
range for this option is 0 hours to 8760 hours. If you specify 0 hours, BlackBerry devices deactivate when the IT policy
cannot apply automatically.
Deactivate BlackBerry devices that do not have IT
policies applied
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Policy.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
In the Disable Users with Unapplied IT Policy drop-down list, click True.
4.
In the Disable user time limit (hours) field, type the time (in hours) that can occur before the PINs for BlackBerry
devices that you did not apply an IT policy to are deactivated on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
5.
Click Save All.
After you finish: Before you re-activate the BlackBerry devices on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, on the BlackBerry
devices, in the Security Options list, instruct users to click Wipe Handheld or Security Wipe to delete all of the data on the
BlackBerry devices.
Creating new IT policy rules to control thirdparty applications
You can create IT policy rules to control the applications that your organization creates for BlackBerry devices that are
running in your organization's environment. After you create an IT policy rule, you can add it to a new or existing IT policy
and assign a value to it. Only applications that your organization creates can use the IT policy rule that you create. You
cannot create new IT policy rules to control device applications and features.
Create an IT policy rule for a third-party application
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Create an IT policy rule.
3.
Type a name and description for the IT policy rule.
4.
In the Type drop-down list, click the type of value that the IT policy rule uses.
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5.
In the Destination drop-down list, choose whether you want the BlackBerry device, the BlackBerry Desktop Software,
or both to be able to use the IT policy rule.
6.
Click Save.
After you finish: Add the IT policy rule to an IT policy.
Change or delete IT policy rules for third-party
applications
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Manage IT policy rules.
3.
Click an IT policy rule.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
5.
•
To change the IT policy rule, click Edit IT policy rule. Change the appropriate values.
•
To delete the IT policy rule, click Delete IT policy rule. Verify that you want to delete the IT policy rule.
Click Save.
Export all IT policy data to a data file
If you export all IT policy data to a data file, you must create an encryption password for the data file that you can use to
protect the data file. You can import the data file at a later time to another BlackBerry Domain.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Manage IT policies.
3.
Click Export IT policy list.
4.
In the File encryption password field and Confirm file encryption password field, type a password so that the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server can encrypt the IT policy data file.
5.
Click Export.
6.
Click Download file.
7.
Click Save.
8.
Browse to a location on a local or network drive where you want to save the data file.
9.
Click Save.
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10. Click Close.
Delete an IT policy
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Manage IT policies.
3.
In the list of IT policies, click an IT policy.
4.
Click Delete IT policy.
5.
Click Yes – Delete the IT policy.
Related information
Assigning IT policies and resolving IT policy conflicts, 49
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Configuring security options
5
Encrypting data that the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server and a BlackBerry device
send to each other
To encrypt data that is in transit between the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and a BlackBerry device in your organization,
the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution uses BlackBerry transport layer encryption. BlackBerry transport layer encryption is
designed to encrypt data from the time that a BlackBerry device user sends a message from the BlackBerry device to when
the BlackBerry Enterprise Server receives the message, and from the time that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends a
message to when the BlackBerry device receives the message.
Before the BlackBerry device sends a message, it compresses and encrypts the message using the device transport key.
When the BlackBerry Enterprise Server receives a message from the BlackBerry device, the BlackBerry Dispatcher
decrypts the message using the device transport key, and then decompresses the message.
Algorithms that the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution
uses to encrypt data
The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution uses AES or Triple DES as the symmetric key cryptographic algorithm for encrypting
data. By default, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses the strongest algorithm that both the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
and the BlackBerry device support for BlackBerry transport layer encryption.
If you configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to support AES and Triple DES, by default, the BlackBerry Enterprise
Solution generates device transport keys using AES encryption. If a BlackBerry device uses BlackBerry Device Software
version 3.7 or earlier or BlackBerry Desktop Software version 3.7 or earlier, the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution generates
the device transport keys of the BlackBerry device using Triple DES.
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Change the symmetric key encryption algorithm that
the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution uses
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the Security information section, in the Encryption algorithm drop-down list, click the encryption algorithm that
you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution to use.
5.
Click Save All.
After you finish: Re-activate all of the BlackBerry devices that are located in the BlackBerry Domain so that users can send
and receive email messages on their BlackBerry devices.
Related information
Assigning BlackBerry devices to user accounts, 92
Managing device access to the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
You can use the Enterprise Service Policy to control which BlackBerry devices can connect to a BlackBerry Enterprise
Server. By default, after you turn on the Enterprise Service Policy, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server permits connections
from any device that you previously associated with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server
also prevents connections from any device that you associate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server after you turn on the
Enterprise Service Policy.
You can configure an allowed list to determine which devices can access a BlackBerry Enterprise Server. A device that
meets the criteria that you specify in the allowed list can associate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server when the device
activates over the wireless network.
You can define the following types of criteria:
•
specific device PINs
•
range of device PINs
•
specific manufacturers
•
specific device models
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The BlackBerry Administration Service includes lists of permitted manufacturers and models of devices that you
associated with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server previously.
You can permit a user to override the Enterprise Service Policy so that a device can connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server even if you configure the allowed list with criteria that exclude that device.
For more information, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administration Guide.
Turn on the Enterprise Service Policy
You can turn on the Enterprise Service Policy to control which BlackBerry devices can connect to the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
3.
Click Turn on Enterprise Service Policy.
4.
Click Yes - Turn on enterprise service policy.
Configure the Enterprise Service Policy
By default, when you turn on the Enterprise Service Policy, all BlackBerry devices that you activated can access the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server. You must configure the Enterprise Service Policy to specify the BlackBerry devices that you
want to access the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. To add a new BlackBerry device to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, you
must add the PIN for the BlackBerry device to the Enterprise Service Policy before a user can activate the BlackBerry
device.
Before you begin: Turn on the Enterprise Service Policy.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
In the Enterprise Service Policy section, in the Allowed drop-down lists, click Yes for each BlackBerry device model
that you want to permit to access the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
5.
To add a new BlackBerry device, on the Add new allowed PINs tab, in the New allowed PINs field, type the PIN for
the BlackBerry device. Click the Add icon.
6.
To remove a BlackBerry device from the list, on the Remove existing allowed PINs tab, search for the PIN for the
BlackBerry device. In the search results, select the PIN for the BlackBerry device.
7.
Click Save All.
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Permit a user to override the Enterprise Service Policy
Before you begin: Turn on the Enterprise Service Policy.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
Click the display name for the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
On the Component information tab, in the BlackBerry Enterprise Server information section, in the Enterprise
service policy override drop-down list, click Yes.
7.
Click Save All.
Extending messaging security to a
BlackBerry device
If your organization's messaging environment supports highly secure messaging technology such as PGP encryption or S/
MIME encryption, you can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution to encrypt a message using PGP encryption or S/
MIME encryption so that the message remains encrypted when the BlackBerry Enterprise Server forwards the message to
the email applications of recipients. To extend messaging security, the sender and recipient must install highly secure
messaging technology on the computers that host the email applications and on their BlackBerry devices, and you must
configure the BlackBerry devices to use the highly secure messaging technology.
Extending messaging security using PGP encryption
You can extend messaging security for the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution and permit a BlackBerry device user to send and
receive PGP protected email messages and PGP protected PIN messages on a BlackBerry device. The BlackBerry
Enterprise Solution supports the OpenPGP format and PGP/MIME format on the BlackBerry device.
To extend messaging security, you must instruct the BlackBerry device user to install the PGP Support Package for
BlackBerry smartphones on the BlackBerry device and to transfer the PGP private key of the BlackBerry device user to the
BlackBerry device. The BlackBerry device user can use the PGP private key to digitally sign, encrypt, and send PGP
protected messages from the BlackBerry device. If a BlackBerry device user does not install the PGP Support Package for
BlackBerry smartphones, the BlackBerry device displays an error message when the BlackBerry device user tries to open
PGP protected messages.
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To require the BlackBerry device user to use PGP encryption when forwarding or replying to messages, you can configure
the PGP Force Digital Signature IT policy rule and the PGP Force Encrypted Messages IT policy rule.
The PGP Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones is designed to support encoding and decoding Unicode messages
and permits PGP encryption using keys or passwords. The PGP Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones permits the
BlackBerry device to encrypt PGP protected email messages or PGP protected PIN messages using a password that the
sender and recipient both know.
For more information about the OpenPGP format, see RFC 2440. For more information about the PGP/MIME format, see
RFC 3156.
Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution to support PGP encryption
1.
Configure the PGP Universal Server Address IT policy rule in the IT policy that you assign to BlackBerry device users.
2.
Instruct users to install the PGP Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones on BlackBerry devices.
3.
Instruct users to enroll with the PGP Universal Server when the BlackBerry devices prompt them to so that the
BlackBerry devices can process PGP protected messages.
Extending messaging security using S/MIME
encryption
You can extend messaging security for the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution and permit a BlackBerry device user to send and
receive S/MIME-protected email messages and S/MIME-protected PIN messages on a BlackBerry device.
To extend messaging security, you or the BlackBerry device user must install the S/MIME Support Package for BlackBerry
smartphones on the BlackBerry device and transfer the S/MIME private key of the BlackBerry device user to the
BlackBerry device. The S/MIME Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones is designed to work with email applications
such as Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Outlook Express, and IBM Lotus Notes, and with PKIs such as Netscape, Entrust
Authority Security Manager version 5 and later, and Microsoft certification authorities.
The BlackBerry device user uses the S/MIME private key to decrypt S/MIME-protected messages on the BlackBerry device
and to sign, encrypt, and send S/MIME-protected messages from the BlackBerry device. If the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server receives an S/MIME-encrypted message but the BlackBerry device user did not install the S/MIME Support Package
for BlackBerry smartphones, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends a message to the BlackBerry device to indicate that
the BlackBerry device does not support S/MIME-encrypted messages.
After the BlackBerry device user installs the S/MIME Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones, the BlackBerry device
user can synchronize and manage S/MIME certificates and S/MIME private keys using the certificate synchronization tool
of the BlackBerry Desktop Manager. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not apply an appended disclaimer to S/MIMEprotected messages that the BlackBerry device user sends from the BlackBerry device. Digital signatures on S/MIMEprotected messages that the BlackBerry device sends are not valid if disclaimers are appended to the messages.
To require the BlackBerry device user to use S/MIME encryption when forwarding or replying to messages, you can
configure the S/MIME Force Digital Signature IT policy rule and the S/MIME Force Encrypted Messages IT policy rule.
The S/MIME Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones is also designed to support the following features:
•
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•
Ability to use a password, which the sender and recipient each know, to encrypt S/MIME-protected email messages or
PIN messages
•
Ability to read S/MIME certificates that are stored on a smart card
Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution to support S/MIME
encryption
1.
Configure encryption options for S/MIME-protected messages on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
2.
If required, configure message classifications for email messages.
3.
If required, configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to retrieve certificates and the status of certificates
from LDAP servers, DSML certificate servers, OCSP servers, or CRL servers.
4.
Instruct users to install the S/MIME Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones on BlackBerry devices.
5.
Perform one of the following tasks:
•
Instruct users to add the Certificate Synchronization Manager to the BlackBerry Desktop Manager so that the
BlackBerry Desktop Manager can manage certificates for the BlackBerry devices.
•
Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to permit users to enroll certificates over the wireless network.
Related information
Configuring certificate server information for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, 193
Enforcing secure messaging using classifications, 65
Configuring BlackBerry devices to enroll certificates over the wireless network, 217
Configure encryption options for S/MIME-protected messages
You can configure encryption options to control how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server processes S/MIME-protected
messages.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Messaging tab, in the Security settings section, perform any of the following actions:
•
To require that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server encrypts messages using S/MIME encryption for a second time
when the BlackBerry Enterprise Server processes S/MIME-protected messages that an S/MIME-enabled
application weakly encrypted or only signed, in the Turn on S/MIME encryption on signed and weakly encrypted
messages drop-down list, click True.
•
To permit BlackBerry device users that have email applications that do not support S/MIME to read the text of an
S/MIME-protected message, in the Send S/MIME messages in clear-signed format drop-down list, click True.
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•
To require that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server deletes attachment data from any signed-only S/MIME-protected
messages so that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server conserves bandwidth, in the Remove attachment data from
signed S/MIME messages drop-down list, click True.
•
To require that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends encrypted S/MIME-protected messages using an updated
MIME content-type that is in accordance with PKCS#7 instead of the default legacy MIME content-type, in the
Use PKCS #7 MIME type drop-down list, click True.
5.
Click Save all.
6.
To make sure that the changes take effect immediately, perform the following actions to restart the BlackBerry
Messaging Agent:
a.
On the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology > BlackBerry Domain >
Component view > BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
b.
Click the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that includes the BlackBerry Messaging Agent.
c.
Click Restart instance.
Related information
Restarting BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, 392
Turn off support for processing S/MIME-protected messages on the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server
By default, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server can process S/MIME-protected messages. You can turn off support for
processing S/MIME-protected messages if the BlackBerry Enterprise Server experiences issues when it processes S/MIMEprotected messages or if your organization does not use S/MIME encryption.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
On the Messaging tab, click Edit instance.
4.
In the Security settings section, in the Turn on S/MIME message processing drop-down list, click False.
5.
Click Save All.
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Enforcing secure messaging using
classifications
You can use message classifications to require S/MIME-enabled users or PGP enabled users to sign, encrypt, or sign and
encrypt email messages that they send from the BlackBerry devices.
You use the Message Classification IT policy rule to configure one or more message classifications that users can apply to
email messages. The message classification that the users select when they compose email messages determines the type
of S/MIME message protection or PGP message protection that applies to the email messages.
If a user does not select a message classification, by default, the BlackBerry device applies the first classification in the
message classification list on the BlackBerry device. You can change the order that the BlackBerry device lists the
classifications in.
The message protection options on the BlackBerry device are limited to the types of encryption and digitial signing that the
highly secure messaging packages on the BlackBerry device permit. When a user applies a message classification to an
email message on a BlackBerry device, the user must select one type of message protection that the message
classification permits, or accept the default type of message protection. If a user selects a message classification that
requires signing, encryption, or signing and encryption of the email message, and the user did not install a highly secure
messaging package on the BlackBerry device, the user cannot send the email message.
Create a message classification
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Manage IT policies.
3.
In the list of IT policies, click an IT policy.
4.
Click Edit IT policy.
5.
On the Security tab, at the bottom of the screen, in the Message Classification Display Name field, type a display
name that you want to appear in the Classifications list on BlackBerry devices.
6.
Type a subject suffix that you want to append to the message subject in parentheses . For example, type the subject
suffix (U) for a classification that is named Unclassified.
7.
In the Minimum Actions drop-down list, click an action that a BlackBerry device user can perform to encode the
message. For example, to permit users to select all of the encoding types for the secure messaging packages that
they install on their BlackBerry devices, click Signed.
8.
Click the Add icon.
9.
Click Save all.
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After you finish: If you create more than one message classification, order the message classifications in the list. By
default, if a user does not select a message classification, the BlackBerry device applies the first message classification in
the list.
Create a message classification based on an existing
message classification
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Manage IT policies.
3.
In the list of IT policies, click an IT policy.
4.
Click Edit IT policy.
5.
On the Security tab, at the bottom of the screen, click the Copy icon beside the message classification that you want
to copy.
6.
In the Message classification display name field, type a name for the message classification that you copied.
7.
If necessary, change the subject suffix that you want to append, in parentheses, to the email message subject.
8.
If necessary, click the minimum action for encoding the email message in the Minimum Actions drop-down list.
9.
Click the Add icon.
10. Click Save all.
After you finish: Order the message classifications in the list. By default, if a user does not select a message classification,
the BlackBerry device applies the first classification in the list.
Order message classifications
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Manage IT policies.
3.
In the list of IT policies, click an IT policy.
4.
Click Edit IT policy.
5.
On the Security tab, at the bottom of the screen, click the Up or Down arrow icon beside the message classification
that you want to move to prioritize the message classification.
6.
Click Save all.
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Delete a message classification
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Manage IT policies.
3.
In the list of IT policies, click an IT policy.
4.
Click Edit IT policy.
5.
On the Security tab, at the bottom of the screen, click the Delete icon beside the message classification.
6.
Click Save all.
Generating organization-specific encryption
keys for PIN-message encryption
By default, all BlackBerry devices store a common PIN encryption key that they use to protect PIN messages. To limit the
number of devices that can decrypt PIN messages that BlackBerry device users in your organization send from their
devices, you can generate a new PIN encryption key that is stored on and known only to devices in your organization. A
device that has a PIN encryption key that is specific to your organization can perform the following actions:
•
can only encrypt PIN messages sent to other devices on your organization's network that use the same PIN encryption
key
•
can only decrypt PIN messages that are sent from devices that use the global PIN encryption key or PIN messages from
other devices on your organization's network that use the same PIN encryption key
•
cannot decrypt PIN messages sent from devices that use a PIN encryption key from another organization
You should generate a new PIN encryption key if you know that your current organization-specific PIN encryption key is
compromised.
Generate a PIN encryption key
You can generate a PIN encryption key to make the BlackBerry devices in your organization use a PIN encryption key that
is specific to your organization for PIN messaging.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology.
2.
Click BlackBerry Domain.
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3.
Click Update peer-to-peer encryption key.
4.
Click Create new key.
Configuring security options
Turn off BlackBerry services that the
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service,
BlackBerry Collaboration Service, and
BlackBerry MVS provide
You can prevent BlackBerry device users that you associate with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server from browsing the intranet
or Internet, running applications that communicate with application servers and content servers, sending or receiving
instant messages, or making calls using VoIP. You can turn off the BlackBerry services if you want to enhance security,
save bandwidth on the wireless network, or conserve system resources on the computer.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, expand BlackBerry Solution topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component
view > BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit Instance.
4.
In the External services turned on drop-down list, click No.
5.
Click Save All.
6.
Restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
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When a BlackBerry device overwrites data
in the BlackBerry device memory
A BlackBerry device continually runs the memory cleaner application during the Java based garbage collection process to
overwrite data in the BlackBerry device memory that the BlackBerry device no longer uses.
The BlackBerry device runs the garbage collection process when any of the following conditions exist:
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•
You or a BlackBerry device user turns on content protection for the BlackBerry device.
•
An application uses the RIM Cryptographic API to create a private key or symmetric key.
•
A third-party application turns on the garbage collection process by registering with the memory cleaner application on
the BlackBerry device. The memory cleaner application instructs applications to empty caches and to free the
BlackBerry device memory that is associated with sensitive application data that the applications no longer use.
•
A BlackBerry device user installs the S/MIME Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones on the BlackBerry device.
•
A BlackBerry device user installs the PGP Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones on the BlackBerry device.
When the BlackBerry device runs the garbage collection process, the garbage collection process overwrites the data that
the BlackBerry device no longer uses with zeroes, periodically runs the memory cleaner application, and overwrites the
memory that the memory cleaner application frees.
Changing when a BlackBerry device cleans the
BlackBerry device memory
By default, the memory cleaner application runs on a BlackBerry device when the BlackBerry device is inactive for a
specified period of time. You or a BlackBerry device user can change when the memory cleaner application runs when any
the following conditions exist:
•
The BlackBerry device user synchronizes the BlackBerry device with a computer.
•
The BlackBerry device user locks the BlackBerry device.
•
The BlackBerry device locks after it is inactive for a specified period of time.
•
The BlackBerry device user changes the time or time zone on the BlackBerry device.
To change when the memory cleaner application runs, you can use IT policies or the BlackBerry device user can turn on or
turn off the memory cleaner application in the Security options on the BlackBerry device.
You or the BlackBerry device user cannot turn off the memory cleaner application on the BlackBerry device if any of the
following conditions exist:
•
You or the BlackBerry device user turns on content protection on the BlackBerry device.
•
An application uses the RIM Cryptographic API to create a private key or symmetric key.
•
An application that registers with the memory cleaner application requires that memory cleaning application be turned
on.
•
The BlackBerry device user installs the S/MIME Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones on the BlackBerry
device and a private key exists on the BlackBerry device.
•
The BlackBerry device user installs the PGP Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones on the BlackBerry device
and a private key exists on the BlackBerry device.
If you or the BlackBerry device user turns on the memory cleaner application, Java based garbage collection process uses
the memory cleaner application automatically. The garbage collection process overwrites data that the BlackBerry device
no longer uses.
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For more information about the IT policy rules that you can use to change when the memory cleaner application runs, see
the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
Best practice: Configuring additional memory cleaner
settings for BlackBerry devices
Scenario
Recommendation
Remove decrypted content from BlackBerry device
memory when the user holsters BlackBerry device.
Change the Force Memory Clean When Holstered IT policy
rule to Yes.
Remove decrypted content from BlackBerry device
memory when the BlackBerry device is idle.
Change the Force Memory Clean When Idle IT policy rule to
Yes.
Start the memory cleaner after a specific amount of time
has elapsed.
Set the Memory Cleaner Maximum Idle Time IT policy rule
to the desired time (for example, 10 minutes).
For more information, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide and S/MIME Support Package User
Guide Supplement.
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Enterprise Server environment
6
Best practice: Running the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
Best practice
Description
Do not change the startup type for the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server services.
When you install or upgrade the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, the setup
application configures the startup type for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
services to automatic or manual. For example, the setup application configures
the startup type for the BlackBerry Mail Store Service, BlackBerry Policy
Service, and BlackBerry Synchronization Service to manual.
To avoid errors in the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, do not change the startup
type for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server services.
Do not change the account information When you install or upgrade the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, the setup
for BlackBerry Enterprise Server
application configures the account information for the BlackBerry Enterprise
services.
Server services.
Do not change the account information for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
unless the BlackBerry Enterprise Server documentation specifies that you can.
Run the BlackBerry Configuration
Panel as an administrator.
Consider the following guidelines if you are running the BlackBerry Configuration
Panel on Windows Server 2008:
•
Log in to the computer with a user account that is in the Administrator group
on the Windows Server.
•
Right-click the BlackBerry Configuration Panel icon and click Run as
administrator.
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Configuring certain BlackBerry Enterprise
Server components to use proxy servers
You can configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service and the BlackBerry Collaboration Service to use proxy servers
to access web addresses on the Internet and your organization's intranet. You should use a proxy method that is consistent
with the proxy method that other applications and servers in your organization use to access web content.
Proxy servers typically do not permit network traffic between servers that are on the same side of the firewall, so you can
configure certain BlackBerry Enterprise Server components to use a .pac file, or to access the Internet directly through a
proxy server. You can also configure multiple proxy servers to manage traffic to specific web addresses, and you can
specify URLs that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components can access without using a proxy server.
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Configure a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component
to use a .pac file
You can configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service and the BlackBerry Collaboration Service to use a .pac file. The
BlackBerry Enterprise Server components support only one .pac file.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Expand the appropriate BlackBerry Enterprise Server component.
3.
Click the instance that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit instance.
5.
On the Proxy mappings tab, in the Universal resource locator field, type the regular expression for the web address
that you want the proxy mapping rule to control.
6.
In the Proxy type drop-down list, perform one of the following actions:
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•
To detect a .pac file automatically, click AUTO.
•
To specify the location of the .pac file, click PAC. In the Proxy string field, type the proxy server name, port
number, and location of the .pac file using the following format: <proxy_server>:<port>/<pac_filepath>/
<pac_filename>.
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7.
Click the Add icon for the proxy item. If you add more than one proxy item, use the Up and Down icons to set the
priority of the proxy items.
8.
Click the Add icon for the web address. If you add more than one web address, use the Up and Down icons to set the
priority of the web addresses.
9.
Click Save all.
Configure a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component
to use a proxy server
You can configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service and the BlackBerry Collaboration Service to access web servers
through a proxy server.
You can specify more than one proxy string in a proxy mapping rule for a web address. If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
component cannot access the web server using the first proxy string, it tries to access the web server using the subsequent
proxy strings that you specify, until the component accesses the web server.
If the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service is configured to use a proxy server, BlackBerry device users can browse web
sites that use HTTPS if the proxy server supports basic authentication only.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Expand the appropriate BlackBerry Enterprise Server component.
3.
Click the instance that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit instance.
5.
On the Proxy mappings tab, in the Universal resource locator field, type the URL regular expression for the web
address that you want the proxy mapping rule to control.
6.
In the Proxy type drop-down list, perform one of the following actions:
•
To configure a proxy server, click PROXY. In the Proxy string field, type the proxy server name and port number
using the following format: <proxy_server>:<port>.
•
To exclude the web address from routing through the proxy server, click DIRECT.
7.
Click the Add icon for the proxy item. If you add more than one proxy item, use the Up and Down icons to set the
priority for the proxy items.
8.
Click the Add icon for the web address. If you add more than one web address, use the Up and Down icons to set the
priority for the web addresses.
9.
Click Save all.
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Configure a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component
to authenticate to a proxy server on behalf of
BlackBerry devices
You can configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service and the BlackBerry Collaboration Service to authenticate to a
proxy server on behalf of BlackBerry devices.
Before you begin: If you want to configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate to a proxy server on
behalf of BlackBerry devices, turn on authentication support for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Expand the appropriate BlackBerry Enterprise Server component.
3.
Click the instance that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit instance.
5.
On the Proxy mappings tab, click the Edit button for a web address.
6.
In the Credentials section, in the User name field, type the user name that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
component can use to connect to the proxy server that is defined for the web address.
7.
In the Password and Confirm password fields, type the password for the user name.
8.
Click the Add icon.
9.
Click Save all.
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Configuring the BlackBerry Administration
Service to use a proxy server
If you want to allow the BlackBerry Administration Service to automatically download device.xml files, vendor.xml files, and
information about BlackBerry Device Software bundles from the BlackBerry Infrastructure, and your organization uses a
proxy server, you must configure the BlackBerry Administration Service to select and authenticate (if necessary) with the
proxy server.
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Configuring proxy selection for the BlackBerry
Administration Service
You can configure the BlackBerry Administration Service to select a proxy server either manually or automatically.
To manually select a proxy server, you can use one of the following tools:
•
Proxy Configuration Tool (proxycfg.exe) with Windows Server 2003 or earlier
•
Network Shell Utility (netsh.exe) with Windows Server 2008
•
Windows Internet Explorer
To automatically select a proxy server, you can use one of the following methods:
•
enable the Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol using the BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool
•
specify a URL for a PAC file using Windows Internet Explorer
Configuring manual proxy selection for a BlackBerry Administration
Service instance
Depending on the operating system on the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service instance, you can
use the Proxy Configuration Tool or the Network Shell Utility to manually select a proxy server for a BlackBerry
Administration Service instance. You must configure manual proxy selection for all of the computers that host a BlackBerry
Administration Service instance. Both the Proxy Configuration Tool and the Network Shell Utility store the proxy server
settings in the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\Connections
\WinHttpSettings registry key. You must run both tools as an administrator.
The Proxy Configuration Tool works with Windows Server 2003 or earlier, and it is located in one of the following locations:
•
For 32-bit Windows operating systems, the Proxy Configuration Tool is located at c:\Windows\system32\.
•
For 64-bit Windows operating systems, the Proxy Configuration Tool is located at c:\Windows\sysWow64\.
For more information about the Proxy Configuration Tool, visit www.msdn.microsoft.com and search for proxycfg.exe.
The Network Shell Utility works with Windows Server 2008. For more information about the Network Shell Utility, visit
technet.microsoft.com and search for Netsh.exe.
Configure manual proxy selection for the Windows account that runs the
BlackBerry Administration Service
Perform this task on all of the computers that host a BlackBerry Administration Service instance.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service, log in using the Windows account that runs the
BlackBerry Administration Service.
2.
Open Windows Internet Explorer.
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3.
Click Tools > Internet Options.
4.
On the Connections tab, click LAN settings.
5.
Select Use a proxy server for your LAN.
6.
In the Address field, type the address for the proxy server.
7.
In the Port field, type the port number for the proxy server.
8.
Click OK.
9.
Click OK.
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Windows Internet Explorer stores the settings for the proxy server in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft
\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings registry key.
Configure the BlackBerry Administration Service to use the Web Proxy
Autodiscovery Protocol to select a proxy server automatically
If you want to configure the BlackBerry Administration Service to use the Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol to select a
proxy server automatically, you must use the BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool. The Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol uses
DHCP and DNS to find a PAC file. Perform this task on any computer that hosts a BlackBerry Administration Service
instance.
CAUTION: If the proxy server authenticates using HTTP basic authentication, the Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol file
must be on a computer that is separate from the proxy server and uses Windows authentication or anonymous
authentication.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service, at the command prompt, navigate to the folder
that contains the TraitTool.exe file.
2.
To turn on Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol, type traittool -global -trait BASIsProxyWPADOptionEnabled -set 1.
Turn off Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol
Perform this task on any computer that hosts a BlackBerry Administration Service instance.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service, at the command prompt, navigate to the folder
that contains the TraitTool.exe file.
2.
To turn off Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol, type traittool -global -trait BASIsProxyWPADOptionEnabled -erase.
Configure the BlackBerry Administration Service to use a PAC file to
select a proxy server automatically
Before you begin:
Obtain the URL for the PAC file.
Perform this task on all of the computers that host a BlackBerry Administration Service instance.
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CAUTION: If the proxy server authenticates using HTTP basic authentication, the PAC file must be on a computer that is
separate from the proxy server and uses Windows authentication or anonymous authentication.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service instance, log in using the Windows account that
runs the BlackBerry Administration Service.
2.
Open Windows Internet Explorer.
3.
Click Tools > Internet Options.
4.
On the Connections tab, click LAN settings.
5.
Select Use automatic configuration script.
6.
In the Address field, type the URL for the PAC file.
7.
Click OK.
8.
Click OK.
Configuring the BlackBerry Administration Service to
authenticate with a proxy server
If your organization's proxy server requires authentication, you must configure the BlackBerry Administration Service to
authenticate with the proxy server.
If the proxy server uses Windows authentication, you must configure the proxy server to authenticate the Windows account
that runs the BlackBerry Administration Service.
If your proxy server uses HTTP basic authentication, you can configure the user name and password for HTTP basic
authentication using the BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool. You can specify the credentials for either the entire BlackBerry
Domain or for individual BlackBerry Administration Service instances. The BlackBerry Administration Service tries the
credentials that you specify for the BlackBerry Administration Service instance first and then tries the credentials that you
specify for the BlackBerry Domain.
Configure the BlackBerry Administration Service to use HTTP basic
authentication
You use the BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool to configure the BlackBerry Administration Service to use HTTP basic
authentication to authenticate with a proxy server. HTTP basic authentication requires a user name and password for
authentication.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service, at the command prompt, navigate to the folder
that contains the TraitTool.exe file.
2.
Perform one of the following tasks:
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Task
Steps
Specify the credentials for HTTP
basic authentication that your
organization's BlackBerry Domain
uses.
1. Type traittool -global -trait BASProxyBasicAuthUID -set <user_name>,
where <user_name> is the user name (for example,
user01@blackberry.com or blackberry.com\user01).
2. Type traittool -global -trait BASProxyBasicAuthPassword -set
<password>, where <password> is the password.
Specify the credentials for HTTP
1. Type traittool -BASServer <name> -trait BASProxyBasicAuthUID -set
basic authentication that a
<user_name>, where <name> is the host name of the computer that hosts
specific BlackBerry Administration
the BlackBerry Administration Service instance and <user_name> is the
Service instance uses.
user name (for example, user01@blackberry.com or blackberry.com
\user01) for that computer.
2. Type traittool -BASServer <name> -trait BASProxyBasicAuthPassword set <password>, where <name> is the host name of the computer that
hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service instance and <password> is
the password for the computer.
Delete credentials for HTTP basic authentication
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service, at the command prompt, navigate to the folder
that contains the TraitTool.exe file.
2.
Perform one of the following tasks:
Task
Delete the user name and password
that all of the BlackBerry
Administration Service instances in
your organization's BlackBerry
Domain use for HTTP basic
authentication.
Delete the user name and password
for the computer that a single
BlackBerry Administration Service
instance in your organization's
BlackBerry Domain uses for HTTP
basic authentication.
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1. Type traittool -global -trait BASProxyBasicAuthUID -erase.
2. Type traittool -global -trait BASProxyBasicAuthPassword -erase.
1. Type traittool -BASServer <name> -trait BASProxyBasicAuthUID erase.
2. Type traittool -BASServer <name> -trait
BASProxyBasicAuthPassword -erase.
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Configuring multiple BlackBerry Enterprise
Server instances to use the same
BlackBerry Enterprise Server component
To help make a BlackBerry Domain more scalable, you can configure multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances to
use the same BlackBerry MDS Connection Service or BlackBerry Collaboration Service. If a BlackBerry Domain contains
one BlackBerry Enterprise Server, all of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components are associated with that BlackBerry
Enterprise Server automatically.
Configure multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instances to use the same BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service
You can configure multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances to use the same central push server to transfer
application data to and from BlackBerry devices and to manage HTTP requests from the BlackBerry Browser.
Before you begin: Specify a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service as a central push server.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Conection Service.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Supported Dispatcher instances tab, in the Available Dispatcher instances list, click the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server instance that you want to use the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
5.
Click Add.
6.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that you want to have use the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service.
7.
Click Save all.
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Configure multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instances to use the same BlackBerry Collaboration
Service
You can configure multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances to use the same BlackBerry Collaboration Service to
connect to your organization's instant messaging server, and to manage requests from the collaboration client on users'
BlackBerry devices.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Collaboration.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Supported Dispatcher instances tab, in the Available Dispatcher instances list, click the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server instance that you want to use the BlackBerry Collaboration Service.
5.
Click Add.
6.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that you want to use the BlackBerry
Collaboration Service.
7.
Click Save all.
Configuring support for Unicode languages
Configure support for Unicode languages
You can make sure that the messaging application can display the Unicode messages that the BlackBerry device sends by
configuring the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to support Unicode languages (for example, Japanese, Korean, or Simplified
Chinese).
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, on the taskbar, click Start > Run.
2.
Type regedit.
3.
Click OK.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
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5.
6.
7.
8.
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If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
•
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
If the MAPIEncoding registry key exists, perform one of the following actions:
•
Delete the key.
•
Change the value of the key to 1.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Setup.
•
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Setup.
Verify that the ConfigKeystoreCountry registry key is set to one of the following values, depending on your
organization's environment:
•
CN for Simplified Chinese
•
JP for Japanese
•
KR for Korean
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Dispatcher.
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Change the character encoding that the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server uses to send Unicode messages
By default, when the BlackBerry Enterprise Server receives Unicode messages from BlackBerry devices, it uses UTF-8
character encoding to process the Unicode messages. If email applications cannot correctly display Unicode messages
that devices send (for example, if email applications cannot display attachment file names or contact lists correctly), you
can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to select another character encoding to use to process Unicode messages.
Before you begin: Configure support for Unicode languages.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, on the taskbar, click Start > Run.
2.
Type regedit.
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3.
Click OK.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
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If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
•
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
5.
Create a DWORD value that is named AutoSelectOutgoingEncoding.
6.
Double-click the new DWORD value.
7.
In the Value data field, perform one of the following actions:
8.
•
To configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to select the most appropriate character encoding when it encodes
plain-text messages, type 1. If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server cannot identify which character encoding to use,
the BlackBerry Enterprise Server encodes plain-text messages in UTF-8.
•
To configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to select the most appropriate character encoding when it encodes
email messages that use RTF or HTML, type 2. If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server cannot identify which
character encoding to use, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server encodes email messages that use RTF or HTML in
UTF-8.
•
To configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to select the most appropriate character encoding when it encodes
plain-text messages and email messages that use RTF or HTML, type 3. If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
cannot identify which character encoding to use, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server encodes all email messages in
UTF-8.
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Dispatcher.
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Configure support for Unicode text in calendars on
BlackBerry devices in a Microsoft Exchange
environment
You must complete this task for all Microsoft Exchange versions to ensure calendar items use the correct Unicode
characters in fields such as subject, location, or notes.
Before you begin: In a Microsoft Exchange 2003 environment, install the following hotfixes for wireless calendar
synchronization:
• Visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/913643 to download and install the required hotfix on the messaging server.
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Visit http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923537/en-us to download and install the required hotfix on the computer that
will host the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
1.
On the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, on the Start menu, click Run.
2.
Type regedit.
3.
Click OK.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
•
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
5.
Create a DWORD value that is named SetLocaleIDs.
6.
Set the value to 1.
7.
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Messaging Agent.
Related information
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Creating user groups
You can create user groups and assign user accounts to user groups based on custom criteria, such as user location,
organizational group, or BlackBerry device model. User accounts that are part of a user group can exist on multiple
BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances in the BlackBerry Domain.
Create a group to manage similar user accounts
You can reduce the time that you spend managing user accounts by adding similar user accounts to a group, and assigning
shared properties, such as software configurations or IT policies, to the group. Properties that you assign to a group are
assigned to all user accounts in the group.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Group.
2.
Click Create a group.
3.
In the Group information section, type a name and description for the group.
4.
Click Save.
After you finish:
• Add properties to the group.
•
Add user accounts to the group.
Related information
Change the properties of a group, 287
Add user accounts to a group, 84
Add user accounts to a group
You can add user accounts to a group to assign the properties of the group to user accounts automatically.
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1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for the user accounts.
4.
Select the user accounts.
5.
In the Add to user configuration list, click Add group.
6.
In the Available groups list, click the group that you want to add the user accounts to.
7.
Click Add.
8.
Click Save.
Adding a user account to the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
If you add a user account to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, you are not required to locate the Microsoft Exchange
mailbox for the BlackBerry device that the user account is associated with or the routing group that the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server is located in.
Related information
Assigning BlackBerry devices to users, 91
Add a user account
You can add a user account to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, assign a BlackBerry device to a user account and activate
the BlackBerry device. The user account must exist on your organization's messaging server.
Before you begin: If required, create a group of user accounts so that you can manage user accounts that are similar.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Create a user.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
Select the check box beside the display name for the user account.
5.
Click Continue.
6.
If your organization's environment includes multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances, select the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server that you want to add the user account to.
7.
If groups exist in the Available groups list, click at least one group that you want to add the user account to.
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8.
Click Add.
9.
To select an activation option, perform one of the following actions:
Option
Step
Specify an activation password for
the user account.
1. Click Create a user with activation password.
2. In the Set activation password, section, type and confirm an activation
password. The password must not contain special characters. Some
BlackBerry devices do not support special characters and do not unlock
when a user types a password that contains special characters.
3. In the Password expiration (hours) field, type the amount of time, in hours,
that you want to elapse before the activation password expires.
4. Click Create user.
Generate an activation password
Click Create a user with generated activation password.
for the user account automatically.
Activate the user account without
using an activation password.
Click Create a user without activation password.
Related information
Assigning BlackBerry devices to users, 91
Managing user accounts, 288
Create a user account that is not in the contact list in
the BlackBerry Configuration Database
You can create a user account for a user even if the did not yet synchronize the contact information for the user account to
the BlackBerry Configuration Database. If the BlackBerry Mail Store Service did not synchronize the contact information
and you create a user account, the BlackBerry Administration Service does not display the user account in the search
results.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Create a user.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
Click Add user from company directory.
5.
In the Email address field, type the email address, in SMTP format, of the user account that you want to add.
6.
Click Find user in company directory.
7.
Click Save user to available user list and Create BlackBerry Enabled User.
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8.
If you installed multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances, select the BlackBerry Enterprise Server that you want
to add the user account to.
9.
Click Continue.
10. Type and confirm an activation password. The password must not contain special characters. Specific BlackBerry
devices do not support special characters and do not unlock when a user types a password that contains special
characters.
11. In the Password expiration field, type the amount of time, in hours, that can elapse before the activation password
expires.
12. Click Create user.
Export a list of user accounts
You can export a list of user accounts from a BlackBerry Enterprise Server to a .csv file. The .csv file contains information
about the user accounts, such as the user ID, display name, PIN and email address. You can import the list of user
accounts to another BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for one or more user accounts.
4.
Select the checkboxes beside the display names of the appropriate user accounts.
5.
In the Export users list, click Export selected users.
6.
Click Download file.
7.
Save the .csv file.
Importing a list of user accounts to a BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
You can add multiple user accounts to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server by importing a .csv file that contains a list of user
accounts and the required information to activate the user accounts on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
The .csv file can include the following information:
•
user accounts that you want to create
•
names of the groups you want to add the user accounts to
•
activation passwords and expiry times that you want to assign to the user accounts
The BlackBerry Administration Service processes actions in the order that they appear in the .csv file. If the BlackBerry
Administration Service encounters an error that is specific to an action during the import process (for example, an action is
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incorrectly formatted in the .csv file), the BlackBerry Administration Service continues to process the remaining actions
that are listed in the file and displays an error message for the action that the BlackBerry Administration Service could not
process.
The import process can take a long time (more than 30 minutes) to complete if you add more than 2000 user accounts.
Fields in a .csv file that contain user account information
The BlackBerry Administration Service uses a .csv file to add user account information to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
The following table lists the fields in the .csv file that might be populated when you import user account information.
Field
Description
Email Address
The field specifies the email address for the user account.
SRP ID
This field specifies the SRP ID for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server that you want
to add the user account to.
Group Names
This field specifies the names of groups that you want to add the user account
to.
Activation Password Operation
This field specifies whether an activation password is required to activate the
user account and whether that password will be specified by the administrator
or the BlackBerry Administration Service. The activation password value
specified in this field can either be "specify", "none", or "generate" in lower
case only. The activation password operation must be the same on each line in
the .csv file.
If the field is set to "specify", the activation password and the expiry time (in
hours) are optional fields in the .csv file. If the activation password and the expiry
time values are not included in the .csv file, you will be prompted to specify
these values the after uploading the .csv file. If you specify the activation
password and the expiry time for the user accounts, the values must be provided
on every line of the csv file.
If the field is set to "generate", the password is automatically generated by the
BlackBerry Administration Service and the final two fields of each .csv line must
be empty. The activation password will expire if the user does not activate the
BlackBerry device on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server before the password
timeout elapses. The default value is 48 hours.
If the field is set to "none", the user account will be created without an activation
password and the final two fields of each .csv line must be empty.
To activate a BlackBerry device on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server over the
wireless network, an activation password is required.
Activation Password
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This field specifies the activation password for the user account if an activation
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Field
Description
Activation Password Expiry
This field specifies the amount of time, in hours, that can elapse before the
activation password expires if an activation password is required.
The activation password will expire if the user does not activate the BlackBerry
device on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server before a default value of 48 hours
elapses.
Example: Importing user accounts to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
"Email Address","SRP ID","Group Names","Activation Password Operation","Activation
Password","Activation Password Expiry"
"wbarichak@example.com","WBARICHAK0033","Admins","specify", "asdf","24"
"jbuac@example.com","JBUAC0011,"Admins","specify", "asdf","24"
Import multiple user accounts from a .csv file
You can import a list of user accounts from a .csv file to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server so that you can manage the user
accounts.
Before you begin: Create a .csv file.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Click Manage multiple users from an import list.
4.
In the Manage multiple users from an import list section, click Browse.
5.
Navigate to the .csv file that contains the user accounts that you want to import.
6.
Click Next.
7.
Perform the appropriate actions for the user accounts.
Create multiple user accounts by importing the user accounts from a .csv
file
You can import a list of user accounts from a .csv file and add them to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The user accounts
must exist on your organizations messaging server.
Before you begin: Create the .csv file.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Create a user.
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Click Import new users.
4.
In the Import users from a list section, click Browse.
5.
Navigate to the .csv file that contains the user accounts that you want to import.
6.
Click Continue.
7.
Perform the appropriate actions for the user accounts.
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Assigning BlackBerry devices
to users
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Preparing to distribute a BlackBerry device
Before you distribute a BlackBerry device to a user, you can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to synchronize
email messages that the user previously sent and received on a supported BlackBerry device. You can synchronize
messages for a new user or for a user whose PIN changed when they received a replacement BlackBerry device.
When the BlackBerry Enterprise Server synchronizes messages onto a BlackBerry device, it applies the message filter rules
and redirection settings that are specific to the user account.
Change how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
downloads a user's existing email messages onto the
BlackBerry device
By default, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server synchronizes the headers of 200 email messages from the previous 5 days to
a BlackBerry device when you activate it. If you change the BlackBerry Enterprise Server settings so that it synchronizes
the headers and body of messages to a BlackBerry device when you activate it, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server can
synchronize up to 3000 messages from the previous 30 days.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Messaging tab, in the Message prepopulation settings section, perform the following actions:
•
To specify if you want full message bodies delivered or just message headers, in the Send headers only field,
select an option.
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To specify the number of previous days that you want to synchronize messages from, in the Prepopulation By
message age field, type a number.
•
To specify the maximum number of messages that you want to synchronize, in the Prepopulation By message
count field, type a number.
Click Save all.
Prevent the BlackBerry Enterprise Server from
synchronizing existing email messages onto a
BlackBerry device
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Messaging tab, in the Message prepopulation settings section, perform the following actions:
5.
•
In the Prepopulation by message age field, type 0.
•
In the Prepopulation by message count field, type 0.
Click Save all.
Assigning BlackBerry devices to user
accounts
To assign BlackBerry devices to user accounts and activate the BlackBerry devices, you can use any of the following
methods:
Method
Description
BlackBerry Administration Service
You can activate BlackBerry devices before you distribute them to users by
connecting the BlackBerry devices to a computer and logging in to the
BlackBerry Administration Service.
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Method
Description
over the wireless network
New BlackBerry device users and users that are receiving replacement
BlackBerry devices can activate the BlackBerry devices without requiring a
physical connection to your organization's network.
over the LAN
New BlackBerry device users and users that are receiving replacement
BlackBerry devices can activate the BlackBerry devices by connecting the
BlackBerry devices to a computer that hosts the BlackBerry Desktop
Manager.
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
New BlackBerry device users and users that are receiving replacement
BlackBerry devices can activate the BlackBerry devices by connecting the
BlackBerry devices to a computer that hosts the BlackBerry Web Desktop
Manager.
over your organization's Wi-Fi network
You can activate Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices over your organization's
Wi-Fi network.
If you add a user account that was previously located on another BlackBerry Enterprise Server in a different BlackBerry
Domain, or the user previously used the BlackBerry Desktop Redirector, you must assign a BlackBerry device to the user
account using the BlackBerry Administration Service.
Related information
Managing BlackBerry Java Applications and BlackBerry Device Software, 136
Option 1: Activate a BlackBerry device using the
BlackBerry Administration Service
Before you begin: If necessary, prepare a BlackBerry device so that you can redistribute it to a user.
1.
Connect the BlackBerry device to a computer that can access the BlackBerry Administration Service.
2.
On the Devices menu, expand Attached devices.
3.
Click Manage current device.
4.
Click Assign current device.
5.
Search for a user account.
6.
In the search results, click the display name for a user account.
7.
Click Associate user.
8.
Click Assign current device.
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Option 2: Activating a BlackBerry device over the
wireless network
To activate a BlackBerry device over the wireless network, you assign an activation password to a user account. The user
receives the activation password in an email message and associates the BlackBerry device with the email account by
typing the password on the BlackBerry device.
Save bandwidth by synchronizing organizer data over the LAN
When users activate BlackBerry devices over the wireless network, by default, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
synchronizes the initial download of organizer data over the wireless network. To save bandwidth, you can configure an IT
policy to synchronize the initial download of organizer data through the BlackBerry Router and over your organization's
LAN when users connect their BlackBerry devices to a computer that hosts the BlackBerry Device Manager.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Manage IT policies.
3.
Click Default.
4.
Click Edit IT policy.
5.
On the PIM Synchronization tab, in the Disable Wireless Bulk Loads rule, in the drop-down list, click Yes.
6.
Click Save all.
Wireless activation
The wireless activation process activates BlackBerry devices on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server over the wireless
network. Neither you nor the users are required to connect the BlackBerry devices to a computer to complete the
activation process.
You can use wireless activation process to activate a large number of BlackBerry devices over the wireless network. When
users want to activate BlackBerry devices on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server over the wireless network, they must notify
you. You can use the BlackBerry Administration Service to configure activation passwords and distribute the passwords to
the users.
The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution can begin the wireless activation process automatically or when users open the
activation application on the BlackBerry devices and type an activation password and email address. When the activation
process completes, users can send email messages from and receive email messages on their BlackBerry devices.
When you initiate the wireless activation process, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends an email message with an etp.dat
attachment from the blackberry.net domain to the user's email application. To make sure that the message is not blocked
or modified, add the blackberry.net domain to the allowed list in the anti-virus and anti-spam software applications used by
the messaging server or gateway.
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Activation passwords
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server activates a BlackBerry device over the wireless network using the wireless activation
authentication protocol and an activation password that is specific to the user account associated with the BlackBerry
device.
Item
Description
length of the activation password
Typical activation passwords are four to eight characters long. Activation
passwords are limited to the following character lengths:
•
BlackBerry device: 31 characters
•
BlackBerry Administration Service : 20 characters
•
KeyGenPassword field that stores the password in the BlackBerry
Configuration Database: 50 characters
character support
Activation passwords can include any type of character
security
Wireless activation is designed so that short activation passwords do not
compromise the security of the protocol.
You must distribute the activation password to the authenticated user securely.
If the user receives the activation password, but does not activate the
BlackBerry device on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, a potentially malicious
user who can access the activation password can connect another BlackBerry
device to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and assume the identity of the
intended user.
When a user activates a BlackBerry device on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server,
the activation password becomes inactive and a potentially malicious user
cannot reuse it to activate another BlackBerry device.
If a user receives an activation password, you cannot generate a new activation
password for the user until the activation password expires. An activation
password expires after 48 hours by default. You can configure an activation to
password expire earlier than the default value of 48 hours.
expiry time
An activation password is no longer valid if any of the following events occur:
•
the user does not activate the BlackBerry device on the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server before the default value of 48 hours elapses
•
the user types the activation password incorrectly five consecutive times
•
the BlackBerry Enterprise Server activates a BlackBerry device using the
activation password
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Customize the activation password
You can customize the type of activation password and the number of characters the password can contain that you send
to BlackBerry devices in a BlackBerry Domain. You can also change the length of time that the activation password exists
before it expires.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Wireless activations.
2.
Click Device activation settings.
3.
Click Edit activation settings.
4.
In the Password settings section, perform the following actions:
5.
•
To change the activation password length, in the Auto-generated password length field, type a character length.
•
To change the activation password type, in the Auto-generated password type drop-down list, click a password
type.
•
To change the length of time that the activation password exists before it expires, in the Auto-generated
password lifespan (hours) field, type the number of hours.
Click Save all.
Customize the activation message
To provide information to help troubleshoot activation issues that a user might encounter or to make sure that the
activation message that users receive on their computers conforms to your organization's messaging policies, you can
customize the default activation message.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Wireless activations.
2.
Click Device activation settings.
3.
Click Edit activation settings.
4.
In the Email initialization message section, perform the following actions:
5.
•
In the Sender address field, type the email address for the administrator account.
•
In the Custom activation message field, type the subject, and message.
Click Save all.
Send an activation password to a user
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
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4.
In the search results, click the display name for the user account.
5.
In the Device activation list, click Specify an activation password.
6.
In the Activation password and Confirm password fields, type an activation password. The password must not
contain special characters. Some BlackBerry devices do not support special characters and do not unlock when a
user types a password that contains special characters.
7.
In the Password expiration (hours) field, type the amount of time that can elapse before the activation password
expires.
8.
Click Specify an activation password.
Send an activation password to multiple users
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for one or more user accounts.
4.
Select the checkboxes beside the display names of the appropriate user accounts.
5.
In the Device activation list, click Specify an activation password.
6.
In the Activation password and Confirm password fields, type an activation password. The password must not
contain special characters. Some BlackBerry devices do not support special characters and do not unlock when a
user types a password that contains special characters.
7.
In the Password expiration (hours) field, type the amount of time, in hours, that can elapse before the activation
password expires.
8.
Click Specify an activation password.
Option 3: Activating BlackBerry devices over the LAN
Users can activate BlackBerry devices by connecting them to computers that the BlackBerry Desktop Manager is
associated with. During the activation process, the BlackBerry Desktop Manager prompts users to associate the
BlackBerry devices with their work email accounts and generate encryption keys.
When users complete the activation process, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends email messages and organizer data
to the BlackBerry devices through the BlackBerry Router. If a connection to the BlackBerry Router is interrupted, the data
transfer continues over the wireless network.
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Option 4: Activating BlackBerry devices using the
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
Users can activate their BlackBerry devices by connecting them to computers using a USB cable or Bluetooth connection
and logging in to the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager. During the activation process, the BlackBerry Web Desktop
Manager prompts users to associate the BlackBerry device with their email accounts and generate encryption keys.
When users complete the activation process, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server synchronizes email messages and organizer
data to BlackBerry devices through the BlackBerry Router. If a connection to the BlackBerry Router is interrupted, the data
transfer continues over the wireless network.
Option 5: Activating BlackBerry devices over an
enterprise Wi-Fi network
Users can activate Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices over an enterprise Wi-Fi network in environments that have the
following characteristics:
•
BlackBerry devices can connect to the enterprise Wi-Fi network but cannot connect to the BlackBerry Infrastructure.
•
Users did not install BlackBerry Desktop Manager on their computers and cannot access BlackBerry Web Desktop
Manager.
•
You want to deploy and activate a large number of BlackBerry devices.
To activate BlackBerry devices over the enterprise Wi-Fi network, you must configure the BlackBerry Router as an SMTP
client (also known as a Mail User Agent). As an SMTP client, the BlackBerry Router communicates with an SMTP server,
that sends an ETP message to the user. The ETP message is the email message that the BlackBerry Router sends to the
user’s mailbox during the activation process.
You can configure the BlackBerry Router to act as a gateway for BlackBerry device activations over the enterprise Wi-Fi
network and as a gateway for other network traffic such as email messages, data, or calendar synchronization, or to act
only as a gateway for BlackBerry device activations over the enterprise Wi-Fi network. If you choose to configure the
BlackBerry Router only as a gateway for BlackBerry device activations over the enterprise Wi-Fi network, you must
configure the BlackBerry Router as part of a chain of BlackBerry Router instances and make sure that one or more
BlackBerry Router instances in the chain can act as a gateway for other network traffic.
For more information about Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Feature and Technical
Overview.
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Prerequisites: Configuring a BlackBerry Router for BlackBerry device
activations over the enterprise Wi-Fi network
•
On the computer that you installed the BlackBerry Router, or on a remote computer, configure an SMTP service that
the BlackBerry Router can use. For more information, see the documentation for the Windows Server.
•
To restrict the BlackBerry Router so that it acts only as a gateway for BlackBerry device activations over the enterprise
Wi-Fi network, on a computer that does not host a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, install a BlackBerry Router whose only
purpose is to provide a connection to Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices over the enterprise Wi-Fi network. Configure
the BlackBerry Router as part of a chain of BlackBerry Router instances and make sure that one or more BlackBerry
Router instances in the chain can act as a gateway for other network traffic such as email messages, data, or calendar
synchronization.
•
Verify that the wireless access points can connect to the BlackBerry Router that you configured for BlackBerry device
activations over the enterprise Wi-Fi network.
•
Verify that each BlackBerry Enterprise Server can connect to a BlackBerry Router that you configured for BlackBerry
device activations over the enterprise Wi-Fi network.
•
Create a user account and activation password on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server for each new BlackBerry device.
Configure a BlackBerry Router to permit BlackBerry device activations
over the enterprise Wi-Fi network
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Router, on the taskbar, click Start > Programs > BlackBerry Enterprise
Server > BlackBerry Server Configuration.
2.
On the OTA WIFI Activation tab, select the Permit wireless activation in your WLAN environment check box.
3.
Optionally, to restrict the BlackBerry Router so that it acts as a gateway for wireless activations over the enterprise WiFi network and not as a gateway for other network traffic such as email messages, data, or calendar synchronization,
select the Prevent all serial bypass traffic through this router except WLAN activations check box. Only restrict the
BlackBerry Router if you configured more than one BlackBerry Router instance.
4.
To specify how the BlackBerry Router locates the SMTP server, in the Activation Gateway Settings section, select
one of the following options:
•
To permit the BlackBerry Router to determine which SMTP server it uses for ETP traffic based on the mail
exchange record of the host domain, select Use MX Lookup to obtain SMTP server.
•
To provide the SMTP server name and port number for the BlackBerry Router, select Explicitly provide SMTP
server name and port. Type the server name and the server port number for the SMTP server.
5.
If the SMTP server requires authentication, specify the SMTP login name and SMTP password.
6.
In the From address for ETP messages field, type the email address that you want to use as the From address. The
ETP message is the email message that the BlackBerry Router sends to the users' mailboxes during the activation
process.
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7.
Click Apply.
8.
Click OK.
9.
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Router.
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After you finish: Instruct users to activate the Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices.
Activate a Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry device
If you want to activate a Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry device using the enterprise Wi-Fi network, you can instruct a BlackBerry
user to perform the following task on the BlackBerry device. If you want to reactivate a BlackBerry device, you must create
a new activation password for the BlackBerry device.
1.
On the BlackBerry device, in the device options, click Advanced Options.
2.
Click Enterprise Activation.
3.
Type the activation email address.
4.
Type the activation password.
5.
In the Activation Server Address field, type the IP address for the BlackBerry Router that the BlackBerry device can
use to activate over the enterprise Wi-Fi network.
6.
In the menu, click Activate.
After you finish:
• For more information, see the user guide for the BlackBerry device.
•
To view the activation status, in the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Wireless > View activations page,
search for the user account. Confirm that the activation is successful.
Related information
Restarting BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, 392
Troubleshooting: Connections to the Wi-Fi network, 478
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Configuring BlackBerry
Enterprise Server high
availability
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Check the health of a BlackBerry Enterprise
Server
If you configured BlackBerry Enterprise Server high availability, you can check the health of a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instance to verify that it is running as expected.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand High availability.
2.
Click High availablity summary.
3.
In the Host instance name field, click the name of a BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair.
4.
Click More.
The BlackBerry Administration Service displays the status of the health parameters.
Availability state and failover status of the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
When you check the health of a BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance in the BlackBerry Administration Service, you can
also check the availability state and failover status of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance.
The availability state specifies whether the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance is a primary instance or standby instance
according to information from the BlackBerry Configuration Database. If you did not connect the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server to the BlackBerry Configuration Database, the BlackBerry Administration Service might not display up-to-date
information about the availability state.
The failover status specifies whether the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance is a primary instance or standby instance
and whether the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance is running as expected. The BlackBerry Administration Service
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receives this information in real time from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance so that the failover status is always upto-date.
How the BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses
health parameters
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses health parameters to define the failover and promotion thresholds. The health
parameters indicate if a BlackBerry Enterprise Server service or component is healthy or unhealthy. For example, the value
for the Wireless network access health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry Router can access the wireless
network. The health parameters are identical for both the failover threshold and the promotion threshold. You can choose
the health parameters for the services and components that are important to your organization.
After you choose the health parameters that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use to determine when an
automatic failover process should occur, the failover process can occur automatically if all of the following conditions are
present:
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The values for the health parameters that you define as part of the failover threshold for the primary BlackBerry
Enterprise Server indicates whether a service or component is unhealthy.
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The values for the health parameters that you define as part of the promotion threshold for the standby BlackBerry
Enterprise Server indicate whether all the required services and components are healthy.
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If you configure a health parameter for the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server so that it is above the failover
threshold, the health parameter value must indicate that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server service or component is
healthy on the standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server before the automatic failover process can occur, even if you
configure the health parameter to be below the promotion threshold line.
You must configure the health parameters that you choose for the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server so that they are
above the failover threshold. You must configure the health parameters that you choose for the standby BlackBerry
Enterprise Server so that they are above the promotion threshold. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server ignores the health
parameters that you configure to be below the thresholds.
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server updates the values of the health parameters periodically so that the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server can determine automatically when a failover process should occur.
Defining when failover occurs
How you configure the failover threshold and promotion threshold impacts when failover occurs. You can configure the
thresholds in any of the following ways:
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For failover to occur when the standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server is in an acceptable state, you can move the
promotion threshold so that it is higher than the failover threshold. An acceptable state provides only the BlackBerry
services that your organization considers essential.
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For failover to occur only when the standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server is in a healthier state than the primary
BlackBerry Enterprise Server, you can move the promotion threshold so that it is lower than the failover threshold.
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For failover to occur when the standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server can provide the same services that the primary
BlackBerry Enterprise Server can provide when it is healthy, you can move the promotion threshold so that it is equal to
the failover threshold.
Configuring failover to occur when the standby BlackBerry Enterprise
Server is in an acceptable state
By default, the thresholds are configured so that if the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server loses its SRP connection or its
messaging server connection, or the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server cannot browse the Internet, the primary
BlackBerry Enterprise Server must fail over. The standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server can promote itself if it can connect
to the BlackBerry Infrastructure and messaging server. This default configuration is designed to make sure that the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server remains in an acceptable state.
To maintain the BlackBerry Enterprise Server in an acceptable state, you configure the standby BlackBerry Enterprise
Server to promote itself when it is sufficiently healthy to provide the BlackBerry services that your organization considers
essential. The primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server cannot demote itself as long as it provides the BlackBerry services that
your organization uses but does not consider essential.
For example, when the BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair uses the default configuration, if the primary BlackBerry
Enterprise Server cannot connect to the messaging server, and the standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server cannot browse
the Internet, the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server must demote itself because one of its health parameters indicates
that it is not sufficiently healthy. The standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server, even though it is experiencing an issue, can
promote itself to become the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server because all of the required health parameters indicate
that it is healthy enough to become the primary instance.
Configuring failover to occur when the standby BlackBerry Enterprise
Server can provide the same services that the primary BlackBerry
Enterprise Server can provide
If you move the failover threshold and promotion threshold so that the identical health parameters are above both
thresholds, the primary and standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances must meet the same requirements to be
considered sufficiently healthy to run. You can move the promotion threshold to be the same as the failover thresholds if
your organization requires that the failover process can promote a healthy standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server only.
In this scenario, you configure the standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server to promote itself when it can provide most of the
BlackBerry services that your organization requires. The primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server demotes itself when it
cannot provide most of the BlackBerry services that your organization considers essential.
For example, you can configure the failover threshold and the promotion threshold so that the primary and standby
BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances must be able to connect to the BlackBerry Infrastructure and messaging server and
browse the Internet. If the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server cannot connect to the messaging server and the standby
BlackBerry Enterprise Server cannot browse the Internet, the standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server cannot promote itself
because it is not sufficiently healthy.
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Configuring failover to occur when the standby BlackBerry Enterprise
Server is in a healther state than the active BlackBerry Enterprise Server
If you move the failover threshold and promotion threshold so that the promotion threshold is lower than the failover
threshold, failover occurs only if the standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server is healthier than the primary BlackBerry
Enterprise Server that is sufficiently healthy to run. You can move the promotion threshold so that it is lower than the
failover threshold if your organization wants to limit failover occurrences and requires that failover occurs only if the
standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server meets all of your organization’s requirements.
In this scenario, you configure the standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server to promote itself when it can provide most or all of
the BlackBerry services that your organization requires. The primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not demote itself
as long as it can provide at least the BlackBerry services that your organization considers essential.
For example, you configure the failover threshold so that the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server must be able to connect
to the BlackBerry Infrastructure and messaging server and browse the Internet. You configure the promotion threshold so
that the standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server must be able to connect to the BlackBerry Infrastructure and messaging
server, browse the Internet, and process attachments. If the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server cannot connect to the
messaging server and the standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server cannot process attachments, the standby BlackBerry
Enterprise Server cannot promote itself because it does not meet all of its requirements.
Changing the promotion threshold and
failover threshold
Each primary and standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance has a failover threshold and a promotion threshold. The
BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses the failover threshold when it is an primary instance to determine when it needs to
demote itself, and it uses the promotion threshold when it is a standby instance to determine whether it can promote itself
to become the primary instance.
You can configure the thresholds for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair.
Change the promotion threshold and failover threshold
and the order of the health parameters
You can change the promotion threshold and failover threshold and the order of the health parameters to meet the
requirements of your organization.
1.
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Click the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair that you want to change the health parameters and
thresholds for.
3.
Click Edit Automatic Failover settings.
4.
To change the order of the health parameters and thresholds, click the Up and Down icons.
5.
Click Save.
Health parameters for the failover threshold and promotion threshold
Health parameter
Description
Wireless network access
This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry Router can access the
wireless network. You cannot configure the failover threshold or promotion
threshold so that they are above this health parameter.
BlackBerry Dispatcher
This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry Dispatcher can
compress and encrypt all of the data that BlackBerry devices send and receive.
You cannot configure the failover threshold or promotion threshold so that they
are above this health parameter.
BlackBerry Messaging Agent
This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry Messaging Agent is
available and connected to the BlackBerry Dispatcher.
User accounts
This health parameter indicates whether a preconfigured percentage of user
accounts are started in the BlackBerry Messaging Agent.
Connection to the messaging server(s)
This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry Messaging Agent can
connect to the messaging server. If your organization's environment includes
multiple messaging servers and the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances
cannot connect to a preconfigured percentage of the messaging servers, the
status of this health parameter changes to "Configured percentage not
connected".
At least one user account
This health parameter indicates whether at least one user account is started in
the BlackBerry Messaging Agent.
Access to web content and application This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry MDS Connection
content
Service can provide users with access to content from BlackBerry Java
Applications and content that is located on your organization's intranet or the
Internet.
Address lookup
This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry Messaging Agent can
look up addresses in the address book.
Calendar synchronization
This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry Messaging Agent can
synchronize the calendar.
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Health parameter
Description
Attachment viewing
This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry Messaging Agent can
provide services for attachment viewing.
Connection to the BlackBerry
Configuration Database
This health parameter indicates whether BlackBerry Enterprise Server
components can connect to the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
Push application access
This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service can push application data to BlackBerry devices.
BlackBerry Collaboration Service
This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry Collaboration Service
can provide services for the collaboration client on BlackBerry devices.
BlackBerry Policy Service
This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry Policy Service is
available. You cannot set the failover threshold or promotion threshold below
this health parameter.
BlackBerry Synchronization Service
This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry Synchronization
Service is available. You cannot configure the failover threshold or promotion
threshold so that they are below this health parameter.
Organizer data synchronization
This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry Synchronization
Service can synchronize organizer data between BlackBerry devices and the
messaging server over the wireless network. You cannot configure the failover
threshold or promotion threshold so that they are below this health parameter.
Changing when automatic failover occurs by
customizing the health parameters for user accounts
and messaging servers
By default, the health parameters for user accounts and messaging servers use percentages to determine when a
BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance is unhealthy. The User accounts health parameter indicates a BlackBerry Enterprise
Server instance is unhealthy if less than 75% of the user accounts are started. The Connection to the messaging server(s)
health parameter indicates that a BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance is unhealthy if the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instance cannot connect to at least 75% of the messaging servers in your organization.
If either of these health parameters indicate that the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server is unhealthy and you turn on
automatic failover, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server starts the failover process. You can change the percentages of these
health parameters to customize when you want automatic failover to occur in your organization's environment.
For example, if your organization requires that all users can access email messages from BlackBerry devices at all times
and that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server is connected to all of the messaging servers at all times, you can change the
value of the Connection to the messaging server(s) health parameter to 100%.
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If your organization's environment includes multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server pairs, you can change the percentages
of the health parameters for all of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances at the BlackBerry Domain level, or for each
BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair. If you change the percentages of the health parameters at a BlackBerry Domain level
and for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair, the percentage of the health parameters for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
pair overrides the percentage of the health parameters at the BlackBerry Domain level.
Change when automatic failover occurs by customizing the health
parameters for user accounts and messaging servers
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation media to the computer that hosts the primary BlackBerry
Enterprise Server instance.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At the command prompt, navigate to <extracted_folder>\tools .
4.
To change the percentage of the User accounts health parameter, perform one of the following actions:
5.
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To change the percentage of the User accounts health parameter for all BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances,
type traittool.exe -global -trait UserHealthPercentage -set <value> , where <value> is the percentage that you
want to change the health parameter to.
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To change the percentage of the User accounts health parameter for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair, type
traittool.exe -host <instance_name> -trait UserHealthPercentage -set <value> , where <instance_name> is the
name of the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance and <value> is the percentage that you want to
change the health parameter to.
To change the percentage of the health parameter for messaging servers, perform one of the following actions:
•
To change the percentage of the health parameter for messaging servers for all BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instances, type traittool.exe -global -trait ServerHealthPercentage -set <value> , where <value> is the
percentage that you want to change the health parameter to.
•
To change the percentage of the health parameter for messaging servers for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair,
type traittool.exe -host <instance_name> -trait ServerHealthPercentage -set <value>, where <instance_name>
is the name of the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance and <value> is the percentage that you want to
change the health parameter to.
Example: Changing the percentage of the User accounts health parameter
If you want to change the percentage of the User accounts health parameter to 80% for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair
and the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance is named server03, you can type traittool.exe -host server03 -trait
UserHealthPercentage -set 80.
Example: Changing the percentage for Connection to the messaging server(s) health parameter
If you want to change the percentage of the Connection to the messaging server(s) health parameter to 60% for all
BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances, you can type traittool.exe -global -trait ServerHealthPercentage -set 60.
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Prerequisites: Configuring the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server pair to fail over
automatically
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Install a primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
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Install a standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server. For more information about installing a standby BlackBerry Enterprise
Server, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Installation and Configuration Guide.
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Configure the health parameters to meet your organization's requirements.
•
Specify the same proxy mappings for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instances on the primary and standby
BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances.
Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
to fail over automatically
When you configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to fail over automatically, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server can start
the failover process automatically depending on the health of the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server and the standby
BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The health parameters must be greater than the failover threshold and indicate that the
primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server is unhealthy. The health parameters must also be greater than the promotion
threshold and indicate that the standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server is healthy. After the failover process occurs, the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server turns off automatic failover.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand High availability > Highly
available BlackBerry Enterprise Servers.
2.
Click the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair that you want to turn on automatic failover for.
3.
Click Turn on automatic BlackBerry Enterprise Server failover.
In the System status section, the value for the Automatic BlackBerry Enterprise Server failover mode field changes to True.
After you finish: To turn off automatic failover, click Turn off automatic BlackBerry Enterprise Server failover.
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Monitoring the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
for an automatic failover event
You can use the BlackBerry Monitoring Service, BlackBerry Enterprise Server Alert Tool, or another SNMP monitoring tool
to monitor the BlackBerry Enterprise Server for an automatic failover event and notify you when an automatic failover event
occurs.
When an automatic failover event occurs, the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server and standby BlackBerry Enterprise
Server write the time and reason at logging level 5 (Verbose) in the log files for the BlackBerry Dispatcher, BlackBerry
Controller, and BlackBerry Messaging Agent. The BlackBerry Controller and BlackBerry Dispatcher instances for the
primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server and standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server create SNMP alerts using the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server Alert Tool. You can configure the SNMP tool that your organization uses to send automatic notifications
when an automatic failover event occurs.
The BlackBerry Administration Service displays the time and reason for the last failover event that occurred.
Use the BlackBerry Administration Service to find the
time and reason for the last automatic failover event
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, expand High availability > Highly available BlackBerry Enterprise Servers.
2.
Click a BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair name.
3.
If an automatic failover event occurred, in the System status section, the Failover time and Failover reason fields
appear.
Fail over the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
manually using the BlackBerry
Administration Service
You can use the BlackBerry Administration Service to force a primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server to perform a failover
process if it is not running as expected or if it requires maintenance.
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Before you begin: Verify that the standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server is running.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand High availability > Highly
available BlackBerry Enterprise Servers.
2.
Click the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair.
3.
Click Manual Failover.
4.
In the list, choose the standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance.
5.
Click Yes - Failover to standby instance.
6.
Verify that the failover event occured.
Fail over the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
manually using the BlackBerry
Configuration Panel
You can use the BlackBerry Configuration Panel to force the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server to perform a failover
process if it is not running as expected or if it requires maintenance.
Before you begin: Verify that the standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server is running.
1.
In the BlackBerry Configuration Panel for the standby BlackBerry Enterprise Server, on the BlackBerry Server tab,
click Make Primary.
2.
Click OK.
3.
Verify that the failover event occured.
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BlackBerry Enterprise Server
components
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Creating a BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service pool for high availability
To configure BlackBerry MDS Connection Service high availablity, you can create a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
pool for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server by associating multiple BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instances with
each BlackBerry Enterprise Server. If the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance with the active connection stops
responding, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server promotes the connection to the next instance in the pool list to an active
connection.
If you configured central push servers, the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service pool should include at least two BlackBerry
MDS Connection Service instances that you also configure as central push servers.
For more information, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Planning Guide.
Create a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service pool for
high availability
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
2.
If you configured BlackBerry Enterprise Server pairs, expand the pair name.
3.
Click the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that you want to assign the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service pool to.
4.
Click Edit instance.
5.
On the Supported MDS Connection Service instances tab, in the Current MDS Connection Service instances list,
add the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instances to the pool.
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6.
Click Save all.
7.
Repeat steps 3 to 6 for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance in your organization's environment that you want
to configure to use a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service pool.
Related information
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Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service and BlackBerry Collaboration
Service to fail over automatically
You can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to promote a standby connection to a BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service or BlackBerry Collaboration Service automatically if the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance or
BlackBerry Collaboration Service instance with the active connection stops responding. Configure the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service or BlackBerry Collaboration Service to fail over automatically to minimize interruptions to services for
users.
Before you begin: Create the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service pool or BlackBerry Collaboration Service pool.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand High availability > Highly
available BlackBerry Enterprise Servers.
2.
Click the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair that you created the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service or
BlackBerry Collaboration Service pools for.
3.
Click Turn on automatic connections failover.
In the System status section, the value of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server connection failover mode field changes to True.
After you finish: To turn off automatic failover, click Turn off automatic connections failover.
Related information
Fail over the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service or BlackBerry Collaboration Service manually, 120
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Create a BlackBerry Collaboration Service
pool for high availability
To configure BlackBerry Collaboration Service high availability, you can create a BlackBerry Collaboration Service pool for
each BlackBerry Enterprise Server by associating multiple BlackBerry Collaboration Service instances with the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server. By default, the BlackBerry Collaboration Service instance at the top of the pool list is the instance that
the BlackBerry Enterprise Server assigns the active connection to. If the instance with the active connection stops
responding, the BlackBerry Collaboration Service tries to connect to the next instance in the pool list.
For more information, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Planning Guide.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
2.
If you configured BlackBerry Enterprise Server pairs, expand the appropriate pair name.
3.
Click the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that you want to assign the BlackBerry Collaboration
Service pool to.
4.
Click Edit instance.
5.
Click one of the following tabs, depending on which instant messaging server that you installed in your organization's
environment:
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Supported IBM Lotus Domino instances
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Supported Novell GroupWise Messenger instances
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Supported Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 instances
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Supported Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 instances
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Supported Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 instances
•
Supported Microsoft Lync Server 2010 instances
6.
In the list of current instances, add the BlackBerry Collaboration Service instances to the pool.
7.
Click Save all.
8.
Repeat steps 3 to 7 for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance in your organization's environment that you want
to configure to use a BlackBerry Collaboration Service pool.
Related information
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Create a BlackBerry Attachment Service
pool for high availability
During the BlackBerry Attachment Service installation process, the setup application writes data about the BlackBerry
Attachment Service instance to the BlackBerry Configuration Database. You can create a BlackBerry Attachment Service
pool for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server by associating multiple BlackBerry Attachment Service instances with each
BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Within each pool, you can create primary and secondary groups.
For more information, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Planning Guide.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Attachment > Connector.
2.
Click the BlackBerry Attachment Connector that you installed with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server that you want to
create the BlackBerry Attachment Service pool for. By default, the name of the BlackBerry Attachment Connector is
<computername>_EMAIL_AC_13.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Supported Attachment Server Instances tab, in the Name drop-down list, click the instance that you want to
add.
5.
In the Results Query Period(s) field, type the number of seconds that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to
wait for a response before it sends the request to another BlackBerry Attachment Service instance.
6.
In the Dedicated Server drop-down list, click yes if you want the BlackBerry Attachment Service instance to process
only specific content types for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
7.
In the Pool drop-down list, complete one of the following actions:
8.
9.
•
To include the BlackBerry Attachment Service instance in the primary group of instances within a pool, click
Primary.
•
To include the BlackBerry Attachment Service instance in the secondary group, click Secondary.
Complete the following actions:
•
To turn on support for an attachment file format, in the Extensions section, type the file extension of the format.
Click the Add icon that is located beside the extension that you typed.
•
To turn off support for an attachment file format, in the Extensions section, click the Delete icon that is located
beside the file extension.
Click the Add icon.
10. Repeat steps 5 to 9 for each BlackBerry Attachment Service instance that you want to add to the pool.
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11. Click Save all.
12. Repeat steps 2 to 11 for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that you want to use a BlackBerry Attachment
Service pool.
The BlackBerry Administration Service writes the data about the BlackBerry Attachment Service pool to the BlackBerry
Configuration Database. The BlackBerry Messaging Agent caches the pool data and uses the data to determine which
BlackBerry Attachment Service instance can process a request.
You cannot determine the BlackBerry Attachment
Connector that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or the
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service uses
If you install a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, the setup application also installs two BlackBerry Attachment Connector
instances automatically. One of the BlackBerry Attachment Connector instances connects the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server to the BlackBerry Attachment Service. The other instance connects the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to the
BlackBerry Attachment Service. During the installation process, the setup application gives both BlackBerry Attachment
Connector instances a name that includes the computer name (for example, <computer_name>_AC).
The BlackBerry Administration Service displays the names of both the BlackBerry Attachment Connector instances. By
default, you cannot determine easily which instance connects to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service, so you can change the display names of both the BlackBerry Attachment Connector instances to
make them easier to identify.
1. In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Attachment > Connector.
2. Click one of the BlackBerry Attachment Connector instances.
3. On the Instance information tab, locate either the MDS Connection Service Instance name section or the Email
(Exchange) Instance name section. Consider the following naming conventions:
•
If you locate the section that is named MDS Connection Service Instance name, the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service connects to this BlackBerry Attachment Connector instance.
•
If you locate the section that is named Email (Exchange) Instance name, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
connects to this BlackBerry Attachment Connector instance.
4. Click Edit instance.
5. Perform one of the following actions:
•
If the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service connects to the BlackBerry Attachment Connector instance, in the
Instance information section, in the Friendly description field, type a unique name (for example,
<server_name>_AC_MDSCS).
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If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses the BlackBerry Attachment Connector instance, in the Instance
information section, in the Friendly description field, type a unique name.
6. Click Save all.
The BlackBerry Administration Service updates the list of BlackBerry Attachment Connector instances automatically to
use the names that you typed.
Create a BlackBerry Router pool for high
availability
To configure BlackBerry Router high availability, you can create a BlackBerry Router pool for each BlackBerry Enterprise
Server by assigning multiple BlackBerry Router instances to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The BlackBerry Enterprise
Server determines which BlackBerry Router instance to connect to by trying to connect to the first BlackBerry Router
instance in the pool list. If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server cannot connect to the first BlackBerry Router instance in the
list, it tries to connect to each BlackBerry Router in sequence until a connection succeeds.
For more information, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Planning Guide.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, click BlackBerry Solution topology
> BlackBerry Domain > Component view > BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
2.
Click the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair that you
want to assign the BlackBerry Router pool to.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the SRP Address section, type the FQDN of the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Router instance.
5.
If the BlackBerry Router instance uses a port number other than port number 3101, in the Port override field, type
the port number.
6.
Click the Add icon.
7.
Repeat steps 4 to 6 for each instance that you want to add to the pool.
8.
Click Save all.
9.
Restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server using one of the following methods:
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If you are changing a BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance, on the Instance tab, click Restart instance.
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If you are changing a BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair, click on one of the instances. On the Instance tab, click
Restart instance. Repeat this step for the other instance.
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10. Repeat steps 2 to 9 for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance in your organization's environment that you want
to have use a BlackBerry Router pool.
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Permit a BlackBerry Enterprise Server to connect to a
remote BlackBerry Router
If you installed a BlackBerry Router on a computer that is separate from the computer that hosts a BlackBerry Enterprise
Server, you must permit the BlackBerry Dispatcher that you installed with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to connect to
the BlackBerry Router. The BlackBerry Router that you installed on a separate computer can send data packets from the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server to BlackBerry devices.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Router, click Start > Run.
2.
Type regedit.
3.
Click OK.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, navigate to \\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Research In
Motion\BlackBerryRouter.
•
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, navigate to \\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node \Research In Motion\BlackBerryRouter.
5.
Verify the value of AllowRemoteServices is 1.
6.
If you want to change the port number that the BlackBerry Router uses to open connections to the BlackBerry
Dispatcher, change the value of ServicePort to the port number that the BlackBerry Router should use, for example,
port number 80. By default, the port number is 3101.
7.
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Router service.
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Creating a BlackBerry Administration
Service pool that includes the BlackBerry
Web Desktop Manager using DNS round
robin
When you install the BlackBerry Administration Service, BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager, or both, the setup application
installs the BlackBerry Administration Service services automatically. The BlackBerry Administration Service and
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager require the BlackBerry Administration Service services to run.
If you create a BlackBerry Administration Service pool using DNS round robin, you can install the BlackBerry
Administration Service and BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager on each computer in the pool or you can install the
BlackBerry Administration Service or BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager on some of the computers in the pool. If you install
the BlackBerry Administration Service and BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager on each computer in the pool, you can use
the pool name that you specified during the installation process in the URLs for the BlackBerry Administration Service and
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager (for example, https://<pool_name>/webconsole/login or https://<pool_name>/
webdesktop/login).
If you do not install both components on each computer in the pool and you try to access one of the URLs using the pool
name, the web browser might display an HTTP 404 error message. The HTTP 404 error message occurs when the web
browser tries to connect to a computer in the pool that you did not install the component on that you are trying to access.
For example, you can install the BlackBerry Administration Service on two of the computers in the pool and the BlackBerry
Web Desktop Manager on two other computers in the pool.
To make sure that the web browser does not display HTTP 404 error messages, you can choose one of the following
options:
•
You can create separate pools within the BlackBerry Administration Service pool for the BlackBerry Administration
Service and the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager. You can provide your organization's administrators and BlackBerry
device users with URLs that include the specific pool names.
•
You can provide administrators and users in your organization's environment with URLs that include the FQDNs of the
computers that you installed the BlackBerry Administration Service or BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager on (for
example, https://<FQDN_of_computer>/webconsole/login or https://<FQDN_of_computer>/webdesktop/login).
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Configure the BlackBerry Administration Service
instances in a pool to communicate across network
subnets
The instances in the BlackBerry Administration Service pool use multicast UDP to communicate with each other. If the
BlackBerry Administration Service instances are located in different network subnets and your organization's network
configuration does not permit multicast UDP across the network subnets, you must configure the BlackBerry
Administration Service instances to use TCP to communicate with each other. For example, if your organization uses a UDP
peer-to-peer firewall filter, you must configure the BlackBerry Administration Service instances to use TCP to communicate
across the network subnets.
1.
Make sure that no BlackBerry Administration Service instance is in the process of restarting.
2.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > BlackBerry Administration Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service pool drop-down list, click TCP with TCP PING.
5.
Click Save all.
6.
Restart the BlackBerry Administration Service instances.
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Changing the name of the BlackBerry
Administration Service pool
When you install the first BlackBerry Administration Service instance in a BlackBerry Domain, the default name of the
BlackBerry Administration Service pool is the FQDN of the computer that you perform the installation on. If you want to
configure high availability using DNS round robin after the installation process completes, you must change the name of
the BlackBerry Administration Service pool to the name of a record in the DNS server that represents the BlackBerry
Administration Service instances in the pool. You must also change the name of the BlackBerry Administration Service pool
if you have changed the name of the corresponding DNS record in the DNS server. You can only configure one BlackBerry
Administration Service pool in a BlackBerry Domain.
When you change the name of the BlackBerry Administration Service pool, you must synchronize the BlackBerry
Monitoring Service with the name of the BlackBerry Administration Service pool in the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
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Change the name of the BlackBerry Administration
Service pool
Before you begin: If you want to configure high availability for the BlackBerry Administration Service by creating a
BlackBerry Administration Service pool using DNS round robin, create the DNS record that represents the BlackBerry
Administration Service instances in the pool.
1.
On a computer that hosts a BlackBerry Administration Service instance, in the BlackBerry Configuration Panel, on
the Administration Service - High Availability tab, in the Pool name field, type a new name for the pool.
2.
Click OK.
3.
On the computer that hosts a BlackBerry Monitoring Service instance, in the BlackBerry Configuration Panel, on the
Administration Service - High Availability tab, click the Synchronize button.
4.
Click OK.
5.
On the computer that hosts a BlackBerry Administration Service instance, in the Windows Services, restart the
BlackBerry Administration Service services.
6.
If the BlackBerry Administration Service instance uses a self-signed certificate, on the computers that host the other
BlackBerry Administration Service instances, in the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Administration Service
services.
7.
On the computer that hosts a BlackBerry Monitoring Service instance, in the Windows Services, restart the
BlackBerry Monitoring Service services.
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Fail over the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service or BlackBerry Collaboration Service
manually
You can fail over the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service or BlackBerry Collaboration Service when you want to perform
maintenance on the instance with the active connection to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or when a disaster recovery
scenario occurs.
Before you begin: Verify that the standby BlackBerry MDS Connection Service or BlackBerry Collaboration Service is
running.
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1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
2.
If you configured BlackBerry Enterprise Server pairs, expand the pair name.
3.
Click the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that you assigned the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service pool or BlackBerry Collaboration Service pool to.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
If you want to fail over the BlackBerry Collaboration Service and your organization's environment includes IBM
Lotus Sametime, click the Supported IBM Lotus Sametime instances tab.
•
If you want to fail over the BlackBerry Collaboration Service and your organization's environment includes Novell
GroupWise Messenger, click the Supported Novell GroupWise Messenger instances tab.
•
If you want to fail over the BlackBerry Collaboration Service and your organization's environment includes
Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005, click the Supported Microsoft Office Live Communications
Server 2005 instances tab.
•
If you want to fail over the BlackBerry Collaboration Service and your organization's environment includes
Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, click the Supported Microsoft Office Communications Server
2007 instances tab.
•
If you want to fail over the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, click the Supported MDS Connection Service
instances tab.
5.
Click Manual Failover.
6.
Click the instance that you want to assign the active connection to.
7.
Click Yes - Failover to standby instance.
The Availability state for the instances changes automatically.
Monitoring the high availability status or job
deployment status using the BlackBerry
Administration Service
When you navigate to a BlackBerry Administration Service page that displays the high availability status or job deployment
status, the BlackBerry Administration Service displays the high availability status of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server,
BlackBerry Collaboration Service, or BlackBerry MDS Connection Service and the job deployment status that is stored in
the BlackBerry Configuration Database. You can configure the BlackBerry Administration Service to refresh the high
availability status or job deployment status every 30 seconds for the amount of time that you display the page in the web
browser.
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When you navigate to another page in the BlackBerry Administration Service, the BlackBerry Administration Service turns
off the refresh option, and you must turn it on again manually when you return to the page that displays the status.
If more than one administrator logs in to the BlackBerry Administration Service, each administrator must turn on the
refresh option manually so that the BlackBerry Administration Service refreshes the high availability status or job
deployment status in the web browser for the administrator.
Monitor the high availability status or job deployment
status using the BlackBerry Administration Service
1.
2.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, navigate to one of the following locations:
•
To monitor the high availability status for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair, navigate to Servers and
components > High availability > Highly Available BlackBerry Enterprise Servers > <BES_pair> .
•
To monitor the high availability status for all BlackBerry Enterprise Server pairs, navigate to Servers and
components > High availability > High availability summary.
•
To monitor job deployment status, navigate to Devices > Deployment jobs > View reconciliation event status.
Click Refresh page automatically.
Remove a BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service instance from a pool
You can remove a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance from a pool if your organization no longer requires it or to
troubleshoot an issue.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
2.
If you configured BlackBerry Enterprise Server pairs, expand the pair name.
3.
Click the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that uses the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service pool.
4.
Click Edit instance.
5.
On the Supported MDS Connection Service instances tab, remove the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance
from the list of current instances.
6.
Click Save all.
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Remove a BlackBerry Collaboration Service
instance from a pool
You can remove a BlackBerry Collaboration Service instance from a pool if your organization no longer requires it or to
troubleshoot an issue.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
2.
If you configured BlackBerry Enterprise Server pairs, expand the pair name.
3.
Click the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that uses the BlackBerry Collaboration Service pool.
4.
Click Edit instance.
5.
Click one of the following tabs, depending on the instant messaging server that you installed in your organization's
environment:
•
Supported IBM Lotus Sametime instances
•
Supported Novell GroupWise Messenger instances
•
Supported Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 instances
•
Supported Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 instances
•
Supported Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 instances
•
Supported Microsoft Lync Server 2010 instances
6.
Remove the BlackBerry Collaboration Service instance from the list of current instances.
7.
Click Save All.
Remove a BlackBerry Attachment Service
instance from a pool
You can remove a BlackBerry Attachment Service instance from a pool if your organization no longer requires it or to
troubleshoot an issue.
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1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Attachment > Connector.
2.
Click the BlackBerry Attachment Connector that is installed on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server that you want to
remove the BlackBerry Attachment Service instance from. By default, the name of the BlackBerry Attachment
Connector is <computername>_AC_EMAIL_13.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
Click the Supported Attachment Server Instances tab.
5.
Click the Delete icon for the BlackBerry Attachment Service instance that you want to remove.
6.
Click Save all.
Remove a BlackBerry Router instance from
a pool
You can remove a BlackBerry Router instance from a pool if it is no longer required or to troubleshoot an issue.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
2.
Click the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance or the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair that
you want to remove the BlackBerry Router instance from.
3.
Click Edit instance or Edit host instance.
4.
In the SRP Addresses section, click the Delete icon for the BlackBerry Router instance that you want to remove.
5.
Click Save all.
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Configuring BlackBerry
Configuration Database high
availability
11
You can configure BlackBerry Configuration Database high availability by configuring database mirroring. Database
mirroring requires that you configure a principal BlackBerry Configuration Database instance and a mirror BlackBerry
Configuration Database. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Enterprise Server components can connect to
the principal BlackBerry Configuration Database, and, if the principal BlackBerry Configuration Database stops
responding, they can connect to a mirror BlackBerry Configuration Database automatically.
If your organization's environment does not support database mirroring, you can configure transactional replication. When
you configure transactional replication and the BlackBerry Configuration Database stops responding, you must connect
the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Enterprise Server components to the replicated BlackBerry Configuration
Database manually.
Prerequisites: Configuring database
mirroring or database replication of the
BlackBerry Configuration Database
•
Install the same version and build of Microsoft SQL Server for the mirror or replicated database server that you installed
for the principal database server.
•
Configure the database servers to permit access from remote computers.
•
Verify that the Microsoft SQL Server Agent uses a domain user account with the local administrative permissions set to
the same permissions as the Windows account that runs the BlackBerry Enterprise Server services.
•
Verify that the domain user account has permissons on both database servers so that each Microsoft SQL Server Agent
can access the shared replication folder.
•
Configure the database server that will host the mirror or replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database with the same
permissions that you configured on the database server that hosts the prinicipal BlackBerry Configuration Database.
•
Verify that the DNS server is running.
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•
If you turned on the automatic failover option for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, use the BlackBerry Administration
Service to change the failover type to Manual until you finish configuring database mirroring or database replication.
•
If you are configuring database mirroring, configure the database servers as follows:
•
•
Only use static port number 1433.
•
Verify that the SQL Server Browser is running.
•
Do not use named instances.
If you are configuring database mirroring, turn off the Named Pipes option in the Microsoft SQL Server Native Client on
the computers that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances.
Configuring database mirroring
You can use Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or 2008 database mirroring to configure the BlackBerry Configuration Database for
high availability.
The BlackBerry Configuration Database only supports high safety with automatic failover (synchronous) operating mode for
database mirroring.
For more information, visit http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175059(SQL.90).aspx.
Stop the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances
To maintain database integrity, you must prevent all services that use the BlackBerry Configuration Database from
connecting to the databases while you configure replication.
1.
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On the computers that host the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, in the Windows Services, stop all of the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server services in the following order:
•
BlackBerry Administration Service services
•
BlackBerry Mail Store Service
•
BlackBerry Instant Messaging Connector
•
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
•
BlackBerry Dispatcher
•
BlackBerry Attachment Service
•
BlackBerry Controller
•
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Configuring BlackBerry Configuration Database high availability
Repeat step 1 for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server component that connects to the BlackBerry Configuration
Database.
Configure database mirroring for the BlackBerry
Configuration Database
For more information about database mirroring, visit http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175059(SQL.90).aspx.
1.
In the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, change the Recovery Model property for the principal database to
Full.
2.
Change the Backup type option to Full and back up the principal database.
3.
Copy the backup files to the database server that you want to have host the mirror database.
4.
On the database server that will host the mirror database, restore the database. If you did not perform a full backup,
specify the NO RECOVERY option.
5.
On the principal database, in the Database Properties window, on the Mirroring page, run the Configure Security
wizard.
6.
Start the mirroring process.
7.
To verify that failover works correctly, fail over to the mirror database and back to the principal database manually.
After you finish: To permit the mirror BlackBerry Configuration Database to write BlackBerry Enterprise Server event
messages, install the BlackBerry database notification system on the database server that hosts the mirror BlackBerry
Configuration Database. For more information, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Installation Guide.
Start the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances
After you configure the database, permit all BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances to connect to the principal BlackBerry
Configuration Database.
1.
On the computers that host the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, in the Windows Services, start all of the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server services in the following order:
•
BlackBerry Controller
•
BlackBerry Router
•
BlackBerry Attachment Service
•
BlackBerry Dispatcher
•
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
•
BlackBerry Instant Messaging Connector
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•
BlackBerry Alert
•
BlackBerry Mail Store Service
•
BlackBerry User Administration Service
•
all of the remaining BlackBerry Enterprise Server services
Repeat step 1 for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server component that connects to the BlackBerry Configuration
Database.
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Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution to
support database mirroring
When you configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution to support database mirroring, the BlackBerry Administration
Service adds a registry key to all of the computers that host BlackBerry Enterprise Server components in the BlackBerry
Domain and the registry key includes the name of the Microsoft SQL Server that hosts the mirror database. The BlackBerry
Administration Service also adds the name of the Microsoft SQL Server that hosts the mirror database to the BlackBerry
Configuration Database.
CAUTION: If you click Save all more than once but you do not restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server services or the
computers that host the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components that the BlackBerry Administration Service specifies as
Updated, you should restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server services or restart the computers for all of the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server components.
Before you begin: The database server that hosts the mirror database must be running.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, go to BlackBerry Solution
Topology > BlackBerry Domain.
2.
Click Edit domain.
3.
In the Database mirroring turned on drop-down list, click Yes.
4.
In the Mirroring database host field, type the name of the mirror database server.
5.
Click Save all.
6.
On the computers that host the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components that are specified as Updated in the
Server responses to mirroring data update table, restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server services or restart the
computers that host the components.
7.
On the computers that host the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components that are specified as No response. Please
save the data again to attempt to update this server, verify that the computers are running and connected to the
network and then resend the database mirroring parameters to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components.
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Resend the database mirroring parameters to
BlackBerry Enterprise Server components
If the computers that host BlackBerry Enterprise Server components were not running or connected to the network when
you configured the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution to support database mirroring, or if you do not know if all of the
components were configured to support database mirroring, you should resend the database mirroring parameters to the
components. When you resend the database mirroring parameters, the BlackBerry Administration Service adds a registry
key to the computers that host the components. The registry key includes the name of the Microsoft SQL Server that hosts
the mirror database.
CAUTION: If you resend the database mirroring parameters more than once but you do not restart the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server services or the computers that host the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components that the BlackBerry
Administration Service specifies as Updated, you should restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server services or restart the
computers for all of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components.
Before you begin: The database server that hosts the mirror database must be running.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, go to BlackBerry Solution
Topology > BlackBerry Domain.
2.
Click Resend database mirroring parameters.
3.
On the computers that host the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components that are specified as Updated in the
Server responses to mirroring data update table, restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server services or restart the
computers that host the components.
4.
On the computers that host the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components that are specified as No response. Please
save the data again to attempt to update this server, verify that the computers are running and connected to the
network and then resend the database mirroring parameters to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components.
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Configuring the BlackBerry Configuration
Database for one-way transactional
replication in an environment that includes
Microsoft SQL Server 2005 or 2008
Stop the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances
To maintain database integrity, you must prevent all services that use the BlackBerry Configuration Database from
connecting to the databases while you configure replication.
1.
2.
On the computers that host the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, in the Windows Services, stop all of the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server services in the following order:
•
BlackBerry Administration Service services
•
BlackBerry Mail Store Service
•
BlackBerry Instant Messaging Connector
•
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
•
BlackBerry Dispatcher
•
BlackBerry Attachment Service
•
BlackBerry Controller
•
all of the remaining BlackBerry Enterprise Server services that connect to the BlackBerry Configuration Database
Repeat step 1 for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server component that connects to the BlackBerry Configuration
Database.
Create the replicated BlackBerry Configuration
Database from a backup
Before you begin: Back up the BlackBerry Configuration Database with the Backup type option set to Full.
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1.
Copy the backup file from the database server that hosts the BlackBerry Configuration Database to the database
server that will host the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database.
2.
In the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, in the left pane, navigate to the database server that will host the
replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database.
3.
Right-click Database. Click Restore Database.
4.
Select From device.
5.
Navigate to the backup file that you copied from the database server that hosts the BlackBerry Configuration
Database.
6.
Click OK.
7.
In the To database drop-down list, select the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
8.
In the list of backup sets to restore, select the backup file.
9.
Click Options.
10. Select Overwrite the existing database.
11. Click OK.
Permit access to the BlackBerry Configuration
Database instances
1.
In the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, connect to the database server that hosts the BlackBerry
Configuration Database.
2.
Right-click the BlackBerry Configuration Database. Click Properties.
3.
Click Options.
4.
In the State section, in the Restrict Access drop-down list, select Multiple.
5.
Click OK.
6.
Repeat steps 1 to 5 for the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database.
Configure the publication for the BlackBerry
Configuration Database
1.
In the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, in the left pane, navigate to the database server that hosts the
BlackBerry Configuration Database.
2.
Click Replication.
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3.
Right-click Local Publications. Click New Publication.
4.
If the Welcome dialog box appears, click Next.
5.
If this is the first time that you are configuring a publication on the database server, perform the following actions:
•
Select <database_server> will act as its own Distributor. Click Next.
•
In the Snapshot folder field, type the network location of the snapshot folder. Click Next.
6.
In the list of databases, select the BlackBerry Configuration Database name. Click Next.
7.
Click Transactional publication. Click Next.
8.
In the Objects to publish list, select Tables, Stored Procedures, Views, and User Defined Functions.
9.
If you installed the BlackBerry database notification system on the computer, expand Tables and clear the
ServiceConfig table and the ServiceTable table. Click Next.
10. If the Article Issues dialog box appears, click Next.
11. If the Filter Table Rows dialog box appears, click Next.
12. Select Schedule the Snapshot Agent to run at the following times.
13. Accept or change the default schedule. Click Next.
14. On the Snapshot Agent Security page, click Security Settings.
15. Select Run under the following Windows account.
16. Type the user name and password of a domain account that has local administrative permissions.
17. Select By impersonating the process account.
18. Click OK. Click Next.
19. Select Create the publication. Click Next.
20. In the Publication name field, type a name for the publication.
21. Click Finish.
After you finish: Verify that you can access the shared snapshot folder from both database servers.
Increase the maximum data size for transactional
replication
When you set up transactional replication, you must increase the default value for the maximum number of bytes of data
that the BlackBerry Enterprise Servercan write to a replicated database column in one transaction.
1.
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Right-click the server. Click Properties.
3.
Click Advanced.
4.
In the Miscellaneous section, set the Max Text Replication Size to the maximum, 2147483647.
5.
Click OK.
Prepare the database server that hosts the replicated
BlackBerry Configuration Database and configure the
subscription
1.
In the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, in the left pane, connect to the database server that hosts the
replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database.
2.
Navigate to the database server that hosts the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database.
3.
Click Replication.
4.
Right-click Local Subscriptions. Click New Subscription.
5.
In the list of publishers, select the name of the database server that hosts the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
6.
In the list of databases and publications, select the publication for the BlackBerry Configuration Database. Click
Next.
7.
Select Run each agent at its Subscriber (pull subscriptions). Click Next.
8.
In the Subscriber column, select the database server that hosts the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database.
9.
In the Subscription Database drop-down list, select the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database. Click Next.
10. Change the distribution agent security so that you can access the Snapshot Agent using a Windows account with
administrative permissions on the domain.
11. Select By impersonating the process account.
12. Click OK. Click Next.
13. In the Agent Schedule drop-down list, select Run continuously. Click Next.
14. In the Subscription properties, clear Initialize. Click Next.
15. Select Create the Subscriptions. Click Next.
16. Click Finish.
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Start the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances
After you configure the database, permit all BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances to connect to the principal BlackBerry
Configuration Database.
1.
2.
On the computers that host the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, in the Windows Services, start all of the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server services in the following order:
•
BlackBerry Controller
•
BlackBerry Router
•
BlackBerry Attachment Service
•
BlackBerry Dispatcher
•
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
•
BlackBerry Instant Messaging Connector
•
BlackBerry Alert
•
BlackBerry Mail Store Service
•
BlackBerry User Administration Service
•
all of the remaining BlackBerry Enterprise Server services
Repeat step 1 for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server component that connects to the BlackBerry Configuration
Database.
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Reacting if the BlackBerry Configuration
Database that you configured for
transactional replication stops responding
If a BlackBerry Configuration Database that you configured for one-way transactional replication stops responding, you
must configure all BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances and BlackBerry Enterprise Server components that connect to
the BlackBerry Configuration Database to connect to a replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database on another database
server.
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To configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances and components, you delete the pull subscription from the
replicated database server, run a SQL query to update the numbering of the identity values in the replicated BlackBerry
Configuration Database, and run the BlackBerry Enterprise Server setup application to permit each BlackBerry Enterprise
Server instance and component to connect to the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database.
Return to the BlackBerry Configuration
Database when you configured
transactional replication
When the BlackBerry Configuration Database becomes available again after it has stopped responding, you can update the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Enterprise Server components so that they use the BlackBerry Configuration
Database instead of the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database.
1.
Back up the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database.
2.
To avoid data corruption, prevent each BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance from connecting to the replicated
BlackBerry Configuration Database.
3.
On the database server that hosts the BlackBerry Configuration Database, replace the BlackBerry Configuration
Database with a restored version of the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database.
4.
Run the setup application to permit each BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance and BlackBerry Enterprise Server
component to connect to the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
Configuring a new mirror BlackBerry
Configuration Database
If the principal BlackBerry Configuration Database stops responding and the BlackBerry Enterprise Server fails over
automatically to the mirror BlackBerry Configuration Database, the mirror BlackBerry Configuration Database becomes the
new principal BlackBerry Configuration Database.
If you configure a new mirror BlackBerry Configuration Database, you must resend the database mirroring parameters to
the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components so that they can use the new mirror BlackBerry Configuration Database.
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BlackBerry Java Applications to
BlackBerry devices
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Managing BlackBerry Java Applications and
BlackBerry Device Software
You can use the BlackBerry Administration Service to install and manage the BlackBerry Device Software and BlackBerry
Java Applications on BlackBerry devices.
To send BlackBerry Java Applications to devices, you must first add the applications to the application repository. You can
use the application repository to store and manage all versions of the BlackBerry Java Applications that you want to install
on, update on, or remove from devices.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, you create software configurations to specify the versions of the BlackBerry
Device Software and BlackBerry Java Applications that you want to install on, update on, or remove from devices. You also
use software configurations to specify which applications are required, optional, or not permitted. When you create a
software configuration, you must also specify whether users can install applications that are not listed in the software
configuration.
When you add a BlackBerry Java Application to a software configuration, you must assign an application control policy to
the application to specify what resources the application can access. You can use default application control policies or
you can create and use custom application control policies. If you permit users to install unlisted applications, you must
create an application control policy for unlisted applications that specifies what resources the applications can access.
When you assign a software configuration to a group or individual user accounts, the BlackBerry Administration Service
creates a deployment job to install the BlackBerry Device Software and BlackBerry Java Applications on devices and to
apply application control policies to the devices. A deployment job consists of a number of tasks. Each task manages the
delivery of a specific object (for example, a BlackBerry Java Application or an application control policy) by communicating
with the appropriate BlackBerry Enterprise Server components.
If you assign more than one software configuration to a user account, all of the settings in the multiple software
configurations are applied to the user's device. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server resolves conflicting settings using
predefined reconciliation rules and prioritized rankings that you can specify using the BlackBerry Administration Service.
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After you install the BlackBerry Device Software and BlackBerry Java Applications on devices, you can view details about
how the BlackBerry Administration Service resolved software configuration conflicts.
For more information about installing and managing the BlackBerry Device Software on devices, visit
www.blackberry.com/go/serverdocs to see the BlackBerry Device Software Update Guide.
Developing BlackBerry Java Applications for
BlackBerry devices
Application developers can use the BlackBerry Java Development Environment or the for Eclipse to create and test
BlackBerry Java Applications for BlackBerry devices, and to package BlackBerry Java Applications to install them on
BlackBerry devices using a user’s computer or over the wireless network. Application developers can use the BlackBerry
JDE or the BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse to generate .cod files that contain the compiled application code for a
BlackBerry Java Application. BlackBerry devices execute .cod files to run BlackBerry Java Applications. The BlackBerry
JDE and the BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse also include tools to generate .jad files or .alx descriptor files that provide
information about a BlackBerry Java Application that is used when the application is compiled.
MIDlets are Java applications that conform to the MIDP standard and can run on any mobile device that runs Java
applications. Most MIDlets are distributed as .jar files. The BlackBerry JDE and the BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse
include tools that you can use to convert existing MIDlets that are in .jad and .jar file formats to .cod file formats for use on
BlackBerry devices.
For more information about developing and customizing BlackBerry Java Applications, visit www.blackberry.com/
developers.
Preparing to distribute BlackBerry Java
Applications
To send a BlackBerry Java Application to BlackBerry devices, the application developer must create a .zip file that contains
the necessary application files and an .alx file that contains information about the application. If a directory structure is
described in the .alx file, that directory structure must be represented in the .zip file.
For more information about creating BlackBerry Java Applications and .alx files, visit www.blackberry.com/developers to
see the BlackBerry Java Development Environment Development Guide.
Before you distribute BlackBerry Java Applications, you must specify a shared network folder for BlackBerry Java
Applications using the BlackBerry Administration Service. This shared network folder must not be the same network share
location that is used for BlackBerry Device Software, and it must not be located in <drive>:\Program Files\Common Files
\Research In Motion . The BlackBerry Administration Service accesses the shared network folder to install BlackBerry Java
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Applications on BlackBerry devices. Do not add application files to the shared network folder or make changes to the files
that the BlackBerry Administration Service stores in the shared network folder.
To make a BlackBerry Java Application available for installation on BlackBerry devices, you must add the application to the
BlackBerry Administration Service application repository. After you add an application to the application repository, you
can add the application to a software configuration, specify whether the application is required, optional, or not permitted
on BlackBerry devices, and assign an application control policy to the application to control the access permissions for the
application. You assign software configurations to user accounts to install or upgrade BlackBerry Java Applications on
BlackBerry devices, or to remove BlackBerry Java Applications from BlackBerry devices.
Specify a shared network folder for BlackBerry Java
Applications
Before you begin: Create a shared network folder on the network that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. This shared
network folder must not be the same network share location that is used for BlackBerry Device Software, and it must not be
located in <drive>:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion .
The administration accounts that you use for the BlackBerry Administration Service must have write permissions for the
shared network folder. The administration accounts that run the BlackBerry Administration Service Application Server
service must have write permissions for the shared network folder. BlackBerry devices and the computers that host the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances must have access to the shared network folder.
You must specify a shared network folder for BlackBerry Java Applications using the BlackBerry Administration Service
before you add any BlackBerry Java Applications to the application repository. The BlackBerry Administration Service must
access the shared network folder to install BlackBerry Java Applications on BlackBerry devices. Do not add application
files to the shared network folder or make changes to the files that the BlackBerry Administration Service stores in the
shared network folder.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click BlackBerry Administration Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
In the Software management section, in the BlackBerry Administration Service application shared network drive
field, type the path of the shared network folder using the following format: \\<computer_name>\<shared_folder>.
The shared network path must be typed in UNC format (for example, \\ComputerName\Applications\Testing).
5.
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Add a BlackBerry Java Application to the application
repository
To send a BlackBerry Java Application to BlackBerry devices, you must first add the BlackBerry Java Application bundle to
the application repository. To send an updated version of a BlackBerry Java Application to BlackBerry devices, you must
first add the updated bundle to the application repository.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Software >
Applications.
2.
Click Add or update applications.
3.
In the Application location section, click Browse. Navigate to the BlackBerry Java Application bundle that you want
to add to, or update in, the application repository.
4.
Click Next.
5.
Click Add application.
Add a collaboration client to the application repository
To send a collaboration client to BlackBerry devices, you must first add the collaboration client bundle to the application
repository. To send an updated version of a collaboration client to BlackBerry devices, you must first add the updated
bundle to the application repository.
Before you begin: To download the .zip file for the latest version of the collaboration client, visit www.blackberry.com/
support/downloads. For information about collaboration clients and whether they are compatible with specific versions of
the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, visit na.blackberry.com/eng/support/downloads/im_server_compatibility.jsp.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Software >
Applications.
2.
Click Add or update applications.
3.
In the Application location section, navigate to the collaboration client bundle that you want to add to, or update in,
the application repository.
4.
Click Next.
5.
Click Publish application.
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Specify keywords for a BlackBerry Java Application
You can specify keywords for a BlackBerry Java Application. You can use the keywords to search for the application in the
application repository.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Software >
Applications.
2.
Click Manage applications.
3.
Search for an application.
4.
In the search results, click the name of an application.
5.
Click Edit application.
6.
In the Application keywords field, type a keyword.
7.
Click the Add icon.
8.
Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each keyword that you want to add.
9.
Click Save all.
Configuring application control policies
When you add a BlackBerry Java Application to a software configuration so that you can install the application on
BlackBerry devices, you must specify an application control policy that you want to apply to the BlackBerry Java
Application. Application control policies control the data and APIs that BlackBerry Java Applications can access on
BlackBerry devices, and the external data sources and network connections that BlackBerry Java Applications can access.
The BlackBerry Administration Service includes a standard application control policy for BlackBerry Java Applications that
you classify as required, optional, or not permitted. You can change the default settings of the standard application control
policies or create custom application control policies for a BlackBerry Java Application.
For more information about configuring settings for application control policy rules, visit www.blackberry.com/go/
serverdocs to see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
Standard application control policies
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server includes the following standard application control policies.
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Application control policy
Description
Standard Required
When you apply the application control policy to a BlackBerry Java Application,
rule settings require that the BlackBerry Java Application be installed and
permitted to run on BlackBerry devices. BlackBerry devices install the
application automatically.
Standard Optional
When you apply the application control policy to a BlackBerry Java Application,
rule settings make the BlackBerry Java Application optional on the BlackBerry
device. Users can install and run the BlackBerry Java Application on their
BlackBerry devices.
Standard Disallowed
When you apply the application control policy to a BlackBerry Java Application,
rule settings prevent users from installing the BlackBerry Java Application on
BlackBerry devices. Users cannot install and run the BlackBerry Java
Application on their BlackBerry devices.
Change a standard application control policy
When you add a BlackBerry Java Application to a software configuration, you must assign an application control policy to
the BlackBerry Java Application. Based on the requirements of your organization's environment, you can change the
default settings for the standard application control policies.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Software >
Applications.
2.
Click Manage default application control policies.
3.
Click the standard application control policy that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit application control policy.
5.
On the Access settings tab, in the Settings section, change the settings for the standard application control policy.
6.
Click Save all.
Create custom application control policies for a
BlackBerry Java Application
After you add a BlackBerry Java Application to the application repository, you can configure the application to use the
standard application control policies, or you can create custom application control policies for the application. If you want a
BlackBerry Java Application to use custom application control policies, you must create the custom application control
policies before you add the application to a software configuration. When you add the application to a software
configuration, you can select which custom application control policy you want to apply to the application.
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If you add the BlackBerry Java Application to multiple software configurations and you assign different custom application
control policies to the BlackBerry Java Application in the different software configurations, you must set the priority for the
custom application control policies. This priority determines which custom application control policy the BlackBerry Policy
Service applies if you assign multiple software configurations to a user account.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Software >
Applications.
2.
Click Manage applications.
3.
Search for a BlackBerry Java Application.
4.
In the search results, click a BlackBerry Java Application.
5.
In the Application versions section, click the version of the application that you want to create a custom application
control policy for.
6.
Click Edit application.
7.
On the Application control policies tab, in the Settings section, select the Use custom application control policies
option.
8.
Perform any of the following tasks:
Task
Steps
Create an application control policy
for required BlackBerry Java
Applications.
1. In the Required application name field, type a name for the application
control policy.
2. In the Settings section, configure the settings for the application control
policy.
3. Click the Add icon.
4. Repeat steps a to c for each application control policy that you want to
create.
Create an application control policy
for optional BlackBerry Java
Applications.
1. In the Optional application name field, type a name for the application
control policy.
2. In the Settings section, configure the settings for the application control
policy.
3. Click the Add icon.
4. Repeat steps a to c for each application control policy that you want to
create.
Create an application control policy
1. In the Disallowed application name field, type a name for the application
for BlackBerry Java Applications that
control policy.
are not permitted.
2. Click the Add icon.
9.
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10. Click Save all.
IT policy rules take precedence on smartphones
IT policy rule settings override application control policy rule settings. For example, if you change the Allow Internal
Connections IT policy rule to No for BlackBerry smartphones, and if the smartphones have an application control policy set
that allows a specific application to make internal connections, the application cannot make internal connections.
The smartphone revokes an application control policy and resets if the permissions of the application it is applied to
become more restrictive. Smartphones permit users to make application permissions more restrictive, but not less
restrictive, than the permissions that you specify.
Application control policies for unlisted
applications
When you create a software configuration and assign it to user accounts so that you can send BlackBerry Device Software,
BlackBerry Java Applications, and standard application settings to BlackBerry devices, you must configure whether the
software configuration permits users to install and use applications that are not included in the software configuration (also
known as unlisted applications). When you configure whether unlisted applications are permitted and optional or not
permitted on BlackBerry devices, you must assign an application control policy for unlisted applications to the software
configuration.
An application control policy for unlisted applications determines what unlisted applications are permitted on BlackBerry
devices and what data the unlisted applications can access on BlackBerry devices. The BlackBerry Administration Service
has two standard application control policies for unlisted applications: one for unlisted applications that are optional, and
one for unlisted applications that are not permitted. You can change the default settings of the standard application control
policy for unlisted applications that are optional, or you can create custom application control policies for unlisted
applications that are optional.
For more information about the rule settings in application control policies for unlisted applications, see the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
Change the standard application control policy for
unlisted applications that are optional
For more information about the rule settings in application control policies for unlisted applications, see the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Software.
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2.
Click Manage application control policies for unlisted applications.
3.
Click the Standard Unlisted Optional application control policy.
4.
Click Edit application control policy.
5.
On the Access settings tab, in the Settings section, configure the settings for the application control policy.
6.
Click Save all.
Create an application control policy for unlisted
applications
The BlackBerry Administration Service includes two default application control policies for unlisted applications: one for
unlisted applications that you permit on BlackBerry devices, and one for unlisted applications that you do not permit on
BlackBerry devices. You can also create custom application control policies for unlisted applications that are optional.
For more information about the rule settings in application control policies for unlisted applications, see the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Software.
2.
Click Create an application control policy for unlisted applications.
3.
In the Application control policy information section, in the Name field, type a name for the application control
policy for unlisted applications.
4.
Click Save.
5.
On the BlackBerry solution management menu, click Manage application control policies for unlisted applications.
6.
Click the application control policy that you created.
7.
Click Edit application control policy.
8.
On the Access settings tab, in the Settings section, configure the settings for the application control policy.
9.
Click Save all.
Configure the priority of application control policies for
unlisted applications
You can assign multiple software configurations to user accounts. You can assign different application control policies for
unlisted applications to different software configurations. You must configure the priority of the different application control
policies for unlisted applications so that the BlackBerry Policy Service can determine which application control policies to
apply to user accounts when you assign multiple software configurations to user accounts.
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1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Software.
2.
Click Manage application control policies for unlisted applications.
3.
Click Set priority of application control policies for unlisted applications.
4.
Click the up and down arrows to set the priority of application control policies for unlisted applications.
5.
Click Save.
Creating software configurations
You can use software configurations to perform the following actions on BlackBerry devices:
•
install, upgrade, or remove BlackBerry Java Applications and the BlackBerry collaboration client over the wireless
network or using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
•
assign application control policies to BlackBerry Java Applications to control application permissions and the data that
the applications can access
•
specify that a BlackBerry Java Application is not permitted
•
specify whether BlackBerry Java Applications that you do not include in the software configuration are permitted or not
permitted
•
configure the access permissions for BlackBerry Java Applications that you do not include in the software configuration
•
install or upgrade the BlackBerry Device Software over the wireless network or using the BlackBerry Web Desktop
Manager
•
specify standard application settings
You can assign a software configuration to a group, multiple user accounts, or a single user account. After you assign a
software configuration, you can change the settings in the software configuration to manage the BlackBerry Java
Applications, BlackBerry Device Software, and standard application settings on BlackBerry devices. You can configure
settings in the BlackBerry Administration Service to control how the BlackBerry Administration Service sends BlackBerry
Java Applications, BlackBerry Device Software, and standard application settings in software configurations to BlackBerry
devices.
If you assign multiple software configurations to a user account, the settings in each software configuration are applied to
the BlackBerry device. The BlackBerry Administration Service uses a set of rules to resolve conflicting settings in the
multiple software configurations.
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administration Guide contains information about creating software configurations to
manage BlackBerry Java Applications on BlackBerry devices. For more information about using software configurations to
manage BlackBerry Device Software on BlackBerry devices, visit www.blackberry.com/go/serverdocs to see the BlackBerry
Device Software Upgrade Guide.
Related information
Reconciliation rules for conflicting settings in software configurations, 161
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Create a software configuration
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Software.
2.
Click Create a software configuration.
3.
In the Configuration information section, in the Name field, type a name for the software configuration.
4.
In the Disposition for unlisted applications drop-down list, perform one of the following actions:
•
To permit users to install applications that are not included in the software configuration on their BlackBerry
devices, click Optional.
•
To prevent users from installing applications that are not included in the software configuration on their
BlackBerry devices, click Disallowed.
5.
In the Application control policy for unlisted applications drop-down list, click the application control policy for
unlisted applications that you want to assign to the software configuration.
6.
Click Save.
After you finish: Add BlackBerry Device Software configurations and BlackBerry Java Applications to the software
configuration.
Add a BlackBerry Java Application to a software
configuration
You must add a BlackBerry Java Application to a software configuration and assign the software configuration to user
accounts to install the BlackBerry Java Application on BlackBerry devices over the wireless network. To upgrade an
application, you must add the new version of the application to the appropriate software configuration. The BlackBerry
Enterprise Server upgrades the application that is on BlackBerry devices to the new version.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Software.
2.
Click Manage software configurations.
3.
Click the software configuration that you want to add a BlackBerry Java Application to.
4.
Click Edit software configuration.
5.
On the Applications tab, click Add applications to software configuration.
6.
Search for the BlackBerry Java Applications that you want to add to the software configuration.
7.
In the search results, select a BlackBerry Java Application that you want to add to the software configuration.
8.
In the Disposition drop-down list for the BlackBerry Java Application, perform one of the following actions:
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To install the BlackBerry Java Application automatically on BlackBerry devices, and to prevent users from
removing the application, click Required.
•
To permit users to install and remove the BlackBerry Java Application, click Optional.
•
To prevent users from installing a BlackBerry Java Application on BlackBerry devices, click Disallowed.
In the Application data section, in the Application control policy drop-down list, click an application control policy to
apply to the BlackBerry Java Application.
10. If necessary, in the Deployment drop-down list, perform one of the following actions:
•
To install the application on BlackBerry devices over the wireless network, click Wireless.
•
To install the application on BlackBerry devices using a USB connection to the user's computer and the
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager, click Wired.
11. Repeat steps 6 to 10 for each BlackBerry Java Application that you want to add to the software configuration.
12. Click Add to software configuration.
13. Click Save all.
Assign a software configuration to a group
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Group.
2.
Click Manage groups.
3.
Click a group.
4.
Click Edit group.
5.
On the Software configuration tab, in the Available software configurations list, click a software configuration.
6.
Click Add.
7.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each software configuration that you want to assign.
8.
Click Save all.
Related information
Create a group to manage similar user accounts, 84
View the status of a job, 150
Managing the default distribution settings for jobs, 292
Managing the distribution settings for a specific job, 298
Managing software configurations, 306
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Assign a software configuration to multiple user
accounts
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for one or more user accounts.
4.
Select one or more user accounts.
5.
In the Add to user configuration list, click Add software configuration.
6.
In the Available software configurations list, click the software configuration that you want to assign to the user
accounts.
7.
Click Add.
8.
Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each software configuration that you want to assign to the user accounts.
9.
Click Save.
Related information
View the status of a job, 150
Managing the default distribution settings for jobs, 292
Managing the distribution settings for a specific job, 298
Managing software configurations, 306
Assign a software configuration to a user account
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
On the Software configuration tab, in the Available software configurations list, click the appropriate software
configuration.
7.
Click Add.
8.
Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each software configuration that you want to assign.
9.
Click Save all.
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When you assign a software configuration to a user account, the BlackBerry Administration Service creates a job to deliver
the resulting object to the BlackBerry device.
Related information
View the status of a job, 150
Managing the default distribution settings for jobs, 292
Managing the distribution settings for a specific job, 298
Managing software configurations, 306
Install BlackBerry Java Applications on a
BlackBerry device at a central computer
If you do not want to install BlackBerry Java Applications on a BlackBerry device over the wireless network, and you do not
want the user to install the BlackBerry Java Applications using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager or BlackBerry
Desktop Software, you can install the BlackBerry Java Applications on a BlackBerry device by connecting the BlackBerry
device to a central computer that can access the BlackBerry Administration Service.
Before you begin:
• Assign a software configuration with the necessary BlackBerry Java Applications to the appropriate user account.
•
To permit the BlackBerry Administration Service to connect to a BlackBerry device that is attached to the computer
that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service by a USB connection, add the web address of the BlackBerry
Administration Service to the list of trusted web sites in the web browser. Log in to the BlackBerry Administration
Service again.
•
Verify that the central computer can access the BlackBerry Administration Service.
•
Connect the BlackBerry device that is associated with the user account to the central computer.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Attached devices.
2.
Click Device software.
3.
Click Automatic installation of applications on the BlackBerry device.
4.
Complete the instructions on the screen.
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View the status of a job
After you assign a software configuration to user accounts or change an existing software configuration that you assigned to
user accounts, the BlackBerry Administration Service creates a job to deliver BlackBerry Device Software, BlackBerry Java
applications, or application settings to BlackBerry devices. If you assign an IT policy to user accounts or change an existing
IT policy, a job sends the IT policy changes to BlackBerry devices. You can view the status of a job to determine if it is ready
to run, currently running, completed, or completed with task failures.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Deployment jobs.
2.
Click Manage deployment jobs.
3.
Search for a job.
4.
In the search results, in the Status column, view the status of the job.
5.
To view more information about a job or to change a job, click the ID of the job.
Related information
Stopping a job that is running, 158
View the status of a task
Each deployment job consists of multiple tasks. Each task delivers a specific object or setting to a BlackBerry device that
carries out an action, for example, updating BlackBerry Device Software, installing or removing a BlackBerry Java
Application, or applying updated IT policy settings or application settings. You can view the status of tasks. If a BlackBerry
Enterprise Server does not complete a task, you can view error messages that help you troubleshoot the task failure.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Deployment jobs.
2.
Click Manage deployment job tasks.
3.
Search for a task.
4.
In the search results, in the Status column, view the status of the task.
5.
To view more information about a task, click More.
Error messages: BlackBerry Java Application tasks
To troubleshoot errors that display for a task when you send a BlackBerry Java Application to a BlackBerry device, or
update a BlackBerry Java Application on a BlackBerry device, you can try to determine the cause by collecting the
following information:
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BlackBerry Dispatcher log files from the day the issue was reported (log level 4 recommended)
•
BlackBerry Administration Service log files from the day the issue was reported (log level 4 recommended)
•
BlackBerry device information (for example, the BlackBerry device model, BlackBerry Device Software version,
wireless service provider, IT policy assigned to the BlackBerry device, service books on the BlackBerry device, and so
on)
•
event log of the BlackBerry device from the day the issue was reported
If the preceding information does not help you to address the issue, you can collect the following information:
•
BlackBerry Policy Service log files from the day the issue was reported (log level 6 recommended)
•
system event logs
•
copy of the BlackBerry Configuration Database
•
SQL trace of the BlackBerry Policy Service that communicates with the BlackBerry Configuration Database
For information about changing the log level for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component, visit www.blackberry.com/
support to read article KB04342. For information about obtaining the event log for a BlackBerry device, visit
www.blackberry.com/support to read article KB05349.
If the recommended administrative action for an error message does not resolve the issue, contact RIM Technical Support.
Sequence Processing Stopped due to error processing SEND_APC_APP command
The BlackBerry Policy Service sends application data to a BlackBerry device as a group of application modules. If the
BlackBerry Policy Service does not deliver one of the application modules to the BlackBerry device, the remaining
application modules are not delivered to the BlackBerry device.
You can try to resend the BlackBerry Java Application to the BlackBerry device.
SendApp failed due to error getting application data, processing stopped
An error occurred when the BlackBerry Policy Service tried to retrieve the data that it required to install the BlackBerry
Java Application.
You can verify that the BlackBerry Policy Service can access the network share that you use to store the application files.
QueueModule failed, processing stopped
An error occurred when the BlackBerry Policy Service tried to process the application modules and send the application
modules to the BlackBerry device.
You can verify that the BlackBerry Policy Service can access the network share that stores the application files.
Device timed out waiting for module
The BlackBerry device reported a timeout failure while waiting for the application modules.
You can resend the BlackBerry Java Application to the BlackBerry device. If the second attempt to install the BlackBerry
Java Application is not successful, in the log files that you collected, locate the user account that experienced the issue.
Trace the installation activity.
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Device reported insufficient memory to install module
The BlackBerry device does not have enough application memory available to install the application modules.
You can instruct the user to make more application memory available on the BlackBerry device. Resend the BlackBerry
Java Application.
Device reported insufficient privileges to install module
The BlackBerry device does not have the necessary permissions to install the BlackBerry Java Application.
You can verify that the BlackBerry device is configured with the necessary permissions to install a BlackBerry Java
Application. Resend the BlackBerry Java Application.
Device reported invalid version in packet, supported version is %s
The BlackBerry Java Application is not compatible with the BlackBerry Device Software version that is running on the
BlackBerry device.
You can verify that the BlackBerry Java Application is compatible with the BlackBerry Device Software version that is
running on the BlackBerry device.
Device reported Data Format Error in packet while installing module
An error occurred in the BlackBerry Policy Service that prevented the BlackBerry device from installing the BlackBerry
Java Application.
In the log files that you collected, locate the user account that experienced the issue. Trace the installation activity.
Device reported a %s error while installing module
Device reported a general failure installing the module
Device reported a security violation while installing the application
Device reported insufficient app data while installing module
Device reported insufficient body data while installing module
Device reported invalid app data length while installing module
Device reported invalid command while installing module
Device reported invalid module hash while installing module
Device reported that the module save failed
Device reported that there was an incomplete module
The BlackBerry device identified a formatting error in the application data before or during the installation process.
You can verify that the application files are formatted properly and try to send the BlackBerry Java Application to the
BlackBerry device again. If your second try at the installation is not successful, in the log files that you collected, locate the
user account that experienced the issue. Trace the installation activity.
Incomplete ACK data for APPD request
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The BlackBerry Policy Service did not receive an acknowledgment message from a BlackBerry device that indicates that
the BlackBerry Java Application was installed.
You can verify that the BlackBerry device is turned on and is located in a wireless coverage area. Resend the BlackBerry
Java Application.
For the command: %s Device reported a general failure
For the command: %s Device reported non command handler for request
For the command: %s Device reported security violation
For the command: %s Device reported unable to decrypt
For the command: %s Device reported key mismatch
For the command: %s Device reported unsupported command version
For the command: %s Device reported code base error
For the command: %s Device reported a general failure installing the module
The BlackBerry device cannot execute the command to install or update the BlackBerry Java Application.
In the log files that you collected, locate the user account that experienced the issue. Trace the installation activity.
Error messages: BlackBerry Device Software tasks
To troubleshoot errors that display for a task when you are updating BlackBerry Device Software on a BlackBerry device,
you can try to determine the cause by collecting the following information:
•
BlackBerry Policy Service log files from the day the issue was reported (log level 4 recommended)
•
BlackBerry Dispatcher log files from the day the issue was reported (log level 4 recommended)
•
BlackBerry Administration Service log files from the day the issue was reported (log level 4 recommended)
•
BlackBerry device information (for example, the BlackBerry device model, BlackBerry Device Software version,
wireless service provider, IT policy assigned to the BlackBerry device, service books on the BlackBerry device, and so
on)
•
event log of the BlackBerry device from the day the issue was reported
•
error report from the update application; instruct users to view the details of the errors reported by the update
application and to send error reports to an administrative email address that you must specify
If the preceding information does not address the issue, you can collect the following information:
•
BlackBerry Policy Service log files from the day the issue was reported (log level 6 recommended)
•
system event logs
•
copy of the BlackBerry Configuration Database
•
SQL trace of the BlackBerry Policy Service that communicates with the BlackBerry Configuration Database
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For information about changing the log level for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component, visit www.blackberry.com/
support to read article KB04342. For information about obtaining the event log for a BlackBerry device, visit
www.blackberry.com/support to read article KB05349.
If the recommended administrative action for an error message does not resolve the issue, contact RIM Technical Support.
Available upgrade rejected
You can determine the reason for the error message and determine the status code that is associated with the error by
viewing the event log of the BlackBerry device.
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0x01 not supported by device: The BlackBerry device model or the current version of the BlackBerry Device Software
on the BlackBerry device does not support the BlackBerry Device Software update.
You can verify that the BlackBerry device model and the current BlackBerry Device Software version support the
BlackBerry Device Software update.
•
0x02 not consistent with device version or vendorid: The BlackBerry device model, the current version of the
BlackBerry Device Software on the device, or the vendor ID that is associated with the BlackBerry device does not
support the BlackBerry Device Software update.
You can verify that the BlackBerry device model, the current BlackBerry Device Software version, and the vendor ID
that are associated with the BlackBerry device support the BlackBerry Device Software update.
•
0x03 disallowed by IT policy: An IT policy rule in an IT policy that you assigned to the user account does not permit
BlackBerry Device Software updates over the wireless network.
You can verify that the IT policy rule settings in the IT policy that you assigned to the user account permits BlackBerry
Device Software updates over the wireless network.
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0x05 duplicate: A previous request to install the same BlackBerry Device Software version has already been sent to the
BlackBerry device.
•
0x07 bad request: An error occured when the BlackBerry Infrastructure processed the request to update the
BlackBerry Device Software on the BlackBerry device.
You can try to send the BlackBerry Device Software update again.
•
0x08 insufficient storage: The BlackBerry device does not have enough memory available to update the BlackBerry
Device Software.
You can manage the BlackBerry device so that it has enough memory available to update the BlackBerry Device
Software (for example, remove applications from the BlackBerry device that are no longer required).
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0x09 reset required: The user must reset the BlackBerry device to clear a code module condition.
You can instruct the user to reset the BlackBerry device and you can send the BlackBerry Device Software update
again.
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0X10 service book flag disabled: A service book on the BlackBerry device does not permit you to send BlackBerry
Device Software updates over the wireless network.
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You can verify that the service books on the BlackBerry device permit BlackBerry Device Software updates over the
wireless network.
Available upgrade deferred by user
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0x01 prior upgrade in progress: The BlackBerry Device Software update did not complete because a previous
BlackBerry Device Software update was in progress.
If the previous BlackBerry Device Software update did not install the correct BlackBerry Device Software version, you
can wait until the update completes and then you can send the BlackBerry Device Software update again.
Upgrade prompt deferred
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0x02 reset required The user must reset the BlackBerry device to clear a code module condition.
You can instruct the user to reset the BlackBerry device. The update application tries to perform the update for up to
72 hours. After 72 hours, the update application performs the update and the user no longer has the option to defer the
update.
Upgrade rejected
An error or inconsistency exists in the BlackBerry Device Software files that are available from the BlackBerry
Infrastructure.
Upgrade failed, rollback complete
After the update application downloaded and applied the current BlackBerry Device Software patch files to the BlackBerry
device, an error occurred when the update application tried to restart the BlackBerry device. As a result, the update
application reapplied the previous BlackBerry Device Software files to the BlackBerry device and cancelled the BlackBerry
Device Software update.
Available upgrade deleted by administrator
When a BlackBerry Device Software update request either completes or does not complete, this status message displays
when the BlackBerry Infrastructure deletes the update request.
Mandatory upgrade failed
After the update application downloaded and applied the current BlackBerry Device Software files to the BlackBerry
device, an error occured when the update application tried to restart the BlackBerry device. As a result, the update
application reapplied the previous BlackBerry Device Software files to the BlackBerry device, and cancelled the update.
BlackBerry Administration Service error
An error occurred when the BlackBerry Administration Service processed the request to update the BlackBerry Device
Software on a BlackBerry device.
Related information
Restarting BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, 392
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Error messages: Standard application settings tasks
To troubleshoot errors that display for a task when you change the standard application settings on a BlackBerry device,
you can try to determine the cause by collecting the following information:
•
BlackBerry Synchronization Service log files from the day the issue was reported (log level 4 recommended)
•
BlackBerry Dispatcher log files from the day the issue was reported (log level 4 recommended)
•
BlackBerry Administration Service log files from the day the issue was reported (log level 4 recommended)
•
BlackBerry device information (for example, the BlackBerry device model, BlackBerry Device Software version,
wireless service provider, IT policy assigned to the BlackBerry device, service books on the BlackBerry device, and so
on)
•
event log of the BlackBerry device from the day the issue was reported
If the preceding information does not address the issue, you can collect the following information:
•
BlackBerry Synchronization Service log files from the day the issue was reported (log level 6 recommended)
•
system event logs
•
copy of the BlackBerry Configuration Database
•
SQL trace of the BlackBerry Synchronization Service that communicates with the BlackBerry Configuration Database
For information about changing the log level for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component, visit www.blackberry.com/
support to read article KB04342. For information about obtaining the event log of a BlackBerry device, visit
www.blackberry.com/support to read article KB05349.
If the recommended administrative action for an error message does not resolve the issue, contact RIM Technical Support.
Restore failed -- error getting value
The BlackBerry Synchronization Service cannot read the value of the standard application settings because the BlackBerry
Configuration Database is unavailable.
Verify that the BlackBerry Synchronization Service can access the BlackBerry Configuration Database. If necessary, restart
the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
Failed to set properties for item
The BlackBerry Synchronization Service cannot specify the value of the standard application settings because the
BlackBerry Configuration Database is unavailable.
Verify that the BlackBerry Synchronization Service can access the BlackBerry Configuration Database. If necessary, restart
the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
Failed to backup data to database
The BlackBerry Synchronization Service cannot apply the value of the standard application settings because the
BlackBerry Configuration Database is unavailable.
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Verify that the BlackBerry Synchronization Service can access the BlackBerry Configuration Database. If necessary, restart
the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
Failed to delete item
The BlackBerry Synchronization Service cannot delete the value of the standard application settings because the
BlackBerry Configuration Database is unavailable.
Verify that the BlackBerry Synchronization Service can access the BlackBerry Configuration Database. If necessary, restart
the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
Failed to create an instance of the XML DOM document
The BlackBerry Synchronization Service cannot create XML data for the standard application settings.
Failed to load XML document
The BlackBerry Synchronization Service cannot load XML data for the standard application settings.
Invalid GUID
The BlackBerry Synchronization Service received an invalid globally unique identifier from the BlackBerry device.
Invalid/unknown command
The BlackBerry Synchronization Service received an invalid command from the BlackBerry device.
Related information
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Error messages: IT policy tasks
To troubleshoot errors that display for a task when you send an IT policy to a BlackBerry device or update an IT policy on a
BlackBerry device, you can try to determine the cause by collecting the following information:
•
BlackBerry Policy Service log files from the day the issue was reported (log level 4 recommended)
•
BlackBerry Dispatcher log files from the day the issue was reported (log level 4 recommended)
•
BlackBerry Administration Service log files from the day the issue was reported (log level 4 recommended)
•
BlackBerry device information (for example, the BlackBerry device model, BlackBerry Device Software version,
wireless service provider, IT policy assigned to the BlackBerry device, service books on the BlackBerry device, and so
on)
•
event log of the BlackBerry device from the day the issue was reported
If the preceding information does not help you to address the issue, you can collect the following information:
•
BlackBerry Policy Service log files from the day the issue was reported (log level 6 recommended)
•
system event logs
•
copy of the BlackBerry Configuration Database
•
SQL trace of the BlackBerry Policy Service that communicates with the BlackBerry Configuration Database
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For information about changing the log level for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component, visit www.blackberry.com/
support to read article KB04342. For information about obtaining the event log for a BlackBerry device, visit
www.blackberry.com/support to read article KB05349.
If the recommended administrative action for an error message does not resolve the issue, contact Research In Motion
Technical Support.
Reject Security Violation
Reject Authentication Failed
Data might not have been permanently deleted from the BlackBerry device before you assigned the BlackBerry device to a
new user account and activated the BlackBerry device again.
You can permanently delete the data on the BlackBerry device and activate the BlackBerry device again.
Invalid password
Set Password Failed
You sent the Specify new device password and lock device IT administration command to a BlackBerry device and the
password might not have satisfied the password criteria that the BlackBerry device user configured on the BlackBerry
device.
You can resend the Specify new device password and lock device IT administration command to the BlackBerry device and
specify a password that satisfies the password criteria that you configured using IT policy rules.
Sequence Processing Stopped due to error processing SET_IT_POLICY_COMMAND command
The BlackBerry Policy Service can send the IT policy data to a BlackBerry device in a group of commands. If the IT policy
command is not delivered to the BlackBerry device, the remaining commands in the group are not delivered to the
BlackBerry device.
You can try to resend the IT policy to the BlackBerry device. You can also try to resend the service books to the BlackBerry
device.
Stopping a job that is running
After you assign a software configuration to user accounts or change an existing software configuration that you already
assigned to user accounts, the BlackBerry Administration Service creates a job to deliver BlackBerry Device Software,
BlackBerry Java Applications, or application settings to BlackBerry devices. If you assign an IT policy to user accounts or
change an existing IT policy, a job sends the IT policy changes to BlackBerry devices. If you want to make changes to a job
that is running, you can stop a job.
When you stop a job, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not process the remaining tasks in the job, and the BlackBerry
Administration Service changes the scheduled start time for the job to the following day. The job returns to a ready to run
status. You can make changes to the start time, priority, and distribution settings of the job. If you do not change the start
time for the job, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server delivers the job on the following day using the default job schedule
settings. When the job starts again, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server processes the remaining tasks in the job.
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If you want to delete a job, change the start date of the job to a date that exceeds the job failure period that you configured
in the job schedule settings. The default job failure period is 30 days.
Related information
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Specify the start time and priority for a job, 299
Stop a job that is running
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Deployment jobs.
2.
Click Manage deployment jobs.
3.
Search for the job that you want to stop.
4.
In the search results, click the ID of the job that you want to stop.
You can only stop jobs with a Running status.
5.
Click Stop Current Execution.
6.
Click Yes - Stop Current Execution.
Related information
View the status of a job, 150
Managing the default distribution settings for jobs, 292
Managing the distribution settings for a specific job, 298
View the users that have a BlackBerry Java
Application installed on their BlackBerry
devices
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Software >
Applications.
2.
Click Manage applications.
3.
Search for an application.
4.
In the search results, click the name of an application.
5.
In the Application versions section, click a version of the application.
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6.
Click View users with application.
7.
Search for users that are associated with BlackBerry devices that you installed the BlackBerry Java Application on.
View how the BlackBerry Administration
Service resolved software configuration
conflicts for a user account
You can assign multiple software configurations to a user account or group. The BlackBerry Administration Service uses
specific rules to resolve conflicting settings in the multiple software configurations that you assign to a user account or
group. After the BlackBerry Administration Service applies software configurations to a BlackBerry device, you can view
how the BlackBerry Administration Service resolved any of the conflicting settings in the multiple software configurations.
Before you begin: Assign multiple software configurations to a user account or group.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
Click the name of a user account.
5.
On the Software configuration tab, perform one of the following actions:
6.
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To view how the BlackBerry Administration Service resolved conflicts that involve BlackBerry Java Applications,
click View resolved applications.
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To view how the BlackBerry Administration Service resolved conflicts that involve BlackBerry Device Software,
click View Resolved BlackBerry Device Software bundles.
•
To view how the BlackBerry Administration Service resolved conflicts that involve application control policies for
unlisted applications, click View Resolved Application Control Policy for Unlisted Applications.
•
To view how the BlackBerry Administration Service resolved conflicts that involve the standard application
settings in BlackBerry Device Software configurations, click View Resolved BlackBerry Device Software
application settings.
View the appropriate information about how the BlackBerry Administration Service resolved the software
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Reconciliation rules for conflicting settings
in software configurations
If you assign multiple software configurations to user accounts or groups, the multiple software configurations might
contain conflicting settings. For example, you might specify that a BlackBerry Java Application is required in a software
configuration that you assign to a user account, but you might also specify that the same application is not permitted in a
software configuration that you assign to a group that the user account belongs to. Conflicts can occur when you assign
multiple BlackBerry Java Applications, application control policies, application control policies for unlisted applications,
BlackBerry Device Software, and the standard application settings in BlackBerry Device Software configurations.
The BlackBerry Administration Service uses predefined reconciliation rules to resolve conflicting settings in multiple
software configurations, and to determine which applications, software, and settings the BlackBerry Administration Service
installs on or applies to a BlackBerry device. The BlackBerry Administration Service resolves conflicting settings as an
asynchronous background activity. You can view the outcome of the reconciliation activities, reconciliation errors, and the
applications, software, and settings that the BlackBerry Administration Service installed on or applied to a BlackBerry
device.
The BlackBerry Administration Service might have to reconcile software configuration settings that conflict if you perform
any of the following actions:
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activate a user account
•
assign a new BlackBerry device or PIN to a user
•
assign a user account to or remove a user account from a group
•
add a group to or remove a group from another group
•
add an application to or remove an application from a software configuration
•
change the settings for an application in a software configuration
•
change the settings for an application control policy
•
change the ranking for application control policies
•
install a new version of the BlackBerry Device Software on a BlackBerry device
•
add a BlackBerry Device Software configuration to or remove a BlackBerry Device Software configuration from a
software configuration
•
change a BlackBerry Device Software configuration
•
change the standard application settings in a BlackBerry Device Software configuration
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Reconciliation rules: BlackBerry Java Applications
Scenario
Rule
Multiple software configurations are assigned to a user
account or the groups the user belongs to. Multiple
BlackBerry Java Applications are contained in each
software configuration.
The BlackBerry Java Applications in each software
configuration are installed on the BlackBerry device. If the
BlackBerry Device Software does not support a specific
BlackBerry Java Application, the application is not installed
on the BlackBerry device.
Multiple software configurations that contain different
versions of the same BlackBerry Java Application are
assigned to a user account or the groups the user belongs
to.
When different versions of an application exist in the
software configurations that are assigned to a user account,
the latest version of the application that is supported by the
BlackBerry Device Software is installed on the BlackBerry
device. For example, if a software configuration with version
1.0 of an application is assigned to a user account, and
another software configuration with version 2.0 of the
application is assigned to a user account, version 2.0 of the
application is installed on the BlackBerry device.
The version of a BlackBerry Java Application that is in a
software configuration that is assigned to a user account
takes precedence over the version of a BlackBerry Java
Application that is in a software configuration that is
assigned to a group. For example, if version 1.0 of an
application is in a software configuration that is assigned to
a user account, and version 2.0 of an application is in a
software configuration that is assigned to a group that the
user belongs to, version 1.0 of the application is installed on
the BlackBerry device.
Multiple software configurations that contain the same
BlackBerry Java Application are assigned to a user account
or the groups the user belongs to. The disposition of the
BlackBerry Java Application (required, optional, or
disallowed) is different in each software configuration. The
deployment method (wired or over the wireless network) for
the application is different in each software configuration.
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The disposition specified for an application in a software
configuration that is assigned to a user account takes
precedence over the disposition of the same application in
any software configuration that is assigned to a group. If the
application has different dispositions in multiple software
configurations that are assigned at the same level (either to
the user account or groups), the required disposition takes
precedence over the optional disposition, and the optional
disposition takes precedence over the disallowed
disposition.
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Rule
The BlackBerry Administration Service resolves the
deployment method after resolving the disposition of an
application. The deployment method specified for an
application in a software configuration that is assigned to a
user account takes precedence over the deployment
method for the same application in any software
configuration that is assigned to a group. The wireless
setting takes precedence over the wired setting.
One or more software configurations that include
BlackBerry Java Applications are assigned to a user
account or the groups the user belongs to, but a limited
amount of available memory remains on the BlackBerry
device.
The BlackBerry Administration Service checks the amount
of available memory on the BlackBerry device after
resolving application conflicts (for example, resolving
conflicting disposition and deployment settings) and before
installing a BlackBerry Java Application. If there is not
enough memory available on the BlackBerry device to
support the application, the application is not installed.
Depending on the amount of available memory,
applications are installed in the following order:
1. Required applications that are configured for wireless
deployment
2. Required applications that are configured for wired
deployment
3. Optional applications that are configured for wireless
deployment
4. Optional applications that are configured for wired
deployment
A software configuration is assigned to a user account and
it contains a BlackBerry Java Application that has a
dependency on another BlackBerry Java Application.
If a BlackBerry Java Application in a software configuration
has a dependency on another application, and the other
application is not included in a software configuration that
is assigned to the user account or a group that the user
belongs to, the application is not installed on the
BlackBerry device.
If a BlackBerry Java Application in a software configuration
has a dependency on another application, and the
dependent application is included in a software
configuration that is assigned to the user account or a
group the user belongs to, the dependent application is
installed first. If the dependent application is installed
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successfully, the application with the dependency is then
installed.
A software configuration is assigned to a user account and
it contains a BlackBerry Java Application that has a
dependency on another BlackBerry Java Application. The
dependent application is not supported on the BlackBerry
device.
If a dependent application is not supported by the
BlackBerry device or was not installed successfully on the
BlackBerry device, the application with the dependency is
not installed on the user's BlackBerry device.
Multiple BlackBerry Java Applications have a circular
dependency (for example, application A is dependent on
application B, application B is dependent on application C,
and application C is dependent on application A) and are
included in the same application bundle. The application
bundle is added to the application repository. The
applications are added to a software configuration and
assigned to a user account or a group the user belongs to.
If multiple BlackBerry Java Applications are included in the
same application bundle and have a circular dependency,
the applications are not installed on the BlackBerry device.
If multiple applications have a circular dependency, they
can only be installed if they exist in separate application
bundles and are installed using wired deployment.
Reconciliation rules: BlackBerry Device Software
Scenario
Rule
A software configuration that contains BlackBerry Device
Software is assigned to a user account. A software
configuration that contains a different version of BlackBerry
Device Software is assigned to a group that the user
account belongs to.
The BlackBerry Device Software in a software configuration
that is assigned to a user account takes precedence over
the BlackBerry Device Software in a software configuration
that is assigned to a group.
Multiple software configurations that contain different
versions of BlackBerry Device Software are assigned to a
user account.
The version of the BlackBerry Device Software that is
supported by the BlackBerry device and by the wireless
service provider, and that you ranked highest in the
BlackBerry Administration Service, is installed on the
BlackBerry device. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server does
not install a version of the BlackBerry Device Software if
that version is ranked lower than the version of the
BlackBerry Device Software that is currently installed on the
BlackBerry device.
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Reconciliation rules: Standard application settings
Scenario
Rule
A software configuration with standard application settings
is assigned to a user account. A software configuration with
different standard application settings is assigned to a
group that the user account belongs to.
The standard application settings in a software
configuration that is assigned to a user account take
precedence over the standard application settings in a
software configuration that is assigned to a group.
A user account belongs to multiple groups. The calendar
initial view setting is configured differently in each of the
software configurations that are assigned to the groups.
The calendar initial view setting that is applied to the user's
BlackBerry device is the lowest value that was specified in
the multiple software configurations.
A user account belongs to multiple groups. The calendar
keep appointments setting is configured differently in each
of the software configurations that are assigned to the
groups.
The calendar keep appointments setting that is applied to
the user's BlackBerry device is the highest value that was
specified in the multiple software configurations.
A user account belongs to multiple groups. The email
confirm delete setting is set to Yes in one or more of the
software configurations that are assigned to the groups. The
setting is set to No in the remaining software configurations.
If the email confirm delete setting is set to Yes in a software
configuration that is assigned to a group that the user
account belongs to, the Yes setting is applied to the
BlackBerry device.
A user account belongs to multiple groups. The email hide
sent messages setting is set to Yes in one or more of the
software configurations that are assigned to the groups. The
setting is set to No in the remaining software configurations.
If the email hide sent messages setting is set to No in a
software configuration that is assigned to a group that the
user account belongs to, the No setting is applied to the
BlackBerry device.
A user account belongs to multiple groups. The email save
copy in sent folder setting is set to Yes in one or more of the
software configurations that are assigned to the groups. The
setting is set to No in the remaining software configurations.
If the email save copy in sent folder setting is set to Yes in a
software configuration that is assigned to a group that the
user account belongs to, the Yes setting is applied to the
BlackBerry device.
A user account belongs to multiple groups. The address
book sort by setting is configured differently in each of the
software configurations that are assigned to the groups.
If the address book sort by setting is configured differently
in the software configurations that are assigned to the
groups that the user account belongs to, the first name
setting takes precedence over the last name setting, and
the last name setting takes precedence over the company
name setting.
A user account belongs to multiple groups. The attributes
settings for the various standard application settings are
The Locked and visible setting takes precedence over the
Unlocked and visible setting. The Unlocked and visible
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configured differently in the software configurations that are setting takes precedence over the Unlocked and hidden
assigned to the groups.
setting.
Standard application settings are configured in a software
configuration and assigned to user accounts with
BlackBerry devices that are running a BlackBerry Device
Software version earlier than 5.0.
Standard application settings apply only to BlackBerry
devices that are associated with BlackBerry Enterprise
Server version 5.0 or later, and BlackBerry devices that are
running BlackBerry Device Software version 5.0 or later.
Reconciliation rules: Application control policies
Scenario
Rule
A user is assigned multiple software configurations that
each contain the same application. A different application
control policy is assigned to the application in each
software configuration.
An application control policy for an application in a software
configuration that is assigned to a user account takes
precedence over an application control policy for the same
application in a software configuration that is assigned to a
group. The required setting takes precedence over the
optional setting. The optional setting takes precedence over
the disallowed setting.
If multiple software configurations contain the same
application, and each software configuration is assigned a
different custom application control policy with the same
disposition (for example, two custom required application
control policies), the application control policy that you
ranked highest in the BlackBerry Administration Service is
applied to the user's BlackBerry device.
Reconciliation rules: Application control policies for
unlisted applications
Scenario
Rule
A software configuration with a default or custom
application control policy for unlisted applications is
assigned to a user account. A software configuration with a
different application control policy for unlisted applications
is assigned to a group that the user account belongs to.
The application control policy for unlisted applications in a
software configuration that is assigned to a user account
takes precedence over the application control policy for
unlisted applications in a software configuration that is
assigned to a group.
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Scenario
Rule
A software configuration that defines unlisted applications
as disallowed is assigned to a user account. A software
configuration that defines unlisted applications as optional
is also assigned to the user account.
If unlisted applications are defined as disallowed in a
software configuration that is assigned to a user account,
unlisted applications are not permitted on the BlackBerry
device.
Multiple software configurations with different application
control policies for unlisted applications are assigned to a
user account.
The application control policy for unlisted applications that
you ranked highest in the BlackBerry Administration
Service is applied to the BlackBerry device.
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Alternative methods for
installing BlackBerry Java
Applications on BlackBerry
devices
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Installing BlackBerry Java Applications on
BlackBerry devices without using the
BlackBerry Administration Service
You can install and update BlackBerry Java Applications on BlackBerry devices without using the BlackBerry
Administration Service. You can use any of the following tools or software to install, update, and manage BlackBerry Java
Applications on BlackBerry devices:
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BlackBerry Desktop Software
•
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
•
BlackBerry Application Web Loader on a web server
•
standalone application loader tool
•
web browser on BlackBerry devices
Developing BlackBerry Java Applications for
BlackBerry devices
Application developers can use the BlackBerry Java Development Environment or the for Eclipse to create and test
BlackBerry Java Applications for BlackBerry devices, and to package BlackBerry Java Applications to install them on
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BlackBerry devices using a user’s computer or over the wireless network. Application developers can use the BlackBerry
JDE or the BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse to generate .cod files that contain the compiled application code for a
BlackBerry Java Application. BlackBerry devices execute .cod files to run BlackBerry Java Applications. The BlackBerry
JDE and the BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse also include tools to generate .jad files or .alx descriptor files that provide
information about a BlackBerry Java Application that is used when the application is compiled.
MIDlets are Java applications that conform to the MIDP standard and can run on any mobile device that runs Java
applications. Most MIDlets are distributed as .jar files. The BlackBerry JDE and the BlackBerry Java Plug-in for Eclipse
include tools that you can use to convert existing MIDlets that are in .jad and .jar file formats to .cod file formats for use on
BlackBerry devices.
For more information about developing and customizing BlackBerry Java Applications, visit www.blackberry.com/
developers.
Methods you can use to install BlackBerry
Java Applications on BlackBerry devices
If you do not want to use the BlackBerry Administration Service to install or update BlackBerry Java Applications on
BlackBerry devices over the wireless network, you can use any of the following methods:
Method
Description
Install BlackBerry Java Applications
You can install a BlackBerry Java Application on a BlackBerry device by
using the BlackBerry Desktop Software instructing the user to use the application loader tool that is part of the
BlackBerry Desktop Software. An automated application installer installs the
application files on the user’s computer. The user uses the BlackBerry Desktop
Manager to navigate to the application files and install the BlackBerry Java
Application on a BlackBerry device that the user connects to the computer.
Install BlackBerry Java Applications
using the BlackBerry Application Web
Loader
You can install a BlackBerry Java Application on a BlackBerry device by
instructing the user to browse to a specific web server that you configured to use
the BlackBerry Application Web Loader. The user must connect the BlackBerry
device to the computer.
Install BlackBerry Java Applications
using the standalone application
loader tool
You can install a BlackBerry Java Application on a BlackBerry device by
installing the standalone application loader tool in a shared network folder, and
providing users with a link to run the tool. The user must connect the BlackBerry
device to the computer.
This method requires that you install the BlackBerry Device Manager on the
user's computer but does not require a full installation of the BlackBerry
Desktop Software.
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Method
Description
Install BlackBerry Java Applications
using a web browser on BlackBerry
devices
You can install a BlackBerry Java Application on a BlackBerry device by
installing the files for the BlackBerry Java Application on a web server and
instructing the user to browse to the appropriate web address on the BlackBerry
device. Users can download the BlackBerry Java Application from an Internet
web site using a web browser or from an intranet web site using the BlackBerry
Browser.
This method does not require the user to connect the BlackBerry device to the
computer.
Installing BlackBerry Java Applications
using the BlackBerry Desktop Software
Application developers can use the BlackBerry Java Development Environment or the for Eclipse to create an automated
application installer. You can use the application installer to install the files for a BlackBerry Java Application (the .alx
identifier file and the application's .cod files) on users’ computers. You can then instruct users to use the application loader
tool in the BlackBerry Desktop Software to install the BlackBerry Java Application on their BlackBerry devices. Users must
connect their BlackBerry devices to their computers.
This method has the following advantages:
•
You can control how the application files are distributed to users’ computers.
•
Users are responsible for completing the installation.
•
If you installed the BlackBerry Desktop Software on users’ computers, they can use it to install the BlackBerry Java
Applications.
This method has the following disadvantages:
•
You must install the BlackBerry Desktop Software on users’ computers.
•
The users must use the BlackBerry Desktop Software to install the BlackBerry Java Application.
•
You cannot control when the users install the BlackBerry Java Application.
•
Users must connect their BlackBerry devices to their computers.
Prerequisites: Installing BlackBerry Java Applications
using the BlackBerry Desktop Software
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BlackBerry APIs and Java ME (standard on BlackBerry devices)
User’s computer
•
Windows 2000 or later, Windows XP, or Windows Vista
•
BlackBerry Desktop Software version 4.0 or later
•
Research In Motion USB drivers and a USB connection for the BlackBerry device
BlackBerry Java Application
•
.alx files and .cod files: The .alx file is the application descriptor that provides information about the application and the
location of the application's .cod files. A .cod file contains compiled and packaged application code. The application
loader tool requires these files so that it can install the BlackBerry Java Application on BlackBerry devices.
•
required modules: Some BlackBerry Java Applications require modules that are part of the BlackBerry Device
Software. The required modules are listed in the .alx file in a <requires> tag. If the required modules do not exist on the
BlackBerry device, you need to install the necessary BlackBerry Device Software on the BlackBerry device. For more
information about application dependencies, visit www.blackberry.com/developers to read the BlackBerry Java
Development Environment Development Guide.
Make the BlackBerry Java Application available to the
BlackBerry Desktop Software
1.
Obtain the application installer (.exe file) for the BlackBerry Java Application from the application developer, vendor,
or wireless service provider.
2.
Run the application installer on the user's computer to install the .alx identifier file and .cod file in an installation
folder on the user’s computer. You can also run the application installer to install the .alx identifier file and .cod file in
a shared network folder that users can access from their computers.
Install the BlackBerry Java Application using the
BlackBerry Desktop Software
For instructions for how to install a BlackBerry Java Application using the BlackBerry Desktop Software, visit
www.blackberry.com/go/docs to find the required version of the BlackBerry Desktop Software User Guide.
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Installing BlackBerry Java Applications
using the BlackBerry Application Web
Loader
You can configure the BlackBerry Application Web Loader, which uses Microsoft ActiveX, to install a BlackBerry Java
Application on BlackBerry devices using a web server and Microsoft Internet Explorer on users’ computers. You can add
the BlackBerry Application Web Loader to a web server (for example, on your organization’s intranet or a public web
server), and instruct users to browse to the appropriate web address using Microsoft Internet Explorer. The BlackBerry
Application Web Loader prompts users to install the BlackBerry Java Application, and installs the required .cod files for the
application on BlackBerry devices. The users must connect their BlackBerry devices to their computers.
The BlackBerry Application Web Loader supports .cod files only. To install a MIDlet, convert the .jar file to a .cod file. For
more information about how to compile .java and .jar file formats into the .cod file format, visit www.blackberry.com/
developers to read the BlackBerry Java Development Environment Development Guide. For more information about the
BlackBerry Application Web Loader and a sample development template, visit www.blackberry.com/go/docs to read the
BlackBerry Application Web Loader Developer Guide.
This method has the following advantages:
•
You do not have to install the BlackBerry Desktop Software on users’ computers.
•
The installation process is straightforward and requires Microsoft Internet Explorer, a common web browser.
•
Users are responsible for completing the installation.
This method has the following disadvantages:
•
You cannot control when the users install the BlackBerry Java Application.
•
Users must connect their BlackBerry devices to their computers.
Prerequisites: Installing BlackBerry Java Applications
using the BlackBerry Application Web Loader
BlackBerry device
•
BlackBerry APIs and Java ME (standard on BlackBerry devices)
User’s computer
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Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 or later
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Microsoft ActiveX version 8.0 or later
•
BlackBerry Application Web Loader; if the BlackBerry Application Web Loader is not installed, the user is prompted to
install it after the user browses to the specified web address
•
Research In Motion USB drivers and a USB connection for the BlackBerry device
Web server
Configure the following MIME types on the web server to permit users to download and install BlackBerry Java Applications
on BlackBerry devices:
•
.cod files: application/vnd.rim.cod
•
.jad files: text/vnd.sun.j2me.app-descriptor
•
scripting language: Use a scripting language that is supported by Microsoft Internet Explorer and Microsoft ActiveX.
•
AxLoader.cab file: Copy the AxLoader.cab file to the folder that the web page .html files are located in (or update the
<object> element URL information in the .html file to the new location).
BlackBerry Java Application
•
.jad files and .cod files: The .jad file is the application descriptor that provides information about the application and the
location of .cod files. A .cod file contains compiled and packaged application code. The BlackBerry Application Web
Loader requires these files to install the BlackBerry Java Application.
•
The maximum .jad file size is 4096 bytes.
•
The maximum number of .cod files supported by the BlackBerry Application Web Loader is 32.
•
MIDlet support: The BlackBerry Application Web Loader supports CLDC applications that reference the BlackBerry API
or MIDlets that have been converted to the .cod file format.
Enable the BlackBerry Application Web Loader on a
web server
Before you begin:
• Obtain the .jad and .cod files for the BlackBerry Java Application from the application developer, vendor, or wireless
service provider.
•
Visit www.blackberry.com/developers to download the latest version of the BlackBerry Application Web Loader
(AxLoader.cab).
1.
Create a web page that you can use to install the BlackBerry Java Application on BlackBerry devices.
2.
Copy the AxLoader.cab file to the folder where the web page’s .html files are located.
3.
Copy the .jad and .cod files for the application on the web server that hosts the web page.
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Reference a specific version of the BlackBerry Application Web Loader.
For more information about referencing a specific version of the BlackBerry Application Web Loader, visit
www.blackberry.com/go/docs to read the BlackBerry Application Web Loader Developer Guide.
5.
Associate the BlackBerry Application Web Loader with the .jad file.
6.
To load the .jad file, invoke loadJad(). Use a string parameter that represents one of the following:
7.
•
If the .jad file is in the same location as the AxLoader.cab file, use the .jad file name.
•
If the .jad file is in a different location than the AxLoader.cab file, use the relative location address of the .jad file.
Send the web address to users.
The BlackBerry Application Web Loader requires the BlackBerry device password before it can install a BlackBerry Java
Application. If a password is set, the AxLoaderPassword control is used to obtain the password. This control is included in
the AxLoader.cab file. For more information about obtaining a BlackBerry device password, visit www.blackberry.com/go/
docs to read the BlackBerry Application Web Loader Developer Guide.
Install the BlackBerry Java Application using the
BlackBerry Application Web Loader
Send these instructions to users.
1.
Connect the BlackBerry device to your computer.
2.
Using Microsoft Internet Explorer version 5.0 or later, browse to <web_address>.
3.
If the required version of the BlackBerry Application Web Loader is not installed on your computer, accept the
installation prompt, and complete the instructions on the screen.
4.
Complete the instructions on the screen to install the BlackBerry Java Application.
Installing BlackBerry Java Applications
using the standalone application loader tool
The standalone application loader tool is included in the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files. You can make the
standalone application loader tool available from a shared network folder and provide users with a link to run the tool and
install the BlackBerry Java on their BlackBerry devices. The users must connect their BlackBerry devices to their
computers to install the BlackBerry Java Application.
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You must install the BlackBerry Device Manager on users’ computers so that users can use this method to install
BlackBerry Java Applications. The BlackBerry Device Manager manages the connection between the standalone
application loader tool and the BlackBerry device. The BlackBerry Device Manager is included in the BlackBerry Desktop
Software. You can also install the BlackBerry Device Manager on users' computers without installing the full BlackBerry
Desktop Software. To download the BlackBerry Device Manager or the BlackBerry Desktop Software, visit
na.blackberry.com/eng/support/downloads/.
You can also use the standalone application loader tool to install BlackBerry Java Applications in automated mode on
BlackBerry devices. Automated mode installs the BlackBerry Java Application on BlackBerry devices without giving users
the option to cancel the installation.
Advantages of this method include:
•
The installation process is straightforward.
•
Users are responsible for completing the installation.
Disadvantages of this method include:
•
You cannot control when users install the BlackBerry Java Application.
•
Users must connect the BlackBerry device to their computers.
•
You must install the BlackBerry Desktop Software on users’ computers.
Prerequisites: Installing BlackBerry Java Applications
using the standalone application loader tool
BlackBerry device
•
BlackBerry APIs and Java ME (standard on BlackBerry devices)
User’s computer
•
Windows 2000 or later, Windows XP, or Windows Vista
•
BlackBerry Desktop Software version 4.0 or later
•
BlackBerry Device Manager version 4.1 (for automated mode)
•
Research In Motion USB drivers and USB connection
BlackBerry Java Application
•
.alx file and .cod files: The .alx file is the application descriptor that provides information about the application and the
location of the application's .cod files. A .cod file contains compiled and packaged application code. The standalone
application loader tool requires these files to install the BlackBerry Java Application.
•
required modules: Some BlackBerry Java Applications require modules that are part of the BlackBerry Device
Software. The required modules are listed in the .alx file in a <requires> tag. If the required modules do not exist on the
BlackBerry device, you must install the required BlackBerry Device Software on the BlackBerry device. For more
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information about application dependencies, visit www.blackberry.com/developers to read the BlackBerry Java
Development Environment Development Guide.
•
required BlackBerry Java Applications: To configure a BlackBerry Java Application as required on a BlackBerry device,
in the .alx file, after the copyright statement, add the following tag: <required>true</required>.
Add BlackBerry Java Application files to a shared
network folder
Before you begin:
• The standalone application loader tool is installed when you install the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Verify that the
standalone application loader tool is installed in <drive>:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\AppLoader .
•
Obtain the .alx and .cod files for the BlackBerry Java Application from the application developer, vendor, or wireless
service provider.
1.
In <drive:>\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion\Shared\Applications\ , create a folder with a unique
name to contain the application files. Maintain the application’s file structure.
2.
Copy the .cod, .alx, and .dll files for the BlackBerry Java Application to the folder that you created.
Share the Research In Motion folder that contains the
BlackBerry Java Application
1.
Navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Common Files\Research In Motion .
2.
Right-click the Research In Motion folder. Click Properties.
3.
On the Sharing tab, click Share this folder. Provide read-only permissions.
4.
If necessary, configure other required options.
5.
Click OK.
After you finish: Select a distribution method (for example, an email message or an intranet web page) that you can use to
provide users with a link to the loader.exe file (for example, \\<shared_computer_name>\Research In Motion\Apploader
\loader.exe .
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Configure the standalone application loader tool to
install the BlackBerry Java Application in automated
mode
Use automated mode if you do not want to give users the option to cancel the installation of the BlackBerry Java
Application.
Before you begin: Verify that BlackBerry Device Manager version 4.1 or later is installed on the user’s computer.
When you distribute the link to the shared network folder to users, specify the loading command using the following format:
•
USB: \\<shared_computer_name>\Research In Motion\Apploader\loader.exe /defaultUSB /forceload
Install the BlackBerry Java Application using the
standalone application loader tool
Send these instructions to users.
Before you begin: Verify that the BlackBerry Desktop Software is installed on your computer. If it is not, contact your
administrator.
1.
Connect the BlackBerry device to your computer.
2.
If prompted, type your BlackBerry device password.
3.
Click Next.
4.
On your computer, click the link to the loader.exe file that your administrator provided you with.
5.
If a security warning displays, click Run.
6.
Complete the instructions on the screen.
7.
When the installation process completes, click Close.
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Installing BlackBerry Java Applications
using a web browser on BlackBerry devices
You can install BlackBerry Java Applications on BlackBerry devices over the wireless network. This method does not
require users to connect their BlackBerry devices to their computers.
You can add the required files for the BlackBerry Java Application (a .jad file and the application .cod or .jar files) to a web
server, and instruct users to navigate to the appropriate web address using a browser on their BlackBerry devices. Users
can use the BlackBerry Browser or the wireless service provider’s WAP Browser. When users access the web address, they
can click a download option to install the BlackBerry Java Application on their BlackBerry devices.
This method has the following advantages:
•
You do not have to install the BlackBerry Desktop Software on users’ computers.
•
Users do not have to connect their BlackBerry devices to their computers.
•
Users are responsible for completing the installation.
This method has the following disadvantages:
•
You cannot control when users install the BlackBerry Java Application.
•
Installing a BlackBerry Java Application on BlackBerry devices over the wireless network can result in increased
network usage.
Prerequisites: Installing BlackBerry Java Applications
using a web browser on BlackBerry devices
BlackBerry device
•
BlackBerry APIs and Java ME (standard on BlackBerry devices)
Web server
Configure the following MIME types on the web server to permit users to download and install BlackBerry Java Applications
on BlackBerry devices:
•
.cod files: application/vnd.rim.cod
•
.jad files: text/vnd.sun.j2me.app-descriptor
•
.jar files (optional): application/java-archive
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BlackBerry Java Application
•
.jad file: The .jad file is the application descriptor that provides information about the application and the location of the
application’s .cod or .jar files.
•
.cod or .jar files: These files contain compiled and packaged application code.
Install the BlackBerry Java Application on a web server
Before you begin: Obtain the .jad and .cod files or .jar files for the BlackBerry Java Application from the application
developer, vendor, or wireless service provider.
1.
Create a web page that you can use to install the BlackBerry Java Application on BlackBerry devices.
2.
Copy the application .jad and .cod files or .jar files to the web server that hosts the web page.
After you finish: Select a distribution method (for example, an email message or an intranet web page) that you can use to
provide users with the web address for the web page that you created.
Install the BlackBerry Java Application using a web
browser on the BlackBerry device
Send these instructions to users.
1.
Open a web browser on the BlackBerry device.
2.
Navigate to the web address that your administrator provided you with.
3.
Click Download.
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Configuring how users access
enterprise applications and
web content
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Specifying a BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service as a central push server
At least one BlackBerry MDS Connection Service in your organization's BlackBerry Domain must act as a central push
server. Central push servers receive content push requests from server-side applications that are located on an application
server or on a web server. Central push servers also manage push requests and send application data and application
updates to BlackBerry device applications.
If a BlackBerry Domain includes one BlackBerry MDS Connection Service that is version 5.0 or later, by default, that
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service is the central push server. If two BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instances that
are version 5.0 or later exist in a BlackBerry Domain, by default, both instances are central push servers. If more than two
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instances (that are version 5.0 or later) exist in a BlackBerry Domain, the first two
instances that start are central push servers. You can configure any BlackBerry MDS Connection Service in your
organization's BlackBerry Domain to act as a central push server. If a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service in your
organization's environment is earlier than version 5.0, it is not designated as a central push server automatically when it
starts.
Related information
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Specify a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service as a
central push server
You can specify more than one BlackBerry MDS Connection Service in your organization's BlackBerry Domain as a central
push server. By default, if one or two BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instances exist in the BlackBerry Domain, those
instances are central push servers.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the General section, in the Is centralized push server drop-down list, click Yes.
5.
Click Save all.
After you finish:
• Notify the push application developers in your organization's environment that you have specified a new central push
server.
Configuring how BlackBerry devices
authenticate to content servers
If you configured the content servers in your organization's environment to use an authentication protocol to authenticate
the sources of the data requests that they receive, you can control how BlackBerry devices authenticate to content servers
to receive application data and application updates.
Configure how BlackBerry devices authenticate to
content servers
You can configure whether BlackBerry devices authenticate to content servers directly, or whether the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service authenticates to content servers on behalf of BlackBerry devices. If you configure BlackBerry devices
to authenticate directly to content servers but you do not configure an authentication method for BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service connections, authenticated BlackBerry devices prompt users to provide login information every 60
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minutes. The BlackBerry devices prompt users only if the connection to the content server persists for more than 60
minutes.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the HTTP tab, in the Protocol service information section, in the Authentication support enabled drop-down list,
perform one of the following actions:
5.
•
If you want BlackBerry devices to authenticate to content servers directly, click No.
•
If you want the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to store authentication information and perform HTTP
authentication on behalf of BlackBerry devices, click Yes.
If necessary, in the Authentication timeout field, type the length of time, in milliseconds, that you want
authentication information for BlackBerry devices to remain valid on the content server.
By default, the authentication timeout limit is 1 hour.
6.
Click Save all.
After you finish: If you set Authentication support enabled to Yes, configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to
authenticate to content servers that use NTLM, Kerberos, LTPA, or RSA Authentication Manager on behalf of BlackBerry
devices.
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Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to
authenticate BlackBerry devices to content servers
that use NTLM
Before you begin: Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate to content servers on behalf of
BlackBerry devices.
1.
Navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\MDS\Servers\Instance\config .
2.
Configure the MdsLogin.conf file.
For more information about the Java Authentication and Authorization Service configuration file, visit http://java.sun.com/
javase/6/docs/technotes/guides/security/jgss/tutorials/LoginConfigFile.html.
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Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to
authenticate BlackBerry devices to content servers
that use Kerberos
Before you begin: Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate to content servers on behalf of
BlackBerry devices.
1.
Navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\MDS\Servers\Instance\config .
2.
Configure the krb5.conf file.
For more information about the Kerberos 5 configuration file, visit web.mit.edu/kerberos/www/krb5-1.3/krb5-1.3.3/doc/
krb5-admin.html#krb5.conf.
Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to
authenticate BlackBerry devices to content servers
that use LTPA
BlackBerry devices that are running BlackBerry Device Software version 3.8 or later manage how HTTP cookies are stored
and used to authenticate to content servers that use LTPA authentication technology. For BlackBerry devices that use
previous versions of the BlackBerry Device Software, you must permit the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to manage
HTTP cookie storage on BlackBerry devices.
Before you begin: Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate to the content servers in your
organization's environment on behalf of BlackBerry devices.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the HTTP tab, in the Protocol service information section, in the Cookie support enabled drop-down list, click
Yes.
5.
Click Save all.
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Configuring the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to
authenticate devices to the RSA Authentication
Manager
You can configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to require that BlackBerry device users pass RSA
authentication when they access the Internet or intranet from BlackBerry devices. You can configure the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service to require that users use RSA authentication in one of the following scenarios:
•
when users access every web site and intranet site from devices
•
when users access intranet sites from devices
•
when users access web addresses or intranet addresses that you specify
If you configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to require that users use RSA authentication to access web
addresses or intranet addresses that you specify, you can choose to apply this option to specific user accounts or to all user
accounts that are associated with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance.
After the RSA Authentication Manager authenticates the devices, if you configured proxy authentication, the devices
prompt users to authenticate to the proxy server.
Prerequisites: Configuring the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to
support RSA authentication when the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service runs on Windows Server 2008
•
If required, remove the RSA Authentication Agent from the computer that hosts the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service.
•
If required, in the RSA Authentication Manager, delete the node secret data for the computer that hosts the BlackBerry
MDS Connection Service.
•
If required, delete the node secret data that is located on the computer that hosts the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service.
•
Retrieve the RSA Authentication API version 5.0.3.2 from RSA.
Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to support RSA
authentication when the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service runs on
Windows Server 2008
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, copy the aceclnt.dll file and sdmsg.dll file from
the RSA Authentication API to one of the following folders:
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If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008, the <drive>:\WINDOWS\SysWow64 folder
2.
In the RSA Authentication Manager, create an Agent Host record for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
The RSA Authentication Manager generates an sdconf.rec file.
3.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, copy the sdconf.rec file that the RSA
Authentication Manager generates to one of the following folders:
4.
•
If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows Server 2008, the <drive>:\WINDOWS\system32 folder
•
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows Server 2008, the <drive>:\WINDOWS\SysWow64 folder
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
Related information
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devices to the RSA Authentication Manager
Before you begin:
• Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate to the content servers in your organization's
environment on behalf of BlackBerry devices.
•
To specify the web addresses that require RSA authentication, configure URL patterns and access control rules that
restrict user access to specific web addresses or intranet addresses.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the RSA tab, in the Protocol service information section, in the RSA® authentication support drop-down list,
select one of the following options:
5.
•
If you want users to use RSA authentication when they access every web address or intranet address, select Turn
on globally.
•
If you want users to use RSA authentication when they access the intranet only, select Turn on for Intranet only.
•
If you want users to use RSA authentication for web addresses or intranet addresses that you specify, select Turn
on for specific sites only.
In the RSA authentication timeout field, type a number, in minutes, to specify how long devices that the RSA
Authentication Manager authenticates can remain connected to your organization's network while the users are
active.
By default, the authenticated connection persists for 24 hours.
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In the RSA inactivity timeout field, type a number, in minutes, to specify how long devices can remain connected to
your organization's network while the users are inactive.
By default, an authenticated connection persists for 60 minutes of user inactivity on the devices.
7.
Click Save all.
Related information
Restarting BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, 392
Managing how users access enterprise applications and web content, 308
Configuring how the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service manages requests for
web content
The BlackBerry MDS Connection Service manages requests for web content from the BlackBerry Browser and other
applications on BlackBerry devices. You can configure how the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service manages these
requests.
Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to
manage HTTP cookie storage
By default, the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service does not manage HTTP cookie storage for BlackBerry devices. If the
BlackBerry device requires JavaScript support for its HTTP requests, the BlackBerry device processes cookies.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the HTTP tab, in the Protocol service information section, in the Cookie support enabled drop down list, click
Yes.
5.
Click Save all.
After you finish: To prevent the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service from managing HTTP cookie storage, change the
Cookie support enabled drop-down list to No.
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Configure the timeout limit for HTTP connections with
BlackBerry devices
You can specify how long a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service waits for a BlackBerry device to send data to it before the
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service closes the HTTP connection to the BlackBerry device. The default timeout limit is
120,000 milliseconds (2 minutes).
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the HTTP tab, in the Protocol service information section, in the Device connection timeout field, type a number
in milliseconds.
5.
Click Save all.
Configure the timeout limit for HTTP connections with
web servers
You can specify how long a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service waits for a web server to send data to it before the
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service closes the HTTP connection to the web server. The default timeout limit is 120,000
milliseconds (2 minutes).
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the HTTP tab, in the Protocol service information section, in the Server connection timeout field, type a number
in milliseconds.
5.
Click Save all.
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Configure the maximum number of times that the
BlackBerry Browser accepts HTTP redirections
HTTP redirection occurs when the BlackBerry Browser requests a web page from a web server and the web server
redirects the request to a new web address for the page. The default limit is 5 redirections.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the HTTP tab, in the Protocol service information section, in the Maximum redirect connections field, type a
number.
5.
Click Save all.
Permitting push applications to make
trusted connections to a BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service
To permit push applications to open trusted connections to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, you must create a key
store (the webserver.keystore file) on the computer that hosts the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service. This key store
permits the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to accept HTTPS connections from push applications.
Push applications can use a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service certificate to open HTTPS connections to the BlackBerry
MDS Connection Service to push application data and application updates to the BlackBerry devices that are assigned to
that BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
You can use the Java keytool to create a self-signed certificate for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, or you can
import a signed certificate from a trusted public certification authority. You can use the Java keytool to export the
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service certificate from the key store, and import the certificate to the key stores that the Java
push applications use.
For more information about using the Java keytool, visit java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/tools/windows/keytool.html.
For more information about the Apache Tomcat requirements, visit tomcat.apache.org/tomcat-5.5-doc/ssl-howto.html.
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Create a key store to store certificates for use with
HTTPS connections
You must create a key store to store the certificates that permit the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to accept HTTPS
connections from push applications.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, on the taskbar, click Start > Programs >
BlackBerry Enterprise Server > BlackBerry Server Configuration.
2.
On the Mobile Data Service tab, configure the key store information. Only one key store can exist. The file must be
named webserver.keystore and it must be located at <drive>:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry
Enterprise Server\MDS\webserver .
3.
Click Create Keystore File.
4.
If prompted to overwrite a key store, click Yes.
5.
Click OK.
Add a certificate for the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service
To permit server-side push applications to open trusted HTTPS connections to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service and
push application data and application updates to BlackBerry devices, you must add a certificate for the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service to the webserver.keystore file.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Java
\<JRE_version>\bin .
2.
At the command prompt, perform one of the following tasks:
Task
Steps
Create a self-signed certificate for 1. Type keytool -genkey -alias tomcat -keyalg RSA -keystore
the BlackBerry MDS Connection
webserver.keystore.
Service and add it to the key store. 2. Type the required information.
3. To confirm the information that you typed, type Yes.
Add a publicly signed certificate to 1. Type keytool -import -trustcacerts -alias tomcat -file <trustedserver.cer>
the key store.
-keystore webserver.keystore.
2. Type the key store password.
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Steps
3. When prompted, click Yes.
3.
Copy the key store file to <drive>:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\MDS\webserver .
After you finish: Export the certificate for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to make it available to other
applications.
Export the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
certificate to make it available to push applications
You must export the certificate for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service so that you can import it to the key store of a
server-side push application.
Before you begin: Add a self-signed or publicly signed certificate for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to the key
store.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Java
\<JRE_version>\bin .
2.
At the command prompt, type keytool -export -alias tomcat -file <server.cer> -keystore <drive>:\Program Files
\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\MDS\webserver\webserver.keystore -storepass <password> .
3.
Type the key store password.
After you finish: Import the certificate for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to the key store of a push application.
Import the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
certificate to the key store of a push application
To permit a server-side push application to open trusted connections to the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, you must
add the certificate for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to the key store of the push application.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Java
\<JRE_version>\bin .
2.
At a command prompt, type keytool -import -trustcacerts -alias <alias> -file <server.cer> -keystore
<application_keystore> .
3.
Type the key store password.
4.
To add the certificate to the key store, at the prompt, type Yes.
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After you finish: If the certificate does not exist, import the certificate to <drive>:\Program Files\Java\<JRE version>\lib
\security\cacerts .
Permit push applications to select the
transport protocol for PAP requests
By default, when a push application sends a PAP request to the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service directs requests to an HTTPS port. Because some applications require an HTTP port, you may want to
change this default setting. You can configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to permit the push application to
select the transport protocol (HTTP or HTTPS) for PAP requests.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Research In
Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\MDS\Servers\instance\config .
2.
In a text editor, open the rimpublic.properties file.
3.
In the rimpublic.properties file, on a new line, type Delegate.push.initiator=true.
4.
Save and close the rimpublic.properties file.
5.
Restart the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
Configuring a BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service to trust web servers
You can configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to permit BlackBerry devices to pull application data and
updates from trusted or untrusted web servers. If you want to open trusted connections between web servers and the
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, you must import the certificate for the web server into the JRE certificates keystore
file (JRE cacerts).
The BlackBerry MDS Connection Service supports LDAP, OCSP, and CRL to retrieve certificates and certificate status, and
HTTPS and SSL/TLS for connections that use trusted certificates.
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Specify whether the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service requires trusted HTTPS connections from web
servers
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the HTTPS tab, in the Name field, type the name of a web server.
5.
In the Service URL field, type the regular expression for the web address of the web server. For example, type * to
represent all web servers, or type https://<domain>.com* to specify all web servers in a specific domain.
For more information about regular expressions in Java, visit java.sun.com/j2se/1.4.2/docs/api/java/util/regex/
Pattern.html and java.sun.com/docs/books/tutorial/essential/regex/literals.html.
6.
In the Settings section, in the Allow untrusted servers drop-down list, perform one of the following actions:
•
To permit only trusted HTTPS connections from the web server, click No.
•
To permit untrusted HTTPS connections from the web server, click Yes.
7.
Click the Add icon.
8.
Repeat steps 4 to 7 for each web server that you want to specify.
9.
Click Save all.
After you finish: Restart the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
Related information
Add a retrieved certificate for a web server to the key store, 200
Restarting BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, 392
Specify whether the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service requires trusted TLS connections from web
servers
1.
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2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the TLS tab, in the Name field, type the name of a web server.
5.
In the Service URL field, type the regular expression for the web address of the web server.
6.
In the Settings section, in the Allow untrusted servers drop-down list, perform one of the following actions:
•
To permit only trusted TLS connections from the web server, click No.
•
To permit untrusted TLS connections from the web server, click Yes.
7.
Click the Add icon.
8.
Repeat steps 4 to 7 for each web server that you want to specify.
9.
Click Save all.
After you finish: Restart the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
Related information
Add a retrieved certificate for a web server to the key store, 200
Restarting BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, 392
Configuring certificate server information for the
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
The certificate for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service permits push applications to make HTTPS connection to the
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service. You can configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to search for and retrieve
certificates and the status of the certificates that external web servers use to make HTTPS connections.
To search for and retrieve certificates from an LDAP server, you can configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to
use LDAP or DSML. The BlackBerry MDS Connection Service searches each LDAP server using LDAP or DSML in the order
that you specify. If you configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to use both LDAP and DSML to search and
retrieve certificates, the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service searches the servers using LDAP and then searches the
servers using DSML. After the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service retrieves the certificate, the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server sends the certificate to the BlackBerry device, and the BlackBerry device displays the certificate so that the user
can accept it. The BlackBerry MDS Connection Service supports DSML version 2.
To search for and retrieve the status of the certificates, you can configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to
search the OCSP servers or CRL servers. If you search for the status of the certificates using an OCSP server or a CRL
server, which server you choose to search for the status of the certificates first does not matter because each server
creates a prioritized list automatically.
For more information about certificates, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution Security Technical Overview.
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Configure the LDAP servers that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
uses to retrieve certificates
You can create a user name and password so that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can authenticate to LDAP
servers on behalf of BlackBerry devices.
If you change the LDAP port number or host server information, you must stop and restart the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service so that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can use the new port number or host server information
immediately.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
On the LDAP tab, click Edit component.
4.
Perform one of the following tasks:
Task
Steps
Create an LDAP server
configuration.
1. In the Name field, type the LDAP server name.
2. In the Service URL field, type the web address for the server.
3. In the Settings section, configure the LDAP server settings.
4. Click the Add icon.
Change an existing LDAP server
configuration.
1. Click the Edit icon beside the LDAP server.
2. In the Settings section, change the LDAP server settings.
3. Click the Update icon.
5.
Click Save all.
After you finish:
• To configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to retrieve the status of certificates, configure the OCSP and CRL
server information.
•
Add the communication information that you configured for the LDAP server to the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service configuration set.
Related information
Add communication information to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set, 198
Assign a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance, 199
Restarting BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, 392
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LDAP server settings
Field
Description
Base Query
This field specifies the base query for the default LDAP server. You can use %20
for spaces. Each LDAP server can host multiple Windows domains but can
search in only one Windows domain at a time. You might need to configure a
default base query for some LDAP servers.
Password and Confirm Password
These fields specify a password if the LDAP server requires simple
authentication.
Query Limit
This field specifies the maximum number of entries that you want to return for
each query.
Service URL
This field specifies the FQDN and port number of the LDAP server. You must use
the <FQDN>:<Port> format.
User name
This field specifies the user name if the LDAP server requires simple
authentication.
Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to use DSML to
retrieve certificates
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
On the DSML tab, click Edit component.
4.
In the Protocol service information section, in the Query limit field, type the maximum number of certificates that the
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can retrieve during each search it performs.
5.
Perform one of the following tasks:
Task
Steps
Create a configuration for a DSML
certificate server.
1. In the Name field, type a name for the DSML certificate server that you
want the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to search.
2. In the Service URL field, type the FQDN of the DSML certificate server (for
example, http://server01.rim.com:1234/dsml/adssoap.dsmlx).
3. In the Settings section, if you do not want the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service to search the entire directory tree, in the Base query field, type the
search base that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can use.
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4. To permit the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate with the
DSML certificate server on behalf of BlackBerry devices, in the User name
field, type the user name that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can
use to authenticate with the DSML certificate server.
5. In the Password and Confirm password fields, type the password for the
user name that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can use to
authenticate with the DSML certificate server.
6. Click the Add icon.
Change a configuration for an
existing DSML certificate server
configuration.
1. Click the Edit icon that is beside the DSML certificate server that you want
to change.
2. In the Settings section, change the DSML certificate server settings.
3. Click the Update icon.
6.
Click Save all.
After you finish:
• To configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to retrieve the status of certificates from an OCSP server or CRL
server, you must configure the OCSP server and CRL server information.
•
Add the communication information that you configured for the DSML server to the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service configuration set.
Related information
Assign a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance, 199
Add communication information to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set, 198
Restarting BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, 392
Configure the OCSP servers that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
uses to retrieve the status of certificates
You can configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate to OCSP servers on behalf of BlackBerry
devices and to retrieve the status of certificates.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
On the OCSP tab, click Edit component.
4.
Perform the following actions:
•
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Configure the OCSP handler to use the OCSP responder extension in a certificate.
Perform one of the following tasks:
Task
Steps
Create an OCSP server
configuration.
1. In the Name field, type the OCSP server name.
2. In the Service URL field, type the web address for the server.
3. Click the Add icon.
Change an existing OCSP server
configuration.
1. Click the Edit icon that is beside the OCSP server that you want to change.
2. In the Settings section, change the OCSP server settings.
3. Click the Update icon.
6.
Click Save all.
After you finish: Add the communication information that you configured for the OCSP server to the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service configuration set.
Related information
Add communication information to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set, 198
Assign a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance, 199
Restarting BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, 392
Configure the CRL servers that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
uses to retrieve the status of certificates
You can configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate to CRL servers on behalf of BlackBerry devices
and to retrieve the status of certificates.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
On the CRL tab, click Edit component.
4.
In the CRL Service information section, perform the following actions:
5.
•
Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to accept CRL servers that BlackBerry devices specify.
•
Configure the CRL handler to use the CRL responder extension in a certificate.
Perform one of the following tasks:
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Steps
Create a CRL server configuration. 1. Type the CRL server name and the web address for the server.
2. Click the Add icon.
Change an existing CRL server
configuration.
6.
1. Click the Edit icon beside the CRL server.
2. Click the Accept icon.
Click Save all.
After you finish: Add the communication information that you configured for the CRL server to the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service configuration set.
Related information
Add communication information to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set, 198
Assign a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance, 199
Restarting BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, 392
Add communication information to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
configuration set
A BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set is a set of service configurations that the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service instances in your organization can use to communicate with a remote file system, an LDAP server, a
DSML server, a CRL server, an OCSP server, or a certification authority. You must add the communication information that
the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service requires to communicate with servers to a configuration set so that a BlackBerry
MDS Connection Service instance can communicate with the servers after you assign the configuration set to the instance.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the Configuration Sets tab, perform one of the following actions:
•
To create a configuration set, in the Configuration set name section, type a name and description for the
configuration set.
•
To change an existing configuration set, click the Edit icon.
5.
In the Priority Service group drop-down list, click the name of the service that you want to configure the
communication method for.
6.
In the Service (Name : Description) drop-down list, click the name of the communication method that you want to
configure.
7.
Click the Add icon.
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8.
To specify the communication method that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service should try to connect to the
server with first , click the Up and Down arrows. The BlackBerry MDS Connection Service resolves conflicts by
applying communication methods in the order that you specify. The order of that you specify for LDAP, DSML, or file
communication applies to each communication method separately. The order permits the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service to resolve conflicts between domains if you created multiple communication methods for a
specific URL.
9.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
To add a new configuration set, click the Add icon.
•
To update an existing configuration set, click the Update icon.
10. Click Save all.
After you finish:
• To confirm your changes, click the View icon.
•
Assign the configuration set to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
Assign a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set to a
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance
You can assign a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance
so that BlackBerry device users can access documents on remote file systems from devices, the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service can search for certificates and check for the status of the certificates from LDAP servers, DSML
servers, CRL servers, or OCSP servers, and the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can send certificate requests to a
certificate authority.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click the instance that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit instance.
5.
On the Component Configuration Sets tab, in the Available component configuration sets section, in the Service
configuration sets drop-down list, click the configuration set that you want to assign to the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service instance.
6.
Click Save all.
7.
To restart the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance, on the Instance information tab, in the Status list, click
Restart instance.
8.
To assign the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set to another BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
instance, repeat steps 3 to 7.
Related information
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Add a retrieved certificate for a web server to the key
store
You can use the Java keytool to add a certificate for a web server to the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service key store. The
certificate permits the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to connect to the trusted web server.
1.
Save the certificate from a secure web site to a .cer file.
2.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, copy the .cer file to <drive>:\Program Files\Java
\<JRE_version>\lib\security .
3.
At a command prompt, navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Java\<JRE_version>\bin .
4.
Type keytool -import -trustcacerts -alias <alias_name> -file <cert_filename> -keystore ..\lib\security\cacerts .
5.
Type the key store password.
6.
To add the certificate to the key store, at the command prompt, type Yes.
After you finish: For more information about using the Java keytool, visit java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/tools/
windows/keytool.html.
Permitting users to access intranet sites on
BlackBerry devices using global login
information
To permit users to access intranet sites on BlackBerry devices without having to specify their user names and passwords,
you can configure a global user name and password. When users try to access an intranet site, the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service checks to see if you configured global login information, and validates the login information. If
authentication succeeds, users can access intranet sites without providing their user names and passwords. If
authentication fails, users must type their user names and passwords before they can access intranet sites.
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Configure global login information for intranet site
access
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
On the HTTP tab, click Edit component.
4.
In the Protocol service information section, in the Authentication support enabled drop-down list, click Yes.
5.
In the Name section, type a global name, and type the web address of the intranet site in the Service URL section.
6.
In the Settings section, type a user name and password.
7.
Click Save all.
Configuring how the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service connects to BlackBerry
devices
Specify the maximum amount of data that a
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can send to
BlackBerry devices
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the General tab, in the Flow control section, in the Maximum data amount permitted per connection field, type a
number, in KB.
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Click Save all.
Specify the pending content timeout limit for a
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
You can specify how long a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service waits for acknowledgment from a BlackBerry device
before it deletes pending content for the BlackBerry device.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click the instance that you want to specify the content timeout limit for.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the General tab, in the Flow control section, in the Flow control timeout field, type a number, in milliseconds.
5.
Click Save all.
Permit Java applications to use scalable socket
connections with a BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service
Before you begin: Verify that your system memory supports scalable socket connections.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click the instance that you want to permit scalable socket connections on.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the General tab, in the Socket connection settings section, in the Use scalable sockets options list, click Yes.
5.
Click Save all.
Specify the thread pool size of a BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service
You can specify the maximum number of threads that a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can process at the same
time.
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Before you begin: Verify that your system memory can support the thread pool size that you want to specify.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click the instance that you want to specify the thread pool size for.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the General tab, in the Socket connection settings section, in the Thread pool size field, type a number between
100 and 1000.
5.
Click Save all.
Specify the maximum number of scalable socket
connections
You can specify the maximum number of scalable socket connections that can be open at the same time between
BlackBerry devices and a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
Before you begin: Verify that your system memory can support the number of scalable socket connections that you want to
specify.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click the instance that you want to specify the maximum number of scalable socket connections for.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the General tab, in the Socket connection settings section, in the Use scalable sockets options, select the Yes
option.
5.
In the Maximum simultaneous scalable sockets field, type a number between 100 and 3500.
By default, the maximum number of scalable socket connections is 2000.
6.
Click Save all.
Prevent the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service from
using scalable HTTP
By default, the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service 5.0 SP2 or later uses scalable HTTP, which permits the BlackBerry
MDS Connection Service to use fewer system resources and to establish more socket connections at one time than
previous versions of the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service. When a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service uses scalable
HTTP, it streams data to and from BlackBerry devices instead of storing and forwarding the data. If you want a BlackBerry
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MDS Connection Service to process data as it did in previous versions of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, you can prevent
a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service from using scalable HTTP.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click the instance that you want to prevent from using scalable HTTP.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the General tab, in the Socket connection settings section, in the Use scalable HTTP drop-down list, click No.
5.
Click Save all.
Specify the port number that the web server listens on
for push application requests
You can specify the port number that the web server listens on for HTTP requests and HTTPS requests from server-side
push applications. You should change the default port parameters only if a port conflict exists with another service on the
same computer.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click the instance that you want to specify the port number for.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the General tab, in the Connection section, perform one of the following actions:
5.
•
To specify the port for HTTP requests, in the Web server listen port field, type the port number.
•
To specify the port for HTTPS requests, in the Web server SSL listen port field, type the port number.
Click Save all.
After you finish:
• Restart the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
•
Notify your organization's push application developers that you changed the port number that the web server listens on
for push application requests.
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Specify how often a BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service polls for configuration information
You can specify how often a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service polls the BlackBerry Configuration Database for changes
to the administration settings for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service and BlackBerry Collaboration Service. The
default interval is 5 minutes.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click the instance that you want change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the General tab, in the Database section, in the Database admin configuration cycle timer field, type a time, in
minutes.
5.
Click Save all.
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environment
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Creating email message filters
You can create email message filters to define which email messages the BlackBerry Enterprise Server forwards from
users’ email applications to their BlackBerry devices. When users receive email messages in the incoming message queue,
the BlackBerry Enterprise Server applies email message filters to determine how to direct the messages: forward, forward
with priority, or do not forward to the BlackBerry devices.
Email message filters that you create and apply override the email message filters that users create using the BlackBerry
Desktop Manager, the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager, or their BlackBerry devices. You can specify the order that the
BlackBerry Messaging Agent applies the email message filters in.
You can create the following types of email message filters:
•
global filters: apply to all users on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
•
user filters: apply to specific users on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
Users cannot view or change global filters. If you define global filters, you must explain to users that some of the email
message filters that they created might not apply to incoming messages.
If you change global filters, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server applies the changes immediately.
Create an email message filter that applies to all user
accounts on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Email message filters tab, in the Email message filter name field, type a name for the email message filter.
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In the Email message filter rules section, configure the options for the email message filter. Use semicolons (;) to
separate multiple items that you specify.
If you specify multiple users in the From or Sent to fields, or multiple subject terms in the Subject field, the message
filter is applied to email messages that contain any of the users or terms that you specify. All of the users or terms that
you specify do not have to be satisfied for the message filter to be applied.
6.
Perform one of the following tasks:
•
To create an email message filter that does not deliver email messages that match the filter criteria to BlackBerry
devices, select Do not forward email messages to the device.
•
To create an email message filter that forwards email messages that match the filter criteria to BlackBerry
devices, select Forward email messages to the device.
7.
Click the Add icon.
8.
To move the email message filter higher or lower in the list, click the Up or Down icons.
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server applies email message filters in the order that they are listed in. Organize the email
message filters from the least restrictive to the most restrictive.
9.
Repeat steps 4 to 8 for each email message filter that you want to add.
10. Click Save all.
Turn on an email message filter that applies to all user
accounts on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Email message filters tab, click the Edit icon beside the email message filter you want to turn on.
5.
In the Enabled drop down list, click Yes.
6.
Click Save all.
The BlackBerry Administration Service applies email message filters in the order that they are listed in.
Create an email message filter that applies to a specific
user account
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
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2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the name of the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
In the Messaging configuration section, click Default configuration.
7.
On the Email tab, in the Email message filter name field, type a name for the email message filter.
8.
In the Email message filter rules section, configure the options for the email message filter. Use semicolons (;) to
separate multiple items that you specify.
If you specify multiple users in the From or Sent to fields, or multiple subject terms in the Subject field, the message
filter is applied to email messages that contain any of the users or terms that you specify. All of the users or terms that
you specify do not have to be satisfied for the message filter to be applied.
9.
Perform one of the following tasks:
•
To create an email message filter that does not deliver email messages that match the filter criteria to BlackBerry
devices, select Do not forward email messages to the device.
•
To create an email message filter that forwards email messages that match the filter criteria to BlackBerry
devices, select Forward email messages to the device.
10. Click the Add icon.
11. To move the email message filter higher or lower in the list, click the Up or Down icons.
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server applies email message filters in the order that they are listed in. Organize the email
message filters from the least restrictive to the most restrictive.
12. Click Continue to user information edit.
13. Click Save all.
Turn on an email message filter that applies to a
specific user account
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the name of the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
In the Messaging configuration section, click Default configuration.
7.
On the Email tab, click the Edit icon beside the email message filter that you want to turn on.
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In the Enabled drop-down list, click Yes.
9.
Click Continue to user information edit.
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10. Click Save all.
The BlackBerry Administration Service applies email message filters in the order that they are listed in.
Copying existing email message filters to
another BlackBerry Enterprise Server
You can copy the existing email message filters for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server and apply them to other instances of the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server. To create a copy of existing email message filters, you can export the existing email message
filters for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server as an .xml file. You can then import the .xml file so that you can use it with another
instance of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
Export email message filters for a BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
On the Email message filters tab, click Export email message filters.
4.
Click Download file.
5.
Save the .xml file.
Import email message filters for a BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
Before you begin: Export email message filters for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
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4.
On the Email message filters tab, click Import email message filters.
5.
In the Import email message filters section, click Browse. Navigate to the .xml file that contains the email message
filters that you want to import.
6.
Click Import email message filters.
7.
Click Save all.
Copying existing email message filters to
user accounts
You can copy the existing email message filters for a user account and apply them to other user accounts. To create a copy
of existing email message filters, you must export the existing email message filters for a user account as an .xml file. You
can then import the .xml file so that you can use it with other user accounts.
Export email message filters for a user account
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the name of the user account.
5.
In the Messaging configuration section, click Default configuration.
6.
On the Email tab, click Export email message filters.
7.
Click Download file.
8.
Save the .xml file.
Import email message filters for a user account
Before you begin: Export email message filters for a user account.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for the user account.
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4.
In the search results, click the name of the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
In the Messaging configuration section, click Default configuration.
7.
On the Email tab, at the bottom of the screen, click Import email filters.
8.
In the Import email message filters section, click Browse. Navigate to the .xml file that contains the email message
filters that you want to import.
9.
Click Import email message filters.
10. Click Continue to user information edit.
11. Click Save all.
Extension plug-ins for processing messages
You can add extension plug-ins to a BlackBerry Messaging Agent. The BlackBerry Messaging Agent uses extension plugins to process and make changes to email messages and attachments that the BlackBerry Messaging Agent sends to and
receives from BlackBerry devices. For example, you can add an extension plug-in to modify the signature in email
messages.
Before you add an extension plug-in to the BlackBerry Administration Service, you must install the extension plug-in
application on the computer the hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. By default, each BlackBerry Messaging Agent in
your organization's BlackBerry Domain includes the extension plug-in BBAttachBESExtension, which connects the
BlackBerry Messaging Agent to the BlackBerry Attachment Service so that the BlackBerry Attachment Service can
process email message attachments. If you add multiple extension plug-ins to a BlackBerry Messaging Agent, you can
define the order that the BlackBerry Messaging Agent uses the extension plug-ins to process email messages in.
Install an extension plug-in application
To add an extension plug-in to the BlackBerry Administration Service, you must first install the application for the extension
plug-in on the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
Before you begin: Copy the .dll file for the extension plug-in application to the computer that hosts the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, on the Start menu, click Run.
2.
Type regedit.
3.
Click OK.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
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•
If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
•
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
5.
If necessary, create a DWORD value named PlugIns.
6.
Double-click the PlugIns DWORD value.
7.
In the Value data field, type Name=<DLL_Name> Data=<DLL_Path> , where <DLL_Name> is a descriptive name of
the .dll file and <DLL_Path> is the full path and file name for the .dll file.
8.
Click OK.
After you finish:
• Restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
•
Add the extension plug-in to a BlackBerry Messaging Agent.
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Agent
Before you begin: Install an extension plug-in application on the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Extension plug-ins tab, in the Extension plug-in name field, type the name of the extension plug-in that you
want to add.
5.
Click the Add icon.
6.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each extension plug-in that you want to add.
7.
If necessary, click the Up and Down icons to set the order that the BlackBerry Messaging Agent uses the extension
plug-ins to process email messages in.
8.
Click Save all.
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Change how a BlackBerry Messaging Agent uses
extension plug-ins
The BlackBerry Messaging Agent uses a BlackBerry Enterprise Server extension process to load extension plug-ins to
process email messages. If you do not add an extension plug-in to the BlackBerry Administration Service, and you install
the extension plug-in application on the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, the extension plug-in is
loaded directly by the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instead of the extension process. To stabilize and manage your
organization's messaging environment, you can change how the BlackBerry Controller starts extension processes. For
example, you can configure the BlackBerry Controller to start one extension process for all extension plug-ins, or you can
configure the BlackBerry Controller to start separate extension processes for each extension-plug in.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Extension plug-ins tab, in the Extension mode section, in the Extension mode drop-down list, perform one of
the following actions:
5.
•
To configure the BlackBerry Controller to start a single extension process that loads all extension plug-ins for all
BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances, click single.
•
To configure the BlackBerry Controller to start a dedicated extension process for each BlackBerry Messaging
Agent instance, click perAgent.
•
To configure the BlackBerry Controller to start a dedicated extension process that loads each extension plug-in,
click perExtension. Each BlackBerry Messaging Agent uses the same extension process to process a specific
extension plug-in.
•
To configure the BlackBerry Controller to start a dedicated extension process for each extension plug-in for each
BlackBerry Messaging Agent, click perAgentperExtension.
Click Save all.
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Mapping contact information fields for
synchronization and contact lookups
You can map contact information fields from the email applications on users' computers to the contact list fields on the
BlackBerry devices. The information in the fields in the email applications synchronizes to the fields on the BlackBerry
devices. You can create the following types of field mappings on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server:
•
global field mappings: apply to all user accounts in a BlackBerry Domain
•
user field mappings: apply to specific user accounts
You can map up to four fields that users define in the contact information on their computers to their BlackBerry devices.
When users request a remote contact lookup from the contact list, the fields that you configure display on BlackBerry
devices.
Map a contact information field in an email application
to contact list fields on BlackBerry devices
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Synchronization.
2.
Click Edit component.
3.
On the Mappings for organizer data synchronization tab, for each type of organizer data, select the option in the
drop-down lists that you want to map the information to on BlackBerry devices.
4.
Click Save all.
After you finish: To return the organizer data to the default settings, edit each mapping version by selecting the Edit icon,
select Reset to default and select Save all after modifying each mapping version.
Map a contact list field in an email application to a
contact list field on a BlackBerry device
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
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4.
In the search results, click the display name for the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
In the Messaging configuration section, click Default configuration.
7.
On the Mappings for organizer data synchronization tab, in the Mappings for organizer data synchronization
section, select the Turned on option.
8.
In the appropriate drop-down lists, select the fields on the BlackBerry device that you want to map the information to.
9.
Click Continue to user information edit.
10. Click Save all.
Map a contact information field in an email application
to contact list fields on BlackBerry devices
You can map up to four contact list fields that users define in an email application to BlackBerry devices.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand Blackerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click Synchronization.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the Mappings for organizer data synchronization tab, in the Other mappings section, select each User defined
string contact list field that you want to map to BlackBerry devices.
5.
Click Save all.
After you finish: To return the organizer data to the default settings, edit each mapping version by selecting the Edit icon,
select Reset to default and select Save all after modifying each mapping version.
Map a contact list field in an email application to a
contact list field on a BlackBerry device
You can map up to four contact list fields that users define in an email application to a BlackBerry device.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
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6.
In the Messaging configuration section, click Default configuration.
7.
On the Mappings for organizer data synchronization tab, in the Mappings for organizer data synchronization
section, select the Turned on option.
8.
In the Other mappings section, in each User defined string drop-down list, select the contact field that you want to
map to the BlackBerry device.
9.
Click Continue to user information edit.
10. Click Save all.
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Configuring BlackBerry devices
to enroll certificates over the
wireless network
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You can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to permit BlackBerry devices to enroll certificates that the devices can
use with any PKI-enabled application or process. You can permit devices to enroll the certificates instead of instructing
users to send the certificates to themselves in an email message or use the certificate synchronization tool in the
BlackBerry Desktop Software. When you configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to permit devices to enroll certificates,
you can control how users request certificates and which certification authority issues the certificates.
For example, you might want Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices to enroll certificates so that they can authenticate to an
enterprise Wi-Fi network.
You can enroll certificates from one of the following certification authorities:
•
RSA certification authority
•
Microsoft standalone certification authority
•
Microsoft enterprise certification authority
During the enrollment process, the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can verify the certificate if the certificate includes
an email address in the subject DN. The BlackBerry MDS Connection Service verifies the certificate by checking if the
email address in the subject DN of the certificate matches the email address that is assigned to the device. For more
information about the enrollment process, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution Security Technical Overview.
You can make the certificate enrollment process required so that devices automatically start the certificate enrollment
process after the devices receive the updated IT policy from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. If you do not make the
certificate enrollment process required, you must instruct users to start the CA Profile Manager on the devices manually.
Configure the certificate information using
IT policies
You must configure the certificate information that BlackBerry devices can use to create certificate requests so that the
certificate enrollment process can occur.
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If you configured the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to retrieve the status of the certificates using an OCSP server or a
CRL server and pull authorization is turned on, devices may not be able to enroll some certificates over the mobile network.
The devices might not be able to enroll some certificates because, devices that initiate the request to the web addresses
follow pull authorization rules that restrict access to some of the web addresses for OCSP servers and CRL servers.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Manage IT policies.
3.
Click an IT policy.
4.
Click Edit IT policy.
5.
On the Certificate Authority Profile tab, change the appropriate values for the IT policy rules.
6.
Click Save All.
After you finish: For more information about the IT policy rules, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference
Guide.
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Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service to connect to the certificate
authority
If your organization's environment includes a Microsoft enterprise certification authority, the certification authority requires
Windows authentication, and a certification authority administrator must approve certificate requests, you must configure
the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service with the server name of the certification authority and the certification authority
credentials so that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can send certificate requests to the certification authority.
Before you begin: Create a custom template on the certification authority that does not permit the subject name to
originate from information in Microsoft Active Directory.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the HTTP tab, in the Name field, type the certificate authority name.
5.
In the Service URL field, type the URL that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can use to send certificate
requests to the certification authority using the following format: http://<FQDN_of_CA_server>:<port_number>/* (for
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example, http://myca.mycompany.com:80/* ). Use <port_number>/* to make sure that the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service can access all the URLs for the certification authority.
6.
In the Settings section, in the User name field, type the name of a certification authority administrator account that
can approve certificate requests using one of the following formats: domain\username or domain@username.
7.
In the Password and Confirm password fields, type the password for the certification authority administrator
account.
8.
Click the Add icon.
9.
Click Save all.
After you finish:
• Write down the URL for the certification authority that you typed in the Service URL field. You must add the
<FQDN_of_CA_server> that you configured in step 5 to the Certificate Authority Host IT policy rule, and the
<port_number> that you configured in step 5 to the Certificate Authority Port IT policy rule.
•
Add the certification authority information to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set.
Add communication information to a BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service configuration set
A BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set is a set of service configurations that the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service instances in your organization can use to communicate with a remote file system, an LDAP server, a
DSML server, a CRL server, an OCSP server, or a certification authority. You must add the communication information that
the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service requires to communicate with servers to a configuration set so that a BlackBerry
MDS Connection Service instance can communicate with the servers after you assign the configuration set to the instance.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the Configuration sets tab, perform one of the following actions:
•
To create a configuration set, in the Configuration set name section, type a name and description for the
configuration set. Click the Add icon.
•
To change an existing configuration set, click the Edit icon.
5.
In the Priority Service group drop-down list, click the name of the service that you want to configure the
communication method for.
6.
In the Service (Name : Description) drop-down list, click the name of the communication method that you want to
configure.
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7.
Click the Add icon.
8.
To specify the communication method that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service should try to connect to the
server with first , click the Up and Down arrows. The BlackBerry MDS Connection Service resolves conflicts by
applying communication methods in the order that you specify. The order of that you specify for LDAP, DSML, or file
communication applies to each communication method separately. The order permits the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service to resolve conflicts between domains if you created multiple communication methods for a
specific URL.
9.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
To add a new configuration set, click the Add icon.
•
To update an existing configuration set, click the Update icon.
10. Click Save all.
After you finish:
• To confirm your changes, click the View icon.
•
Assign the configuration set to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
Assign a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
configuration set to a BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service instance
You can assign a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance
so that BlackBerry device users can access documents on remote file systems from devices, the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service can search for certificates and check for the status of the certificates from LDAP servers, DSML
servers, CRL servers, or OCSP servers, and the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can send certificate requests to a
certificate authority.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Component configuration sets tab, in the Available component configuration sets section, in the Service
configuration sets drop-down list, click the configuration set that you want to assign to the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service instance.
5.
Click Save all.
6.
To restart the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance, on the Instance information tab, in the Status list, click
Restart instance.
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Configuring BlackBerry devices to enroll certificates over the wireless network
To assign the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set to another BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
instance, repeat steps 3 to 7.
Add certificate information to a Wi-Fi profile
You must add the name of the certification authority profile that contains certificate information to a Wi-Fi profile. The
name of the certification authority profile is required so that the certificate enrollment process can create a certificate that
the BlackBerry device uses for Wi-Fi authentication. You can find the name of the certification authority profile in the
Certificate Authority Profile Name IT policy rule.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Manage Wi-Fi profiles.
3.
Click the name of the Wi-Fi profile that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit profile.
5.
On the Wi-Fi profile settings tab, in the Associated Certificate Authority Configuration field, type the name of the
certification authority profile.
6.
Click Save All.
After you finish:
• Assign the Wi-Fi profile to a user account.
•
Assign the IT policy that includes the certificate information to the user account.
•
Send the IT policy to the device.
Managing an enrolled certificate
After a BlackBerry device enrolls a certificate, the CA Profile Manager monitors the certificate's expiry date and revocation
status. When the expiry date approaches or the certification authority revokes the certificate, the CA Profile Manager
generates a new public-private key pair, and starts the certificate enrollment process for a new certificate.
The certificate enrollment process can also start again if you change the following IT policy rules and resend the IT policy:
•
Certificate Authority Profile Name
•
Certificate Authority Type
•
Certificate Authority Host
•
Common Name Components
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•
Custom Microsoft Certificate Authority Certificate Template
•
Distinguished Name Components
•
Key Algorithm
•
Key Length
•
Microsoft Certificate Authority Certificate Template
•
RSA Certificate Authority Certificate ID
•
RSA Jurisdiction ID
A certificate enrollment process does not delete the existing certificate from the device key store or notify the certification
authority that the certificate is no longer in use. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server deletes the existing certificate from the
BlackBerry Configuration Database when the certificate enrollment process starts for a new certificate.
Also, if a certificate is expired or revoked, you or a BlackBerry device user can update the certificates on the device using
the certificate synchronization tool in the BlackBerry Desktop Software or by copying an updated certificate from a media
card or smart card.
For more information about deleting or revoking certificates, see the user guide for the device.
Change the polling interval, logging, and
pool size for the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service connection to the
certificate authority
You can turn on logging or change the polling interval and pool size for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service connection
to the certificate authority, as required by your organization's environment.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Research In
Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\MDS\Servers\instance\config .
2.
In a text editor, open the rimpublic.properties file.
3.
In the rimpublic.properties file, type the appropriate properties and values.
4.
Save and close the rimpublic.properties file.
5.
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service service.
Related information
Restarting BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, 392
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Properties in the rimpublic.properties file
Property
Description
application.handler.pkcs10.pollinginte If the certificate authority requires a certificate administrator to approve
rval
certificate requests, this property specifies the interval, in minutes, that the
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service waits before it requests an update about
pending certificate requests from the certificate authority.
The default interval is 60 minutes.
application.handler.pkcs10.poolsize
If the certificate authority requires a certificate administrator to approve
certificate requests, this property specifies the maximum number of
simultaneous worker threads that can manage pending certificate requests.
The default pool size is 100 worker threads.
application.handler.pkcs10.logging
This property specifies whether to turn on logging for the PKCS#10 protocol
service. The valid values are True and False. The PKCS#10 protocol service
writes the log information to the MDAT log file.
By default, logging is turned off.
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Making the BlackBerry Web
Desktop Manager available to
users
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Installing the client components of the
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager on users'
computers
By default, when users open and log in to the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager for the first time, the browser prompts
them to accept a client authentication certificate and install the required RIMWebComponents.cab file. The
RIMWebComponents.cab file provides the BlackBerry Device Manager and USB drivers that users require to use the
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager. To install the RIMWebComponents.cab file, users must log in to their computers as a
local administrator.
If you use Microsoft Active Directory in your organization's environment, consider creating Windows GPOs to install the
client components of the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager on users' computers automatically. When you use Windows
GPOs, the browser does not display the security warning or installation prompts to users, and users do not require local
administrator permissions to complete the installation process.
Related information
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Publish the client files for the BlackBerry
Web Desktop Manager in a Windows GPO
for Windows XP
If you use Microsoft Active Directory, you can create a Windows GPO to make sure that the browser settings are correct for
your organization's environment. Alternatively, you can check the browser settings on users' computers and, if necessary,
change them manually.
1.
In the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files, navigate to tools/RIMWebComponents .
2.
Copy the RIMWebComponents.msi file to a shared network folder.
3.
In Microsoft Active Directory Users and Computers, right-click the organizational unit that you want to assign the
Windows GPO to. Click Properties.
4.
On the Group Policy tab, click New.
5.
In the Name field, type a name for the new GPO.
6.
In the list of GPOs, click the GPO name.
7.
Click Edit.
8.
In the Group Policy Editor menu, click User Configuration > Software Settings.
9.
Right-click Software Installation. Click New > Package.
10. Type the UNC path and name of the RIMWebComponents.msi. The path must be typed in UNC format (for example,
\\ComputerName\Applications\Testing).
11. Click Open.
12. In the Deploy Software window, click Advanced.
13. Click OK.
14. In the Group Policy Object properties window, on the Deployment tab, under Deployment type, click Published.
15. In the Installation user interface options menu, click Basic.
16. If the computer runs Windows Server 2003, perform the following actions:
a.
On the Deployment tab, click Advanced.
b.
Click Include OLE class and product information.
17. Click OK.
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After you finish: Perform one of the following actions:
• On each user's computer that runs a 32-bit version of Windows, add the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software
\Microsoft\WindowCurrentVersion\Internet Settings\UseCoInstall.
•
On each user's computer that runs a 64-bit version of Windows, add the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software
\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\WindowCurrentVersion\Internet Settings\UseCoInstall.
Publish the client files for the BlackBerry
Web Desktop Manager in a Windows GPO
for Windows Vista
Before you begin:
•
Add the web address for the BlackBerry Administration Service to the list of trusted web sites in the web browser.
•
Download and install the Microsoft Group Policy Management Console with Service Pack 1. For more information about
installing the service pack, see www.microsoft.com.
1.
Open the Microsoft Exchange Management Console.
2.
Click File > Add/Remove Snap-in.
3.
In the Available Snap-ins list, click Group Policy Management.
4.
Click Add.
5.
Click OK.
6.
Expand Group Policy Management > Forest> Domains.
7.
Click the domain name.
8.
Right-click the organizational unit that you want to assign the Windows GPO to.
9.
Click Create a GPO in this domain, and link it here.
10. In the Name field, type a name for the new GPO.
11. Click OK.
12. Right-click the GPO that you just created.
13. Click Edit.
14. On the Computer Configuration menu, click Policies.
15. Expand Administrator Templates.
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16. Expand Windows Components.
17. Click ActiveXInstaller Service.
18. Right-click Approved Installation Sites for ActiveX Controls.
19. Select Properties.
20. On the Settings tab, click Enabled.
21. Click Show.
22. Click Add.
23. In the Enter the name of the item to be added field, type the web address for the BlackBerry Administration Service.
24. In the Enter the value of the item to be added field, type 2,2,1,0.
25. In each dialogue box, click OK.
Configure the Microsoft ActiveX Installer on Windows
Vista
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager, click Start > Control Panel > Programs and
Features.
2.
Click Turn Windows Features On or Off.
3.
Select ActiveX Installer Service.
4.
Click OK.
Configure users' computers to install the
client file for the BlackBerry Web Desktop
Manager automatically
You can create a new Windows GPO so that you can add the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft
\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings\UseCoInstall to users' computers. When you add the registry key, the users'
computers install the RIMWebComponents.msi file and other Microsoft ActiveX controls automatically. The Windows GPO
adds the registry key to computers in the organizational unit that you assigned the GPO to.
1.
On the computer that hosts Microsoft Active Directory, in a new text file, copy and paste the following lines:
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CLASS MACHINE
CATEGORY !!RegistrySettings
KEYNAME "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings"
;KEYNAME "Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Internet Settings"
POLICY !!EnableActiveXInstallFromAD
EXPLAIN !!EnableActiveXInstallFromAD_Explain
VALUENAME "UseCoInstall"
VALUEON NUMERIC 1
VALUEOFF NUMERIC 0
END POLICY
END CATEGORY
[strings]
EnableActiveXInstallFromAD="Allow user computers to install administrator-approved Microsoft ActiveX
components."
EnableActiveXInstallFromAD_Explain="Allow user computers to install administrator-approved Microsoft ActiveX
components."
RegistrySettings="Registry Settings"
2.
Name the file EnableActiveXInstallFromAD.adm and save it.
3.
In Microsoft Active Directory Users and Computers, right-click the organizational unit that you want to assign the
Windows GPO to. Click Properties.
4.
On the Group Policy tab, click New.
5.
In the Name field, type a name for the new GPO.
6.
In the list of GPOs, click the GPO name. Click Edit.
7.
In the Group Policy Object Editor list, click Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates.
8.
Right-click Administrative Templates. Perform one of the following actions:
9.
•
If the computer uses Windows 2000 Server, clear the View – Show Policies Only option.
•
If the computer uses Windows Server 2003, click View – Filtering. Clear the Only show policy settings that can
be fully managed check box.
Right-click Administrative Templates. Click Add/Remove Templates.
10. Add the EnableActiveXInstallFromAD.adm custom administrative template to the Windows GPO.
11. Click Administrative Templates > Registry Settings.
12. Double-click Allow user computers to install administrator-approved Microsoft ActiveX components.
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13. Click Enabled.
14. Click OK.
After you finish: For more information about registry-based Windows GPOs, visit technet.microsoft.com to read Using
Administrative Template Files with Registry-Based Group Policy.
Make the BlackBerry Web Desktop
Manager available to users
The BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager web address is https://<full_computer_name> /webdesktop/login. If you
customized the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager text colors or image and you want to display the changes on the login
screen, you must direct users to https://<full_computer_name>/webdesktop/app?page=Login&service=page&orgId=0.
Send users the following information:
•
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager web page address
•
login information that you configured for the users in your messaging environment
•
if necessary, the name of the domain that your messaging server is located in
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Configuring the BlackBerry
Web Desktop Manager
18
You can configure the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager to permit users to perform administrative tasks such as creating a
password for wireless activation, locking a lost or stolen BlackBerry device, deleting data from a device, or deactivating a
device.
You can also customize the UI of the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager by changing the text colors or displaying a custom
image, such as your organization's logo, to match the design of your organization's intranet.
For more information about the IT policies that control the tasks that users can perform in the BlackBerry Web Desktop
Manager, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide .
For more information about using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager to update the BlackBerry Device Software, see
the BlackBerry Device Software Update Guide .
Permit users to perform administrative tasks
using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
You can permit users to perform the following administrative tasks using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager:
•
specify an enterprise activation password for a BlackBerry device
•
specify a new device password and lock a device
•
delete all device data and deactivate a device
•
assign a new device to a user account
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
Topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click BlackBerry Administration Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager information tab, change Allow users to perform self service tasks to Yes.
5.
Click Save all.
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Permit users to activate devices using the
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
You can specify whether users can use the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager to activate BlackBerry devices using a wired
connection to a computer.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
Topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click BlackBerry Administration Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager information tab, perform one of the following actions:
5.
•
To permit users to activate or re-activate devices, change Allow user wireline activation to Activate Any PIN.
•
To permit users to activate new devices only, change Allow user wireline activation to Activate Unused PIN only.
•
To prevent users from activiating devices, change Allow user wireline activation to No.
Click Save all.
Permit users to back up and restore data
using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
You can specify whether users can back up and restore data on BlackBerry devices using the BlackBerry Web Desktop
Manager.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
Topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click BlackBerry Administration Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager information tab, change Allow users to back up and restore data to Yes.
5.
Click Save all.
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After you finish: To prevent users from backing up and restoring data from their BlackBerry devices, change Allow users to
backup and restore data to No.
Configure the domains for backing up data
using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
You can specify the domains that users' computers are located in so that you can limit which users can back up data on
their BlackBerry devices using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
Topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click BlackBerry Administration Service .
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager information tab, in the Device backup domains field, type a domain that
permits the user to back up data.
5.
Click the Add icon.
6.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each domain that you want to add.
7.
Click Save all.
Change the text colors in the BlackBerry
Web Desktop Manager
You can change the text colors in BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager to match the colors that your organization uses for
UIs.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click BlackBerry Administration Service.
3.
On the Font colors tab, click Edit Component.
4.
Type the name of the color, in hexadecimal format, for the color of the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager text that
you want to change.
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Click Save All.
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager text colors
Parameter
Description
Default
Font color 1
This text color specifies the hexadecimal color value of the
description text in the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager.
#000000 (black)
Font color 2
This text color specifies the hexadecimal color value of the
copyright text in the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager.
#788cb6 (steel blue)
Font color 3
This text color specifies the hexadecimal color value of the
text in the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager error
messages.
#ff0000 (red)
Font color 4
This text color specifies the hexadecimal color value of the
text in the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager information
messages.
#6c4091 (purple)
Font color 5
This text color specifies the hexadecimal color value of
unavailable links in the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager.
For example, text for options that you make unavailable
using IT policy rules use this parameter.
#a1a1a4 (grey)
Font color 6
This text color specifies the hexadecimal color value of the #ffffff (white)
text in the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager headers, and
the text in the tab links that point to web pages that the user
is not currently visiting.
Font color 7
This text color specifies the hexadecimal color value of the
text in the available BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
menu and text in the option links.
#005387 (blue)
Font color 8
This text color specifies the hexadecimal color value of the
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager link text when a user
pauses a cursor on a link.
#8cb811 (green)
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Display a custom image in the BlackBerry
Web Desktop Manager
You can display a custom image, such as your organization's logo, in the upper-right corner of the BlackBerry Web Desktop
Manager. The image file that you specify must be a .jpg or .gif file that is located on a trusted web site.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
Topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view .
2.
Click BlackBerry Administration Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the Company logos tab, type the HTTPS URL for your organization's logo.
5.
Click Save all.
Display the domain name on the login page
of the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
You can specify the domain name that appears automatically in the Domain field when users browse to the BlackBerry
Web Desktop Manager login page. You can specify only one domain name. You can also provide the domain name to users
when you send their login information to them.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
Topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click BlackBerry Administration Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the Microsoft® Active Directory® authentication tab, in the Login domain section, in the Default domain field,
type the name of the default domain that users log in from.
5.
Click Save all.
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Creating and configuring Wi-Fi
profiles and VPN profiles
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Creating and configuring Wi-Fi profiles
You can use Wi-Fi configuration settings and optional VPN configuration settings to manage BlackBerry devices that can
operate on both mobile and Wi-Fi networks.
You can manage the configuration settings for user accounts that are associated with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server by
creating Wi-Fi profiles. You can create and assign one or more Wi-Fi profiles to a user account or to a group using a process
that is similar to the process you use to create an IT policy and assign it to a user account.
For more information, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Feature and Technical Overview.
Prerequisites: Creating Wi-Fi profiles and VPN profiles
You must install and configure wireless access points for your organization’s enterprise Wi-Fi network. Perform the
following actions:
•
Verify that the access points comply with the IEEE 802.11a standard, IEEE 802.11b standard, or IEEE 802.11g
standard.
•
Verify the number of connections for each access point to make sure that the access points can manage additional
traffic.
•
Verify that users can roam between access points.
•
Refer to the documentation for the access points to complete a site survey and assign channels.
•
If your organization does not use a switched enterprise Wi-Fi network and your organization has multiple subnets,
configure the subnets to cover the same physical area. The configuration can affect how users send or receive calls.
•
Assign an SSID to each access point or each group of access points that share an SSID.
•
If users can roam between the access points, configure all of the relevant SSID profiles on each access point.
•
If your organization uses NAT traversal, verify that the access points support NAT traversal.
You must configure authentication and encryption for the access points. Perform the following actions:
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•
Configure authentication using a supported authentication method. For example, if your organization uses layer 2
access security, verify that your organization uses one of the supported layer 2 security methods.
•
Configure encryption using a supported encryption method.
If your organization’s environment requires a VPN concentrator, configure a VPN concentrator for VPN access security
using IPsec VPN. See the administrator for your organization’s firewall or VPN concentrator to determine the appropriate
configuration settings.
You must configure firewall settings. Perform the following actions:
•
If your organization use a proxy firewall, configure the proxy server so that it is transparent to users.
•
Verify that the IP addresses for the BlackBerry Domain that are relevant to your organization’s environment are
permitted addresses.
•
Verify that you add the IP address of the BlackBerry Router to the DNS server.
Configure the ports for the Wi-Fi network.
You must configure access to the DHCP server and DNS server. Perform the following actions:
•
If necessary, configure your organization’s enterprise Wi-Fi network to access the DHCP server.
•
If you do not use static IT addresses, use the DNS lookup tool on a Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry device to verify that the
BlackBerry device can access the DHCP server.
•
Use the DNS lookup tool on a Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry device to verify that the BlackBerry device can access one or
more DNS servers.
If your organization uses an AAA server, you must configure it. Perform the following actions:
•
Configure the AAA server to support the Wi-Fi authentication method that your organization uses.
•
Permit all access points to use the AAA server.
If you configure service-specific access security, create a captive portal login.
You must configure user accounts in your organization's environment. Perform the following actions:
•
Create authentication credentials for the user accounts.
•
If your organization uses EAP-TLS, EAP-TTLS, or PEAP authentication methods, permit the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server to access to the PKI infrastructure and certificates.
Add the MAC addressses of every BlackBerry device that you permit to access a specific enterprise Wi-Fi network (an
allowed list) or prevent from accessing a specific enterprise Wi-Fi network (a restricted list) to the controller for each access
point.
Connection types and port numbers for a Wi-Fi network
Port assignments might vary by mobile network provider.
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Item
Connection type
Default port number
Where to configure the
connection
incoming connection from a
BlackBerry device to the
BlackBerry Router
TCP
4101
Windows registry
outgoing connection from a
BlackBerry device to the
BlackBerry Router for a
direct Wi-Fi connection to
the BlackBerry
Infrastructure
TCP
443
—
Create a Wi-Fi profile
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Create Wi-Fi profile.
3.
In the Name field, type a name for the Wi-Fi profile.
4.
Click Save.
After you finish: Configure the Wi-Fi profile.
Create a Wi-Fi profile based on an existing Wi-Fi profile
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Manage Wi-Fi profiles.
3.
Click the name of the Wi-Fi profile that you want to copy.
4.
Click Copy profile.
5.
Type a name for the new Wi-Fi profile.
6.
Click Save.
After you finish: Configure the Wi-Fi profile.
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Configure a Wi-Fi profile on a BlackBerry device
You can instruct BlackBerry device users to perform the following task if you want users to configure a Wi-Fi profile for the
Wi-Fi networks that you did not create a Wi-Fi profile for in the BlackBerry Administration Service. By default, new Wi-Fi
profiles appear at the end of the Wi-Fi profile list on the BlackBerry device.
1.
On the Home screen or in the application list, click Manage Connections.
2.
Click Set Up Wi-Fi Network.
3.
Perform the instructions on the screen.
4.
On the Wi-Fi Setup Complete screen, perform any of the following actions:
5.
•
To change the order of the Wi-Fi profiles, click Prioritize Wi-Fi Profiles.
•
To specify registration information for the Wi-Fi network, click Wi-Fi Hotspot Login.
Click Finish.
Assign a Wi-Fi profile to a group
You can assign one or more Wi-Fi profiles to a group.
Before you begin: Create and configure a Wi-Fi profile.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Group.
2.
Click Manage groups.
3.
In the Manage groups section, click the group that you want to assign a Wi-Fi profile to.
4.
On the Wi-Fi profiles tab, click Edit group.
5.
In the Available Wi-Fi profiles list, click the profile that you want to assign to the group and click Add. Repeat for any
additional profiles that you want to assign to the group.
6.
Click Save all.
When you assign a Wi-Fi profile to a group that has at least one user account assigned to it, the BlackBerry Administration
Service creates jobs to deliver the resulting objects to BlackBerry devices.
Assign a Wi-Fi profile to a user account
You can assign more than one Wi-Fi profile to a user account.
Before you begin: Create and configure a Wi-Fi profile.
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1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for one or more user accounts.
4.
Click the name of the user account that you want to assign a Wi-Fi profile to.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
On the Wi-Fi profiles tab, in the Wi-Fi profile name section, in the drop-down list, click the Wi-Fi profile.
7.
If required, in the Wi-Fi user specific settings section, specify the login information for the Wi-Fi profile.
8.
Click the Add icon.
9.
Click Save all.
When you assign a Wi-Fi profile to a user account, the BlackBerry Administration Service creates a job to deliver the
resulting object to the BlackBerry device.
Configure a Wi-Fi profile
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Manage Wi-Fi profiles.
3.
Click the name of a Wi-Fi profile.
4.
Click Edit profile.
5.
On the Wi-Fi profile settings tab, change the values for the configuration settings.
6.
Click Save All.
After you finish:
• For information about the Wi-Fi configuration settings, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
•
If the Wi-Fi network includes a captive portal, verify that you changed the Wi-Fi Enable Authentication Page option to
True to permit users to access the captive portal using the WLAN Login browser on their BlackBerry devices.
•
To update the BlackBerry device information immediately, resend the IT policy to the BlackBerry device.
Creating and configuring VPN profiles
Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices have built-in VPN clients that supports several types of VPN concentrators.
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To create a VPN profile, you configure the VPN configuration settings (for example, the IP address of the VPN concentrator,
user names and passwords, and cryptographic methods that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses) on a BlackBerry
device or using a VPN profile or IT policy. You can assign one or more VPN profiles to a user account or to a group. If a user
account has a VPN profile, you can associate the VPN profile with the Wi-Fi profile for the user account.
Depending on your organization's security policy, you can save a user name and password to a BlackBerry device to
prevent the BlackBerry device from prompting the user for the login information the first time (or each time) the BlackBerry
device connects to the enterprise Wi-Fi network.
Create a VPN profile
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Create VPN profile.
3.
In the Name field, type a name for the VPN profile.
4.
Click Save.
After you finish: Configure the VPN profile.
Create a VPN profile based on an existing VPN profile
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Manage VPN profiles.
3.
Click the name of the VPN profile that you want to copy.
4.
Click Copy profile.
5.
Type a name for the new VPN profile.
6.
Click Save.
After you finish: Configure the VPN profile.
Configure a VPN profile
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Manage VPN profiles.
3.
Click the name of the VPN profile.
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4.
Click Edit profile.
5.
On the VPN profile settings tab, change the values for the configuration settings.
6.
Click Save All.
After you finish:
•
For information about VPN configuration settings, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
•
To update BlackBerry device information immediately, resend the IT policy to the BlackBerry device.
Assign a VPN profile to a group
You can assign one or more VPN profiles to a group.
Before you begin: Create and configure a VPN profile.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Group.
2.
Click Manage groups.
3.
In the Manage groups section, click the group that you want to assign a VPN profile to.
4.
On the VPN profiles tab, click Edit group.
5.
In the Available VPN profiles list, click the profile that you want to assign to the group and click Add. Repeat for any
additional profiles that you want to assign to the group.
6.
Click Save.
When you assign a VPN profile to a group that has at least one user account assigned to it, the BlackBerry Administration
Service creates jobs to deliver the resulting objects to BlackBerry devices.
Assign a VPN profile to a user account
You can assign one or more VPN profile to a user account.
Before you begin: Create and configure a VPN profile.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
Click the display name for the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
On the VPN profiles tab, in the VPN profile name section, in the drop-down list, click the appropriate VPN profile.
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7.
If required, in the VPN user specific settings section, specify the login information that you want to associate with the
VPN profile.
8.
Click the Add icon.
9.
Click Save All.
When you assign a VPN profile to a user account, the BlackBerry Administration Service creates a job to deliver the
resulting object to the BlackBerry device.
Associate a VPN profile with a Wi-Fi profile
To permit a BlackBerry device to connect to a Wi-Fi network using a VPN session, you must associate a VPN profile with a
Wi-Fi profile that you assigned to the user account.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Manage Wi-Fi profiles.
3.
Click the name of the Wi-Fi profile.
4.
Click Edit profile.
5.
On the Wi-Fi profile settings tab, in the Wi-Fi associations section, in the Associated VPN Profile drop-down list,
click the VPN profile that you want to associate with the Wi-Fi profile.
6.
Click Save All.
After you finish: To update the BlackBerry device information immediately, resend the IT policy to the BlackBerry device.
Delete a Wi-Fi profile
Before you begin: Verify that the Wi-Fi profile is not assigned to a user account.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Manage Wi-Fi profiles.
3.
Click the name of a Wi-Fi profile.
4.
Click Delete profile.
5.
Click Yes - Delete the profile.
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Delete a VPN profile
Before you begin: Verify that the VPN profile is not assigned to a user account or associated with a Wi-Fi profile.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Manage VPN profiles.
3.
Click the name of a VPN profile.
4.
Click Delete profile.
5.
Click Yes - Delete the profile.
Importing profile information from a .csv file
You can update the Wi-Fi profiles and VPN profiles that you want to assign to user accounts and the user names and
passwords for the profiles by importing a .csv file using the BlackBerry Administration Service. When you import profile
information from a file, you can configure the profile information for multiple user accounts at the same time.
The .csv file must contain the following information:
•
user accounts that you want to update
•
names of profiles that you want to change
•
whether you want to add, remove, or change the profiles
Best practices: Creating a .csv file that contains profile
information that you want to import
Consider the following guidelines:
•
Specify only one action that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to perform in each row of the file.
•
To assign more than one action to a user account, create multiple rows for the user account.
•
If you are using a text editor to create the .csv file, include a comma (,) after the value that appears in each field in each
row. If a field does not contain a value, include only a comma in the field.
•
If you are using a text editor to create the .csv file, include a character return at the end of each row.
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•
If you are using a text editor to create the .csv file, use quotation marks (" ") if the value for a field contains a space (for
example, "Westlee Barichak").
•
Add no more than 2000 actions to a file.
•
Assign a maximum of 32 profiles to BlackBerry devices that are running BlackBerry Device Software versions that are
earlier than 4.5.0.
•
Assign a maximum of 64 profiles to BlackBerry devices that are running BlackBerry Device Software version 4.5.0 and
later.
Create a .csv file that contains profile information that
you want to import
Before you begin: Using the BlackBerry Administration Service, create profiles and specify the configuration settings for
the profiles.
1.
Using the BlackBerry Administration Service, export user information for the user accounts that you want to update
profile information for to a .csv file.
2.
In any application that permits you to update .csv files, add the following fields to the .csv file that you exported in
step 1:
•
Attribute Name
•
Attribute Type
•
Action
•
User Name
•
Password
3.
Configure the fields for each user account in the file.
4.
Save the changes.
Example: Adding profile information to user accounts
"User Id","Display Name","PIN","Email Address","Logon Name","Attribute
Name","Attribute Type","Action","User Name","Password"
"16","Westlee Barichak","","wbarichak@example.com",,"wifi_1","WLAN","ADD","test
user","test password"
"17","Jovanka Buac","","jbuac@example.com",,"vpn_1","VPN","ADD"
"8","Sherisse Da
Silva","2072C4B7","sdasilva@example.com",,"wifi_1","WLAN","ADD","wlan_user","wlan_pa
ss"
"8","Sherisse Da Silva","2072C4B7","sdasilva@example.com",,"vpn_1","VPN","ADD"
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Example: Changing profile information that you assigned to user accounts
"User Id","Display Name","PIN","Email Address","Logon Name","Attribute
Name","Attribute Type","Action","User Name","Password"
"16","Westlee
Barichak","","wbarichak@rim.com",,"wlan_1","WLAN","UPDATE","update_username","update
_password"
"8","Sherisse Da
Silva","2072C4B7","sdasilva@.rim.com",,"wifi_1","WLAN","UPDATE","update_username","u
pdate_password"
Example: Removing profile information from user accounts
"User Id","Display Name","PIN","Email Address","Logon Name","Attribute
Name","Attribute Type","Action","User Name","Password"
"8","Lou Sicoli","2072C4B7","lsicoli@example.com",,"wlan_1","WLAN","DELETE"
"9","Sarah Symonds","2072C4B7","ssymonds@example.com",,"vpn_1","VPN","DELETE"
"16","Westlee Barichak","","wbarichak@example.com",,"wlan_1","WLAN","DELETE"
"16","Westlee Barichak","","wbarichak@example.com",,"vpn_1","VPN","DELETE"
Related information
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Fields in the .csv file that contains profile information
The following table describes the fields that you can configure in a .csv file. The BlackBerry Administration Service uses the
fields in the .csv file to update profile information that you assigned to user accounts.
Field
Description
User Id
This field specifies the user identifier that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
creates for each user account. You must specificy a value in this field.
Display Name
This field specifies the user name for the user account.
PIN
This field specifies the BlackBerry device PIN.
Logon Name
This field specifies the name that the user can use to log in to the BlackBerry
Administration Service or BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager.
Attribute Name
This field specifies the name of the Wi-Fi profile or VPN profile. You must specify
a value in this field.
Attribute Type
This field specifies whether the profile is a Wi-Fi profile or VPN profile. You must
specify either WLAN or VPN as the value in this field.
Action
This field specifies whether you want to add, remove, or update the profile. You
must specify ADD, DELETE, or UPDATE as the value in this field.
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Field
Description
User Name
This field specifies the user name that the BlackBerry device can use to access
the enterprise Wi-Fi network or VPN, if a user name is required.
Password
This field specifies the password that the BlackBerry device can use to access
the enterprise Wi-Fi network or VPN, if a password is required. You can include
quotation marks (" ") in the password.
Import profile information from a .csv file
The BlackBerry Administration Service processes actions in the order that they appear in the .csv file. If two actions that
you listed in the file contradict each other, the action that appears closer to the end of the file is the action that the
BlackBerry Administration Service processes. If the BlackBerry Administration Service notices an error that is specific to an
action during the import process (for example, you formatted an action incorrectly in the .csv file), the BlackBerry
Administration Service continues to process the remaining actions in the file and displays an error message for the action
that the BlackBerry Administration Service could not process.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, expand User > Manage users.
2.
In the Search for users section, click Update Wi-Fi Information for users from a list.
3.
Click Browse.
4.
Navigate to the .csv file that you want to import.
5.
Click Open.
6.
Click Save.
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Configuring encryption and
authentication methods for WiFi enabled BlackBerry devices
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For information about the encryption and authentication methods for Wi-Fi connections, see the BlackBerry Enterprise
Solution Security Technical Overview.
Configuring WEP encryption
WEP encryption uses matching encryption keys that are located at wireless access points and wireless clients to secure
wireless communication.
To configure WEP encryption, you must distribute the WEP keys in the Wi-Fi profiles that you assign to user accounts. The
BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends the WEP key information when users activate Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices.
The WEP keys on BlackBerry devices must match the WEP keys that are located at the access points.
You can configure four WEP keys and a default key ID. The WEP key numbering on BlackBerry devices does not match the
WEP key numbering in the configuration settings of the Wi-Fi profile for the enterprise Wi-Fi network. For example, WEP key
1 on the BlackBerry device is WEP key 0 in the configuration settings, and WEP key 2 on the BlackBerry device is WEP key
1 in the configuration settings. You type or copy the WEP keys for the access points as a string of hexadecimal digits.
BlackBerry devices do not support a WEP passphrase.
Configure WEP keys for BlackBerry devices using a WiFi profile
If BlackBerry device users in your organization's environment use BlackBerry 7270 smartphones, you must configure WEP
keys using IT policy rules instead of configuration settings.
Before you begin: Obtain the WEP keys for the wireless access point. For more information, see the documentation for the
access point.
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1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Manage Wi-Fi profiles.
3.
Click the name of the Wi-Fi profile that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit profile.
5.
On the Wi-Fi profile settings tab, configure the values for the following configuration settings:
6.
•
Wi-Fi WEP Key 1
•
Wi-Fi WEP Key 2
•
Wi-Fi WEP Key 3
•
Wi-Fi WEP Key 4
Click Save All.
After you finish:
• For more information about configuration settings, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
•
Assign the Wi-Fi profile to the user accounts.
•
Resend the IT policy that you assign to the user accounts to Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices.
Related information
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Configuring PSK encryption
The IEEE 802.1X™ standard specifies PSK encryption as an access control method for enterprise Wi-Fi networks. You can
use PSK encryption in small office and home environments where it is not feasible to configure server-based
authentication.
To configure PSK encryption, you must distribute a passphrase to Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices that matches the key
or passphrase for the wireless access points. You must distribute the passphrase using the Wi-Fi profiles that you assign to
user accounts. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends the passphrase when users activate the BlackBerry devices.
For more information about how the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution supports PSK encryption, see the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server Security Technical Overview.
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Configure PSK encryption data for BlackBerry devices
using a Wi-Fi profile
If BlackBerry device users in your organization's environment use BlackBerry 7270 smartphones, you must configure
passphrases using IT policy rules instead of configuration settings.
Before you begin: Obtain the passphrase for the wireless access point. For more information, see the documentation for
the access point.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Manage Wi-Fi profiles.
3.
Click the name of the Wi-Fi profile that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit profile.
5.
On the Wi-Fi profile settings tab, in the Wi-Fi Preshared Key field, type the passphrase.
6.
Click Save All.
After you finish:
• For more information about configuration settings, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
•
Assign the Wi-Fi profile to the user accounts.
•
Resend the IT policy that you assign to the user accounts to Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices.
Related information
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Configuring LEAP authentication
LEAP authentication is a proprietary authentication method that was developed by Cisco Systems. LEAP authentication
provides one-side, server-based authentication between an enterprise Wi-Fi network and Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices
and provides per-client dynamic generation of WEP keys and automatic WEP key updates during a session.
BlackBerry devices support LEAP authentication that uses a user name and password. You must distribute the user name
and password using a Wi-Fi profile that you assign to user accounts. BlackBerry devices use a one-way function to encrypt
passwords before they send the passwords to the authentication server.
For more information about how the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution supports LEAP authentication, see the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server Security Technical Overview.
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Configure LEAP authentication data for BlackBerry
devices using a Wi-Fi profile
If BlackBerry device users in your organization's environment use BlackBerry 7270 smartphones, you must configure user
names and passwords using IT policy rules instead of configuration settings.
Before you begin:
• Using the wireless access point, configure the LEAP settings to accept SSID association requests from users that have
the credentials that you specify or to identify the authentication server that the Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices use to
verify user credentials. For more information, see the documentation for your organization's access points.
•
Configure strong password policies if Wi-Fi network authentication uses LEAP authentication.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Manage Wi-Fi profiles.
3.
Click the name of the Wi-Fi profile that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit profile.
5.
On the Wi-Fi profile settings tab, perform the following actions:
6.
•
In the Wi-Fi User Name field, type the user name for LEAP authentication.
•
In the Wi-Fi User Password field, type the password for LEAP authentication.
Click Save All.
After you finish:
• For more information about configuration settings, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
•
Assign the Wi-Fi profile to the user accounts.
•
Resend the IT policy that you assign to the user accounts to BlackBerry devices.
Related information
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Configuring PEAP authentication
If your organization implements PEAP authentication, Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices must authenticate to an
authentication server before they can connect to the enterprise Wi-Fi network.
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PEAP authentication requires that BlackBerry devices trust the authentication server certificate. To trust the
authentication server certificate, BlackBerry devices must trust the certificate authority that issued the certificate. A
certificate authority that the BlackBerry devices and the authentication server trust mutually must generate the certificate
for the authentication server.
Each BlackBerry device stores a list of explicitly trusted certificate authority certificates. BlackBerry devices that use PEAP
authentication require the root certificate for the certificate authority that issued the certificate.
To distribute the root certificate to BlackBerry devices, you can use the certificate synchronization tool in the BlackBerry
Desktop Manager. You must configure a Wi-Fi profile to provide the user name and password for authentication.
For more information about how the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution supports PEAP authentication, see the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server Security Technical Overview.
Configure PEAP authentication data for BlackBerry
devices using a Wi-Fi profile
If BlackBerry device users in your organization's environment use BlackBerry 7270 smartphones, you must configure user
names and passwords using IT policy rules instead of configuration settings.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Manage Wi-Fi profiles.
3.
Click the name of the Wi-Fi profile that you want to configure.
4.
Click Edit profile.
5.
On the Wi-Fi profile settings tab, perform the following actions:
6.
7.
•
In the Wi-Fi User Name field, type the user name for PEAP authentication.
•
In the Wi-Fi User Password field, type the password for PEAP authentication.
If necessary, on the Wi-Fi profile settings tab, configure the following configuration settings:
•
Wi-Fi Link Security
•
Wi-Fi Hard Token Required
•
Wi-Fi Server Subject
•
Wi-Fi Server SAN
•
Wi-Fi Disable Server Certificate Validation
Click Save All.
After you finish:
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•
For more information about configuration settings, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
•
Resend the IT policy that you assign to the user accounts to BlackBerry devices.
•
Distribute the certificates.
Related information
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Prerequisites: Distributing a certificate using the
BlackBerry Desktop Manager
•
Using a public or private certificate authority, obtain or generate a digital certificate for the authentication server. The
root.der certificate file is stored in the location where the certificate was created. For example, the authentication
server stores a self-signed certificate locally.
•
Configure each wireless access point as a client of the authentication server. You must use the same authentication
version on clients and servers. For more information, see the documentation for the access points.
•
Use the certificate management features of Microsoft Active Directory to download the root certificate from the
certificate authority server to the computer.
Distribute a certificate using the BlackBerry Desktop
Manager
If a BlackBerry device requires the root certificate for the certificate authority, a client certificate, or both, you can
distribute the certificates using BlackBerry Desktop Manager. The BlackBerry device can add the certificates to the list of
explicitly trusted certificate authority certificates or the list of client certificates.
1.
On the user’s computer, right-click the certificate. Click Install certificate.
2.
Click Next.
3.
Click Place all certificates in the following store.
4.
Click Browse.
5.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
If you are distributing a root certificate, click Trusted Root Certification Authorities.
•
If you are distributing a client certficate, click Personal
6.
Click OK.
7.
Click Finish.
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8.
In the Security Warning dialog box, click Yes.
9.
Connect the BlackBerry device to the BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
10. In the BlackBerry Desktop Manager, select the Certificate Synch tool.
11. Type a password that you can use as the keystore password.
12. Perform one of the following actions:
•
If you are distributing a root certificate, on the Root Certificates tab, select the certificate that you add to the
certificate list on the BlackBerry device.
•
If you are distributing a client certificate, on the Personal tab, select the certificate that you want to add to the
certificate list on the BlackBerry device.
Users cannot find the certificate synchronization tool in the BlackBerry
Desktop Manager
Possible cause
The certificate synchronization tool was not installed when the user installed the BlackBerry Desktop Manager.
Possible solution
Instruct the user to re-install the BlackBerry Desktop Manager using the custom installation option. During the custom
installation process, the user can install the certificate synchronization tool.
Configure PEAP configuration settings in the Wi-Fi
profile on a BlackBerry device
If you do not configure the PEAP configuration settings using the BlackBerry Administration Service, instruct users to
configure the settings in the Wi-Fi profile on the BlackBerry device.
1.
On the BlackBerry device, in the device options, click Wi-Fi Connections.
2.
Click the Wi-Fi profile that you want to configure.
3.
Click Edit.
4.
In the Security Type list, select PEAP.
5.
Type the user name and password for the messaging server.
6.
In the CA certificate list, click the certificate for the authentication server.
7.
Select the Inner link security type.
8.
If your organization does not use EAP-MS-CHAPv2, if necesssary, in the Token list, select the token type.
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If necesssary, in the Server subject field, type the server name in the server certificate, in URL format (for example,
server1.domain.com or server1.domain.net). If you leave the field blank, the BlackBerry device skips over it during
server authentication.
10. If necesssary, in the Server SAN field, type the alternative name for the server, in URL format (for example,
server1.domain.com or server1.domain.net). If you leave the field blank, the BlackBerry device skips over it during
server authentication.
11. If your organization uses dynamic IP addresses, verify that the Automatically obtain IP address and DNS option is
selected.
12. Verify that the Allow inter-access point handover option is selected.
13. If necesssary, select the Prompt before connection check box. If you do not select the check box, the BlackBerry
device connects to an available wireless access point automatically.
14. If necesssary, select the Notify on authentication failure check box.
15. If necesssary, select the VPN profile.
Configuring EAP-TLS authentication
If your organization implements EAP-TLS authentication, Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices must authenticate to an
authentication server so that they can connect to the enterprise Wi-Fi network.
EAP-TLS authentication requires that BlackBerry devices trust the authentication server certificate and use a client-side
certificate as the supplicant credentials. To trust the authentication server certificate, BlackBerry devices must trust the
certificate authority that issued the certificate. A certificate authority that the BlackBerry devices and the authentication
server trust mutually must generate the certificate for the authentication server and the certificate for each BlackBerry
device.
BlackBerry devices that use EAP-TLS authentication require a client certificate and the root certificate for the certificate
authority server that created the certificate for the authentication server. You can obtain and install both certificates using
the same distribution method.
To distribute the certificates to BlackBerry devices, you can use the certificate synchronization tool in the BlackBerry
Desktop Manager, or you can enroll the certificate over the wireless network. You must configure a Wi-Fi profile to provide
the user name and password for authentication.
For more information about how the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution supports EAP-TLS authentication, see the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server Security Technical Overview.
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Configure EAP-TLS authentication data for BlackBerry
devices using a Wi-Fi profile
If BlackBerry users in your organization's environment use BlackBerry 7270 smartphones, you must configure user names
and passwords using IT policy rules instead of configuration settings.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Manage Wi-Fi profiles.
3.
Click the name of the Wi-Fi profile that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit profile.
5.
On the Wi-Fi profile settings tab, perform the following actions:
6.
7.
•
In the Wi-Fi User Name field, type the user name for EAP-TLS authentication.
•
In the Wi-Fi User Password field, type the password for EAP-TLS authentication.
If required, configure the following configuration settings:
•
Wi-Fi Link Security
•
Wi-Fi Hard Token Required
•
Wi-Fi Server Subject
•
Wi-Fi Server SAN
•
Wi-Fi Disable Server Certificate Validation
Click Save All.
After you finish:
• For more information about configuration settings, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
•
Resend the IT policy that you assign to the user accounts to Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices.
•
Distribute the certificates.
Related information
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Configure EAP-TLS configuration settings in the Wi-Fi
profile on a BlackBerry device
If you do not configure the EAP-TLS configuration settings using the BlackBerry Administration Service, instruct the users
to configure the settings in the Wi-Fi profile on the Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry device.
1.
On the BlackBerry device, in the device options, click Wi-Fi Connections.
2.
Click the Wi-Fi profile that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit.
4.
If a warning about a VPN profile appears, click OK. EAP-TLS does not require a VPN profile.
5.
In the Security Type list, select EAP-TLS.
6.
Type the user name and password for the messaging server.
7.
In the CA certificate list, click the root certificate for the certificate authority that created the authentication server
certificate.
8.
In the Client certificate list, click the user certificate.
9.
If necessary, in the Server subject field, type the server name in the server certificate, in URL format (for example,
server1.domain.com or server1.domain.net). If you leave the field blank, the BlackBerry device skips over it during
server authentication.
10. If necessary, in the Server SAN field, type the alternative name for the server, in URL format (for example,
server1.domain.com or server1.domain.net). If you leave the field blank, the BlackBerry device skips over it during
server authentication.
11. If your organization uses dynamic IP addresses, verify that the Automatically obtain IP address and DNS option is
selected.
12. Verify that the Allow inter-access point handover option is selected.
13. If necessary, select the Prompt before connection check box. If you do not select the check box, the BlackBerry
device connects to an available wireless access point automatically.
14. If necessary, select the Notify on authentication failure check box.
Configuring EAP-TTLS authentication
If your organization implements EAP-TTLS authentication, Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices must authenticate to an
authentication server so that they can connect to the enterprise Wi-Fi network.
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EAP-TTLS authentication requires that BlackBerry devices trust the authentication server certificate. To trust the
authentication server certificate, BlackBerry devices must trust the certificate authority that issued the certificate. A
certificate authority that the BlackBerry devices and the authentication server trust mutually must generate the
authentication server certificate.
Each BlackBerry device stores a list of explicitly trusted certificate authority certificates. BlackBerry devices that use EAPTTLS authentication require the root certificate for the certificate authority that created the authentication server
certificate.
To distribute the root certificate to BlackBerry devices, you can use the certificate synchronization tool in BlackBerry
Desktop Manager or you can enroll the certificate over the wireless network.
For more information about how the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution supports EAP-TTLS authentication, see the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server Security Technical Overview.
Configure EAP-TTLS authentication data for
BlackBerry devices using a Wi-Fi profile
If BlackBerry device users in your organization's environment use BlackBerry 7270 smartphones, you must configure user
names and passwords using IT policy rules instead of configuration settings.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Manage Wi-Fi profiles.
3.
Click the name of the Wi-Fi profile that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit profile.
5.
On the Wi-Fi profile settings tab, perform the following actions:
6.
7.
•
In the Wi-Fi User Name field, type the user name for EAP-TTLS authentication.
•
In the Wi-Fi User Password field, type the password for EAP-TTLS authentication.
If required, configure the following configuration settings:
•
Wi-Fi Link Security
•
Wi-Fi Hard Token Required
•
Wi-Fi Server Subject
•
Wi-Fi Server SAN
•
Wi-Fi Disable Server Certificate Validation
Click Save All.
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For more information about configuration settings, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
•
Resend the IT policy that you assign to the user accounts to Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices.
•
Distribute the certificates.
Related information
Prerequisites: Distributing a certificate using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager, 252
Creating and configuring Wi-Fi profiles, 235
Configure EAP-TTLS configuration settings in the Wi-Fi
profile on a BlackBerry device
If you do not configure the EAP-TTLS configuration settings using the BlackBerry Administration Service, instruct a user to
configure the settings in the Wi-Fi profile on the Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry device.
1.
On the BlackBerry device, in the device options, click Wi-Fi Connections.
2.
Click the Wi-Fi profile that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit.
4.
In the Security Type list, select EAP-TTLS.
5.
Type the user name and password for the messaging server.
6.
In the CA certificate list, click the root certificate for the certificate authority that created the authentication server
certificate.
7.
In the Inner link security type list, select EAP-MS-CHAPv2.
8.
If necessary, in the Server subject field, type the server name in the server certificate, in URL format (for example,
server1.domain.com or server1.domain.net). If you leave the field blank, the BlackBerry device skips over it during
server authentication.
9.
If necessary, in the Server SAN field, type the alternative name for the server, in URL format (for example,
server1.domain.com or server1.domain.net). If you leave the field blank, the BlackBerry device skips over it during
server authentication.
10. If your organization use dynamic IP addresses, verify that the Automatically obtain IP address and DNS option is
selected.
11. Verify that the Allow inter-access point handover option is selected.
12. If necesssary, select the Prompt before connection check box. If you do not select the check box, the BlackBerry
device connects to an available wireless access point automatically.
13. Verify that the Allow inter-access point handover option is selected.
14. If necessary, select the Notify on authentication failure check box.
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Configuring EAP-FAST authentication
EAP-FAST is an authentication method that was developed by Cisco Systems. Similar to PEAP authentication, EAP-FAST
authentication encrypts EAP transactions within a TLS tunnel. Although PEAP uses a server-side digital certificate to
configure the TLS tunnel, EAP-FAST uses a .pac file.
The .pac file that the BlackBerry devices and the authentication server share contains secret keys that are unique to the
BlackBerry devices. The EAP-FAST master key on the authentication server generates the .pac file. EAP-FAST uses
the .pac file to open the TLS tunnel and authenticates the user credentials through the TLS tunnel.
Configure EAP-FAST authentication
1.
Distribute the .pac file to the wireless client over a network connection that is designed to be secure using automatic
PAC provisioning.
2.
Configure each wireless access point to connect to the access control server and a DHCP server.
3.
Verify that the DHCP server can provide the following information to the wireless client:
4.
•
IP address or network
•
default gateway
•
IP address of the DNS server
Configure the access control server.
After you finish:
• For information about the automatic provisioning process, see the documentation for your organization’s
authentication server.
•
For information about configuring wireless access points, see the documentation for the access points.
•
For information about configuring the access control server, see the documentation for the access control server.
Related information
Prerequisites: Distributing a certificate using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager, 252
Creating and configuring Wi-Fi profiles, 235
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Send EAP-FAST authentication data to a BlackBerry
device using a Wi-Fi profile
If BlackBerry users in your organization's environment use BlackBerry 7270 smartphones, you must configure user names
and passwords using IT policy rules instead of configuration settings.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Manage Wi-Fi profiles.
3.
Click the name of the Wi-Fi profile that you want to configure.
4.
Click Edit profile.
5.
In the Wi-Fi profile settings tab, perform the following actions:
6.
7.
•
In the Wi-Fi User Name field, type the user name for PEAP authentication.
•
In the Wi-Fi User Password field, type the password for PEAP authentication.
If required, configure the following configuration settings:
•
Wi-Fi Link Security
•
Wi-Fi Inner Authentication Mode
•
Wi-Fi Hard Token Required
•
Wi-Fi Server Subject
•
Wi-Fi Server SAN
•
Wi-Fi EAP-FAST Provisioning method
•
Wi-Fi Disable Server Certificate Validation
Click Save All.
After you finish:
• For more information about configuration settings, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
•
Resend the IT policy that you assign to the user accounts to BlackBerry devices.
•
Distribute the certificates.
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Configure EAP-FAST configuration settings in the Wi-Fi
profile on BlackBerry devices
If you do not configure the EAP-FAST configuration settings using the BlackBerry Administration Service, instruct users to
configure the settings in the Wi-Fi profile on the Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry device.
1.
On the BlackBerry device, in the device options, click Wi-Fi Connections.
2.
Click the Wi-Fi profile that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit.
4.
In the Security Type list, select EAP-FAST.
5.
Type the user name and password for the messaging server.
6.
In the Inner link security list, click the security type.
7.
If necessary, in the Token list, select the token type.
8.
If your organization uses dynamic IP addresses, verify that the Automatically obtain IP address and DNS option is
selected.
9.
If necesssary, select the Prompt before connection check box. If you do not select the check box, the BlackBerry
device connects to an available wireless access point automatically.
10. If necessary, select the Notify on authentication failure check box.
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BlackBerry devices
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The BlackBerry Enterprise Server is designed to work with the RSA Authentication Manager to provide software token
support for use with layer 2 and layer 3 Wi-Fi authentication on Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices.
When you configure a software token for users, BlackBerry devices are designed to use the passcode to authenticate the
users to the Wi-Fi network and VPNs automatically using the PEAPv1, EAP-GTC, and EAP-TTLS or EAP-GTC authentication
methods.
You can configure multiple software tokens for each user. For example, you can configure one software token that a user
can use with Wi-Fi authentication and a second software token that a user can use with VPN authentication. When users try
to open a Wi-Fi or VPN connection that requires two-factor authentication on the BlackBerry devices, the BlackBerry
devices prompt the users to type the software token PIN and submit the current tokencode for the connection type to
create the passcode for two-factor authentication.
For more information about how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server supports software tokens, see the BlackBerry Enterprise
Solution Security Technical Overview.
Prerequisites: Configuring BlackBerry
devices for RSA authentication
To perform tasks in the RSA Authentication Manager, see the RSA Authentication Manager documentation, and the
documentation for the RSA SecurID token.
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In the RSA Authentication Manager, configure the following policies for the PINs of the software tokens in your
organization's environment:
•
whether a PIN is required for authentication
•
whether a PIN is defined by the user or generated by the RSA Authentication Manager
•
whether a PIN is alphanumeric or numeric only
•
whether a PIN has a fixed length or a variable length, with a minimum of four characters and a maximum of eight
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Import the token seed file (also known as the *.sdtid file) that contains the UID for each software token into the RSA
Authentication Manager Database.
•
In the RSA Authentication Manager Database, create a user record for each software token holder.
•
In the RSA Authentication Manager Administration application, configure the following parameters for the software
token seed file:
•
•
serial number
•
cryptographic algorithm
•
user account that you can assign the software token to
•
password to protect the software token seed file
Communicate the password to the user.
Configure BlackBerry devices for RSA
authentication
Software tokens use the UID and current time to authenticate the Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices to the RSA
Authentication Manager. To permit BlackBerry devices to authenticate to the RSA Authentication Manager, you must
synchronize the time and date on BlackBerry devices with the time and date on the computer that hosts the RSA
Authentication Manager, even though the RSA Authentication Manager is designed to accommodate time differences of
up to three minutes.
Instruct users to use one of the following methods to synchronize the date, time, and time zone settings on the BlackBerry
devices with the RSA Authentication Manager:
•
Adjust the time on BlackBerry devices using the Date/Time option on the BlackBerry devices manually.
•
Use the BlackBerry Desktop Manager to synchronize the date and time on the BlackBerry devices with the date and
time on the users' computers.
After you finish:
• Assign the Wi-Fi profile to the user accounts.
•
Resend the IT policy to BlackBerry devices.
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Configure RSA authentication over a Wi-Fi
network using a software token
You must add the serial number of the software token that the Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices can use to a Wi-Fi profile
so that RSA authentication can occur over Wi-Fi connections.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Manage Wi-Fi profiles.
3.
Click the name of the Wi-Fi profile that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit profile.
5.
On the Wi-Fi profile settings tab, in the Wi-Fi Token Serial Number field, type the serial number of the software
token.
6.
Click Save All.
After you finish:
• Assign the Wi-Fi profile to the user accounts.
•
Resend the IT policy that you assign to the user accounts to BlackBerry devices.
Configure RSA authentication over a VPN
network using a software token
You must add the serial number of the software token that the Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry device can use to a VPN profile so
that RSA authentication can occur over VPN connections.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy > Wi-Fi
configuration.
2.
Click Manage VPN profiles.
3.
Click the name of the VPN profile that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit profile.
5.
On the VPN profile settings tab, in the VPN Token Serial Number field, type the serial number of the software token.
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Click Save All.
After you finish:
• Assign the VPN profile to the user accounts.
•
Resend the IT policy that you assign to the user accounts to BlackBerry devices.
Assign software tokens to a user account
You must assign the software tokens that BlackBerry device users can use to authenticate to a Wi-Fi network or VPN
network to the user accounts. Depending on the number of software token records that are available to you, you can assign
up to three software tokens to each user account.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
Click the display name for the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
On the Software tokens tab, type the serial number of the software token.
7.
To import the software token seed file for the user account, perform the following actions:
a.
Click Browse.
b.
Navigate to the software token seed file for the user account.
c.
Click Open.
8.
If you configured a password in the RSA Authentication Manager so that you can encrypt the .sdtid file, type and
confirm the password.
9.
In the Timeout (minutes) field, type the length of time, in minutes, that the Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry device takes to
cache the PIN.
10. Click the Add icon.
11. Click Save all.
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BlackBerry Web Desktop
Manager
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Import a new SSL certificate for the
BlackBerry Administration Service and
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
When you install the BlackBerry Administration Service and BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager, the setup application
generates an SSL certificate to protect the HTTPS connection. You can import a self-signed SSL certificate or a trusted
certificate that a certification authority signs after the installation process completes. If you configure a BlackBerry
Administration Service pool, you must generate an SSL certificate that uses the name of the BlackBerry Administration
Service pool.
For more information about using the keytool, visit java.sun.com/javase/6/docs/technotes/tools/windows/keytool.html.
Before you begin: If you want to use a trusted certificate, copy the root certificate of the certification authority to the
computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service.
1.
On a computer that hosts a BlackBerry Administration Service instance, in <drive>:\Program Files\Research In
Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BAS\bin\web.keystore , back up the web.keystore file.
2.
Using the keytool in <drive>:\Program Files\Java\<JRE_version>\bin , delete the default SSL certificate that the setup
application generated (for example, keytool -delete -alias httpssl -keystore "<drive>:\Program Files\Research In
Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BAS\bin\web.keystore").
3.
Using the keytool and the SSL password that you specified when you installed the BlackBerry Administration Service,
generate a new entry and private key in the web.keystore file (for example, keytool -genkey -alias httpssl -keypass
<password> -keystore "<drive>:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BAS\bin
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\web.keystore"). When the keytool prompts you for the first name and last name, type the pool name of the
BlackBerry Administration Service. You can find the pool name in the Administration Service – High Availability tab.
4.
If you want to use a trusted certificate, using the keytool, import the root certificate of the certification authority (for
example, keytool -import -alias <ca_alias_name> -file <root_certificate_file>.cer -trustcacerts -keystore "<drive>:
\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BAS\bin\web.keystore").
5.
Using the keytool, generate a certificate signing request (for example, keytool -certreq -alias httpssl -file
<certreq_filename>.csr -keystore "<drive>:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BAS\bin
\web.keystore").
6.
Send the certificate signing request to a certification authority so that the certification authority can create the
certificate.
7.
When the certification authority returns the certificate, copy it into a text file and save it with a .cer extension.
8.
Using the keytool, import the certificate to the web.keystore file (for example, keytool -import -alias httpssl -keystore
"<drive>:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BAS\bin\web.keystore" -file
"<certificate_filename>.cer").
9.
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Administration Service services.
10. Complete the following actions on each computer that hosts a BlackBerry Administration Service instance:
a.
Copy the web.keystore file in the <drive>:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BAS
\bin folder from the BlackBerry Administration Service that you updated to the other BlackBerry Administration
Service instances.
b.
In the Windows registry, copy the WebKeyStorePass value in the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Research In
Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Administration Service\Key Store from the BlackBerry Administration
Service that you updated to the other BlackBerry Administration Service instances.
c.
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Administration Service services.
Related information
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Configuring Microsoft Active Directory
authentication in an environment that
includes a resource forest
If your organization's environment includes a resource forest that is dedicated to running Microsoft Exchange, you can
configure the BlackBerry Administration Service to use Microsoft Active Directory authentication to log in BlackBerry
device users that have user accounts that are located in trusted account forests. The BlackBerry Administration Service
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can use Microsoft Active Directory authentication to log users into the BlackBerry Administration Service console and the
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager.
You must install the BlackBerry Enterprise Server in the resource forest if a resource forest exists in your organization's
environment. In the resource forest, you create a mailbox for each user account and associate the mailboxes with the user
accounts that are located in the account forests. When you associate the mailboxes in the resource forest with the user
accounts in the account forests, the user accounts obtain full access to the mailboxes and the user accounts in the
account forests are connected to the Microsoft Exchange server.
To authenticate users who log in to the BlackBerry Administration Service or BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager, the
BlackBerry Administration Service must read the user information that is stored in the global catalog servers that are part
of the resource forest. To configure the BlackBerry Administration Service to authenticate user accounts that are
associated with mailboxes in the resource forest, you must create a Microsoft Active Directory account for the BlackBerry
Administration Service that is located in a Windows domain that is part of the resource forest. During the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server installation process, you provide the Windows domain, user name, and password for the Microsoft Active
Directory account, and, if required, the names of the global catalog servers that the BlackBerry Administration Service can
use. You can change the Windows domain, user name, and password for the Microsoft Active Directory account and global
catalog servers after the installation process completes.
For more information, visit technet.microsoft.com to read Using a Dedicated Exchange forest.
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Change the information for Microsoft Active Directory
authentication
Before you begin:
• Create a Microsoft Active Directory account for the BlackBerry Administration Service that is located in a Windows
domain that is a part of the resource forest. When you create the account, specify a password that meets the security
requirements of your organization and configure the following password settings:
•
the user is not required to change the password at next login
•
the user's password never expires
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, expand BlackBerry solution topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component
view.
2.
Click BlackBerry Administration Service.
3.
On the Microsoft® Active Directory® authentication tab, click Edit component.
4.
In the User name field, type the name for the Microsoft Active Directory account that has permission to access the
user containers and read the user objects that are stored in the global catalog servers that are located in the resource
forest.
5.
In the Password field and Confirm password field, type the password for the Microsoft Active Directory account.
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6.
In the User domain field, type the name of the Windows domain that is a part of the resource forest.
7.
In the Global Catalog search base field, perform one of the following actions:
•
To permit the BlackBerry Administration Service to search the global catalog, leave the Global Catalog search
base field blank.
•
To control which user accounts the BlackBerry Administration Service can authenticate with, type the
distinguished name of the user container (for example, OU=sales,DC=example,DC=com).
8.
If you want the BlackBerry Administration Service to find all of the global catalog servers in the resource forest
automatically, in the Global Catalog server discovery drop-down list, click Automatic.
9.
If you want to configure which global catalog servers the BlackBerry Administration Service can access, in the Global
Catalog server discovery drop-down list, click Select server from the list below and perform the following actions:
a.
In the Global Catalog server section, type the FQDN of the global catalog server that you want the BlackBerry
Administration Service to access (for example, globalcatalog01.example.com). You must type the FQDN of a
global catalog server that is located in the Windows domain that the Microsoft Active Directory account located
in.
b.
Click the Add icon.
c.
Perform this step for each global catalog server that you want the BlackBerry Administration Service to access.
10. Click Save All.
The BlackBerry Administration Service validates the information for Microsoft Active Directory authentication. If the
information is valid, the BlackBerry Administration Service implements the changes immediately and you do not need to
restart the BlackBerry Administration Service services. If the information is invalid, the BlackBerry Administration Service
prompts you to specify correct information.
Configuring single sign-on authentication for
the BlackBerry Administration Service and
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
If you configure the BlackBerry Administration Service to support Microsoft Active Directory authentication, you can turn
on single sign-on authentication. Single sign-on authentication permits you to access the BlackBerry Administration
Service and BlackBerry device users to access the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager without requiring that you or the
users type a Microsoft Active Directory user name and password. By default, if you log in to the BlackBerry Administration
Service or users log in to the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager using Microsoft Active Directory authentication, the
browser prompts you or the users to type a Microsoft Active Directory user name and password. If you turn on single signon authentication, and you log in to a computer using a Microsoft Active Directory account, you can bypass the login
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screen and access the BlackBerry Administration Service and BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager directly. The BlackBerry
Monitoring Service does not support single sign-on authentication.
Before you turn on single sign-on, you must configure constrained delegation for the Microsoft Active Directory account for
the BlackBerry Administration Service.
Configure constrained delegation for the Microsoft
Active Directory account to support single sign-on
authentication
1.
Use the Windows Server ADSI Edit tool to add the following SPNs for the BlackBerry Administration Service pool to
the Microsoft Active Directory account :
•
HTTP/<BAS_pool_FQDN> (for example, HTTP/BASconsole104.example.com)
•
BASPLUGIN111/<BAS_pool_FQDN> (for example, BASPLUGIN111/BASconsole104.example.com)
2.
If you create separate pools of BlackBerry Administration Service instances and BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
instances in the BlackBerry Administration Service pool, add the HTTP/<BAS_pool_FQDN> SPN for each pool to the
Microsoft Active Directory account.
3.
Configure the Microsoft Active Directory account for constrained delegation using the following settings:
4.
•
trust this user for delegation to specific services only
•
use Kerberos only
In the Microsoft Active Directory account properties, on the Delegation tab, add BASPLUGIN111/
<BAS_pool_FQDN> to the list of services.
After you finish: For more information about configuring constrained delegation for the Microsoft Active Directory account
so you can access the BlackBerry Administration Service, visit www.blackberry.com/btsc to read article KB22717.
Turn on single sign-on authentication for the
BlackBerry Administration Service
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click BlackBerry Administration Service.
3.
On the Microsoft® Active Directory® authentication tab, click Edit component.
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4.
In the Login domain section, in the Single sign-on authentication for BlackBerry Administration Service turned on
drop-down list, click Yes.
5.
To configure the Microsoft Active Directory account for each forest, in the Account forest name section, type the user
domain name, user name, and password for the Microsoft Active Directory account.
6.
Click Save all.
7.
In the Windows Services, restart all of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server services.
8.
Instruct all administrators and device users to add the web addresses for the BlackBerry Administration Service and
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager to the list of web sites in the local intranet zone and install the certificate for the
BlackBerry Administration Service or BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager in the certificate store of their computers.
BlackBerry Administration Service web addresses and
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager web addresses that
support BlackBerry Administration Service single signon
If you configure BlackBerry Administration Service single sign-on, you must instruct administrators and BlackBerry Web
Desktop Manager users to access the BlackBerry Administration Service console and BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
using the following web addresses:
•
https://<BAS_pool_FQDN>/webconsole/login
•
https://<BAS_pool_FQDN>/webdesktop/login
Single-sign authentication takes precedence over other authentication methods that permit administrators and users to log
in to the BlackBerry Administration Service console or BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager. If the security policies in your
organization require that administrators or users use another authentication method, you must instruct administrators or
users to access the BlackBerry Administration Service console or BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager using the following
web addresses:
•
https://<BAS_pool_FQDN>/webconsole/app
•
https://<BAS_pool_FQDN>/webdesktop/app
For example, the security policies in your organization might require that administrators log in using BlackBerry
Administration Service single sign-on and BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager users log in using IBM® Lotus Notes® user
names and passwords. In this scenario, you can instruct administrators to log into the BlackBerry Administration Service
console using the web address https://<BAS_pool_FQDN>/webconsole/login and instruct BlackBerry Web Desktop
Manager users to log in to BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager using the web address https://<BAS_pool_FQDN>/
webdesktop/app.
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Changing password settings for BlackBerry
Administration Service authentication
If you use BlackBerry Administration Service authentication in your organization's environment, you can change the
minimum password length and the number of days until passwords expire to meet the requirements of your organization's
security policies.
By default, the minimum password length is four characters and a password expires after 365 days. If you set the password
expiry to 0, passwords do not expire. If you change the minimum password length, administrators who have passwords that
do not meet the new minimum length are not required to change the passwords until the passwords expire. If you change
the password expiry to a shorter period, administrators who are logged in with passwords that are older than the new expiry
remain logged in and are required to change the password at the next log in.
The password for the BlackBerry Administration Service administrator account that was created when the BlackBerry
Device Service was installed does not expire unless it is changed.
Change password settings for BlackBerry
Administration Service authentication
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, click BlackBerry Solution topology
> BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click BlackBerry Administration Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
In the Security settings section, change the minimum password length and number of days until the password
expires.
5.
Click Save all.
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Regenerate the system credentials for the
BlackBerry Administration Service
The setup application generates the system credentials for the BlackBerry Administration Service during the installation
process. The BlackBerry Administration Service uses the system credentials when it communicates with other BlackBerry
Enterprise Server components. If you suspect that the system credentials are compromised, you can regenerate them on
the database server.
Before you begin: Verify that you have database owner permissions for the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
1.
On all of the computers that host BlackBerry Administration Service instances, in the Windows Services, stop the
BlackBerry Administration Service services.
2.
On the database server, on the BlackBerry Configuration Database, run the following SQL statement: DELETE from
BASTraits WHERE PlugInId=8 AND TraitId=0.
3.
On a computer that hosts a BlackBerry Administration Service instance, in the Windows Services, start the
BlackBerry Administration Service services.
4.
On the computers that host the remaining BlackBerry Administration Service instances, in the Windows Services,
start the BlackBerry Administration Service services.
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devices
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Preparing a device for redistribution to a
new user
You can prepare a BlackBerry device for redistribution to a new BlackBerry device user by performing one of the following
actions:
•
use the security options on the device to permanently delete all user data
•
connect the device to the BlackBerry Administration Service and delete all user data from the device permanently
•
connect the device to the BlackBerry Administration Service and delete all user data permanently and remove the
BlackBerry Device Software
For more information about using the security options on the device to permanently delete all user data, see the user guide
for the device.
After the new user receives the device, you must activate it.
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Use the BlackBerry Administration Service to delete
user data and assign the device to a new user
1.
Connect the BlackBerry device to the computer that you used to log in to the BlackBerry Administration Service.
2.
If you receive a prompt, type the device password.
3.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, click Attached devices > Manage current device.
4.
Click Remove user data from current device.
5.
Click Yes – Remove user data.
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6.
Click Assign current device.
7.
Search for the new user account that you want to assign the device to.
8.
Select the user name.
9.
Click Associate user.
After you assign the user account to the device, the activation process begins automatically.
10. On the Devices menu, click Attached devices > Device software.
11. Install the applications that the user requires on the device.
Use the BlackBerry Administration Service to delete
device data and disable the device before assigning
the device to a new user
If you perform this task, you are deleting all device data permanently and disabling the device. You may have to reinstall the
BlackBerry Device Software before you assign the device to a new user.
1.
Connect the BlackBerry device to the computer that you used to log in to the BlackBerry Administration Service.
2.
If you receive a prompt, type the device password.
3.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, click Attached devices > Manage current device.
4.
Click Delete all device data and disable device.
5.
Click Yes – Delete all device data and disable device.
6.
If necessary, reinstall the BlackBerry Device Software using the application loader tool in the BlackBerry
Administration Service, BlackBerry Desktop Software, or BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager.
7.
Activate the device.
After you finish: For more information about installing the BlackBerry Device Software, see the BlackBerry Device Software
Update Guide.
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Deleting only work data from a device
To help secure your organization's data on a personal BlackBerry device, you can permit your organization to delete work
data from a device when a user no longer works at your organization. You can use the BlackBerry Administration Service to
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require that a personal device remove only work data when the device receives the Delete only the organization data and
remove device IT administrative command over the wireless network. All personal data remains on the device. A
BlackBerry device user cannot use the device or make emergency calls while the device deletes the work data.
The device permanently deletes the following work data:
Item
Description
email messages
•
email messages that are sent to the user's work email account and the
email messages that the user sends from the work email account
•
draft email messages that the user creates using their work email account
attachments
attachments that are sent to the user's work email account and the
attachments that the user sends from the work email account
calendar entries
calendar entries that the user creates using their work calendar
contacts
contacts that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server synchronizes with the user's
work email account
memos
all memos
tasks
all tasks
call history
although the device defines phone data for personal use, the call history entries
are deleted when you delete work data
call logs
although the device classifies phone data as personal data, the call log files are
deleted when you delete work data
the BlackBerry Browser cache
although the device specifies the BlackBerry Browser for personal use, the
BlackBerry Browser cache is deleted when you delete work data
files
•
files that the user accesses and downloads from your organization's
network using the Files application
•
files on media cards that are created by applications that can access work
data (except for media applications)
•
work data is not deleted from the media card if the media card is not
available when the device deletes work data, however the user cannot
access work data on the media card after the device removes work data
IT policy
IT policy that is associated with your organization
PIN encryption key
references to your organization's PIN encryption key
device transport key
references to the device transport key which prevents the device from
communicating with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
work service books
service books on the device that the device classifies for work use
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Delete only work data from a device
Before you begin: If you want to remove your organization's applications from the BlackBerry device, create a software
configuration that includes the applications and set the disposition of all work applications to Disallowed in the software
configuration. Assign the software configuration to the user account to send it to the device. For more information, see the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administration Guide.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the PIN for the user account.
5.
In the Device activation list, click Delete only the organization data and remove device.
6.
Optionally, in the Removing users and devices section, in the Actions drop-down list, perform one of the following
actions:
7.
•
To delete a user account from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server but retain the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
information in the user's mailbox, click Delete the user.
•
In a Microsoft Exchange environment, to delete a user account from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and remove
the BlackBerry Enterprise Server information from the user's mailbox, click Delete the user and remove
BlackBerry information from the user's messaging system.
•
In an IBM Lotus Domino environment, to delete a user account from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and remove
the BlackBerry Enterprise Server information from the user's mailbox, click Delete the user and remove the
profile document and the state database.
•
To disable a user account from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server but retain the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
information in the user's mailbox, click Disable as BlackBerry user.
•
In a Microsoft Exchange environment, to disable a user account from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and
remove the BlackBerry Enterprise Server information from the user's mailbox, click Disable the user and remove
BlackBerry information from the user's messaging system.
•
In a Lotus Domino environment, to disable a user account from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and remove the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server information from the user's mailbox, click Disable the user and remove the profile
document and the state database.
Click Yes - Delete only the organization data and remove device.
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Using IT administration commands to
protect a lost or stolen device
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server includes IT administration commands that you can send over the wireless network to
protect sensitive data on a BlackBerry device. You can use the commands to lock the device, permanently delete work
data, permanently delete user information and application data, and return the device settings to the default values.
IT administration command
Description
Specify new device password and lock
device
This command creates a new password and locks a device over the wireless
network. You can communicate the new password to the user verbally when the
BlackBerry device user locates the device. When the user unlocks the device,
the device prompts the user to accept or reject the new password.
You can use this command if the device is lost. If you or a user turned on content
protection and a device is running BlackBerry Device Software 4.3.0 or later,
you can use this command. If you or a user turned on two-factor content
protection, you cannot use this command.
Delete only the organization data and
remove device
This command permanently deletes all work data that the device stores and
removes the device from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. All personal data
remains on the device.
You can send this command to a personal device when a user no longer works at
your organization and you want to delete work data from the device.
You can also specify whether you want to delete or disable a user account from
the BlackBerry Enterprise Server after the device deletes all work data.
Delete all device data and remove
device
This command permanently deletes all user information and application data
that the device stores. You can configure the following options when you use this
command:
•
specify a delay, in hours, that must occur before the device starts to delete
all the user information and application data
•
require the device to return to its factory default settings when it receives
this command
•
specify whether to permit the user to stop permanently deleting data from
the device and making the device unavailable during the delay period
You can send this command to a device that you want to distribute to another
user in your organization, or to a device that is lost and that the user might not
recover.
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Description
You can also specify whether you want to delete or disable a user account from
the BlackBerry Enterprise Server after the device deletes all user information
and application data.
Protect a stolen device
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the PIN for the user account.
5.
In the Device activation list, click Delete all device data and remove device.
6.
Click Yes - Delete all device data and remove device.
7.
Optionally, in the Removing users and devices section, in the Actions drop-down list, perform one of the following
actions:
•
To delete a user account from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server but retain the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
information in the user's mailbox, click Delete the user.
•
To delete a user account from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and remove the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
information from the user's mailbox, click Delete the user and remove BlackBerry information from the user's
messaging system.
•
To disable a user account from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server but retain the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
information in the user's mailbox, click Disable as BlackBerry user.
•
To disable a user account from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and remove the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
information from the user's mailbox, click Disable the user and remove BlackBerry information from the user's
messaging system.
After you finish:
• Verify that the BlackBerry device received the command.
•
Contact your organization's wireless service provider to turn off the service for a device after you send the IT
administration command that deletes all of the device data and deactivates the device.
Protect a lost device
If a user misplaces a BlackBerry device or if a device is stolen, you can protect the data on the device by locking the device
or making it unavailable.
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1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the PIN for the user account.
5.
In the Device activation section, click Specify new device password and lock device.
6.
Type and confirm an activation password. For devices that are running BlackBerry Device Software version 4.1 and
earlier, the password must not contain special characters. Some devices do not support special characters and do
not unlock when a user types a password that contains special characters.
7.
Click Specify new device password and lock device.
Protect a lost device that a user might not recover
If a BlackBerry device is lost but the device user might recover it, you can protect the information on the device by
scheduling it to start deleting all user information and application data and to become unavailable after a period of time
that you specify. You can also specify whether the user can cancel the scheduled command if the user recovers the device.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the PIN for the user account.
5.
In the Device activation section, click Delete all device data and remove device.
6.
In the Erase Data Settings section, perform the following actions:
7.
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In the Erase Data Delay (hours) field, type the number of hours that must elapse before the BlackBerry device
starts deleting user information and application data.
•
In the Allow User Override drop-down list, click Yes to permit the user to cancel the scheduled command on the
BlackBerry device if the user recovers it.
Optionally, in the Removing users and devices section, in the Actions drop-down list, perform one of the following
actions:
•
To delete a user account from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server but retain the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
information in the user's mailbox, click Delete the user.
•
To delete a user account from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and remove the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
information from the user's mailbox, click Delete the user and remove BlackBerry information from the user's
messaging system.
•
To disable a user account from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server but retain the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
information in the user's mailbox, click Disable as BlackBerry user.
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To disable a user account from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and remove the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
information from the user's mailbox, click Disable the user and remove BlackBerry information from the user's
messaging system.
Click Yes - Delete all device data and remove device.
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Change role permissions
To turn on or turn off permissions for administrator accounts, you can change the permissions for the roles that you
assigned to the administrator accounts. If an administrator account is a member of a group that you assigned roles to, you
can also turn on or turn off the permissions for the administrator account by changing the permissions for the roles that you
assign to the group.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Role.
2.
Click Manage roles.
3.
In the list of existing roles, click the name of the role that you want to change the permissions for.
4.
Click Edit role.
5.
Switch the appropriate tabs to change the appropriate permissions.
6.
Click Save all.
After you finish: Instruct administrators to log out of the BlackBerry Administration Service and log in again so that the
changes can take effect immediately.
Change the roles for an administrator
account
To reflect the changes to an administrator's responsibilities in your organization, you can add or remove one or more
administrative roles for the administrator account.
1.
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Click Manage users.
3.
Search for an administrator account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for the administrator account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
On the Roles tab, in the Available roles and Current roles lists, add or remove the appropriate roles.
7.
Click Save all.
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Delete a role
You can delete a role when you no longer require it in your organization's environment.
Before you begin: Verify that the role is not assigned to any administrator accounts or groups.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Role.
2.
Click Manage roles.
3.
In the list of existing roles, click the name of the role that you want to delete.
4.
Click Delete role.
5.
Click Yes - Delete the role.
Delete an administrator account
You can delete an administrator account when you no longer require it in your organization's environment.
Before you begin: If the administrator is also a BlackBerry device user, remove the BlackBerry device from the
administrator account.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Administrator
User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for an administrator account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for the administrator account.
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In the Status list, click Delete user.
6.
Click Yes - Delete the user.
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Managing groups and user
accounts
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Managing groups
You can reduce the time that you spend managing user accounts by creating groups of similar user accounts and assigning
shared properties, such as software configurations or IT policies, to the group. Properties that you assign to a group are
assigned to all user accounts in the group.
You can assign properties to user accounts and administrator accounts at the individual level, group level, or domain level.
The BlackBerry Administration Service applies properties to user accounts and administrator accounts using the following
hierarchy:
•
The properties at the individual level override the properties at the group level.
•
The properties at the group level override the properties at the domain level.
After you add a user account or administrator account to a group, you can override the properties that you configured for
the account at the group level or domain level by changing the properties at the user account level.
If you remove a user account or administrator account from a group, the account name remains in the global users list but
it does not appear in the group list.
You can either create user-specific groups and assign roles to those groups or use the default user groups that contain preexisting roles.
If you are managing a large number of groups (over 3000) using the BlackBerry Administration Service in a single domain,
your organization's environment might experience a performance impact.
Using default groups to manage user accounts and
administrator accounts
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation includes default groups that have preconfigured administrative roles. You can
use the default groups in your organization's environment instead of creating specific administrative groups. Each default
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group consists of a set of preconfigured rules which specify the information that administrators can view and the tasks that
they can perform using the BlackBerry Administration Service and BlackBerry Monitoring Service.
The default groups ensure users without administrative privileges cannot escalate their permissions, for example, junior
administrators cannot escalate their roles to senior administrator roles.
Default group
Description of the default group
Administrators
This is a preconfigured group for BlackBerry Administration Service
administrators. This groups has the permissions assigned to the Security role.
Administrators in this group are responsible for ensuring all Junior Helpdesk
administrators are added to the Junior Helpdesk group.
Help desk representatives
This is a preconfigured group for help desk administrators. This group has the
permissions assigned to the Junior Helpdesk role.
Junior Helpdesk administrators in this group can perform basic administrative
tasks such as adding users to groups and assigning BlackBerry devices to
BlackBerry device users. The Junior Helpdesk role can only add users to the
Web Desktop Users group and the Junior Helpdesk group.
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
users
This is a preconfigured group for BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager users.
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager users in this group do not have any
BlackBerry Administration Service administrative permissions.
Users in this group can perform basic administrative tasks on their own user
account using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager such as setting an
activation password or locking their BlackBerry device.
Remove a user account from a group
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Group.
2.
Click Manage groups.
3.
Click the group name.
4.
In the Manage users in group membership list, click Remove users from group membership.
5.
Search for a user account.
6.
Select the check boxes beside the display names for the user accounts that you want to remove.
7.
Click Remove from group membership.
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Change the properties of a group
After you create a group, specify the properties that you want to apply to all user and administrator accounts in the group.
You can copy the properties from one group to another. When you add user accounts or administrator accounts to a group,
the group properties apply to the new accounts automatically.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Group.
2.
Click Manage groups.
3.
Click the group name.
4.
Click Edit group.
5.
Switch between the appropriate tabs and make the appropriate changes.
6.
Click Save all.
Rename a group
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Group.
2.
Click Manage groups.
3.
Click the group name.
4.
Click Edit group.
5.
In the Group information section, in the Name field, type a new name for the group.
6.
Click Save all.
Delete a group
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Group.
2.
Click Manage groups.
3.
Click the group name.
4.
Click Delete group.
5.
Click Yes - Delete the group.
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Managing user accounts
You can move user accounts from one user group to another or from one BlackBerry Enterprise Server to another in the
BlackBerry Domain. If you move a user account from one BlackBerry Enterprise Server to another, the destination
BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends new service books to the BlackBerry device over the wireless network.If you are moving
a user’s mailbox to a different Microsoft Exchange Server and moving the user account to a different BlackBerry Enterprise
Server, first move the user’s mailbox to the destination mail server. Do not move the user account until the destination
BlackBerry Enterprise Server recognizes the new mailbox location.
If you move a user mailbox or change its display name on the messaging server, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server is
designed to update the user account within 15 minutes of when the change occurs. If you move a hidden mailbox that does
not appear in the contact list, you must update the user account that is associated with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
manually.
When you delete a user account, you can retain the user account information in the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. You can
activate the user account again, or the user can continue to use the BlackBerry device as a BlackBerry Desktop Redirector.
When you activate a user account that you retained, the user account will have the same settings it had before you deleted
it.
Move a user account to a different group
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
On the Groups tab, in the Current groups list, click the group that you want to to remove the user from.
7.
Click Remove.
8.
In the Available groups list, click the group that you want to move the user account to.
9.
Click Add.
10. Click Save all.
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Move a user account from one BlackBerry Enterprise
Server to another
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for one or more user accounts.
4.
In the search results, select one or more user accounts.
5.
In the BlackBerry Enterprise Server status list, click Switch BlackBerry user to different BlackBerry Enterprise
Server.
6.
In the Available BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances list, click the BlackBerry Enterprise Server that you want to
move the user accounts to.
7.
Click Next.
8.
A message appears indicating that some of the user accounts might have pending deployment tasks. Perform one of
the following actions:
•
If you want to cancel any pending deployment tasks and move all of the user accounts, click Yes - Switch the
users and fail the deployment tasks.
•
If you do not want to move the user accounts that have pending deployment tasks, click No - Switch only the
users that have no existing deployment tasks.
Delete a user account from the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server
Before you begin: Verify that the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server is running.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for the user account.
5.
In the BlackBerry Enterprise Server status list, click Disable as BlackBerry user.
6.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
To retain the BlackBerry Enterprise Server information in the user’s mailbox, click Yes - Disable as BlackBerry
user.
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To delete the BlackBerry Enterprise Server information from the user’s mailbox, click Yes - Disable as BlackBerry
user and remove information from the user's mail system.
7.
Click Back to search.
8.
In the Search users > User criteria section, type the display name for the user account.
9.
Click the display name for the user account.
10. In the Status list, click Delete user.
Update a user account manually
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for the user account.
5.
In the Status list, click Reload user.
Add an administrator role to a user account
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
On the Roles tab, in the Available roles list, click the role that you want to assign to the user account.
7.
Click Add.
8.
Click Save all.
Update the contact list manually
You can update the contact list in the BlackBerry Configuration Database so that you can include any organizational
changes or updates in the contact list. The amount of time that the BlackBerry Mail Store Service requires to update the
contact list depends on the contact list size.
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1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click Email.
3.
Click Refresh available user list from company directory.
Resend service books to a BlackBerry device
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the BlackBerry device PIN.
5.
In the Communications list, click Resend service books to a device.
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Managing the default distribution settings
for jobs
When you create a software configuration and assign it to user accounts, change a software configuration that you
assigned to user accounts, or assign or change an IT policy, the BlackBerry Administration Service creates jobs to deliver
the resulting objects or settings to BlackBerry devices. You can change the default settings that control how the BlackBerry
Administration Service creates jobs and delivers job tasks to BlackBerry devices. You can also change the default settings
that the BlackBerry Administration Service uses to deliver IT policies, BlackBerry Java Applications, BlackBerry Device
Software, and standard application settings to BlackBerry devices.
Change default settings for a job schedule
When you create a software configuration and assign it to user accounts, when you change a software configuration that
you assigned to user accounts, or assign or change an IT policy, the BlackBerry Administration Service creates jobs to
deliver the resulting objects or settings to BlackBerry devices. A job consists of multiple tasks. Each task delivers a specific
object or setting to a BlackBerry device, for example, upgrading BlackBerry Device Software, installing or removing a
BlackBerry Java Application, or sending updated IT policy settings or application settings.
You can change the default settings for a job to control how the BlackBerry Administration Service processes jobs. If you
change the default settings for a job, your organization's environment might experience a performance impact.
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1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Deployment jobs.
2.
Click Specify job schedule settings.
3.
Click Edit job schedule settings.
4.
In the Default delay for each job section, in the Default delay field, type the number of minutes that the BlackBerry
Administration Service waits before it creates and processes a job.
The default value is 15 minutes.
5.
In the General section, in the Mark job as failed field, type the number of days that the BlackBerry Administration
Service waits before it defines a job that was not delivered to BlackBerry devices as failed.
The default value is 30 days.
6.
In the Purge jobs field, type the number of days that the BlackBerry Administration Service waits before it deletes a
failed job or a completed job.
The default value is 7 days.
7.
Click Save all.
Change how IT policies are sent to BlackBerry devices
You can change the settings that the BlackBerry Administration Service uses to send all IT policy settings and updates to
BlackBerry devices. If you change the default settings for IT policy distribution, your organization's environment might
experience a performance impact.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Deployment jobs.
2.
Click Specify IT policy distribution settings.
3.
Click Edit distribution settings.
4.
Perform any of the following tasks:
Task
Steps
Change the default recurrence day
for sending IT policy updates.
1. Click the Edit icon for the default recurrence day.
2. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the
appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.
3. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If
necessary, set the start time and end time.
4. Click the Update icon.
By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.
Add a new recurrence day for
sending IT policy updates.
If you want to add more than one recurrence day for sending IT policy
updates, the schedules for the separate recurrence days cannot overlap.
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Task
Steps
1. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the
appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.
2. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If
necessary, set the start time and end time.
3. Click the Add icon.
5.
On the System throttling tab, in the Maximum number of simultaneous tasks per BlackBerry Administration
Service instance field, type the maximum number of tasks that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to process
at the same time.
The default value is 1000.
6.
On the Job throttling tab, to turn on throttling for all IT policy tasks in jobs, select Enabled to reduce load on system.
7.
If necessary, in the Default throttling for all IT policy tasks in each job in a time window section, in the Maximum
number of simultaneous tasks per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field, type the maximum number of
IT policy tasks that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to process at the same time.
The default value is 25.
8.
If necessary, in the Total number of tasks per time window per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field,
type the total number of IT policy tasks that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to process during each
processing interval.
The default value is 150.
9.
Click Save all.
Change how to install, update, or remove BlackBerry
Java Applications
You can change the settings that the BlackBerry Administration Service uses to install and update BlackBerry Java
Applications on BlackBerry devices, and remove BlackBerry Java Applications on BlackBerry devices. If you change the
default application distribution settings, your organization's environment might experience a performance impact.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Deployment jobs.
2.
Click Specify application distribution settings.
3.
Click Edit distribution settings.
4.
Perform any of the following tasks:
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Task
Steps
Change the default recurrence day
for installing, upgrading, or removing
BlackBerry Java Applications.
1. Click the Edit icon for the default recurrence day.
2. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the
appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.
3. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If
necessary, change the start time and end time.
4. Click the Update icon.
By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.
Add a new recurrence day for
installing, upgrading, or removing
BlackBerry Java Applications.
If you want to add more than one recurrence day, the schedules for the
separate recurrence days cannot overlap.
1. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the
appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.
2. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If
necessary, change the start time and end time.
3. Click the Add icon.
5.
On the System throttling tab, in the Maximum number of simultaneous tasks per BlackBerry Administration
Service instance field, type the maximum number of tasks that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to process
at the same time.
The default value is 1000.
6.
On the Job throttling tab, to turn on throttling for all application tasks in jobs, select Enabled to reduce load on
system.
7.
If necessary, in the Default throttling for all application tasks in each job in a time window section, in the Maximum
number of simultaneous tasks per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field, type the maximum number of
application tasks that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to process simultaneously.
The default value is 25.
8.
If necessary, in the Total number of tasks per time window per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field,
type the total number of application tasks that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to process during each
processing interval.
The default value is 150.
9.
Click Save all.
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Change how to install or update the BlackBerry Device
Software
You can change the settings that the BlackBerry Administration Service uses to install or upgrade the BlackBerry Device
Software on BlackBerry devices. If you change the default distribution settings for the BlackBerry Device Software, your
organization's environment might experience a performance impact.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Deployment jobs.
2.
Click Specify BlackBerry Device Software distribution settings.
3.
Click Edit distribution settings.
4.
Perform any of the following tasks:
Task
Steps
Change the recurrence day for
installing, updating, or removing the
BlackBerry Device Software.
1. Click the Edit icon for the recurrence day.
2. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the
appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.
3. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If
necessary, change the start time and end time.
4. Click the Update icon.
By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.
Add a recurrence day for installing,
To add more than one recurrence day, the schedules for the separate
updating, or removing the BlackBerry recurrence days cannot overlap.
Device Software.
1. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the
appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.
2. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If
necessary, change the start time and end time.
3. Click the Add icon.
5.
On the System throttling tab, in the Maximum number of simultaneous tasks per BlackBerry Administration
Service instance field, type the maximum number of BlackBerry Device Software tasks that you want the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server to process at the same time.
The default value is 1000.
6.
On the Job throttling tab, to turn on throttling for all BlackBerry Device Software tasks in jobs, select Enabled to
reduce load on system.
7.
If necessary, in the Default throttling for all BlackBerry Device Software tasks in each job in a time window section,
in the Maximum number of simultaneous tasks per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field, type the
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maximum number of BlackBerry Device Software tasks that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to process at
the same time.
The default value is 25.
8.
If necessary, in the Total number of tasks per time window per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field,
type the total number of BlackBerry Device Software tasks that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to process
during each processing interval.
The default value is 150.
9.
Click Save all.
Change how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends
standard application settings to BlackBerry devices
BlackBerry Device Software configurations include standard application settings that you can use to control calendar,
email, and contact list settings on BlackBerry devices. You can change how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends the
settings to and updates the settings on BlackBerry devices. If you change the default distribution settings for the standard
application settings, your organization's environment might experience a performance impact.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Deployment jobs.
2.
Click Specify BlackBerry Device Software application distribution settings.
3.
Click Edit distribution settings.
4.
Perform any of the following tasks:
Task
Steps
Change the recurrence day for
sending or updating standard
application settings.
1. Click the Edit icon for the default recurrence day.
2. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the
appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, click the recurrence days.
3. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option.
If necessary, change the start time and end time.
4. Click the Update icon.
By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.
Add a recurrence day for sending or
updating standard application
settings.
To add more than one recurrence day, the schedules for the separate
recurrence days cannot overlap.
1. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the
appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, click the recurrence days.
2. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option.
If necessary, change the start time and end time.
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Task
Steps
3. Click the Add icon.
5.
On the System throttling tab, in the Maximum number of simultaneous tasks per BlackBerry Administration
Service instance field, type the maximum number of tasks that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to process
at the same time.
The default value is 1000.
6.
On the Job throttling tab, to turn on throttling for all tasks for standard application settings in jobs, click Enabled to
reduce load on system.
7.
If necessary, in the Default throttling for all BlackBerry Device Software application settings tasks in each job in a
time window section, in the Maximum number of simultaneous tasks per BlackBerry Administration Service
instance field, type the maximum number of tasks for standard application settings that you want the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server to process at the same time.
The default value is 25.
8.
If necessary, in the Total number of tasks per time window per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field,
type the total number of tasks for standard application settings that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to
process during each processing interval.
The default value is 150.
9.
Click Save all.
Managing the distribution settings for a
specific job
When you create a software configuration and assign it to user accounts, change a software configuration that you
assigned to user accounts, or assign or change an IT policy, the BlackBerry Administration Service creates jobs to deliver
the resulting objects or settings to BlackBerry devices. Before the BlackBerry Administration Service delivers a specific job,
you can change the delivery schedule of the job, priority of the job, and how the job delivers IT policies, BlackBerry Java
Applications, BlackBerry Device Software, and standard application settings to BlackBerry devices.
If you do not change the schedule, priority, or distribution settings for a job, the job uses the default schedule and
distribution settings that you configure in the BlackBerry Administration Service.
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Specify the start time and priority for a job
If a job has not started running, you can specify when you want the job to start. If you do not specify the start time for a job,
the job starts according to the distribution settings that you configured in the BlackBerry Administration Service. You can
also change the priority of a job. By default, all jobs have a medium priority. If you change the priority of a job to low, the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server processes it after the jobs with a medium or high priority. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server
processes jobs with a high priority before it processes jobs with a medium or low priority.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Deployment jobs.
2.
Click Manage deployment jobs.
3.
Search for the job that you want to change.
4.
In the search results, click the ID of the job that you want to change.
5.
Click Edit job.
6.
In the Priority drop-down list, click the appropriate priority for the job.
7.
In the Job Schedule section, in the Effective Date field, select the start date for the job.
8.
Click Save all.
Change how a job sends IT policies to BlackBerry
devices
You can change how the BlackBerry Administration Service sends IT policy settings and changes in a specific job to
BlackBerry devices. You can change a job's distribution settings for IT policies only if the job is not running. If you changing
the IT policy distribution settings for a job, your organization's environment might experience a performance impact.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Deployment jobs.
2.
Click Manage deployment jobs.
3.
Search for the job that you want to change.
4.
In the search results, click the ID of the job that you want to change.
5.
Click Edit job.
6.
On the IT Policy Distribution tab, perform any of the following tasks:
Task
Steps
Change the default recurrence day
for sending IT policy changes.
1. Click the Edit icon for the default recurrence day.
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2. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the
appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.
3. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If
necessary, change the start time and end time.
4. Click the Update icon.
By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.
Add a new recurrence day for
sending IT policy changes.
If you want to add more than one recurrence day for sending IT policy
changes, the schedules for the separate recurrence days cannot overlap.
1. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the
appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.
2. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If
necessary, change the start time and end time.
3. Click the Add icon.
7.
To turn on throttling for all IT policy tasks in the job, in the Default throttling enablement for all IT policy tasks in
each job in a time window section, select Enabled to reduce load on system.
8.
If necessary, in the Default throttling for all IT policy tasks in each job in a time window section, in the Maximum
number of simultaneous tasks per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field, type the maximum number of
IT policy tasks in the job that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to process at the same time.
The default value is 25.
9.
If necessary, in the Total number of tasks per time window per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field,
type the total number of IT policy tasks in the job that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to process during
each processing interval.
The default value is 150.
10. Click Save all.
Change how a job sends BlackBerry Java Applications
to BlackBerry devices
You can change how the BlackBerry Administration Service installs, updates, or removes the BlackBerry Java Applications
in a specific job on BlackBerry devices. You can change a job's distribution settings for applications only if the job is not
running. If you change the default application distribution settings, your organization's environment might experience a
performance impact.
1.
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Click Manage deployment jobs.
3.
Search for the job that you want to change.
4.
In the search results, click the ID of the job that you want to change.
5.
Click Edit job.
6.
On the Application Distribution tab, perform any of the following tasks:
Task
Steps
Change the default recurrence day
for installing, upgrading, or removing
BlackBerry Java Applications.
1. Click the Edit icon for the default recurrence day.
2. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the
appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.
3. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If
necessary, change the start time and end time.
4. Click the Update icon.
By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.
Add a new recurrence day for
installing, upgrading, or removing
BlackBerry Java Applications.
If you want to add more than one recurrence day, the schedules for the
separate recurrence days cannot overlap.
1. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the
appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.
2. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If
necessary, change the start time and end time.
3. Click the Add icon.
7.
To turn on throttling for all application tasks in the job, on the Default throttling enablement for all application tasks
in each job in a time window section, select Enabled to reduce load on system.
8.
If necessary, in the Default throttling for all application tasks in each job in a time window section, in the Maximum
number of simultaneous tasks per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field, type the maximum number of
application tasks in the job that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to process at the same time.
The default value is 25.
9.
If necessary, in the Total number of tasks per time window per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field,
type the total number of application tasks in the job that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to process during
each processing interval.
The default value is 150.
10. Click Save all.
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Change how a job sends the BlackBerry Device
Software to BlackBerry devices
You can change how the BlackBerry Administration Service installs or updates the BlackBerry Device Software in a specific
job on BlackBerry devices. You can change the distribution settings for a job for the BlackBerry Device Software only if the
job is not running. If you change the default distribution settings for BlackBerry Device Software, your organization's
environment might experience a performance impact.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Deployment jobs.
2.
Click Manage deployment jobs.
3.
Search for a job.
4.
In the search results, click the ID of the appropriate job.
5.
Click Edit job.
6.
On the BlackBerry Device Software Distribution tab, perform any of the following tasks:
Task
Steps
Change the recurrence day for
installing, updating, or removing
BlackBerry Device Software.
1. Click the Edit icon for the recurrence day.
2. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the
appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, click the number of
recurrence days.
3. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If
necessary, change the start time and end time.
4. Click the Update icon.
By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.
Add a new recurrence day for
installing, updating, or removing
BlackBerry Device Software.
To add more than one recurrence day, the schedules for the separate
recurrence days cannot overlap.
1. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the
appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, click the recurrence days.
2. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option.
If necessary, change the start time and end time.
3. Click the Add icon.
7.
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If necessary, in the Default throttling for all BlackBerry Device Software tasks in each job in a time window section,
in the Maximum number of simultaneous tasks per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field, type the
maximum number of BlackBerry Device Software tasks in the job that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to
process at the same time.
The default value is 25.
9.
If necessary, in the Total number of tasks per time window per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field,
type the total number of BlackBerry Device Software tasks in the job that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
to process during each processing interval.
The default value is 150.
10. Click Save all.
Change how a job sends standard application settings
to BlackBerry devices
BlackBerry Device Software configurations include standard application settings that you can use to control calendar,
email, and contact list settings on BlackBerry devices. You can change how the BlackBerry Administration Service sends
settings and updates in jobs to BlackBerry devices. If you change the default distribution settings for the standard
application settings in BlackBerry Device Software configurations, your organization's environment might experience a
performance impact.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Deployment jobs.
2.
Click Manage deployment jobs.
3.
Search for a job.
4.
In the search results, click the ID of the appropriate job.
5.
Click Edit job.
6.
On the BlackBerry Device Software Application Settings Distribution tab, perform any of the following tasks:
Task
Steps
Change the recurrence day for
sending or updating standard
application settings.
1. Click the Edit icon for the recurrence day.
2. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the
appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the number of
recurrence days.
3. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option.
If necessary, change the start time and end time.
4. Click the Update icon.
By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.
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Task
Steps
Add a recurrence day for sending or
updating standard application
settings.
To add more than one recurrence day, the schedules for the separate
recurrence days cannot overlap.
1. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the
appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, click the recurrence days.
2. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option.
If necessary, change the start time and end time.
3. Click the Add icon.
7.
To turn on throttling for all tasks for standard application settings in the job, in the Default throttling enablement for
all BlackBerry Device Software application tasks in each job in a time window section, click Enabled to reduce load
on system.
8.
If necessary, in the Default throttling for all BlackBerry Device Software Application Settings tasks in each job in a
time window section, in the Maximum number of simultaneous tasks per BlackBerry Administration Service
instance field, type the maximum number of tasks for standard application settings in the job that you want the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server to process at the same time.
The default value is 25.
9.
If necessary, in the Total number of tasks per time window per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field,
type the total number of tasks for standard application settings in the job that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server to process during each processing interval.
The default value is 150.
10. Click Save all.
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BlackBerry devices
Make a BlackBerry Java Application unavailable for
installation
You can delete a BlackBerry Java Application and all versions of the application from the application repository if you do
not want to make the BlackBerry Java Application available to add to software configurations. You cannot delete a
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BlackBerry Java Application from the application repository if the BlackBerry Java Application is in a software
configuration.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Software >
Applications.
2.
Click Manage applications.
3.
Search for a BlackBerry Java Application.
4.
In the search results, click the name of the application.
5.
Click Delete application.
6.
Click Yes - Delete the application and all application versions.
Remove a BlackBerry Java Application from
BlackBerry devices over the wireless network
You can remove a BlackBerry Java Application, the collaboration client, or the BlackBerry MDS Runtime from BlackBerry
devices over the wireless network.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Software.
2.
Click Manage software configurations.
3.
Click a software configuration.
4.
Click Edit software configuration.
5.
On the Applications tab, click the Delete icon for the application.
6.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
If you configured the software configuration to permit unlisted applications on BlackBerry devices and you want to
permit users to install the application as an unlisted application, or if you configured the software configuration to
not permit unlisted applications on BlackBerry devices, click Save all.
•
If you configured the software configuration to permit unlisted applications on BlackBerry devices, and you do not
want to permit users to install the application on their BlackBerry devices, perform steps 7 to 12.
7.
Click Add applications to software configuration.
8.
Search for the application that you want to remove.
9.
In the search results, select the application.
10. In the Disposition drop-down list for the application, click Disallowed.
11. Click Add to software configuration.
12. Click Save all.
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Managing software configurations
Remove a software configuration from a group
If you remove a software configuration from a group, the applications in the software configuration are removed from the
BlackBerry devices that are associated with the user accounts that belong to the group.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Group.
2.
Click Manage groups.
3.
Click a group.
4.
Click Edit group.
5.
On the Software configuration tab, in the Current software configurations list, click a software configuration.
6.
Click Remove.
7.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each software configuration you want to remove.
8.
Click Save all.
Remove a software configuration from multiple user
accounts
If you remove a software configuration from multiple user accounts, the applications in the software configuration are
removed from the BlackBerry devices that are associated with the user accounts.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for one or more user accounts.
4.
Select one or more user accounts.
5.
In the Remove from user configuration list, click Remove software configuration.
6.
In the Available software configurations list, click a software configuration.
7.
Click Remove.
8.
Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each software configuration that you want to remove from the user accounts.
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Click Save.
Remove a software configuration from a user account
If you remove a software configuration from a user account, the applications in the software configuration are removed
from the BlackBerry device associated with the user account.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for one or more user accounts.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for a user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
On the Software configuration tab, in the Current software configurations list, click a software configuration.
7.
Click Remove.
8.
Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each software configuration that you want to remove.
9.
Click Save all.
Delete a software configuration
You can delete a software configuration that is not assigned to a user account.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Software.
2.
Click Manage software configurations.
3.
Click a software configuration.
4.
Click Delete software configuration.
5.
Click Yes - Delete the software configuration.
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Restricting user access to content on web
servers
You can prevent BlackBerry device users from accessing specific web servers using the BlackBerry Browser or
applications on BlackBerry devices. To specify the web servers that you want users to access, you can turn on pull
authorization to restrict access to all types of web content and create pull rules to specify a list of web servers that you
permit users to access. Alternatively, you can create pull rules that specify a list of restricted web servers.
When you create pull rules, you can specify whether users must authenticate using RSA authentication, integrated
Windows authentication, or both before the users can access the web servers.
Restrict requests for content on web servers from
BlackBerry devices
Turn on pull authorization for a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to restrict the web addresses that users assigned to
that BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can request when the users connect to the Internet or to your organization's
intranet from their BlackBerry devices.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the Access control section, in the Pull authorization drop-down list, click Yes.
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Click Save all.
Users cannot access web content on their BlackBerry devices until you permit the users to access specific web servers
using pull rules.
After you finish: To permit users to access specific web servers, specify allowed web address patterns and assign the web
address patterns to a pull rule, and assign the pull rule to a user account or group.
Specify web address patterns
You can create pull rules that specify which web address patterns users can and cannot use to access web servers from the
BlackBerry Browser and other applications on their BlackBerry devices. To create a pull rule, you must first specify web
address patterns (for example, specify addresses with domains that are allowed). You can assign the web address patterns
to a pull rule that you create, and specify whether access to web servers that match the web address patterns is permitted
or restricted on BlackBerry devices. After you create a pull rule, you must assign it to user accounts or groups.
A web site that uses DNS load balancing returns a single IP address to the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service but might
use multiple IP addresses to provide access to the web site. As a result, the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service might not
be able to restrict BlackBerry devices from accessing the web site.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the Pull URL patterns tab, in the appropriate protocol section, type the web address pattern of a web server that
you want to control access to. The web address patterns are based on Java regular expressions (for example, .*
\..*domain.*).
5.
Click the Add icon.
6.
Click Save all.
After you finish: Create web address patterns for each web server that you want to permit users to access. Create a pull
rule that permits users to access the web servers that match the web address patterns.
Create a pull rule
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the Access control rules tab, in the Rule name field, type a name for the pull rule.
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In the Control type drop-down list, click Pull.
6.
Click the Add icon.
7.
Click Save all.
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After you finish: Restrict or permit web address patterns using a pull rule.
Restrict or permit web addresses and Intranet
addresses using a pull rule
Before you begin:
• Create a pull rule.
•
If you want BlackBerry device users to use RSA authentication to access web servers, configure the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service to authenticate BlackBerry devices to the RSA Authentication Manager.
•
If you want users to use integrated Windows authentication when they access the web servers, configure the
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate devices to Microsoft Active Directory.
A web site that uses DNS load balancing returns a single IP address to the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service but might
use multiple IP addresses to provide access to the web site. As a result, the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service might not
be able to restrict BlackBerry devices from accessing the web site.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the Access control rules tab, click the Edit icon for a pull rule.
5.
In the URL pattern group drop-down list, click the protocol for the address that you want to assign to the pull rule.
6.
In the URL pattern drop-down list, click the address that you want to assign to the pull rule.
7.
In the Allowed drop-down list, perform one of the following actions:
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To prevent users from accessing web servers that match the address, click Deny.
•
To permit users to access web servers that match a specific address, click Allow.
If necessary, in the Authentication drop-down list, perform one of the following actions:
•
To require that a user enter authentication credentials to access content on a web site, click Access control rules
only. The device user is not prompted to enter authentication credentials if they are not required by the web site.
•
To require that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service authenticates a user using integrated Windows
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To require that a user authenticates to the RSA Authentication Manager using RSA authentication, click RSA.
•
To require that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service authenticates the user using integrated Windows
authentication and that a user authenticates to the RSA Authentication Manager using RSA authentication, click
Integrated and RSA.
Click the Add icon.
10. Repeat steps 5 to 8 for each address that you want to assign to the pull rule.
11. Click Save all.
After you finish: Assign the pull rule to a group or user account.
Assign a pull rule to the members of a group
Before you begin: Create a pull rule. Assign web address patterns to the pull rule.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Click View more criteria.
4.
Search for a group.
5.
Click Select all results in the entire set.
6.
In the Add to user configuration list, click Add pull rule.
7.
In the Available pull rules list, click a pull rule.
8.
Click Add.
9.
Click Save.
Assign a pull rule to user accounts
Before you begin: Create a pull rule. Assign web address patterns to the pull rule.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for one or more user accounts.
4.
Select the appropriate user accounts.
5.
In the Add to user configuration list, click Add pull rule.
6.
In the Available pull rules list, click a pull rule.
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Click Add.
8.
Click Save.
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Restricting user access to media content in
the BlackBerry Browser
You can use standard definitions for MIME media types so that you can restrict the media types that the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service can send to the BlackBerry Browser and other applications on BlackBerry devices.
For more information about MIME media types, visit www.iana.org.
Prevent users from accessing specific media types
You can configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instances in your organization's environment to prevent users
from accessing every format of a media type (for example, video), or a specific format of a media type (for example, .mp3),
using the BlackBerry Browser and other applications on a BlackBerry device.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
In the Media content type field, type the media type and subtype using standard definitions for MIME media types.
Use the format <type>/<subtype>.
5.
In the Disallow content drop-down list, click Yes.
6.
Click the Add icon.
7.
Click Save all.
Configure download limits for media content types
You can configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instances in your organization's environment to limit the size of
media content that BlackBerry device users can download to BlackBerry devices during each connection. Each request for
data that the device makes to the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service is a connection. If you do not configure a limit for
media content types, the default values apply.
Before you begin: For more information about MIME media types, visit www.iana.org/assignments/media-types.
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1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
In the Media content type field, type the media type and subtype using standard definitions for MIME media types.
Use the format <type>/<subtype>. You can substitute an asterisk (*) to represent all types or subtypes except for the
types you have already configured. Some examples of entries for the Media content type field include application/
msword, application/pdf, video/mpeg, application/*, image/*, */*.
5.
In the Maximum KB/Connection field, type the maximum size (in KB) of content that a user can download to the
device, during each connection to the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
6.
In the Disallow content drop-down list, click No.
7.
Click the Add icon.
8.
Click Save all.
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Default download limits for media content types
BlackBerry device users can only download a specific amount of media content to BlackBerry devices with each
connection. You can configure a limit in the BlackBerry Administration Service. If you do not configure a limit, the default
limit applies. The following table lists the default values.
There is no limit for the amount of media content that users can download using HTTP POST.
MIME type
Maximum number of bytes per connection (KB)
application/msword
2048
application/pdf
2048
application/vnd.ms-excel
2048
application/vnd.ms-powerpoint
2048
application/vnd.oma.drm.message
5120
application/vnd.oma.dm.message
5120
multimedia types such as audio and video
32,768
other
2048
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Configuring Integrated Windows
authentication so that users can access
resources on your organization's network
To permit BlackBerry device users to access resources on your organization's network using BlackBerry devices without
requiring the users to type a user name and password each time they access the network resources, you can configure the
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to support Integrated Windows authentication. Users can then access network
resources such as intranet sites and network shared folders on their devices using the BlackBerry Browser or Files
application without typing a user name and password.
Before you configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to support Integrated Windows authentication, you must
create a Microsoft Active Directory account in each Microsoft Active Directory domain that includes resources that you
want to turn on Integrated Windows authentication for. You must configure constrained delegation for the Microsoft Active
Directory accounts so that they delegate access to each intranet site or network shared folder in the Microsoft Active
Directory domain.
You must also configure two-way trust between the Microsoft Active Directory domain that the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service is running on and other Microsoft Active Directory domains in other forests that the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service must connect to. The S4U2proxy extension that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service uses to retrieve the
Kerberos service tickets for users requires a two-way trust between Microsoft Active Directory domains.
After you turn on Integrated Windows authentication and specify a Microsoft Active Directory account in the BlackBerry
Administration Service, you must specify web address patterns for the network resources that you want to permit users to
access, create a pull rule for the web address patterns, permit access to the web address patterns using the pull rule, and
assign the pull rule to users or a group.
After you configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to support Integrated Windows authentication, the BlackBerry
MDS Connection Service uses the Microsoft Active Directory account to verify login information for a user and access the
network resources on behalf of the user. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server then sends information from the network
resources to the user's device.
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Configuring the Microsoft Active Directory account to
delegate access
Prerequisites: Configuring the Microsoft Active Directory account to
delegate access to an intranet site
•
Verify that you configured Integrated Windows authentication for the application server that hosts the intranet site.
•
Verify that the application server that hosts the intranet site and the web application that runs on the application server
support Kerberos authentication.
•
Verify that you have permission to update the Microsoft Active Directory account in Microsoft Active Directory.
•
Verify that you have access to the Windows Server setspn tool that is included with the Windows Server Support Tools.
For more information about the setspn tool, visit http://technet.microsoft.com to read Setspn Overview.
•
If you did not configure a Microsoft Active Directory account to delegate access to an intranet site or shared folder, in
Microsoft Active Directory, you must create a Microsoft Active Directory account that should have the following
conditions:
•
•
a password that meets the security requirements of your organization
•
the user is not required to change their password the next time that the user logs in
•
the user's password never expires
If you configured a pool of application servers to host the intranet site, and the pool is running on Microsoft IIS and is
located behind a load balancer, specify a user account (also known as the identity) for the pool that hosts the intranet
site. For more information, see http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc771170(WS.10).aspx.
Configure the Microsoft Active Directory account to delegate access to an
intranet site
You are required to have only one Microsoft Active Directory account in each Microsoft Active Directory domain that
includes the resources that you want to turn on Integrated Windows authentication for.
For more information about configuring the Microsoft Active Directory account using setspn and Microsoft Active Directory,
visit www.blackberry.com/btsc to read article KB22726.
1.
If a pool of application servers host a intranet site and the pool is running on Microsoft IIS and is located behind a
load-balancer, use setspn or ADSI to add the SPNs of the intranet site to the user account (also known as the identity)
of the pool. You must configure the SPNs using the FQDN and the name of the intranet site that users type into their
browsers (for example, if users type http://intranet_site in their browsers, the name of the intranet site is
intranet_site).
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2.
In Microsoft Active Directory, in the Microsoft Active Directory account properties, if the Delegation tab does not
display, update the default HOST SPN registrations for the Microsoft Active Directory account.
3.
In the Microsoft Active Directory account properties, on the Delegation tab, configure the following settings:
•
trust this user for delegation to specified services only
•
use any authentication protocol
4.
Click Add.
5.
Perform one of the following tasks:
•
If a pool of application servers hosts the intranet site and the pool is running on Microsoft IIS and is located behind
a load-balancer, select the user account that runs the application pools in the Microsoft IIS servers.
•
If the intranet site is hosted by one application server, select the application server that hosts the intranet site.
6.
Select the HTTP service type for the user account or application server that you specified.
7.
Repeat steps 1 to 6 for each intranet site that you want to turn on integrated Windows authentication for.
After you finish:
• If required, configure BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to use a Microsoft Active Directory account when the
messaging server is in a remote Microsoft Active Directory domain.
•
Turn on Integrated Windows authentication when users access resources on your organization's network.
Prerequisites: Configuring the Microsoft Active Directory account to
delegate access to a shared folder
•
Verify that you configured Integrated Windows authentication for the file server that hosts the shared folders.
•
Verify that you have permission to update the Microsoft Active Directory account in Microsoft Active Directory.
•
Verify that you have access to the Windows Server setspn tool that is included with the Windows Server Support Tools.
For more information about the setspn tool, visit http://technet.microsoft.com to read Setspn Overview.
•
If you did not configure a Microsoft Active Directory account to delegate access to an intranet site or shared folder, in
Microsoft Active Directory, you must create a Microsoft Active Directory account that should have the following
conditions:
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the password meets the security requirements of your organization
•
the user is not required to change their password the next time that the user logs in
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Configure the Microsoft Active Directory account to delegate access to a
shared folder
You are required to have only one Microsoft Active Directory account in each Microsoft Active Directory domain that
includes the resources that you want to turn on Integrated Windows authentication for.
For more information about configuring the Microsoft Active Directory account using setspn and Microsoft Active Directory,
visit www.blackberry.com/btsc to read article KB22726.
1.
In Microsoft Active Directory, in the Microsoft Active Directory account properties, if the Delegation tab does not
display, update the default HOST SPN registrations for the Microsoft Active Directory account.
2.
In the Microsoft Active Directory account properties, on the Delegation tab, configure the following settings:
•
trust this user for delegation to specified services only
•
use any authentication protocol
3.
Click Add.
4.
Select the the file server that hosts the shared folder.
5.
Select the CIFS service type for the file server that you specified.
6.
Repeat steps 3 to 5 for each shared folder that you want to turn on Integrated Windows authentication for.
After you finish:
• If required, configure BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to use a Microsoft Active Directory account when the
messaging server is in a remote Microsoft Active Directory domain.
•
Turn on Integrated Windows authentication when users access resources on your organization's network.
Configuring the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
when the messaging server is located in a remote
Microsoft Active Directory domain
If the computer that hosts the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service is not located in the same Microsoft Active Directory
domain as the global catalog server or messaging server and you want to configure support for Integrated Windows
authentication, you must create a Microsoft Active Directory account that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can use
to connect to the global catalog server.
In a Microsoft Exchange environment, you must create the Microsoft Active Directory account in the Microsoft Active
Directory domain that includes the messaging server.
In an IBM Lotus Domino environment, if the messaging server is located in the same Microsoft Active Directory domain as
the global catalog server, you must create the Microsoft Active Directory account in that domain. If the messaging server is
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located in a different Microsoft Active Directory domain than the global catalog server, you must create the Microsoft Active
Directory account in the Microsoft Active Directory domain that includes the global catalog server.
You do not need to configure constrained delegation for the Microsoft Active Directory account that you create in the
Microsoft Active Directory domain that includes the messaging server or global catalog server.
Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service when the messaging
server is located in a remote Microsoft Active Directory domain
Before you begin: Create a Microsoft Active Directory account in the Microsoft Active Directory domain that the messaging
server or global catalog server is located in.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Research In
Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\MDS\Servers\instance\config .
2.
In a text editor, open the rimpublic.properties file.
3.
In the rimpublic.properties file, type application.handler.exchange.domain=<domain_name> where
<domain_name> is the Microsoft Active Directory domain that contains the messaging server. For example, type
application.handler.exchange.domain=domain123.example.com.
4.
Save and close the rimpublic.properties file.
5.
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service service.
After you finish: Turn on Integrated Windows authentication when BlackBerry device users access resources on your
organization's network.
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Turn on Integrated Windows authentication so that
users can access resources on your organization's
network
Before you begin:
• Configure the Microsoft Active Directory account to access resources on your organization's network.
•
If required, configure BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to use a Microsoft Active Directory account when the
messaging server is in a remote Microsoft Active Directory domain.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
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4.
In the Integrated authentication turned on drop-down list, click Yes.
5.
For each Microsoft Active Directory account, provide the following information:
•
In the Delegation user domain field, type the FQDN (for example, ldap.example.com).
•
In the Delegation user name field, type the user name.
•
In the Password and Confirm fields, type the password.
6.
Click Save all.
7.
On the HTTP tab, click Edit component.
8.
In the Authentication support enabled drop-down list, click Yes.
9.
Click Save all.
10. On the Pull URL Patterns tab, specify web address patterns for the intranet sites or shared folders that you want to
permit BlackBerry device users to access (for example, intranet_site(:80)?(\/.*)?). The web address patterns are
based on Java regular expressions. Consider specifying the following web address patterns:
•
Specify .*\:.*\/.* as the web address pattern so that you can prevent users from using any other web address
patterns to access intranet sites or shared network folders.
•
Specify .* as the web address pattern for OCSP, LDAP, and TCP to permit users to communicate with OCSP
servers, LDAP servers, or TCP servers.
11. On the Access control rules tab, create a pull rule for each of the web address patterns that you specified. When you
create the pull rule, in the Authentication drop-down list, click Integrated or Integrated and RSA.
12. Click Save all.
13. Assign the pull rules to the users or groups that you want to access intranet sites or shared network folders.
14. On the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry solution topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component
view > MDS Connection Service.
15. Click a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance.
16. Click Edit instance.
17. In the Pull Authorization drop-down list, click Yes.
18. Click Save all.
19. Repeat step 16 to 20 for each BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance.
Related information
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Create a pull rule, 309
Assign a pull rule to the members of a group, 311
Assign a pull rule to user accounts, 311
Restrict or permit web addresses and Intranet addresses using a pull rule, 310
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Restricting the push application content
that users can receive
By default, a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service sends push requests from server-side push applications to applications
on BlackBerry devices. BlackBerry devices can receive application data and application updates without users requesting
the content.
You can configure your organization's environment so that only specific server-side push applications can send push
requests to BlackBerry devices. You can turn on push authentication to prevent a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
from sending push requests, and create push initiators that permit specific server-side applications to send push requests
to BlackBerry devices. To permit specific users to receive push requests on BlackBerry devices, you can create push rules
and assign the rules to the users.
For more information about push requests, see the BlackBerry Java Development Environment Development Guide.
Restrict push applications from sending data to
BlackBerry devices
You can turn on push authentication to permit only authenticated push applications to send push requests to applications
on BlackBerry devices.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the Access control section, in the Push authentication options, click Yes.
5.
Click Save all.
After you finish: To authenticate and permit specific server-side push applications to send push requests to BlackBerry
devices, create push initiators.
Create push initiators for push applications
Push initiators specify which server-side push applications are authenticated and permitted to send push requests to
applications on BlackBerry devices. For push initiators to work, you must turn on push authentication for the BlackBerry
MDS Connection Service. You can configure several server-side push applications to use the same push initiator (that is, to
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use the same authorization password) if your organization's development environment permits it. Verify that the
authorization HTTP header in push requests from server-side push applications matches the name and password that you
specify for the push initiator.
Before you begin: Turn on push authentication for the appropriate instances of the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the Push initiators tab, in the Name field, type the name of the server-side application that you want to permit to
send push requests to BlackBerry devices.
5.
In the Credentials field, type the password for the server-side push application.
6.
Click the Add icon.
7.
Click Save all.
After you finish: Create a push initiator for each server-side push application that you want to permit to send push requests
to BlackBerry devices. To specify which users can receive push requests from authenticated push applications, turn on
push authorization and create push rules.
Turn on push authorization
If you turned on push authentication and created push initiators to specify which push applications can send push
requests, you can create push rules to specify which users are permitted to receive authenticated push requests. The
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can apply push rules only if you turn on push authorization for the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service.
Before you begin:
• Turn on push authentication.
•
Create push initiators to authenticate specific push applications.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the Access control section, in the Push authorization drop-down list, click Yes.
5.
Click Save all.
After you finish: Create a push rule.
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Create a push rule
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the Access control rules tab, in the Rule name field, type a name for the push rule.
5.
In the Control type drop-down list, click Push.
6.
Click the Add icon.
7.
Click Save all.
After you finish: Assign push initiators to the push rule.
Assign push initiators to a push rule
Before you begin: Create push initiators to authenticate specific push applications.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the Access control rules tab, click the Edit icon for a push rule.
5.
In the Available push initiators list, click the push initiator that you want to assign to the push rule.
6.
Click Add.
7.
Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each push initiator that you want to assign to the push rule.
8.
Click Save all.
After you finish: Assign the push rule to a user account or to a group.
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Assign a push rule to the members of a group
Before you begin:
• Create a push rule.
•
Assign push initiators to the push rule.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Click View more criteria.
4.
Search for a group.
5.
Click Select all results in the entire set.
6.
In the Add to user configuration list, click Add push rule.
7.
In the Available push rules list, click a push rule.
8.
Click Add.
9.
Click Save.
Assign a push rule to user accounts
Before you begin:
• Create a push rule.
•
Assign push initiators to the push rule.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for one or more user accounts.
4.
Select the user accounts that you want to assign a push rule to.
5.
In the Add to user configuration list, click Add push rule.
6.
In the Available push rules list, click a push rule.
7.
Click Add.
8.
Click Save.
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Encrypt push requests that push applications send to
BlackBerry devices
You can configure a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to use SSL or TLS to encrypt the push requests that server-side
push applications send to BlackBerry devices. By default, the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service does not encrypt the
push requests that server-side push applications send.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the Access control section, in the Push encryption drop-down list, click Yes.
5.
Click Save all.
Managing push application requests
The BlackBerry MDS Connection Service receives push application requests from server-side push applications and sends
the requests to applications on BlackBerry devices. You can control how the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
processes, stores, and sends push application requests.
For more information about types of push requests, visit www.blackberry.com/developers to see the BlackBerry Java
Development Environment Development Guide.
Specify device ports for application-reliable push
requests
Application developers can create BlackBerry Java Applications to manage application-reliable push requests. When a
BlackBerry Java Application receives an application-reliable push request, it sends a delivery confirmation message to the
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, which sends the message to the server-side push application. You must specify the
device port numbers that the BlackBerry Java Applications listen on for application-reliable push requests.
Before you begin: Contact your organization's application developers for the unique port numbers that they defined for
BlackBerry Java Applications that support application-reliable push requests.
1.
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Click the instance that you want to specify device ports for.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the Device ports enabled for reliable pushes field, type the device port number.
5.
Click the Add icon.
6.
Repeat steps 4 to 5 for each device port number that you want to add.
7.
Click Save all.
8.
Click Restart instance.
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Store push application requests in the BlackBerry
Configuration Database
To manage memory and system resources in your organization's environment, you can configure a BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service to store PAP and Research In Motion push requests in the BlackBerry Configuration Database. You can
also configure storage settings for the BlackBerry Configuration Database. For more information about types of push
requests, visit www.blackberry.com/developers to see the BlackBerry Java Development Environment Development Guide.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the Push access protocol section, in the Store push submissions drop-down list, click Yes.
5.
Click Save all.
6.
Click Restart instance.
After you finish: Configure the settings for storing push requests in the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
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Configure the settings for storing push requests in the
BlackBerry Configuration Database
To manage your organization's system resources, you can configure storage settings for push requests that are stored in
the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
In the Push message settings section, in the Maximum number of push messages stored field, type the number of
push requests that you want the BlackBerry Configuration Database to store.
5.
In the Maximum push message age field, type the maximum length of time, in minutes, that you want the BlackBerry
Configuration Database to store a push request before the BlackBerry Enterprise Server deletes it from the
BlackBerry Configuration Database.
6.
Click Save all.
Configure the maximum number of active connections
that a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can
process
You can configure the maximum number of push connections that a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can process at
the same time. The BlackBerry MDS Connection Service queues the push connections that exceed this limit.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click the instance that you want to configure active connections for.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the Push access protocol section, in the Maximum number of active connections field, type a number.
5.
Click Save all.
6.
Click Restart instance.
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Configure the maximum number of queued
connections that a BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service can process
The BlackBerry MDS Connection Service queues push connections when the number of connections exceeds a limit that
you specify. You can configure the maximum number of push connections that a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can
queue. The BlackBerry MDS Connection Service sends a "service unavailable" message to BlackBerry devices when the
number of pending push connections in the queue exceeds the limit.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click the instance that you want to configure the maximum number of queued connections for.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the Push access protocol section, in the Maximum number of queued connections field, type a number.
5.
Click Save all.
6.
Click Restart instance.
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synchronization
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Managing the wireless backup and recovery
of organizer data
The wireless backup feature backs up user account settings and data from BlackBerry devices to the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server automatically. You can use the wireless backup feature to synchronize organizer data to BlackBerry
devices without affecting the performance of your organization's messaging server. You can also use the wireless backup
feature to restore data from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to the BlackBerry device. By default, wireless backup is
turned on when you activate BlackBerry devices.
Turn off the wireless backup of organizer data for a
user account
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
In the Messaging configuration section, click Default configuration.
7.
On the Organizer data synchronization tab, in the General section, in the Automatic wireless backup turned on
drop-down list, click No.
8.
Click Continue to user information edit.
9.
Click Save all.
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Delete organizer data for members of a user group
from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server is not writing organizer data for members of a user group from their BlackBerry devices
to the BlackBerry Configuration Database correctly, the organizer data on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server might be
corrupted. You can delete the organizer data from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. This action forces the BlackBerry
devices to synchronize the current organizer data with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server over the wireless network.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Click View more criteria.
4.
In the Group criteria section, in the Specific group drop-down list, click the appropriate group.
5.
Click Search.
6.
Select all users.
7.
In the Organizer data synchronization list, click Clear backed up data for organizer data synchronization.
Delete a user's organizer data from a BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server writes a user’s organizer data from a BlackBerry device to the BlackBerry Configuration
Database incorrectly, the organizer data on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server might become corrupt. In this case, you can
delete the organizer data from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for one or more user accounts.
4.
Select the checkboxes beside the display names of the appropriate user accounts.
5.
In the Organizer data synchronization list, click Clear backed up data for organizer data synchronization.
Turning off organizer data synchronization
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Turn off organizer data synchronization for all user
accounts that are associated with a BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Synchronization.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
In the Instance information section, click Synchronization.
4.
Click Edit component.
5.
In the Synchronization turned on drop-down list, click False for each type of organizer data.
6.
Click Save all.
Turn off organizer data synchronization for a specific
user account
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
In the Messaging configuration section, click Default configuration.
7.
On the Organizer data synchronization tab, in the General section, perform one of the following actions:
•
To prevent the synchronization of organizer data, in the General section, in the Turn on wireless synchronization
drop-down list, click No.
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To prevent the synchronization of specific types of organizer data, in the General section, in the Turn on wireless
synchronization drop-down list, click Yes. In the Turn on synchronization drop-down list, click No for each type
of organizer data that you do not want to synchronize.
8.
Click Continue to user information edit.
9.
Click Save all.
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Changing how organizer data synchronizes
Change the direction of organizer data synchronization
for all user accounts on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Synchronization.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
In the Instance information section, click Synchronization.
4.
Click Edit component.
5.
For each type of organizer data, in the Synchronization type drop-down list, perform one of the following actions:
6.
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To synchronize data from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to the BlackBerry device only, click Server to Device.
•
To synchronize data from the BlackBerry device to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server only, click Device to Server.
•
To synchronize data from the BlackBerry device to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and from the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server to the BlackBerry device, click Bidirectional.
Click Save all.
Change the direction of organizer data synchronization
for a specific user account
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name of the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
In the Message configuration section, click Default configuration.
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On the Organizer data synchronization tab, for each type of organizer data, in the Synchronization type drop-down
list, perform one of the following actions:
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To synchronize data from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to the BlackBerry device only, click Server to Device.
•
To synchronize data from the BlackBerry device to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server only, click Device to Server.
•
To synchronize data from the BlackBerry device to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and from the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server to the BlackBerry device, click Bidirectional.
8.
Click Continue to user information edit.
9.
Click Save all.
Change how the BlackBerry Administration Service
resolves conflicts during organizer data
synchronization for all user accounts on a BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Synchronization.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
In the Instance information section, click Synchronization.
4.
Click Edit component.
5.
In the Conflict resolution drop-down list, perform one of the following actions for each type of organizer data:
6.
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To specify that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data overrides the BlackBerry device data, click Server Wins.
•
To specify that the BlackBerry device data overrides the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data, click Device Wins.
Click Save all.
Change how the BlackBerry Administration Service
resolves conflicts during organizer data
synchronization for a specific user account
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Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
In the Messaging configuration section, click Default configuration.
7.
On the Organizer data synchronization tab, for each type of organizer data, in the Conflict resolution drop-down list,
perform one of the following actions:
•
To specify that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data overrides the BlackBerry device data, click Server Wins.
•
To specify that the BlackBerry device data overrides the BlackBerry Enterprise Server data, click Device Wins.
8.
Click Continue to user information edit.
9.
Click Save all.
Synchronizing contact pictures
By default, the BlackBerry Synchronization Service synchronizes pictures that a user adds to contact entries in their
contact list between the BlackBerry device and the email applications on their computer. A user can add, delete, and
change pictures in the email applications on the computer or on the BlackBerry device.
If a picture is larger than 32 KB, the BlackBerry Synchronization Service cannot synchronize the contact picture to a
BlackBerry device from an email application.
Turn off synchronization of contact pictures for a user
account
Before you begin:
Verify that you turned on the mappings for organizer data synchronization for a specific user account.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
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In the Messaging configuration section, click Default configuration.
7.
On the Mappings for organizer data synchronization tab, in the Additional mappings section, in the Picture dropdown list, click None.
8.
Click Continue to user information edit.
9.
Click Save all.
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Managing message forwarding
You can define the message forwarding settings for user accounts and groups that are associated with the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server. The settings control how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server forwards email messages from users’ email
applications to their BlackBerry devices. You can also manage individual user accounts, provide support to users, control
the size of the message queue, and control the load on the BlackBerry Messaging Agent to process forwarding requests. By
default, email message forwarding is turned on when you add a user account to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
Users can configure message forwarding settings on their BlackBerry devices, or by using the BlackBerry Desktop
Manager or the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager. The settings that you define override the settings that users define.
Forward email messages to a BlackBerry device when
no filter rules apply
You can configure a BlackBerry Enterprise Server to deliver incoming messages to a user’s BlackBerry device when no
email message filters apply to those messages.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the name of a user account.
5.
In the Messaging configuration section, click Default configuration.
6.
Click Edit user.
7.
On the Email tab, in the Email message filter rules section, click Forward email messages to the device.
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Click Continue to user information edit.
9.
Click Save all.
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Do not deliver email messages to a BlackBerry device
when no filter rules apply
You can configure a BlackBerry Enterprise Server to prevent the delivery of incoming email messages to a user’s
BlackBerry device when no email message filters apply to the email messages.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the name of a user account.
5.
In the Messaging configuration section, click Default configuration.
6.
Click Edit user.
7.
On the Email tab, in the Email message filter rules section, click Do not forward email messages to the device.
8.
Click Continue to user information edit.
9.
Click Save all.
Forward email messages from inbox subfolders to a
BlackBerry device
You can specify which subfolders in a user's email application that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server can forward email
messages from. By default, a BlackBerry Enterprise Server forwards messages from the inbox only.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the name of the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
In the Messaging configuration section, click Default configuration.
7.
On the Email tab, in the Redirection folders section, perform one of the following actions:
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To forward email messages from the user's inbox and sent items folder, click Inbox and Sent Items only.
•
To select the folders that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to forward messages from, click Selected
folders. Click the folders that you want to forward messages from.
8.
Click Continue to user information edit.
9.
Click Save all.
Turn off email message forwarding to user accounts in
a group
You can temporarily stop the BlackBerry Enterprise Server from forwarding email messages to user accounts that belong to
a user group (for example, if the members of the user group are out of a wireless coverage area and do not want to receive
email messages during that time). When you turn off message forwarding for user accounts, users can send email
messages from their BlackBerry devices, but cannot receive email messages.
Users can turn on email message forwarding on the BlackBerry device manually.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry Solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Click View more criteria.
4.
In the Group criteria section, in the Specific group drop-down list, click the group you want to turn off message
forwarding for.
5.
Click Search.
6.
Select all users.
7.
In the Device services list, click Turn off redirection for selected devices.
Turn off email message forwarding to a user account
You can temporarily stop the BlackBerry Enterprise Server from forwarding email messages to a BlackBerry device (for
example, if a user is out of a wireless coverage area and does not want to receive email messages during that time). When
you turn off message forwarding for a user account, the user can send email messages from the BlackBerry device, but
cannot receive email messages.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
Click Edit user.
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In the Messaging configuration section, click Default configuration.
6.
In the Email services settings section, on the Redirect to BlackBerry device drop-down list, click No.
7.
Click Continue to user information edit.
8.
Click Save all.
After you finish: The user can turn on message forwarding on the BlackBerry device manually.
Turn off synchronization for email messages sent from
a BlackBerry device
If you do not want a user’s email application to receive a copy of email messages that the user sends from the BlackBerry
device, you can turn off synchronization for email messages that the user sends from the BlackBerry device.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the name of the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
In the Messaging configuration section, click Default configuration.
7.
On the Services tab, in the Email services settings section, in the Save copy in sent folder drop-down list, click No.
8.
Click Continue to user information edit.
9.
Click Save all.
Turn off email message forwarding when a user
connects a BlackBerry device to a computer
To manage network resources and control the number of email messages on a user's BlackBerry device, you can turn off
email message forwarding when a user's BlackBerry device is connected to the user's computer using a USB connection.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the name of the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
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In the Messaging configuration section, click Default configuration.
7.
In the Email services settings section, in the Redirect when in cradle drop-down list, click No.
8.
Click Continue to user information edit.
9.
Click Save all.
Managing the incoming message queue
The incoming message queue stores email messages from an organization's mail server until the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server processes the email messages and sends them to BlackBerry devices.
Delete email messages for user accounts from the
incoming message queue
You can delete email messages for one or more user accounts from the incoming message queue. This permits you to
manage the size of the queue and to manage user accounts that have a high number of pending email messages.
When you delete pending email messages from the incoming message queue, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server does not
send the email messages to the user’s BlackBerry device. The email messages remain in the email application on the
user’s computer.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for one or more user accounts.
4.
Select the user accounts that you want to delete incoming messages for.
5.
In the Pending data packets list, click Purge pending data packets for selected devices.
If wireless calendar synchronization for a user account is turned on, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server deletes pending
meeting invitations or updates from the incoming message queue and sends them at a later time. The BlackBerry
Enterprise Server does not delete IT policies and IT administration commands from the incoming message queue.
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Managing wireless message reconciliation
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server synchronizes email message status changes between BlackBerry devices and the email
applications on users' computers. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server reconciles message moves, deletions, and indicators
for read and unread messages every 30 minutes. By default, wireless message reconciliation is turned on.
To reduce high volumes of wireless network traffic, you can instruct users to limit how often they use the Reconcile Now
menu item in the message list on their BlackBerry devices.
Turn off wireless message reconciliation for a
BlackBerry Enterprise Server
You can turn off wireless message reconciliation to reduce wireless network traffic or to manage user accounts. If you turn
off wireless message reconciliation, users can reconcile their email messages only by connecting their BlackBerry devices
to the BlackBerry Desktop Manager or the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Messaging tab, in the Messaging options section, in the Wireless message reconciliation turn on drop down
list, click False.
5.
Click Save all.
Turn on reconciliation for email messages that are hard
deleted
Users can hard delete email messages in Microsoft Outlook and you can configure a BlackBerry Enterprise Server to
remove hard deleted messages from BlackBerry devices. If you turn on hard deletes reconciliation, the BlackBerry
Messaging Agent also deletes email messages from devices when users archive or move email messages to personal
folders in Microsoft Outlook. When you turn on reconciliation for hard deleted email messages, the BlackBerry Messaging
Agent uses recurring message scans to detect hard deleted email messages on the messaging server, and then deletes the
email messages from devices.
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1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Messaging tab, in the Messaging options section, in the Hard deletes reconciliation drop-down list, click
True.
5.
Click Save all.
6.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Dispatcher, restart the BlackBerry Dispatcher.
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Managing access to remote message data
Prevent a user from checking the availability of
meeting participants on the BlackBerry device
By default, when a BlackBerry device user creates a meeting request , the BlackBerry device user can check to see if a
potential participant is available. You can turn this feature off if you want to minimize the resource impact of the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server on your organization's messaging server.
Before you begin: If your organization's environment includes Microsoft Exchange 2007, configure the system public
folder’s Schedule + Free Busy properties. For more information, visit www.microsoft.com to read article 397221(EXCHG.
80) and article 691120(EXCHG.80).
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component View > Email.
2.
Click the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance or BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair that you want to
change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Messaging tab, in the Messaging Options section, change Free busy lookup turn on to False.
5.
Click Save All.
6.
Restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server using one of the following methods:
•
If you want to change a BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance, on the Instance information tab, click Restart
instance.
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If you want to change a BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair, click one of the instances, and on the Instance
information tab, click Restart instance. Repeat this step for the other instance in the pair.
•
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Dispatcher.
Repeat step 2 to step 6 for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that you want to turn off the feature for.
After you finish: To allow the user to check the availability of a potential meeting participant, in the Messaging Options
section, change Free busy lookup turn on to True. Click Save all. Restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
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Prevent a user from searching for remote email
messages using a device
You can prevent BlackBerry device users from searching with their devices for remote email messages that are located on
the messaging server.
Before you begin: You must turn on wireless email reconciliation.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the name of the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instance that you want to prevent a device user from searching for
remote email messages.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Messaging tab, in the Messaging options section, in the Remote search turned on drop-down list, click False.
5.
Click Save all.
6.
On the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component
view > BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
7.
Click the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance or BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair that is associated
with the email instance that you want to prevent a device user from searching for remote email messages.
8.
Restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server using one of the following methods:
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If you are changing a BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance, in the Status list, click Restart instance.
•
If you are changing a BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair, in the Status list for one of the instances in the pair, click
Restart instance. Repeat this step for the other instance in the pair.
•
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Dispatcher.
Repeat step 2 to step 8 for each BlackBerry Messaging Agent instance that you want to turn off remote searching for.
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After you finish: To turn on the ability to search for remote messages, in the Messaging Options section, change Remote
search turn on to True. Click Save all. Restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
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Managing email messages that contain
HTML and rich content
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server supports email messages that contain HTML and rich content on BlackBerry devices that
are running BlackBerry Device Software version 4.5 or later. You can turn off support for rich content and inline images in
email messages. Users can configure the message settings on the BlackBerry devices. The settings that you define
override the settings that users define.
View whether a user turned on support for email
messages that contain HTML and rich content for a
BlackBerry device
You can view whether a user turned on support for email messages with HTML and rich content and whether a user can
download images to a BlackBerry device automatically. A user can choose whether to turn off support on the BlackBerry
device.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for the user account that you assigned the BlackBerry device to.
4.
In the search results, click the user name.
5.
In the Messaging configuration section, click the device configuration name.
6.
In the Email Services Settings section, check if Rich content turned on and Automatic downloading of inline images
turned on are configured to Yes.
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Turn off support for rich text formatting and inline
images in email messages for users on a BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
You can prevent the BlackBerry Enterprise Server from sending email messages that contain HTML and rich content to
BlackBerry devices. When you turn off rich text formatting, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends all email messages in
plain text format. You can also prevent the BlackBerry Enterprise Server from sending email messages that contain inline
images to BlackBerry devices.
If you turn off support for rich content and inline images, you reduce the resource consumption on the computers that are
running the messaging server, BlackBerry Attachment Service, and BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component View > Email.
2.
Click the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance or BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair that you want turn
off rich text formatting or inline images for.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Messaging tab, perform one or both of the following options:
•
To turn off rich text formatting, in the Messaging options section, in the Rich content turned on drop-down list,
click False.
•
To prevent sending inline images, in the Messaging options section, in the Automatic downloading of inline
images turned on drop-down list, click False.
5.
Click Save All.
6.
Restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server using one of the following methods:
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If you want to change a BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance, on the Instance information tab, click Restart
instance.
•
If you want to change a BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair, click one of the instances, and on the Instance
information tab, click Restart instance. Repeat this step for the other instance in the pair.
•
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Dispatcher.
Repeat step 2 through step 6 for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that you want to turn off rich text
formatting or inline images for.
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Turn off support for rich text formatting and inline
images in email messages using an IT policy rule
You can change an IT policy rule to prevent the BlackBerry Enterprise Server from sending email messages that contain
HTML and rich content or inline images to users. If you turn off support for rich text formatting, the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server sends all email messages in plain text format.
If you turn off rich content formatting and inline images, you reduce resource consumption on the computers that host the
messaging server, BlackBerry Attachment Service, and BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Manage IT policies.
3.
Click the name of the IT policy that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit IT policy.
5.
On the Email Messaging tab, perform one or both of the following actions:
•
To turn off rich content formatting, in the Disable Rich Content Email drop-down list, click Yes.
•
To turn off inline images, in the Inline Content Requests drop-down list, click Disabled.
6.
Click Save all.
7.
Resend the updated IT policy to the BlackBerry devices.
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Synchronizing folders on the BlackBerry
device
Control which published public contact folders a user
can synchronize to a BlackBerry device
By default, a user can synchronize contacts from all of the published public contact folders on the messaging server with
the contact lists on a BlackBerry device. To help manage network resources, you can select the published public contact
folders that a user can synchronize.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
In the Messaging configuration section, click the device configuration name.
7.
On the Email tab, in the Published public contact folders section, select the check box beside each public address
book that you want to permit the user to synchronize with the contact lists on the BlackBerry device.
8.
Click Continue to user information edit.
9.
Click Save all.
Control which personal contact subfolders a user can
synchronize to a BlackBerry device
By default, a user can synchronize all of the personal contact subfolders on the messaging server with the contact lists on
the BlackBerry device. To help manage network resources, you can select the personal contact subfolders that a user can
synchronize.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
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3.
Search for a user account.
4.
Click the display name for the user account.
5.
Click Edit User.
6.
In the Messaging configuration section, click Device configuration.
7.
On the Email tab, in the Private contact folders section, select the private contact subfolders that you want to permit
the user to synchronize with the contact lists on the BlackBerry device.
8.
Click Continue to user information edit.
9.
Click Save all.
Control which personal mail folders a user can
synchronize with a BlackBerry device
To help manage network resources, you can select the personal mail folders that a user can synchronize with a BlackBerry
device.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for the user account.
4.
In the search results, click the display name for a user account.
5.
Click Edit User.
6.
In the Messaging configuration section, click Device configuration.
7.
On the Email tab, in the Redirection settings section, click Selected Folders.
8.
Select the folders that you want to permit the user to synchronize with the contact lists on the BlackBerry device.
9.
Click Continue to user information edit.
10. Click Save all.
After you finish: To permit the user to select which folders that the user can synchronize, instruct the user to select folders
using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager or BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager.
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Configuring access to documents on remote
file systems
By default, the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can search your organization's Windows network for any documents
that users might want to access from the BlackBerry devices.
In BlackBerry Enterprise Server version 5.0 or later and BlackBerry Device Software version 5.0 or later, if you want to
permit users to access specific documents that are not located on the Windows network (for example, documents that are
located on a Linux network) from the BlackBerry devices, you must configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to
search the remote file system where the documents are located and provide the authentication credentials to users or the
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service. For remote file systems that require authentication, you can provide the credentials
to the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service so that users do not need to provide the credentials when they access the
documents.
To configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to search the remote file system, you must define how the
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service communicates with the remote file system, add the communication information to a
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set, and assign the configuration set to one or more BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service instances.
Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to
communicate with a remote file system
To permit the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to communicate with a remote file system, you specify the URL for the
remote file system and the type of access (Linux or Windows) that the domain of the remote file system supports. You can
also provide credentials for the domain so that BlackBerry device users do not need to provide the credentials when they
access the documents.
Before you begin: If the file system requires the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate to the remote file
system, create an account on the remote file system that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can use to authenticate
when the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service receives requests for documents.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the File tab, in the Name field, type a name for the communication method that you want to configure.
5.
In the Service URL field, type the UNC path to the remote file system using the following format: /<computer_name>
<fs_path>, where <computer_name> is the FQDN or IP address of a computer or the virtual view of the shared folders
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(for example, the DFS Namespace in Windows Server) and <fs_path> is the optional directory path that can include a
specific filename. When you type the UNC path, you can use an asterisk (*) to represent a sequence of arbitrary
characters (including blank spaces), a question mark (?) to represent a single arbitrary character, and a backslash (\)
to represent an escape character. You cannot type a URL that can search all of the computers in a Windows domain.
6.
7.
If the file system requires the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate with the remote file system,
perform the following actions:
•
In the User name field, type the name of the account that you want the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to
use to authenticate to the remote file system.
•
In the Authentication domain field, type the domain for the user account.
•
In the Password and Confirm password fields, type the password for the user account.
•
In the Network provider drop-down list, click the network provider that BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
should use to access the file system.
Click Save all.
Examples for step 5
To access a specific file on a computer, you can type /test.company.net/docs/presentation.ppt. To access the shared
folders on a specific computer, you can type /10.10.10.10. To access all of the content on the computers in a specific
domain, you can type *.test.company.net/*.
After you finish: Add communication information to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set.
Add communication information to a BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service configuration set
A BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set is a set of service configurations that the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service instances in your organization can use to communicate with a remote file system, an LDAP server, a
DSML server, a CRL server, an OCSP server, or a certification authority. You must add the communication information that
the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service requires to communicate with servers to a configuration set so that a BlackBerry
MDS Connection Service instance can communicate with the servers after you assign the configuration set to the instance.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
On the Configuration Sets tab, perform one of the following actions:
•
To create a configuration set, in the Configuration set name section, type a name and description for the
configuration set.
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To change an existing configuration set, click the Edit icon.
5.
In the Priority Service group drop-down list, click the name of the service that you want to configure the
communication method for.
6.
In the Service (Name : Description) drop-down list, click the name of the communication method that you want to
configure.
7.
Click the Add icon.
8.
To specify the communication method that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service should try to connect to the
server with first , click the Up and Down arrows. The BlackBerry MDS Connection Service resolves conflicts by
applying communication methods in the order that you specify. The order of that you specify for LDAP, DSML, or file
communication applies to each communication method separately. The order permits the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service to resolve conflicts between domains if you created multiple communication methods for a
specific URL.
9.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
To add a new configuration set, click the Add icon.
•
To update an existing configuration set, click the Update icon.
10. Click Save all.
After you finish:
• To confirm your changes, click the View icon.
•
Assign the configuration set to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
Assign a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
configuration set to a BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service instance
You can assign a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance
so that BlackBerry device users can access documents on remote file systems from devices, the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service can search for certificates and check for the status of the certificates from LDAP servers, DSML
servers, CRL servers, or OCSP servers, and the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can send certificate requests to a
certificate authority.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click MDS Connection Service.
3.
Click the instance that you want to change.
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4.
Click Edit instance.
5.
On the Component Configuration Sets tab, in the Available component configuration sets section, in the Service
configuration sets drop-down list, click the configuration set that you want to assign to the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service instance.
6.
Click Save all.
7.
To restart the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance, on the Instance information tab, in the Status list, click
Restart instance.
8.
To assign the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set to another BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
instance, repeat steps 3 to 7.
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email messages
Add a signature to email messages that a user sends
from a BlackBerry device
To enforce a signature format policy in your organization, you can add a standard signature to the email messages that
users send from their BlackBerry devices.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the name of the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
In the Messaging configuration section, click Default configuration.
7.
On the Email tab, in the Mail options section, in the Auto signature field, type the signature that you want to appear
in the email messages that the user sends from the BlackBerry device.
8.
Click Continue to user information edit.
9.
Click Save all.
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Add a disclaimer to email messages that users send
from BlackBerry devices
You can add a disclaimer to email messages that users send from their BlackBerry devices. Users cannot change the
disclaimers that you define.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Messaging tab, in the Messaging options section, perform one of the following actions:
•
To add a disclaimer before the body of the message, in the Prepended disclaimer text field, type the disclaimer.
•
To add a disclaimer after the user signature, in the Appended disclaimer text field, type the disclaimer.
5.
Repeat steps 2 to 4 for each instance that you want to create a disclaimer for.
6.
Click Save all.
Add a disclaimer to email messages that a user sends
from a BlackBerry device
You can add a disclaimer to all email messages that are sent by a user that is different from the disclaimer that you added
for all users on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server. A user cannot change the disclaimer that you define.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for the user account.
4.
In the search results, click the name of the user account.
5.
Click Edit user.
6.
In the Messaging configuration section, click Default configuration.
7.
On the Email tab, in the Mail options section, perform one of the following actions:
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To add a disclaimer before the body of the message, in the Prepended disclaimer text field, type the disclaimer.
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Click Continue to user information edit.
9.
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Specify conflict rules for disclaimers
If you associate multiple disclaimers with a user account, you can specify conflict rules for the disclaimer to define the
order in which the BlackBerry Enterprise Server applies the disclaimers. For example, you can configure the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server to display the user disclaimer first in the email message, followed by the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
disclaimer.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Messaging tab, in the Messaging options section, perform one of the following actions:
5.
•
To specify the conflict rules for disclaimers that appear before the body of a message, in the Messaging options
section, in the Prepended disclaimer conflict rule drop-down list, click a conflict rule.
•
To specify the conflict rules for disclaimers that appear after the user signature, in the Messaging options section,
in the Appended disclaimer conflict rule drop-down list, click a conflict rule.
Click Save all.
Turn off disclaimers for email messages
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Messaging tab, in the Messaging options section, perform any of the following actions:
5.
•
To turn off disclaimers that appear before the body of the message, in the Prepended disclaimer conflict rule
field, in the drop-down list, click Disable all disclaimer text.
•
To turn off disclaimers that appear after the user signature, in the Appended disclaimer conflict rule field, in the
drop-down list, click Disable all disclaimer text.
Click Save all.
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Monitor email messages that users send
from BlackBerry devices
To monitor the content of email messages that users send from their BlackBerry devices, you can BCC specific email
addresses on the email messages. You can BCC the email addresses of all of the users that you assign to a BlackBerry
Messaging Agent. When you automatically BCC email addresses on messages, the BCC field of the original message is
populated, so the message sender is aware that the message is BCCed.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Messaging tab, in the Auto BCC email address section, perform one of the following tasks:
Task
Steps
Add email addresses manually.
In the Auto BCC email address field, type the email
addresses.
Add email addresses from the address book.
1. Click Select from mail address list.
2. Search for one or more users.
3. In the search results, select one or more user
accounts.
4. Click Continue.
5.
Click the Add icon.
6.
Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each email address that you want to add.
7.
Click Save all.
Sending notification messages to users
You can send a notification message to a user, to all of the users associated with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, or to all of
the users in the BlackBerry Domain. You can send notifications as email messages or PIN messages. PIN messages are
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appropriate for informing users about messaging server outages because BlackBerry devices send and receive PIN
messages directly, without using the messaging server. BlackBerry devices do not apply filters to PIN messages.
When users reply to a notification email message, their BlackBerry devices send the replies to the Windows account that
you used to install the BlackBerry Enterprise Server (for example, besadmin).
Send a notification message to all users in a BlackBerry
Domain
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry solution
topology.
2.
Click BlackBerry Domain.
3.
On the Domain information tab, click Send message to users.
4.
Type the message that you want to send.
5.
Click Send message.
Send a notification message to all users on a
BlackBerry Enterprise Server
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
2.
Click an instance.
3.
Under Manage BlackBerry Enterprise Server users, click Send message to users.
4.
Type the message that you want to send.
5.
Click Send message.
Send a notification message to group members
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Group.
2.
Click Manage groups.
3.
Click a group.
4.
Click Send message to users in group.
5.
Type the message that you want to send.
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Click Send message.
Send a notification message to a user
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the name of a user account.
5.
Click Send message to user.
6.
Type the message that you want to send.
7.
Click Send message.
Change the size of the message state
database
The BlackBerry Messaging Agent uses a message state database to manage the mapping between email messages on
BlackBerry devices and email messages on the Microsoft Exchange Server. The size of the message state database defines
how many recent email messages are kept in this mapping for each user. Increasing the size of the message state
database might decrease the message load on the Microsoft Exchange Server because the BlackBerry Messaging Agent
can use the local message state database to search for messages instead of communicating with the Microsoft Exchange
Server. Increasing the size of the message state database also increases how much memory the BlackBerry Messaging
Agent uses.
If you change the size of the message state database, your organization's environment might experience a serious
performance impact.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Messaging tab, in the Performance section, in the Message state database size field, type a value between 0
and 1000, that specifies the number of messages that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server keeps in the mapping for
each user.
The default value is 100 messages.
5.
Click Save all.
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How the BlackBerry Attachment Connector
communicates with BlackBerry Attachment
Service instances
When a user sends a request to view an email message attachment on a BlackBerry device, the BlackBerry device sends a
request to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to convert the attachment. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses a
BlackBerry Attachment Connector to send the attachment data to a BlackBerry Attachment Service, which processes the
request and returns the attachment data to the BlackBerry Attachment Connector. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server
requests the attachment data from the BlackBerry Attachment Connector and sends the attachment data to the user's
BlackBerry device.
By associating multiple BlackBerry Attachment Service instances with a single BlackBerry Attachment Connector, you can
create a BlackBerry Attachment Service pool. You can configure different BlackBerry Attachment Service instances as
dedicated servers for processing specific file formats. For example, you can create a BlackBerry Attachment Service pool
that contains three BlackBerry Attachment Service instances, where one instance processes email message attachments
that are in audio file formats, one instance processes email message attachments that are in image file formats, and one
instance processes email message attachments that are in all other file formats. For more information about configuring
high availability for the BlackBerry Attachment Service, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Planning Guide.
You can change how a BlackBerry Attachment Connector processes attachment requests that it cannot deliver to a
BlackBerry Attachment Service, and you can change how a BlackBerry Attachment Connector restores a lost connection
to a BlackBerry Attachment Service.
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Change how a BlackBerry Attachment Connector
retries sending requests to a BlackBerry Attachment
Service
The BlackBerry Attachment Connector sends requests to view attachments from users' BlackBerry devices to a BlackBerry
Attachment Service. You can change how a BlackBerry Attachment Connector processes attachment requests that it
cannot deliver to a BlackBerry Attachment Service.
Depending on the number of users in your organization's environment, if you change the BlackBerry Attachment
Connector settings, your organization's environment might experience a performance impact.
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1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Attachment > Connector.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the General section, in the Minimum wait for retry per request field, type the amount of time, in milliseconds, that
the BlackBerry Attachment Connector waits before it resends a request that is not delivered to a BlackBerry
Attachment Service.
The default value is 1000 milliseconds.
5.
In the Maximum retries per request field, type the maximum number of times that the BlackBerry Attachment
Connector tries to resend a request that is not delivered to a BlackBerry Attachment Service.
The default value is 10.
6.
Click Save all.
Change how a BlackBerry Attachment Connector
restores a lost connection to a BlackBerry Attachment
Service
Based on the number of users in your organization's environment, if you change the BlackBerry Attachment Connector
settings, your organization's environment might experience a performance impact.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Attachment > Connector.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the General section, in the Minimum wait to attempt restore of lost connection field, type the amount of time, in
milliseconds, that the BlackBerry Attachment Connector waits before it tries to restore a lost connection to a
BlackBerry Attachment Service.
The default value is 1000 milliseconds.
5.
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Attachment file formats that the BlackBerry
Attachment Service supports
Format
Extension
Adobe Acrobat
.pdf
ASCII text
.txt
audio
.amr, .mp3, .wav, .wma
Corel WordPerfect 7-10
.wpd
HTML
.htm, .html
images
.bmp, .gif, .jpeg, .jpg, .png, .ppm, .tif, .t
iff, .wmf
Microsoft Excel 97-2003, 2007, and XP
.xls, .xlsx
Microsoft PowerPoint 97-2003, 2007, and XP
.pps, .ppsx, .ppt, .pptx
Microsoft Word 97-2003, 2007, and XP
.doc, .dot, .dotx, .docx
OpenOffice Format version 1.1
.odp, .ods, .odt, .ott
RTF
.rtf
ZIP archives
.zip
Limitations for supported attachment file formats
Format and extension
Limitations
audio
You must install the software update for KB22953 on Windows Server 2008 if
you want the BlackBerry Attachment Service to support .mp3 audio files on
BlackBerry devices and all audio formats on BlackBerry 7100 Series devices
that support CDMA networks. To download the software update for KB22953,
visit www.blackberry.com/support/downloads/.
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Limitations
OpenOffice Format version 1.1 — .odp The BlackBerry Attachment Service supports .odp files that users create using
files
IBM Lotus Symphony only.
The fonts that can be displayed in slides are dependent on the font types that
are available on the BlackBerry Attachment Service. If a specific font is not
available, the BlackBerry Attachment Service uses the most similar font type
that is available.
The BlackBerry Attachment Service does not support the following features
in .odp files:
OpenOffice Format version 1.1 — .ods
files
•
some text effects and style options
•
line spacing: proportional, at least, leading
•
text with position functionality
•
animation
•
transitions
•
tables
•
.svm images
•
crop and clip image effects
•
specific types of text object spacing
•
table of contents
•
portrait page orientation
•
color gradient, hatching, and bitmap fill effects
•
some shapes
•
shape, image, and text rotation
•
connector shape route that connects to shapes
The BlackBerry Attachment Service supports .ods files that users create using
IBM Lotus Symphony only.
Cell dimensions might change when they are displayed on devices.
The BlackBerry Attachment Service does not support the following features
in .ods files:
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some text effects: specific underline styles, specific strikethrough styles,
emphasis, outline, shadow, embossed, engrayed
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text alignment
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Limitations
•
charts
•
style effects for cells: shadow, borders
•
headers and footers
•
drawing objects and Fontwork objects
Changing how a BlackBerry Attachment
Service converts attachments
If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server receives requests from BlackBerry device users to view email message attachments,
the BlackBerry Attachment Service converts the attachments into a DOM and caches the DOM locally. The BlackBerry
Attachment Service accesses the DOM to process the requests. If users send requests to view the same message
attachment again, the BlackBerry Attachment Service accesses the same DOM to process the requests. The BlackBerry
Attachment Service keeps all of the cached data in memory only and never caches the original documents.
Each attachment conversion process allocates memory when it starts, uses memory on conversion, and caches the
attachment DOM locally on the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Attachment Service. A larger cache size means that
more memory is allocated to each running conversion process. The maximum file size of attachments impacts the amount
of cached memory that the BlackBerry Attachment Service uses.
By default, the BlackBerry Attachment Service does not limit the file size of an attachment that is embedded in an email
message or retrieved using a link. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends data to BlackBerry devices over the wireless
network in packets that are no larger than 64 KB, and it can send an unlimited number of packets to BlackBerry devices.
You can change how the BlackBerry Attachment Service converts attachments by specifying a maximum file size for
attachments that users can receive and controlling how the BlackBerry Attachment Service retrieves, distills, and converts
attachment data.
Change how a BlackBerry Attachment Service converts
attachments
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Attachment > Server.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
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4.
In the General section, configure the BlackBerry Attachment Service optimization settings.
5.
Click Save.
BlackBerry Attachment Service optimization settings
Setting
Description
Range
Submit port
This setting specifies the TCP/IP port number that a BlackBerry Attachment
Service uses to listen for and receive attachment conversion requests in a
predefined XML/binary protocol.
—
The default value is 1900.
Result port
This setting specifies the TCP/IP port number that a BlackBerry Attachment
Service returns attachment conversion results to in a predefined XML/binary
protocol.
—
The default value is 2000.
Configuration port This setting specifies the TCP/IP port number that you can use with an XML
protocol to configure or obtain configuration information for a BlackBerry
Attachment Service, including version information, the number of conversion
processes, and the number of cached documents.
—
The default value is 1999.
Document cache
size
This setting specifies the maximum number of converted documents that can
be located in the document cache (as DOM) for a single conversion process.
1 through 128
The default value is 32.
Maximum number This setting specifies the number of conversion requests that the BlackBerry
of processes
Attachment Service can process at the same time. When you specify this value,
consider the amount of available memory and the competing services on the
computer that hosts the BlackBerry Attachment Service.
1 through 64
The default value is 4.
Process recycle
time (minutes)
This setting specifies the length of time that an application conversion process
can reuse system resources to reclaim space and prevent failed processes from
occupying memory resources.
5 to 60 minutes
The default value is 25 minutes.
Maximum
conversion
threads
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Service can convert at the same time in a single conversion process. You can
use this setting with the Server busy time setting to control thread saturation and
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Description
Range
The default value is 4.
Server busy time
(seconds)
This setting specifies the threshold at which the BlackBerry Attachment Service
does not accept new conversion requests.
60 to 270 seconds
The default value is 120 seconds.
Allow remote
services
This setting specifies whether you prevent or permit remote TCP/IP connections
to the BlackBerry Attachment Service.
—
The default value is Yes.
Maximum archive
(ZIP) level
This setting specifies how many levels of zipped files that the BlackBerry
Attachment Service can process. For example, if you set this field to 2, the
BlackBerry Attachment Service processes the .zip files within a .zip file. If you
set this field to 1, the BlackBerry Attachment Service only lists the contents of
a .zip file.
1 to 9
The default value is 1.
Change the maximum file size for attachments that
users can receive
The BlackBerry Attachment Service uses memory during the attachment conversion process. If users try to open large or
complex attachments (for example, .pdf files or ASCII text files that are larger than 2 MB) or multiple attachments at the
same time, you might want to limit the file size for attachments.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Attachment > Server.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the Distiller display name section, in the Attachment size (KB) column, type a value, in KB, for the distillers that
you want to change. If necessary, configure the settings in the Additional data column.
5.
Click Save.
After you finish: Restart the BlackBerry Attachment Service.
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Suggested file sizes for attachments
File format
Suggested size
Adobe Acrobat versions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4
less than 2000 KB
ASCII text
less than 100 KB
audio
less than 2000 KB
Corel WordPerfect versions 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 (2000), and 10.0
less than 2000 KB
HTML
less than 100 KB
images
less than 2000 KB
Microsoft Excel versions 97, 2000, 2003, 2007, and XP
less than 2000 KB
Microsoft PowerPoint versions 97, 2000, 2003, 2007, and XP
less than 2000 KB
Microsoft Word versions 97, 2000, 2003, 2007, and XP
less than 2000 KB
MP3
less than 2000 KB
OpenOffice Format version 1.1 - ODP, ODS, ODT
less than 2000 KB
RTF
less than 2000 KB
ZIP archives
less than 2000 KB
Turn off support for an attachment file
format for a BlackBerry Attachment Service
The BlackBerry Attachment Service uses distillers to convert attachments that are in supported file formats so that users
can view the attachments on their BlackBerry devices. By default, all supported distillers are turned on. You can turn off a
distiller to prevent users from viewing attachments that are in a specific file format. For example, if you turn off the .pdf
distiller, users cannot view .pdf attachments on their BlackBerry devices.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Attachment > Server.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
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3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the Distiller display name section, in the Allowed column, specify which distillers are supported for the instance.
5.
Click Save.
After you finish: Restart the BlackBerry Attachment Service.
Related information
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Add support for an additional attachment
file format to a BlackBerry Attachment
Service
You can configure a BlackBerry Attachment Service to support additional file formats. If your organization's messaging
server connects to a document management system that renames file format extensions, you must add the necessary
extensions to the list of supported file formats for all BlackBerry Attachment Service instances.
If your organization uses new common extensions for a file format that there is a distiller available for on a BlackBerry
Attachment Service, you must add those extensions to the BlackBerry Attachment Connector. For example, if users
send .rtf files as .wav files, you must verify that the BlackBerry Attachment Connector supports .wav files and that the
appropriate distiller is turned on for the BlackBerry Attachment Service instances.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Attachment > Connector.
2.
Click the BlackBerry Attachment Connector instance that is associated with the BlackBerry Attachment Service that
you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Supported Attachment Server instances tab, click the Edit icon for the BlackBerry Attachment Service that
you want to support additional file formats.
5.
In the field at the bottom of the Extensions list, type the extension of the file format that you want to add.
6.
Click the Add icon.
7.
Repeat steps 4 to 6 for each BlackBerry Attachment Service that you want to add additional file formats to.
8.
Click Save all.
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Changing how the BlackBerry Messaging
Agent reconciles attachments to the
messaging server
The BlackBerry Messaging Agent receives message attachments from supported BlackBerry devices and reconciles the
attachments to the messaging server. The BlackBerry Attachment Service does not convert the attachments.
The entries in the CMIME service book on BlackBerry devices indicate whether the BlackBerry Enterprise Server supports
attachments that users send from their BlackBerry devices. Users must have BlackBerry Desktop Software version 4.2 or
later installed on their computers to make sure that these service book entries remain on their BlackBerry devices during
service book updates over a physical connection to a computer that is running the BlackBerry Desktop Software.
By default, the BlackBerry Messaging Agent limits the file size of attachments that it can receive from a BlackBerry device
to a maximum of 3 MB. If the BlackBerry Messaging Agent receives more than one attachment at a time, it limits the total
file size of all of the attachments to a maximum of 5 MB.
Data that a BlackBerry device and the messaging server send each other over the wireless network must be in packets that
are no larger than 64 KB. If a BlackBerry device sends an attachment that is larger than a single packet, the BlackBerry
device divides the attachment into multiple packets. The BlackBerry Messaging Agent caches all of the packets and sends
the attachment to the messaging server after it receives the last packet.
You can optimize the amount of memory and the number of transactions that the BlackBerry Messaging Agent uses when
it receives attachments by changing the maximum file size of attachments or preventing users from sending large
attachments.
Users with BlackBerry devices that are running BlackBerry Device Software version 4.5 or later can download attachments
in any native format to their BlackBerry devices. Users can open and make changes to native file formats using an
appropriate third-party application on their BlackBerry devices. Users might be able to open specific file formats using the
media application on their BlackBerry devices.
To manage network resources in your organization's environment, you can change the maximum file size of attachments
that users can download to their BlackBerry devices.
Change the maximum file size for attachments that
users can send
By default, the maximum file size of a single attachment that users can send is 3072 KB, and the maximum file size of
multiple attachments that BlackBerry devices can send in a single email message is 5120 KB.
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1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Messaging tab, in the Messaging options section, perform any of the following actions:
5.
•
To change the maximum file size for a single attachment that BlackBerry devices can send, in the Maximum
single attachment upload size (KB) field, type a number that is between 1 and 3072 KB.
•
To change the maximum file size of multiple attachments that BlackBerry devices can send at one time, in the
Maximum multiple attachment upload size (KB) field, type a number that is between 1 and 5120 KB that is
greater than the value in the Maximum single attachment upload size (KB) field.
Click Save all.
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Prevent users from sending large attachments
If you prevent users from sending large attachments, they can only send specific attachments, such as certificates and
contact list entries, that are less than a single packet.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Messaging tab, in the Messaging options section, in the Maximum single attachment upload size (KB) field,
type 0.
5.
Click Save all.
Change the maximum file size of attachments that
users can download
On BlackBerry devices that are running specific versions of the BlackBerry Device Software, users can download
attachments in native formats (for example, .txt for a text file) to their BlackBerry devices. Users can open and make
changes to the files that they download using an appropriate third-party application on their BlackBerry devices. A user
might be able to open specific file formats using the media application on the BlackBerry device.
The default maximum file size of attachments that users can download to their BlackBerry devices is 3072 KB (3 MB).
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1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Email.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
On the Messaging tab, in the Messaging options section, in the Maximum single attachment download size (KB)
field, type a number, in KB, that is between 0 and 10240 (10 MB). If you type 0, users cannot download attachments
in a native format to their BlackBerry devices.
5.
Click Save all.
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Configuring the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server to use Microsoft Exchange Web
Services or MAPI and CDO libraries
By default, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses Microsoft Exchange Web Services to manage calendars on BlackBerry
devices. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server monitors periodically whether a user account can use Microsoft Exchange Web
Services. If a user account cannot use Microsoft Exchange Web Services, for example, because of a configuration error in
Microsoft Exchange, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses MAPI and CDO libraries to manage calendars on devices. A
BlackBerry Messaging Agent on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server can include a dynamic mix of user accounts that use
Microsoft Exchange Web Services and user accounts that use MAPI and CDO libraries.
You can use the BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool to configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use only Microsoft
Exchange Web Services or only MAPI and CDO libraries to manage calendars on devices. You can configure a specific
BlackBerry Messaging Agent instance, a specific BlackBerry Enterprise Server, or all BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instances that share one BlackBerry Configuration Database.
To use Microsoft Exchange Web Services, your organization's environment must include Microsoft Exchange 2007 SP1 or
later.
For more information about Microsoft Exchange Web Services, visit http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/
bb204119.aspx.
Prerequisites: Configuring the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server to use Microsoft Exchange Web Services
•
Install an SSL certificate on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server so that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server can communicate
with Microsoft Exchange Web Services. You must export the SSL certificate from the client access server for Microsoft
Exchange and import the SSL certificate to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server
supports a self-signed security certificate or a certificate that a certificate authority issues. For more information about
installing an SSL certificate, visit support.microsoft.com to read article KB 962624.
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•
Configure Microsoft Exchange Impersonation for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server administrator account. For more
information about configuring Microsoft Exchange Impersonation, visit msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/
bb204095.aspx and select the appropriate tab for Microsoft Exchange 2007 or Microsoft Exchange 2010.
•
Assign IIS permissions to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server administrator account on the Microsoft Exchange Server that
hosts the client access server role. For more information about assigning IIS permissions, visit support.microsoft.com to
read article KB 816117.
Turn off client throttling in Microsoft Exchange 2010
By default, Microsoft Exchange 2010 uses client throttling policies to track the bandwidth that each Microsoft Exchange
user consumes and enforce bandwidth limits as necessary. The policies affect the performance of the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server, so you should turn off client throttling for the Windows account that has a Microsoft Exchange mailbox.
1.
On a computer that hosts the Microsoft Exchange Management Shell, open the Microsoft Exchange Management
Shell.
2.
Type New-ThrottlingPolicy BESPolicy.
3.
Type the following command:
Set-ThrottlingPolicy BESPolicy -RCAMaxConcurrency $null -RCAPercentTimeInAD $null -RCAPercentTimeInCAS
$null -RCAPercentTimeInMailboxRPC $null -EWSMaxConcurrency $null -EWSPercentTimeInAD $null EWSPercentTimeInCAS $null -EWSPercentTimeInMailboxRPC $null -EWSMaxSubscriptions $null EWSFastSearchTimeoutInSeconds $null -EWSFindCountLimit $null
4.
Type Set-Mailbox "BESAdmin" -ThrottlingPolicy BESPolicy.
Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use
Microsoft Exchange Web Services
You can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use only Microsoft Exchange Web Services to manage calendars on
BlackBerry devices.
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files to the computer that hosts the primary BlackBerry Enterprise
Server.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At a command prompt, navigate to <extracted_folder>\tools.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
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Exchange Web Services, type traittool -server <server_name> -agent <agent_id> -trait EWSEnable -set true,
where <server_name> is the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and <agent_id> is the ID for the
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BlackBerry Messaging Agent. If you configured high availability, configure only the primary BlackBerry Enterprise
Server.
5.
•
To configure all BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances on a specific BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use
Microsoft Exchange Web Services, type traittool -server <server_name> -trait EWSEnable -set true, where
<server_name> is the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. If you configured high availability, configure only
the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
•
To configure all BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances on all BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances to use
Microsoft Exchange Web Services, type traittool -global -trait EWSEnable -set true.
Restart the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances that you made changes to.
After you finish:
In the logs folder verify that the file named <server_name>_CALH_<agent_id>_<date>.txt appears. In the file name,
<server_name> is the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, <agent_id> is the ID of the BlackBerry Messaging Agent,
and <date> is the date that you configured the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use Microsoft Exchange Web Services.
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Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use
MAPI and CDO libraries
You can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use only MAPI and CDO libraries to manage calendars on
BlackBerry devices.
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files to the computer that hosts the primary BlackBerry Enterprise
Server.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At a command prompt, navigate to <extracted_folder>\tools.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
To configure a specific BlackBerry Messaging Agent on a specific BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use MAPI and
CDO libraries, type traittool -server <server_name> -agent <agent_id> -trait EWSEnable -set false, where
<server_name> is the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and <agent_id> is the ID for the BlackBerry
Messaging Agent. If you configured high availability, configure only the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
•
To configure all BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances on a specific BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use MAPI
and CDP libraries, type traittool -server <server_name> -trait EWSEnable -set false, where <server_name> is the
name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. If you configured high availability, configure only the primary
BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
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To configure all BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances on all BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances to use MAPI
and CDO libraries, type traittool -global -trait EWSEnable -set false.
Restart the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances that you made changes to.
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Configure the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances
to use a web address for a specific Microsoft
Autodiscover service
You can configure the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances to use a specific Microsoft Autodiscover service to search for
a client access server for Microsoft Exchange by specifying the web address for the service. You can use the web address
of the service if the default Microsoft Autodiscover service does not find an appropriate client access server for Microsoft
Exchange or if you want to use a different client access server for Microsoft Exchange.
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files to the computer that hosts the primary BlackBerry Enterprise
Server.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At the command prompt, navigate to <extracted_folder>\tools.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
5.
•
To configure all BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances on a specific BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use a web
address for a specific Microsoft Autodiscover service, type traittool -server <server_name> -trait EWSSCPURL set <web_address> , where <server_name> is the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and <web_address>
is the web address of the Microsoft Autodiscover service. If you configured high availability, configure only the
primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
•
To configure all BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances on all BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances to use a web
address for a specific Microsoft Autodiscover service, type traittool -global -trait EWSSCPURL -set
<web_address> , where <web_address> is the web address of the Microsoft Autodiscover service.
Restart the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances that you made changes to.
Example:
To specify a web address for a specific Microsoft Autodiscover service that all BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances on all
BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances will use, type traittool -global -trait EWSSCPURL -set https://
server.company.com/Autodiscover/Autodiscover.xml
Related information
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Configure the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances
to use a specific web address for a client access server
for Microsoft Exchange
You can configure the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances to use a specific client access server for Microsoft Exchange
to connect to Microsoft Exchange Web Services. You can use the specific web address for the client access server if you do
not have access to the Microsoft Autodiscover service or if you do not want to use the client access server for Microsoft
Exchange that the Microsoft Autodiscover service selects. If you configure the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances to
use the web address for the client access server, the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances do not use the Microsoft
Autodiscover service to search for a client access server for Microsoft Exchange.
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files to the computer that hosts the primary BlackBerry Enterprise
Server.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At the command prompt, navigate to <extracted_folder>\tools.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
5.
•
To configure a specific BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use a specific web address for a client access server for
Microsoft Exchange, type traittool -server <server_name> -trait EWSCASURL -set <web_address> , where
<server_name> is the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and <web_address> is the web address for the
Microsoft Exchange client access server. If you configured high availability, configure only the primary BlackBerry
Enterprise Server.
•
To configure all BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances on all BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances to use a
specific web address for a client access server for Microsoft Exchange, type traittool -global -trait EWSCASURL set <web_address> , where <web_address> is the web address for the Microsoft Exchange client access server.
Restart the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances that you made changes to.
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Configuring the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances
to look up the user's status using only Microsoft
Exchange Web Services
You can configure the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances to use only Microsoft Exchange Web Services to determine
the user's status, for example, whether a user is available, busy, or offline. By default, the BlackBerry Messaging Agent
instances can determine the user's status using Microsoft Exchange Web Services unless the user is an external user or the
user's email address is a distribution list. If the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances cannot determine the user's status
using Microsoft Exchange Web Services and Microsoft Exchange public folders that are in your organization's environment,
the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances can search the Microsoft Exchange public folders for the user's status. If your
organization's environment is running Microsoft Exchange 2007, it does not include public folders and the BlackBerry
Messaging Agent instances write error messages to the log files because they cannot find the public folders.
You can configure the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances to look up the user's status using only Microsoft Exchange
Web Services to avoid the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances writing error messages to their log files.
Configure the BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances to look up a user's
status using only Microsoft Exchange Web Services
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files to the computer that hosts the primary BlackBerry Enterprise
Server instance.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At the command prompt, navigate to <extracted_folder>\tools.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
5.
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To configure a BlackBerry Messaging Agent on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server to look up the user's status using
only Microsoft Exchange Web Services, type traittool -server <server_name> -agent <agent_id> -trait
EWSUserAvailabilityAccess -set EWS, where <server_name> is the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
and <agent_id> is the ID for the BlackBerry Messaging Agent.
•
To configure all BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances on a specific BlackBerry Enterprise Server to look up the
user's status using only Microsoft Exchange Web Services, type traittool -server <server_name> -trait
EWSUserAvailabilityAccess -set EWS, where <server_name> is the name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
•
To configure all BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances on all BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances to look up
the user's status using only Microsoft Exchange Web Services, type traittool -global -trait
EWSUserAvailabilityAccess -set EWS.
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Correcting calendar synchronization errors
on devices
If you run corrective calendar synchronization on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance, you can find and correct
differences between the calendar entries on BlackBerry devices and the calendar entries on users' computers. You can
specify a recurring day and time when the process can run and specific days when the process should check for calendar
synchronization errors.
You configure corrective calendar synchronization using the BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool, which is located in the Tools
folder of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files.
If corrective calendar synchronization finds differences between the calendar entries on a device and the calendar entries
on a computer, the process writes information about the differences to the BlackBerry Messaging Agent log file and,
optionally, automatically corrects the calendar synchronization errors that it finds.
It is a best practice to schedule corrective calendar synchronization to occur during low-use periods. For example, you can
schedule the process to begin in the early evening, before devices are scheduled to turn off automatically.
Configuration levels using the BlackBerry Enterprise
Trait Tool
You can use the BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool to specify whether corrective calendar synchronization checks calendar
entries for a specific user, users on a specific BlackBerry Enterprise Server, or all users. The tool uses a hierarchy to
determine what calendar entries to check. Settings at the user level override settings at the server level, settings at the
server level override settings at the global level, and settings at the global level override the default settings.
Level
Description
-global
The setting that you specify applies to all users.
-server <server_name>
The setting that you specify applies to all users on a specific BlackBerry Enterprise
Server.
-user <smtp_address>
The setting that you specify applies to a specific user.
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Turn off corrective calendar synchronization
By default, corrective calendar synchronization is turned on. If you do not want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to check
for differences between calendar entries on BlackBerry devices and calendar entries on users' computers, you can turn off
corrective calendar synchronization.
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files to a computer that hosts a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instance.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At the command prompt, navigate to the folder that contains the TraitTool.exe file.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
5.
•
To turn off corrective calendar synchronization for a specific user account, type traittool -user <smtp_address> trait ExchangeSmartSyncEnable -set false.
•
To turn off corrective calendar synchronization for all user accounts that are associated with a BlackBerry
Enterprise Server, type traittool -server <server_name> -trait ExchangeSmartSyncEnable -set false.
•
To turn off corrective calendar synchronization for all user accounts, type traittool -global -trait
ExchangeSmartSyncEnable -set false.
Press ENTER.
Example: Turning off the process for all users
traittool -global -trait ExchangeSmartSyncEnable -set false
Example: Turning off the process for a specific user
traittool -user ian.dundas@blackberry.com -trait ExchangeSmartSyncEnable -set false
After you finish: To turn on corrective calendar synchronization process, type traittool -<level> -trait
ExchangeSmartSyncEnable -set true, where <level> is the SMTP address of a specific user account, the server name of a
specific BlackBerry Enterprise Server for all user accounts that are associated with the specific BlackBerry Enterprise
Server, or global for all user accounts.
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View the current settings for corrective calendar
synchronization
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files to a computer that hosts a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instance.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At the command prompt, navigate to the folder that the TraitTool.exe file is located in.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
5.
•
To view the calendar synchronization settings for a specific user account, type traittool -user <smtp_address> list.
•
To view the calendar synchronization settings for all user accounts that are associated with a BlackBerry
Enterprise Server, type traittool -server <server_name> -list.
•
To view the calendar synchronization settings for all user accounts, type traittool -global -list.
Press ENTER.
Example: Viewing the global calendar synchronization settings
traittool -global -list
Turn off automatic error correction in corrective
calendar synchronization
By default, corrective calendar synchronization process finds calendar synchronization errors, add the errors to the
BlackBerry Messaging Agent log file, and automatically corrects the errors. If you do not want corrective calendar
synchronization to automatically correct calendar synchronization errors, you can turn off this function.
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files to a computer that hosts a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instance.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At the command prompt, navigate to <extracted_folder>\tools.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
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•
To turn off automatic correction of calendar synchronization errors for a specific user account, type traittool -user
<smtp_address> -trait ExchangeSmartSyncSendUpdate -set false.
•
To turn off automatic correction of calendar synchronization errors for all user accounts that are associated with a
BlackBerry Enterprise Server, type traittool -server <server_name> -trait ExchangeSmartSyncSendUpdate -set
false.
•
To turn off automatic correction of calendar synchronization errors for all user accounts, type traittool -global trait ExchangeSmartSyncSendUpdate -set false.
Press ENTER.
Example: Turn off automatic error correction for a specific user
traittool -user ian.dundas@blackberry.com -trait ExchangeSmartSyncSendUpdate -set
false
After you finish: To turn on calendar synchronization error correction, type traittool -<level> -trait
ExchangeSmartSyncSendUpdate -set true, where <level> is the SMTP address of a specific user account, the server name
of a specific BlackBerry Enterprise Server for all user accounts that are associated with the specific BlackBerry Enterprise
Server, or global for all user accounts.
Configure the range of days to check for calendar
synchronization errors
You can configure corrective calendar synchronization to check for calendar synchronization errors during a specific range
of days in the calendar after the current date.
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files to a computer that hosts a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instance.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At the command prompt, navigate to the folder that the TraitTool.exe file is located in.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
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To check for calendar synchronization errors during a specific range of days in the calendar for a user account,
type traittool -user <smtp_address> -trait ExchangeSmartSyncDays -set <value> , where <value> is a number
from 1 to 365.
•
To check for calendar synchronization errors during a specific range of days in the calendar for all user accounts
that are associated with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, type traittool -server <server_name> -trait
ExchangeSmartSyncDays -set <value> , where <value> is a number from 1 to 365.
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To check for calendar synchronization errors during a specific range of days in the calendar for all user accounts,
type traittool -global -trait ExchangeSmartSyncDays -set <value> , where <value> is a number from 1 to 365.
Press ENTER.
Example: To configure corrective calendar synchronization to check calendar entries for the period of three days from
the current date for all users, type:
traittool -global -trait ExchangeSmartSyncDays -set 3
Configure when corrective calendar synchronization
runs
You can configure corrective calendar synchronization to start running at a specific hour, on recurring days, or on only one
recurring day. To specify more than one value for when corrective calendar synchronization runs, after you extract the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files to the computer, you can create a list of values that are separated by
commas (,) at the command prompt.
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files to a computer that hosts a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instance.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At the command prompt, navigate to the folder that the TraitTool.exe file is located in.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
To configure calendar synchronization to occur at a specific hour for a specific user account, type traittool -user
<smtp_address> -trait ExchangeSmartSyncTriggerHour -set <value> , where <value> is a number from 0 to 23,
0 is 12:00 AM, and 23 is 11:00 PM. The default value is 0, which is 12:00 AM.
•
To configure calendar synchronization to occur at a specific hour for all user accounts that are associated with a
BlackBerry Enterprise Server, type traittool -server <server_name> -trait ExchangeSmartSyncTriggerHour -set
<value> , where <value> is a number from 0 to 23, 0 is 12:00 AM, and 23 is 11:00 PM. The default value is 0,
which is 12:00 AM.
•
To configure calendar synchronization to occur at a specific hour for all user accounts, type traittool -global -trait
ExchangeSmartSyncTriggerHour -set <value> , where <value> is a number from 0 to 23, 0 is 12:00 AM, and 23
is 11:00 PM. The default value is 0, which is 12:00 AM.
5.
Press ENTER.
6.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
To configure calendar synchronization to recur on specific days for all user accounts, type traittool -global -trait
ExchangeSmartSyncSchedule -set <value> , where <value> is one or more of the following options: Monday,
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Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Weekdays, Weekends, or Daily. The default value is
Daily.
7.
•
To configure calendar synchronization to recur on specific days for all user accounts that are associated with a
BlackBerry Enterprise Server, type traittool -server <server_name> -trait ExchangeSmartSyncSchedule -set
<value> , where <value> is one or more of the following options: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday,
Saturday, Sunday, Weekdays, Weekends, or Daily. The default value is Daily.
•
To configure calendar synchronization to recur on specific days for a user account, type traittool -user
<smtp_address> -trait ExchangeSmartSyncSchedule -set <value> , where <value> is one or more of the
following options: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, Weekdays, Weekends, or
Daily. The default value is Daily.
Press ENTER.
Example: Configuring corrective calendar synchronization to run at 10:00 PM for all users on the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server that is named SERVER01
traittool -server SERVER01 -trait ExchangeSmartSyncTriggerHour -set 22
Example: Corrective calendar synchronization that runs at 11:00 PM for all users on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
that is named SERVER02
traittool -server SERVER02 -trait ExchangeSmartSyncTriggerHour -set 23
Example: Corrective calendar synchronization that runs on weekdays for all users
traittool -global -trait ExchangeSmartSyncSchedule -set Weekdays
Example: Corrective calendar synchronization that runs on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday for a specific user
traittool -user greg.stark@blackberry.com -trait ExchangeSmartSyncSchedule -set
Monday,Wednesday,Friday
Logging information for corrective calendar
synchronization
Corrective calendar synchronization writes the following information to the BlackBerry Messaging Agent log file:
Item
Description
DIF
specifies that a calendar item is different on the BlackBerry device than it is in
the email application
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Item
Description
MOD
specifies that a calendar item is missing on the device
MOO
specifies that a calendar item is missing in the email application
SAM
specifies that a calendar item is the same on the device and in the email
application
SmartSyncFireOff
specifies that the calendar synchronization process was initiated using the
BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool instead of the standard calendar
synchronization process
Delete a setting for corrective calendar synchronization
If you delete a setting for corrective calendar synchronization, the calendar synchronization process uses the setting that
you specified at the next highest level of the hierarchy. For example, if you delete a setting at the user level, the process
uses the setting that is specified at the server level because the server level is the next highest level. If you do not specify
any values, the default value is used.
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files to a computer that hosts a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instance.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At the command prompt, navigate to the folder that the TraitTool.exe file is located in.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
5.
•
To delete a setting for a specific user account, type traittool -user <smtp_address> -trait <name> -erase, where
<name> is the setting you want to delete.
•
To delete a setting for all user accounts that are associated with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, type traittool server <server_name> -trait <name> -erase, where <name> is the setting you want to delete.
•
To delete a setting for all user accounts, type traittool –global -trait <name> -erase, where <name> is the setting
you want to delete.
Press ENTER.
Example: To delete the setting for the hour that corrective calendar synchronization begins on the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server that is named SERVER01, type:
traittool -server SERVER01 -trait ExchangeSmartSyncTriggerHour -erase
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Start corrective calendar synchronization
manually for a user account
By default, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server synchronizes the calendar on each BlackBerry device user's computer with
the calendar on each user's BlackBerry device at a regular interval. You can use the BlackBerry Administration Service to
start corrective calendar synchronization manually for a user account.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
2.
Click Manage users.
3.
Search for a user account.
4.
In the search results, click the PIN for the user account.
5.
In the Communications list, click Synchronize calendar.
Improving the flow of email messages and
calendar synchronization when the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server runs on
Windows Server 2008
The BlackBerry Messaging Agent uses the CalHelper application to connect to the Microsoft Exchange Server so that the
BlackBerry Messaging Agent can synchronize calendars on BlackBerry devices with Microsoft Outlook calendars. In
BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1 SP6 and earlier and in BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0, the BlackBerry Messaging Agent
uses the CDO.dll library to create temporary MAPI profiles that the CalHelper application can use to connect to the
Microsoft Exchange Server to access users’ calendars.
In BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1 SP7 and BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP1 and later, to improve performance, the
BlackBerry Messaging Agent uses the MAPI32.dll library to create the temporary MAPI profiles.
After you install BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1 SP7 or BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0 SP1 or later, if you are running
Windows Server 2008 and notice that the limit that Windows Server 2008 places on NSPI connections is impacting MAPI
performance and the flow of email messages, you can change how the BlackBerry Messaging Agent creates temporary
MAPI profiles for the CalHelper application.
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For more information, visit www.blackberry.com/support to read KB 21413.
Change how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server creates
temporary MAPI profiles for the CalHelper application
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, on the taskbar, click Start > Run.
2.
Type regedit.
3.
Click OK.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
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If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
•
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
5.
Create a DWORD value that is named CreateCDOProfile.
6.
Double-click the new DWORD value.
7.
In the Value data field, perform one of the following actions:
8.
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To use the CDO.dll library to create temporary MAPI profiles for the CalHelper application, type 0.
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To use the MAPI32.dll library to create temporary MAPI profiles for the CalHelper application, type 1.
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Dispatcher.
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The BlackBerry Collaboration Service is designed to provide a connection between your organization's instant messaging
server and the collaboration client on BlackBerry devices. In some instant messaging environments, you can use TLS or
HTTPS to encrypt the connection between specific instant messaging components.
The BlackBerry Collaboration Service supports up to 2000 connections for instant messaging sessions on the following
instant messaging servers:
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Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005
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Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007
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Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2
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Microsoft Lync Server 2010
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IBM Lotus Sametime
The number of connections that the BlackBerry Collaboration Service supports for instant messaging sessions on the
Novell GroupWise instant messaging server is limited to the number of Windows sockets that are available.
Installing a collaboration client on
BlackBerry devices
For detailed information about the methods that you can use to install a collaboration client on BlackBerry devices, see the
"Add a collaboration client to the application repository" and "Alternative methods for installing BlackBerry Java
Applications on devices" sections of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administration Guide.
To download the .zip file for the appropriate collaboration client, visit www.blackberry.com/support/downloads. For
information about the compatibility of collaboration clients and versions of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, visit
na.blackberry.com/eng/support/downloads/im_server_compatibility.jsp.
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Change the instant messaging server or
pool that a BlackBerry Collaboration Service
connects to
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Collaboration.
2.
Expand the instant messaging environment.
3.
Click the instance that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit instance.
5.
In the Connection settings section, perform one of the following actions:
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For Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007 R2 or Microsoft Lync Server 2010, in the Instant messaging
server pool name field, type the FQDN of the pool of instant messaging servers.
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For all other types of instant messaging server, in the Host Server for instant messaging field, type the host name
of the instant messaging server.
6.
In the Port field, type the port number of the instant messaging server or the port number of the pool of instant
messaging servers.
7.
If necessary, in the Transport protocol drop-down list, click the appropriate transport protocol.
8.
Click Save all.
Change the transport protocol for a
Microsoft instant messaging environment
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Collaboration.
2.
Expand the instant messaging environment.
3.
Click the instance that you want to change.
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4.
Click Edit instance.
5.
In the Connection settings section, perform one of the following actions:
Option
Description
For Microsoft Office
Communications Server 2007 R2
In the Transport protocol drop-down list, perform one of the following actions:
For Microsoft Office Live
Communications Server 2005 or
Microsoft Office Communications
Server 2007
6.
•
click TLS if you want the BlackBerry Collaboration Service to encrypt the
data that it sends to the instant messaging servers
•
click TCP if you do not want the BlackBerry Collaboration Service to
encrypt the data that it sends to the instant messaging servers
In the Transport protocol drop-down list, perform one of the following actions:
•
click HTTPS if you want the BlackBerry Collaboration Service to encrypt
the data that it sends to the Microsoft Office Communicator Web Access
server. The computer that hosts the BlackBerry Collaboration Service must
trust the TLS certificate on the Microsoft Office Communicator Web Access
server.
•
click HTTP if you do not want the BlackBerry Collaboration Service to
encrypt the data that it sends to the Microsoft Office Communicator Web
Access server
Click Save all.
Specify the Windows domain name for users
who log in to a collaboration client
You can specify your organization’s Windows domain name so that users do not have to type their user names when they
log in to a collaboration client on their BlackBerry devices.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Collaboration.
2.
Expand the instant messaging environment.
3.
Click the instance that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit instance.
5.
In the General section, in the Default domain name field, type the Windows domain name.
6.
Click Save all.
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Specify the maximum number of instant messaging
sessions that can be open at the same time
To control bandwidth and resource consumption in your organization's environment, you can specify the number of instant
messaging sessions that can be open between the BlackBerry Collaboration Service and the instant messaging server at
the same time.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Collaboration.
2.
Expand the instant messaging environment.
3.
Click the instance that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit instance.
5.
In the General section, in the Maximum simultaneous sessions field, type the maximum number of instant
messaging sessions that can be open at the same time.
6.
Click Save all.
Specify the inactivity timeout limit for instant
messaging sessions
The BlackBerry Collaboration Service closes instant messaging sessions that exceed the inactivity timeout limit.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Collaboration.
2.
Expand the instant messaging environment.
3.
Click the instance that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit instance.
5.
In the General section, in the Inactivity timeout (milliseconds) field, type a value, in milliseconds.
6.
Click Save all.
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Prevent users from sending specific file types to instant
messaging contacts using the BlackBerry Client for
IBM Lotus Sametime
On BlackBerry devices that are running BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2 or later and the latest version of the
BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Sametime, users can send files to their instant messaging contacts. To help manage
network resources in your organization's environment, you can specify the types of files that users cannot send from their
BlackBerry devices.
In the IT policy for a group or a specific user account, in the Instant Messaging policy group, in the Disallow File Transfer
Types IT policy rule, perform one of the following actions:
•
To prevent users from sending specific file types, type the file extensions and separate them using commas. For
example, type bat, exe, mp3 to prevent users from sending batch, executable, and mp3 files.
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To prevent users from sending all file types, type an asterisk (*).
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Change the value for an IT policy rule, 46
Specifying the maximum size of file types that users
can send using the BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus
Sametime
To control the use of network resources in your organization's environment, you can use the media content management
feature to specify the maximum size of specific file types that BlackBerry device users can send to each other using the
BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Sametime. The maximum file size that you specify for a file type must not exceed the
maximum file size that you specified on the IBM Lotus Sametime server.
Related information
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Prevent users from sending instant messaging
conversations in email messages
Using the latest version of the BlackBerry Client for use with Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005,
BlackBerry Client for use with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007, or BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Sametime,
BlackBerry device users can send their instant messaging conversations to contacts in email messages. You can turn off
this feature if you do not want BlackBerry device users to send their instant messaging conversations to other users.
In the IT policy for a group or user account, in the Instant Messaging policy group, change the Disable Emailing
Conversation IT policy rule to Yes.
Related information
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Prevent users from saving instant messaging
conversations
On BlackBerry devices that are running BlackBerry Device Software version 4.2 or later and the latest version of a
collaboration client, users can save their instant messaging conversations as .txt files in the internal memory of their
BlackBerry devices or on an external memory device. You can turn off this feature if you do not want users to save their
instant messaging conversations on their BlackBerry devices.
In the IT policy for a group or user account, in the Instant Messaging policy group, change the Disable Saving Conversation
IT policy rule to Yes.
Related information
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Hide the icon that appears on BlackBerry devices for
mobile contacts
If users are using the BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Sametime or BlackBerry Client for Novell GroupWise Messenger, you
can control whether an icon appears on BlackBerry devices beside the names of contacts who are using the same
collaboration client. By default, the icon appears.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Collaboration.
2.
Expand the instant messaging environment.
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Click the instance that you want to change.
4.
Click Edit instance.
5.
In the General section, in the Show Mobile Icon drop-down list, click False.
6.
Click Save all.
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Make additional contact information and phone
numbers available for the BlackBerry Client for IBM
Lotus Sametime users
In the latest version of the BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Sametime, users can make calls to contacts directly from their
contact lists. You can make additional phone numbers available to users from their contact lists, and you can make more
contact information available in the contact list on BlackBerry devices by adding new fields to each user's contact
information.
1.
On the computer that hosts the IBM Lotus Domino server, navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Lotus\Domino .
2.
Back up the UserInfoConfig.xml file.
3.
In a text editor, open the UserInfoConfig.xml file.
4.
Copy the following text into the Details section of the UserInfoConfig.xml file:
<Detail id="_doneOfficePhone1323895037773" FieldName="OfficePhoneNumber" Type="text/plain"/>
<Detail id="_doneHomePhone13238950376382" FieldName="PhoneNumber" Type="text/plain"/>
<Detail id="_doneCellPhone13238950372283" FieldName="CellPhoneNumber" Type="text/plain"/>
<Detail id="_doneManager13238950374224" FieldName="Manager" Type="text/plain"/>
<Detail id="_doneDepartment1323895037989" FieldName="Department" Type="text/plain"/>
<Detail id="_doneWorkAddress13238950373371" FieldName="OfficeStreetAddress" Type="text/plain"/>
<Detail id="_doneWorkZip13238950371864" FieldName="OfficeZip" Type="text/plain"/>
<Detail id="_doneWorkState13238950373463" FieldName="OfficeState" Type="text/plain"/>
<Detail id="_doneWorkCity1323895037436" FieldName="OfficeCity" Type="text/plain"/>
<Detail id="_doneHomeAddress1323895037196" FieldName="StreetAddress" Type="text/plain"/>
<Detail id="_doneHomeZip13238950375909" FieldName="Zip" Type="text/plain"/>
<Detail id="_doneHomeState13238950377713" FieldName="State" Type="text/plain"/>
<Detail id="_doneHomeCity13238950378707" FieldName="City" Type="text/plain"/>
<Detail id="_doneLoginId13238950371796" FieldName="ShortName" Type="text/plain"/>
5.
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<Set Set id="_done213238950373320"
params="MailAddress,Name,Title,Location,Telephone,Photo,Company,OfficePhone,HomePhone,CellPhone,Manag
er,Department,HomeAddress,HomeZip,HomeState,HomeCity,WorkAddress,WorkZip,WorkCity,WorkState,LoginId"/>
6.
Save the UserInfoConfig.xml file.
7.
Restart the IBM Lotus Domino server.
8.
To verify that the new fields were added to each user's contact information, perform the following actions:
1. Create a test user account in the IBM Lotus Domino Directory.
2. Using the IBM Lotus Sametime administration web page, change the test user account by typing values for the
contact information fields.
3. In a browser, type http://<Sametime_Server_Name>/servlet/UserInfoServlet?
operation=3&setid=2&userid=<Test_Account_Name> .
4. Verify that the output includes the fields that you added.
After you finish: Using the IBM Lotus Sametime administration web page, change each user's contact information to
include information for the fields that you added.
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Restarting BlackBerry Enterprise Server
components
When you complete certain tasks, you need to restart one or more BlackBerry Enterprise Server components. You restart
the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components using the BlackBerry Administration Service or Windows services.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server
component
Component name in the BlackBerry
Administration Service
BlackBerry Messaging Agent,
BlackBerry Controller, and
BlackBerry Dispatcher
BlackBerry Enterprise Server
BlackBerry Controller and BlackBerry
Dispatcher
BlackBerry Collaboration Service
Collaboration
BlackBerry Collaboration Service
Associated service in Windows Services
BlackBerry Synchronization Service Synchronization
BlackBerry Synchronization Service
BlackBerry Attachment Service
Attachment Service
BlackBerry Attachment Service
BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service
MDS Connection Service
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
BlackBerry Monitoring Service
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BlackBerry Monitoring Service Application Core
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BlackBerry Monitoring Service - Data
Collection Subsystem
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BlackBerry Monitoring Service - Polling
Engine
BlackBerry Router
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BlackBerry Router
BlackBerry Policy Service
Policy
BlackBerry Policy Service
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component
Component name in the BlackBerry
Administration Service
Associated service in Windows Services
BlackBerry Administration Service
BlackBerry Administration Service
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BlackBerry Administration Service Application Server
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BlackBerry Administration Service Native Code Container
•
BlackBerry Administration Service Application Server
•
BlackBerry Administration Service Native Code Container
BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
BlackBerry Administration Service
Restart a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component
using the BlackBerry Administration Service
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Expand the component that you want to restart.
3.
Click an instance.
4.
Click Restart instance.
Restart a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component
using Windows Services
1.
On each computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server component, in the Windows Services, restart the
services for the component.
2.
If you want to restart all of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, you must restart the Windows Services in
the following order:
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BlackBerry Administration Service - Application Server
•
BlackBerry Administration Service - Native Code Container
•
BlackBerry Mail Store Service
•
BlackBerry Instant Messaging Connector
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BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
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BlackBerry Dispatcher
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BlackBerry Attachment Service
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BlackBerry Controller
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All of the remaining services for BlackBerry Enterprise Server components
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Best practice: Restarting more than one BlackBerry
Administration Service instance
To restart all BlackBerry Administration Service instances without issues, the best practice is to stop all instances before
you begin restarting the instances.
If you must keep at least one BlackBerry Administration Service instance running while you restart all instances, you should
restart the instances one at a time and verify that each instance that you restart is running before you restart the next
instance.
Using the BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool
The BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool is a stand-alone command line tool that you can use to configure specific BlackBerry
Enterprise Server traits. You can configure most BlackBerry Enterprise Server settings using the BlackBerry Administration
Service, but you must use the BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool to configure specific settings that are not available in the
BlackBerry Administration Service.
The BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool file is located in the installation files for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and is named
TraitTool.exe. You must launch the TraitTool.exe file using a Windows command prompt.
Use the BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files to a computer that hosts a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instance.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At the command prompt, navigate to <extracted_folder>\tools.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
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Task
Steps
Display the current version of the
trait tool and a summary of valid
commands.
Type traittool.
Display all possible traits, the
expected data types, and any
value restrictions.
Type traittool -show.
Display a list of traits that were
configured in the BlackBerry
Domain.
Type traittool {*} -list.
Configure the value of a trait in the Type traittool {*} -trait <trait name> -set <value>.
BlackBerry Domain specified.
Erase the value of a trait.
Type traittool {*} -trait <trait name> -erase.
Replace the braces and asterisk {*} with one or more of the following command line options:
•
-global to specify all BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances in the BlackBerry Domain
•
-agent <agent id> to specify the ID for the BlackBerry Messaging Agent
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-group <groups_name> to specify a group of BlackBerry device users
•
-host <host_name> to specify a pair of high availability BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances
•
-user <smtp_address> to specify one user
•
-server <server_name> to specify a BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance
•
-basserver <name> to specify the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service
5.
Press ENTER.
6.
Restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server component that is associated with the trait that you configured.
BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool traits
The BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool includes the following traits that you can change to meet the requirements of your
organization's environment:
Trait
Description
ACPByteSizeDeviceVersion
This trait specifies the minimum version of the BlackBerry Device
Software that can receive 8 bytes of ACP data. The typical amount of
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Description
ACP data that BlackBerry devices can receive is 4 bytes. The
BlackBerry Enterprise Server check-s the value of this trait to find out
how many bytes of ACP data to send to devices. If the version of the
BlackBerry Device Software that the device is running is earlier than
the version that this trait specifies, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
sends the device 4 bytes of ACP data instead of 8 bytes.
If you do not configure this trait, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
sends 8 bytes of ACP data to the device.
ActiveDirectoryLDAPConnectTimeout
This trait specifies the number of seconds that the BlackBerry
Administration Service waits for the BlackBerry Administration
Service and the Microsoft Active Directory to connect over LDAP
before the connection times out.
The default value is 5.
BASIsProxyWPADOptionEnabled
This trait specifies whether the BlackBerry Administration Service
uses the Web Proxy Autodiscovery protocol to discover proxy servers
automatically. If you want to enable the Web Proxy Autodiscovery
protocol, change the value to 1. If you want to disable the Web Proxy
Autodiscovery protocol, change the value to 0.
If you do not change the value to 1, the Web Proxy Autodiscovery
protocol is not enabled.
For more information, see Configure the BlackBerry Administration
Service to use Web Proxy Autodiscovery Protocol to discover a proxy
server .
BASNumberOfAdditionalWiredApplicationsToIncl This trait specifies the number of additional wired applications to
udeInACP
include in the application control policy when reconciling
applications.
BASPASBundleRequestVersionSupport
This trait specifies the version of the BundleRequest.xml file that the
BlackBerry Infrastructure supports.
The default version is 1.0.
BASProxyBasicAuthPassword and
BASProxyBasicAuthUID
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authentication to authenticate with a proxy server, these traits specify
the password and user name that the BlackBerry Administration
Service can use. You can specify the password and user name for a
BlackBerry Administration Service instance, or for all the BlackBerry
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not configure these traits, you cannot use HTTP basic authentication
for proxy authentication.
For more information, see Configure the BlackBerry Administration
Service to use HTTP basic authentication .
CalendarRescanInterval
This trait specifies the amount of time, in minutes, that can occur
between the scans that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server performs on
the calendar contents on the device. When the amount of time
between scans expires, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
synchronizes the calendar contents on the device with the calendar
contents in the user's email application. If the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server detects any differences between the calendar contents, the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server synchronizes the differences.
The default value is 15.
EnableLegacyProfileConfig
This trait specifies how the BlackBerry Messaging Agent modifies
MAPI profile settings when you install the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server. If you want the BlackBerry Messaging Agent to modify the
MAPI profile settings that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server requires
for BlackBerry Enterprise Server version 4.1 SP6 and earlier, set the
trait to true (1).
The default value is false (0), the BlackBerry Messaging Agent
modifies the MAPI profile settings by configuring the reconnect
settings for the global catalog server that are required for global
catalog referrals for Microsoft Exchange Server 2007.
EWSCASURL
This trait specifies whether the BlackBerry Messaging Agent uses a
specific web address to access the client access server for Microsoft
Exchange. You can configure this trait for all BlackBerry Messaging
Agent instances on a specific BlackBerry Enterprise Server, or all
BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances on all BlackBerry Enterprise
Server instances.
If you do not configure this trait, the BlackBerry Messaging Agent
uses the service to find the client access server for Microsoft
Exchange.
For more information, see Configure the BlackBerry Messaging Agent
instances to use a specific web address for a client access server for
Microsoft Exchange .
EWSDomain
This trait specifies the domain name to use with the Service Account
if you configure the EWSServiceAccount trait.
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Trait
Description
EWSEnable
This trait specifies how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server manages
calendars on devices. You can configure this trait for a specific
BlackBerry Messaging Agent, all BlackBerry Messaging Agent
instances on a specific BlackBerry Enterprise Server, or all
BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances on all BlackBerry Enterprise
Server instances.
If you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use only Microsoft
Exchange Web Services to manage calendars on devices, change the
value to true (1). If you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use
only MAPI and CDO libraries to manage calendars on devices, change
the value to false (0). If you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to
use Microsoft Exchange Web Services whenever possible and MAPI
and CDO libraries when using Microsoft Exchange Web Services is not
possible, delete the trait value which restores the default setting.
For more information, see Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
to use Microsoft Exchange Web Services , and
Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use MAPI and CDO
libraries.
EWSMaxWorkerThreads
This trait specifies how many worker threads Microsoft Exchange
Web Services uses. This trait is valid for BlackBerry Enterprise Server
5.0 SP1.
The default value is 27.
EWSPassword
This trait specifies the password to use with the Service Account if
you configure the EWSServiceAccount trait.
EWSSCPURL
This trait specifies whether the BlackBerry Messaging Agent uses a
specific web address to access the service. You can configure this
trait for all BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances on a specific
BlackBerry Enterprise Server, or all BlackBerry Messaging Agent
instances on all BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances.
If you do not configure this trait, the BlackBerry Messaging Agent
uses a web address to access the service that the record lookup for
the Microsoft Active Directory Service Connection Point provides.
For more information, see Configure the BlackBerry Messaging Agent
instances to use a web address for a specific service.
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Trait
Description
EWSServiceAccount
Service account name that you can use to connect to Microsoft
Exchange Web Services to impersonate all other BlackBerry
Enterprise Server users.
EWSUserAvailabilityAccess
This trait specifies whether the BlackBerry Messaging Agent receives
the user's status using Microsoft Exchange Web Services or by
searching for the information in the Microsoft Exchange public
folders. You can configure this trait for a specific BlackBerry
Messaging Agent, all BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances on a
specific BlackBerry Enterprise Server, or all BlackBerry Messaging
Agent instances on all BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances. If you
want the BlackBerry Messaging Agent to receive the user's status
using Microsoft Exchange Web Services, change the value to EWS.
The default value is PF, the BlackBerry Messaging Agent receives the
user's status using Microsoft Exchange public folders.
For more information, see Configure the BlackBerry Messaging Agent
instances to look up a user's status using only Microsoft Exchange
Web Services .
ExchangeDisableConfirmEmailDelivery
This trait specifies whether a user can append the word "confirm" to
the subject of email messages to receive an automatic confirmation
that the email message is delivered to the intended recipient. If you
want to permit the BlackBerry Messaging Agent to send
confirmations automatically when the BlackBerry Messaging Agent
delivers email messages, change the value to false (0). If you want to
prevent the BlackBerry Messaging Agent from sending confirmations
automatically when the BlackBerry Messaging Agent delivers email
messages, change the value to true (1).
The default value is false (0), the BlackBerry Messaging Agent sends
confirmations automatically when the BlackBerry Messaging Agent
delivers email messages.
ExchangeEnableMLangConversion
This trait specifies whether the BlackBerry Messaging Agent uses the
Microsoft Multi Language Support DLL to perform character set
conversions. If you want the BlackBerry Messaging Agent to use
Microsoft Multi Language Support DLL, change the value to true (1).
The default value is false (0).
ExchangeEnableWriteUserStatsToMailbox
This trait specifies whether the BlackBerry Messaging Agent writes
statistics to each user's Microsoft Exchange mailbox when it
processes email messages for users. By default, to reduce the
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workload on the Microsoft Exchange Server, BlackBerry Messaging
Agent 5.0 SP2 or later does not write statistics to user mailboxes
when it processes email messages. If you want the BlackBerry
Messaging Agent to write statistics to users' Microsoft Exchange
mailboxes, change the value to true (1).
By default, the value is false (0). If you change this value, the result
might be an impact on the performance of your organization's
BlackBerry Enterprise Server environment and the Microsoft
Exchange Server.
For more information, see Permit the BlackBerry Messaging Agent to
write statistics to Microsoft Exchange mailboxes.
ExchangeSmartSyncDays
This trait specifies how many days in the calendar, after the current
date, that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server checks for calendar errors
on devices. You can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to
check for calendar errors for a user account, all user accounts that
you associate with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, or all user
accounts.
The default value is 7.
For more information, see Configure the period of days to check for
calendar synchronization errors.
ExchangeSmartSyncEnable
This trait specifies whether the BlackBerry Enterprise Server checks
for calendar errors on devices. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server
checks for calendar errors on devices for all user accounts. If you
don't want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to check for calendar
errors on devices, change the value to false (0) for a specific user
account, all user accounts that are associated with a BlackBerry
Enterprise Server, or all user accounts.
The default value is true (1), the BlackBerry Enterprise Server checks
for calendar errors on devices.
For more information, see Turn off corrective calendar
synchronization process.
ExchangeSmartSyncSchedule
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This trait specifies when the calendar synchronization process runs.
You can configure the calendar synchronization process to start
running on multiple recurring days or on only one recurring day for a
user account, all user accounts that you associate with a BlackBerry
Enterprise Server, or all user accounts.
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The default value is Daily.
For more information, see Configure when corrective calendar
synchronization runs.
ExchangeSmartSyncSendUpdate
This trait specifies whether the calendar synchronization process
writes calendar synchronization errors to the BlackBerry Messaging
Agent log file, or writes the errors to the log file and corrects the
calendar synchronization errors on devices. If you don't want the
BlackBerry Messaging Agent to correct calendar synchronization
errors automatically, change the value to false (0) for a specific user
account, all user accounts that you associate with a BlackBerry
Enterprise Server, or all user accounts.
The default value is true (1), the BlackBerry Messaging Agent
corrects calendar synchronization errors automatically.
For more information, see Turn off automatic error correction in
corrective calendar synchronization.
ExchangeSmartSyncTriggerHour
This trait specifies when the BlackBerry Enterprise Server checks for
calendar synchronization errors on devices. You can configure the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server to check for calendar synchronization
errors on devices at a specific hour for a specific user account, all
user accounts that you associate with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server,
or all user accounts.
The default value is 0, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server checks for
calendar synchronization errors on devices at 12:00 AM.
For more information, see Configure when corrective calendar
synchronization runs.
ExchangeSuppressBodyOfSentItems
This trait specifies whether the body of an email message is included
in an email message sent to a device when the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server synchronizes email messages sent by an email application.
The default value is false (0), the body of an email message is sent to
a device.
MailstoreAddressRefreshEnabled
This trait specifies whether you want the BlackBerry Mail Store
Service to update the user directory in the BlackBerry Configuration
Database. If you want the BlackBerry Mail Store Service to update the
user directory in the BlackBerry Configuration Database, change the
value to true (1). If you do not want the BlackBerry Mail Store Service
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Description
to update the user directory in the BlackBerry Configuration
Database, change the value to false (0).
The default value is true (1), the BlackBerry Mail Store Service
updates the user directory in the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
For more information, see Configure the BlackBerry Mail Store
Service instance that updates the contact list.
MailstorePublicFolderLookupEnabled
This trait specifies whether the BlackBerry Administration Service
looks up public folders and displays them in the list of public contact
folders. When an organization has a large number of public folders
available, it can take longer than expected for the BlackBerry
Messaging Agent to display the folders and the BlackBerry
Administration Service might time out. If you want to turn off the look
up function, change the value to false (0). If you turn off the look up
function, you can access the BlackBerry Messaging Agent in the
BlackBerry Administration Service but you cannot see the list of
available public folders in the Email component page in the
BlackBerry Administration Service.
The default value is true (1), the BlackBerry Administration Service
looks up public folders.
MaxDomainSlowSyncsPerMin
This trait specifies the maximum number of full synchronization
events that the BlackBerry Synchronization Service can process each
minute, in a BlackBerry Domain.
The default value is 300.
MaxPollCycleCountForHungSlowSync
This trait specifies the maximum number of times that the BlackBerry
Synchronization Service polls a device to determine if there is a hung
synchronization event.
The default value of 10.
MaxPollCycleCountForNoResponseToSlowSync
This trait specifies the maximum number of times that the BlackBerry
Synchronization Service polls a device to determine if the device is
out of a wireless coverage area or if wireless synchronization is
disabled on the device.
The default value is 2.
MaxSyncServerSlowSyncsInProcess
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This trait specifies the maximum number of full synchronization
events that a BlackBerry Synchronization Service can start before it
schedules more full synchronization events.
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The default value is 10.
MaxSyncServerSlowSyncsPerMin
This trait specifies the maximum number of pending full
synchronization events that the BlackBerry Synchronization Service
can process each minute.
The default value is 30.
MonitorJunkEmailFolderForETP
This trait specifies whether the BlackBerry Messaging Agent monitors
the Junk folder and the Inbox for email messages that include an
etp.dat attachment. When the activation process over the wireless
network begins, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends an email
message that includes an etp.dat attachment from the blackberry.net
domain to the email account of the user. In some scenarios, antispam software applications that the messaging server or gateway
uses filters the email messages and places them in the Junk folder. If
you do not want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to monitor the Junk
folder for activation messages, change the value to false (0) and
restart the BlackBerry Controller.
The default value is true (1), the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
monitors the Junk folder for activation messages.
NumberOfUserTargetTypeForSlowSyncInParallel
This trait specifies how many different types of organizer data, such
as tasks, memos, and contacts, the BlackBerry Synchronization
Service can synchronize at the same time during a full
synchronization event.
The default value is 10.
PolicySRPWhitelist
This trait specifies a list of calendar services, messaging services, and
browser services that a device can connect to when you turn off the
Allow Other Browser Services IT policy rule. To specify a list of
services that the device can connect to, type the SRP IDs of the
services. Separate the SRP IDs with a comma (,).
The default value is empty, a device cannot connect to calendar
services, messaging services, and browser services that your
organization does not provide.
PolicyEnterpriseWipeCommandOrderTraitType
This trait specifies the order for commands that run when the
BlackBerry Policy Service sends the "Delete only the organization
data and remove device" IT administration command to a device. The
value is a string that contains the command IDs separated by a colon
(:), for example, commandId1:commandId2.
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Description
The default value is 3:18.
Contact a BlackBerry Technical Support representative before you
change the default value of this trait.
PolicyThrottlingAppPush
This trait specifies whether the BlackBerry Policy Service uses
throttling to send applications the same way that it throttles IT
policies and service books. If you want the BlackBerry Policy Service
to send applications using throttling in the same way that it throttles
IT policies and service books, change the value to true (1). If you do
not want the BlackBerry Policy Service to send applications using
throttling in the same way that it throttles IT policies and service
books, change the value to false (0).
The default value is false (0), the BlackBerry Policy Service does not
use throttling to send applications the same way that it throttles IT
policies and service books.
For more information, see Configure BlackBerry Policy Service
throttling for application polling.
PolicyThrottlingInProcessJobs
This trait specifies the maximum number of processes for IT policies
or processes for service books that a BlackBerry Policy Service can
run at one time before the BlackBerry Policy Service schedules
additional processes for IT policies or service books.
The default value is 30.
For more information, see Configure BlackBerry Policy Service
throttling for IT policies and service books.
PolicyThrottlingMaxBESJobs
This trait specifies the maximum number of IT policies and service
books that a BlackBerry Policy Service can send to devices each
minute.
The default value is 100.
For more information, see Configure BlackBerry Policy Service
throttling for IT policies and service books.
PolicyThrottlingMaxDomainJobs
This trait specifies the maximum number of IT policies and service
books that all BlackBerry Policy Service instances can send to
devices each minute.
The default value is 300.
For more information, see Configure BlackBerry Policy Service
throttling for IT policies and service books.
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Trait
Description
PolicyThrottlingP2PKeyRate
This trait specifies the maximum number of processes for PIN
encryption keys that a BlackBerry Policy Service can process at one
time before the BlackBerry Policy Service schedules additional
processes for PIN encryption keys.
The default value is 60.
For more information, see Configuring BlackBerry Policy Service
throttling for PIN encryption keys.
RouterAutoDiscoveryMethod
This trait specifies the method that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
uses to update the list of BlackBerry Router instances in the
BlackBerry Configuration Database. If you want the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server to compile the list of BlackBerry Router instances
automatically, change the value to true (1). If you want the
BlackBerry Router instances to provide the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server with the list of BlackBerry Router instances, change the value
to false (0).
The default value is true (1), the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
compiles the list of BlackBerry Router instances automatically.
SlowSyncPollCycleInterval
This trait specifies the interval (in minutes) between the times that
the BlackBerry Synchronization Service reviews the list of users, to
determine how many pending full synchronization events can be
scheduled based on the throttling parameters.
The default value is 2.
ServerHealthPercentage
This trait specifies the percentage of messaging servers that are
healthy. The BlackBerry Dispatcher uses this trait to change the
Connection to the messaging server(s) health parameter. If this
health parameter indicates that the primary BlackBerry Enterprise
Server is unhealthy and you turn on automatic failover, the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server starts the failover process. You can
change the percentage for this trait to customize the percentage of
messaging servers that must be unhealthy before an automatic
failover occurs in your organization's environment.
The default value is 75%.
For more information, see Change when automatic failover occurs by
customizing the health parameters for user accounts and messaging
servers.
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Trait
Description
UserHealthPercentage
This trait specifies the percentage of user accounts that are healthy.
The BlackBerry Dispatcher uses this trait to change the User
accounts health parameter. If either of the health parameters
indicate that the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server is unhealthy
and you turn on automatic failover, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
starts the failover process. You can change the percentage for this
trait to customize the percentage of user accounts that must be
unhealthy before an automatic failover occurs in your organization's
environment.
The default value is 75%.
For more information, see Change when automatic failover occurs by
customizing the health parameters for user accounts and messaging
servers.
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Permit the BlackBerry Messaging Agent to
write statistics to Microsoft Exchange
mailboxes
By default, to reduce the workload on the Microsoft Exchange Server, the BlackBerry Messaging Agent 5.0 SP2 or later
does not write statistics to each user's Microsoft Exchange mailbox when it processes email messages. If you want the
BlackBerry Messaging Agent to function as it did in previous versions, you can permit the BlackBerry Messaging Agent to
write statistics to each user's Microsoft Exchange mailbox. Permitting the BlackBerry Messaging Agent to write statistics
might have an impact on the performance of your organization's BlackBerry Enterprise Server environment and the
Microsoft Exchange Server.
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files to a computer that hosts a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instance.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At the command prompt, navigate to the folder that contains the TraitTool.exe file.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
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To permit all BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances to write statistics to users' Microsoft Exchange mailboxes,
type TraitTool -global -trait ExchangeEnableWriteUserStatsToMailbox -set true.
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To permit all BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances that are associated with a specific BlackBerry Enterprise
Server to write statistics to users' Microsoft Exchange mailboxes, type TraitTool -server <server_name> -trait
ExchangeEnableWriteUserStatsToMailbox -set true.
Press ENTER.
After you finish: If you do not want BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances to write statistics to each user's Microsoft
Exchange mailbox, type TraitTool -<level> -trait ExchangeEnableWriteUserStatsToMailbox -set false, where <level> is
the server name of a specific BlackBerry Enterprise Server, or global for all BlackBerry Messaging Agent instances.
Managing BlackBerry CAL keys
BlackBerry CAL keys control how many user accounts can exist on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server at the same time. If you
exceed the number of user accounts that can exist on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server, the BlackBerry Administration
Service informs you that you require more BlackBerry CAL keys.
If you use a temporary evaluation version of a BlackBerry CAL key and the BlackBerry CAL key expires, the BlackBerry
Dispatcher stops all synchronization between the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry devices. You must
purchase a new BlackBerry CAL key before you can restart the BlackBerry Dispatcher. If you use a temporary evaluation
version of a CAL key, you cannot reuse the temporary BlackBerry CAL key after you purchase a permanent BlackBerry CAL
key.
To help you transfer BlackBerry CAL keys to computers in other BlackBerry Domain instances or troubleshoot BlackBerry
CAL key issues, copy the BlackBerry CAL keys from the BlackBerry Administration Service to a text file.
Add or delete a BlackBerry CAL key
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click BlackBerry Administration Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
In the License key section, perform one of the following actions:
5.
•
To add a BlackBerry CAL key, type the information for the BlackBerry CAL key. Click the Add icon.
•
To delete a BlackBerry CAL key, click the Delete icon.
Click Save all.
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Copy a BlackBerry CAL key to a text file
You can copy a BlackBerry CAL key to a text file and save it on a computer for reference if you want to transfer CAL keys to
a different BlackBerry Enterprise Server or troubleshoot BlackBerry CAL key issues.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2.
Click BlackBerry Administration Service.
3.
Click Edit component.
4.
In the License key section, highlight and right-click the BlackBerry CAL key.
5.
Click Copy.
6.
Open a text editor.
7.
Paste the BlackBerry CAL key into the file.
8.
Save the file.
Configuring the BlackBerry Mail Store
Service instance that updates the contact
list
The BlackBerry Configuration Database contains your organization's contact list and a list of BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instances. By default, the BlackBerry Mail Store Service instance that you installed with the first BlackBerry Enterprise
Server instance that appears in the list updates the contact list. If you prevent the BlackBerry Mail Store Service that you
installed with the first BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance from updating the contact list, the next available BlackBerry
Mail Store Service instance in the list updates the contact list.
By default, if you install multiple BlackBerry Mail Store Service instances, each instance can update the contact list in the
BlackBerry Configuration Database. The first BlackBerry Mail Store Service instance that updates the contact list prevents
the other instances from also updating the contact list. Each BlackBerry Mail Store Service instance searches for time
stamp information in the BlackBerry Configuration Database to determine if another BlackBerry Mail Store Service
instance is updating the contact list already before it starts to update the contact list.
You must verify that at least one BlackBerry Mail Store Service instance can update the contact list in the BlackBerry
Configuration Database so that the BlackBerry Administration Service can access the latest contact list information when
you create and manage user accounts. If you prevent all of the BlackBerry Mail Store Service instances from updating the
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contact list, the BlackBerry Configuration Database might not contain the contact information for all user accounts on your
organization's messaging server.
If the BlackBerry Configuration Database does not contain contact information for a user account, you cannot create the
user account by searching for the contact information in the BlackBerry Administration Service. You can only create the
user account if you use the Add from company directory option in the BlackBerry Administration Service. The Add from
company directory option permits the BlackBerry Mail Store Service to search the contact information that is stored in the
messaging environment so that you can create the user account even if the BlackBerry Configuration Database does not
contain the contact information for the user account.
Configure the BlackBerry Mail Store Service instance
that updates the contact list
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation media to a computer that hosts a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instance.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At the command prompt, navigate to <extracted_folder>\tools.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
5.
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To permit a BlackBerry Mail Store Service instance to update the contact list, type Traittool -host
<instance_name> -trait MailstoreAddressRefreshEnabled -set true, where <instance_name> is the name of the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that you installed the BlackBerry Mail Store Service with.
•
To prevent a BlackBerry Mail Store Service instance from updating the contact list, type Traittool -host
<instance_name> -trait MailstoreAddressRefreshEnabled -set false, where <instance_name> is the name of the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that you installed the BlackBerry Mail Store Service with.
Repeat step 4 for each BlackBerry Mail Store Service instance.
Configuring a Hosted BlackBerry services
environment
Hosted BlackBerry services permit you to make the BlackBerry Enterprise Server that is in your organization's environment
available to other organizations (for example, SMBs). When you include Hosted BlackBerry services in your organization's
environment, one or more organizations can subscribe to your organization's BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
If your organization hosts a BlackBerry Enterprise Server and multiple organizations subscribe to Hosted BlackBerry
services, you must customize the BlackBerry Enterprise Server so that BlackBerry device users can access only their
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organization’s contact list and restrict users from accessing the contact information of other organizations that also
subscribe to the Hosted BlackBerry services.
If your organization permits customers to have limited access or read-only access to the Microsoft Active Directory, you can
configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use MAPI, LDAP, or both to retrieve recipients’ email addresses. If your
organization permits customers to have full control of subtrees in Microsoft Active Directory and you configured Microsoft
Active Directory for multi-tenancy, you can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to limit the scope of the LDAP
search.
To configure Hosted BlackBerry services, you must use a licensing model for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server that is
specific for Hosted BlackBerry services.
For more information about Hosted BlackBerry services, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Planning Guide.
Related information
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Configuring Hosted BlackBerry services when you
permit your organization’s customers limited access to
Microsoft Active Directory
If you configure Hosted BlackBerry services, you must make sure that the name of the organization that each BlackBerry
device user belongs to is listed accurately and consistently in the entry for each user in Microsoft Active Directory. For
example, if the organization’s name appears as an acronym in some entries but in expanded form in others, the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server might return inaccurate search results. If a user tries to search for another user's contact information but
you did not specify the name of the organization that the other user belongs to in Microsoft Active Directory, the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server does not return any search results.
You can specify the organization name in the entry for each user in an LDAP field such as the Company Name field. If you
specify the organization’s name in a field other than the Company Name field, you must specify the name of the LDAP field
when you configure Hosted BlackBerry services. If you do not specify an LDAP field, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses
the Company Name field to search for contact information.
Configure Hosted BlackBerry services when you permit your
organization’s customers limited access to Microsoft Active Directory
Before you begin: Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to retrieve email addresses using LDAP.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, click Start > Run.
2.
Type regedit. Click OK.
3.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
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If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
4.
Create a DWORD value named HostedServer.
5.
Change the value to 1.
6.
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Controller.
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Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to resolve email addresses
using an LDAP field that is not the Company Name field
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, click Start > Run.
2.
Type regedit. Click OK.
3.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
•
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
4.
Create a String value named LDAPCompanyField.
5.
Specify the name of the LDAP field that contains the name of your organization's customers as the value.
6.
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Controller.
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Configure Hosted BlackBerry services when your
organization’s customers have full control of their
subtree in Microsoft Active Directory
You can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to search for contact information or calendar availability within
subtrees in a Microsoft Active Directory that you configured for multi-tenancy. When you configure the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server to search within subtrees, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server searches the Microsoft Active Directory using
the organizational unit information that is included in the distinguished name of the BlackBerry device users.
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Before you begin:
• Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to retrieve email addresses using LDAP.
•
Verify that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server version is version 5.0 SP2 or later.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, click Start > Run.
2.
Type regedit. Click OK.
3.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
•
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
4.
Create a DWORD value named LDAPUseScopedSearch.
5.
Change the value to 1.
6.
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Controller.
Related information
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Restarting BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, 392
Configuring the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server to use LDAP to retrieve email
addresses and organizer data
By default, when BlackBerry device users search for recipients' email addresses or organizer data, the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server uses MAPI to connect to the Microsoft Exchange Server and retrieve the email addresses or organizer
data that is stored in Microsoft Active Directory. You can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use LDAP to
connect to Microsoft Active Directory directly to retrieve email addresses, organizer data, or both.
When you configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use LDAP to retrieve email addresses and organizer data, you help
reduce the MAPI connections that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server requires which helps improve the performance of the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server and Microsoft Exchange Server. In a Microsoft Exchange 2010 environment, if you configure
the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use LDAP, you cannot migrate users to different forests.
If you configure Hosted BlackBerry services, you must configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use LDAP to retrieve
email addresses.
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You can configure the following options when you configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use LDAP to retrieve email
addresses and organizer data:
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Windows domain that the Microsoft Active Directory uses
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whether to use LDAPS to connect to Microsoft Active Directory
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timeout value for the connection to Microsoft Active Directory
•
which contacts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server cannot retrieve, if required
•
whether to support a Microsoft Active Directory that you configured for multi-tenancy, if required
•
custom field to use to resolve email addresses for Hosted BlackBerry services, if required
•
baseDN of the Microsoft Active Directory tree, if required
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Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to connect
to Microsoft Active Directory
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, click Start > Run.
2.
Type regedit. Click OK.
3.
Perform one of the following actions:
4.
•
If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
•
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
If your organization’s environment includes multiple Windows domains, perform the following actions:
a.
Create a String value named LDAPDomain.
b.
Change the value to the FQDN of the global catalog server and the port number that the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server can use to resolve the DNS name of Microsoft Active Directory, using the following format:
<FQDN_of_GC>:<port>. If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server must connect to multiple global catalog servers for
DNS name resolution, specify all of them as the value, using the following format: <FQDN_of_GC1>:<port>
<FQDN_of_GC2>:<Port> <FQDN_of_GC3>:<port>. Separate multiple entries using spaces.
Optionally, if you do not want to configure a limited list of global catalog servers, set the value to a domain name,
and the port number to the global catalog server (for example, example.com:3268).
5.
If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server must use a specific port to connect to Microsoft Active Directory and you did not
specify the port number in the LDAPDomain string, perform the following actions:
a.
Create a DWORD value named LDAPport.
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Change the value to the port number. To limit the number of LDAP queries that the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server needs, use the port number of the global catalog server (port 3268).
If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server must use LDAPS to connect to the Microsoft Active Directory, perform the
following actions:
a.
Create a DWORD value named LDAPssl.
b.
Change the value to 1.
To change the amount of time that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server waits for a response from Microsoft Active
Directory before the connection times out (by default, 10 seconds), perform the following actions:
a.
Create a DWORD value named LDAPTimeout.
b.
Change the value to the timeout period, in seconds, that your organization requires.
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Controller.
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Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to retrieve
email addresses and organizer data using LDAP
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, click Start > Run.
2.
Type regedit. Click OK.
3.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
•
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
4.
Create a DWORD value named LDAPSearch.
5.
Change the value to 1.
6.
To configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to resolve email addresses using LDAP, perform the following actions:
7.
a.
Create a DWORD value named LDAPALPSearch.
b.
Change the value to 1.
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a.
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Change the value to 1.
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Controller.
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Prevent the BlackBerry Enterprise Server from
retrieving contact information for specific users
If you are required by your organization to prevent BlackBerry device users from finding contact information for specific
users, you can specify a list of users that you want to prevent BlackBerry device users from finding contact information for
or you can filter users using an attribute in Microsoft Active Directory.
Before you begin:
• Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to resolve email addresses and organizer data information using LDAP.
•
If you want to filter users using an attribute, choose an attribute in Microsoft Active Directory such as Mail or any of the
extensionAttributes (extensionAttribute1 through extensionAttribute15). You can use the Active Directory Users and
Computers console to change the value for the attribute to HideFromBlackBerry for all users that you do not want
BlackBerry device users to find.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, click Start > Run.
2.
Type regedit. Click OK.
3.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
•
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
4.
Create a String value named LDAPALPObjectCategory.
5.
Change the value to one of the following options:
•
If your organization uses Microsoft Exchange 2007 or Microsoft Exchange 2010, use
msExchDynamicDistributionList,Group,Person))(!(<attribute>=HideFromBlackBerry, where <attribute> is the
name of the attribute that you want to filter (for example, extensionAttribute1).
•
If your organization uses earlier versions of Microsoft Exchange, use Group,Person))(!
(<attribute>=HideFromBlackBerry, where <attribute> is the name of the attribute that you want to filter (for
example, extensionAttribute1).
You can use an asterisk (*) as a wildcard.
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In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Controller.
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Restrict the location in Microsoft Active Directory that
the BlackBerry Enterprise Server can retrieve email
addresses and organizer data from
You can configure a BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance so that it searches for email addresses and organizer data only
in a specified BaseDN in Microsoft Active Directory.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, click Start > Run.
2.
Type regedit. Click OK.
3.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
•
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Agents.
4.
Create a String value named LDAPBaseDN.
5.
Change the value to the BaseDN that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use (for example,
ou=Waterloo,o=example,c=CA).
6.
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Controller.
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Configuring BlackBerry Policy Service
throttling
You can configure BlackBerry Policy Service throttling on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance to limit the database
usage of the BlackBerry Policy Service when it performs the following actions:
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•
sends IT policies and service books that you update to all BlackBerry devices that are associated with the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server instance that the BlackBerry Policy Service runs on
•
sends updated PIN encryption keys to all devices that are associated with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance
that the BlackBerry Policy Service runs on
•
performs an application poll to verify whether the BlackBerry Policy Service must send applications to all devices that
are associated with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that the BlackBerry Policy Service runs on
You can configure BlackBerry Policy Service throttling using the BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool. You can access the
BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool in the Tools folder of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files.
View the current settings for BlackBerry Policy Service
throttling
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files to a computer that hosts the primary BlackBerry Enterprise
Server instance.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At the command prompt, navigate to <extracted_folder>\tools.
4.
Type traittool -global -list
5.
Press ENTER.
If the BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool does not list any BlackBerry Policy Service throttling traits, no BlackBerry
Policy Service throttling traits have been changed from their default values.
Configuring BlackBerry Policy Service throttling for IT
policies and service books
If the BlackBerry Policy Service detects that you updated an IT policy or service book in the BlackBerry Configuration
Database, it schedules a task to create and deliver the IT policy or service book to BlackBerry device users that must
receive the update. The BlackBerry Policy Service tries to process tasks as fast as the server permits, which can result in an
unexpected increase in CPU usage and database usage.
Because you cannot synchronize multiple BlackBerry Policy Service instances on multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instances, an update to an IT policy or service book that affects many users on multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instances can increase the CPU usage and database usage significantly for a long period of time. The increased CPU usage
and database usage can lead to unexpected behavior such as database updates not completing.
To avoid this scenario, you can throttle the processing of IT policies and service books. You can specify the maximum
number of processes for IT policies and service books that a BlackBerry Policy Service can run at one time before the
BlackBerry Policy Service schedules additional processes for IT policies and service books. You can also specify the
maximum number of IT policies and service books that a BlackBerry Policy Service can send to devices each minute and
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the maximum number of IT policies and service books that all BlackBerry Policy Service instances can send to devices
each minute.
If you configure throttling, the BlackBerry Policy Service determines which users that are associated with the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server instance that the BlackBerry Policy Service runs on require a new IT policy or service book. The
BlackBerry Policy Service also determines how many users to schedule for processing in the next 60 seconds. The
BlackBerry Policy Service then schedules the same number of users for processing at equal intervals over the next 60
seconds to distribute the usage on the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
The BlackBerry Policy Service only applies throttling when it automatically detects updates to IT policies or service books.
The BlackBerry database notification system starts automatic detection. If you configure the BlackBerry database
notification system to be turned off, a five-minute timer starts automatic detection. The BlackBerry Policy Service does not
apply throttling when the BlackBerry Enterprise Server requests IT policies or service books during device activation or
when you request that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server send IT policies or service books to users.
Configure BlackBerry Policy Service throttling for IT policies and service
books
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files to a computer that hosts the primary BlackBerry Enterprise
Server instance.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At the command prompt, navigate to <extracted_folder>\tools.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
5.
•
To configure the maximum number of processes that a BlackBerry Policy Service can run for IT policies and
services books at one time before the BlackBerry Policy Service schedules additional processes, type traittool global -trait PolicyThrottlingInProcessJobs -set <value> , where <value> is 0 or greater. The default value is 30.
•
To configure the maximum number of IT policies and service books that a BlackBerry Policy Service can send to
BlackBerry devices each minute, type traittool -global -trait PolicyThrottlingMaxBESJobs -set <value> , where
<value> is 1 or greater. The default value is 100.
•
To configure the maximum number of IT policies and service books that all BlackBerry Policy Service instances
can send to devices each minute, type traittool -global -trait PolicyThrottlingMaxDomainJobs -set <value> ,
where <value> is 1 or greater. The default value is 300.
Press ENTER.
Example: Configuring the maximum number of IT policies or service books that a BlackBerry Policy Service can send
If you want to configure the maximum number of IT policies or service books that a BlackBerry Policy Service can send to
500, type traittool -global -trait PolicyThrottlingMaxDomainJobs -set 500.
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Configuring BlackBerry Policy Service throttling for PIN
encryption keys
If the BlackBerry Policy Service detects that you updated the PIN encryption keys in the BlackBerry Configuration
Database, the BlackBerry Policy Service verifies which BlackBerry device users require a new key and then schedules a
certain number of users at equal intervals over the next 60 second period. The default setting is 60, or one process per
second. You can adjust the number of users that the BlackBerry Policy Service schedules over the 60 second interval using
throttling.
The BlackBerry Policy Service only applies throttling when it automatically detects updates to the PIN encryption keys. The
BlackBerry database notification system starts automatic detection. If you turn off the BlackBerry database notification
system, a five-minute timer starts automatic detection.
Configure BlackBerry Policy Service throttling for PIN encryption keys
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files to a computer that hosts the primary BlackBerry Enterprise
Server instance.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At the command prompt, navigate to <extracted_folder>\tools.
4.
To configure the maximum number of processes for PIN encryption keys that a BlackBerry Policy Service can process
at one time before it schedules additional processes, type traittool -global -trait PolicyThrottlingP2PKeyRate -set
<value> , where <value> is 0 or greater. The default value is 60. If you configure a value of 0, theBlackBerry Policy
Service will not throttle the processes to update PIN encryption keys.
5.
Press ENTER.
Example: Configuring the maximum number of processes for PIN encryption keys
If you want to configure the maximum number of processes for PIN encryption keys to 30, you can type traittool -global trait PolicyThrottlingP2PKeyRate -set 30.
Configuring BlackBerry Policy Service throttling for
application polling
The BlackBerry Policy Service performs application polling to verify when it must send applications to all BlackBerry
devices that are associated with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that the BlackBerry Policy Service runs on. You
can configure BlackBerry Policy Service throttling on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance to limit the database usage of
the BlackBerry Policy Service when it sends applications to devices.
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If you do not configure throttling, the BlackBerry Policy Service tries to process tasks as fast as the server permits, which
might result in an unexpected increase in CPU usage and database usage. If you configure throttling, the BlackBerry Policy
Service sends applications to devices using the same method that it uses to throttle IT policies and service books.
Configure BlackBerry Policy Service throttling for application polling
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation file to a computer that hosts the primary BlackBerry Enterprise
Server instance.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At the command prompt, navigate to <extracted_folder>\tools.
4.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
To configure the BlackBerry Policy Service to send applications using the same method that it uses to throttle IT
policies and service books, type traittool -global -trait PolicyThrottlingAppPush -set true.
•
To configure the BlackBerry Policy Service to not send applications using throttling, and to process the requests
as quickly as possible, type traittool -global -trait PolicyThrottlingAppPush -set false.
The default value is false.
5.
Press ENTER.
Delete a BlackBerry Policy Service throttling setting
1.
Copy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation files to a computer that hosts a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instance.
2.
Extract the contents to a folder on the computer.
3.
At the command prompt, navigate to the Tools folder where the TraitTool.exe file is located.
4.
Type traittool -global -trait <trait_name> -erase, where <trait_name> is the configuration that you want to delete.
5.
Press ENTER.
Example: Deleting a BlackBerry Policy Service throttling setting
If you want to delete the maximum number of IT policies and service books that all BlackBerry Policy Service instances can
send to BlackBerry devices each minute, type traittool -global -trait PolicyThrottlingMaxDomainJobs -erase.
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Change the port number that BlackBerry
Enterprise Server components use to
connect to the BlackBerry Configuration
Database
You can change the static port number that BlackBerry Enterprise Server components use if you changed the port number
that the BlackBerry Configuration Database uses after you install the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
By default, the BlackBerry Configuration Database accepts TCP/IP connections to port 1433 on a Microsoft SQL Server.
The BlackBerry Configuration Database accepts connections through ports 1024 to 65535.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server component, open the BlackBerry Configuration Panel.
2.
In the Database Connectivity tab, in the Use dynamic ports or specify SQL port field, type the port number.
3.
Click Apply.
4.
Click OK.
5.
In the Windows Services, restart the appropriate service for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server component.
6.
Repeat steps 1 to 5 on each computer that hosts a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component that connects to the
BlackBerry Configuration Database.
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Change the port number that the syslog
tools use to monitor BlackBerry Enterprise
Server events
You can change the port number that the syslog tools listen on to monitor BlackBerry Enterprise Server events. By default,
the syslog tools listen to events for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server on port 514.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server component, open the Windows Registry Editor.
2.
Perform one of the following actions:
•
If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
•
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
3.
In the Logging Info registry key, click a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component.
4.
If the DWORD value does not exist, create a DWORD value that you name (Default).
5.
Change the DWORD value to the port number that the syslog tools listen on.
6.
Click OK.
7.
In the Windows Services, restart the service for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server component.
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BlackBerry Enterprise Server
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How the BlackBerry Controller monitors the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server components
The BlackBerry Controller enables the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to continue running if nonresponsive threads occur or
BlackBerry Enterprise Server services become inactive. The BlackBerry Controller monitors the BlackBerry Messaging
Agent, the extension plug-ins for the BlackBerry Messaging Agent, and the BlackBerry Dispatcher so that the BlackBerry
Controller can detect when to start, restart, or stop the services. The BlackBerry Controller can also restart other
BlackBerry Enterprise Server services if they stop responding.
Services that require database access are installed in manual start mode and the BlackBerry Controller starts the services
when the BlackBerry Dispatcher verifies the connection to the database. Other services are installed in automatic start
mode, and by default, the BlackBerry Controller restarts the services if the BlackBerry Controller detects that the services
are inactive. By default, the BlackBerry Controller also restarts services if the BlackBerry Controller detects nonresponsive
threads or that a service is inactive for a long period of time.
Registry keys determine how the BlackBerry Controller monitors the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components and restarts
the services that are associated with the components. You can change the default behavior of the BlackBerry Controller by
creating new registry keys and changing the default values of the registry keys.
Change how the BlackBerry Controller restarts the
BlackBerry Messaging Agent
Before you begin: To create a user.dmp file, or to use a user.dmp file as a data collection option, you must download and
install the User Mode Process Dumper application that is included as a part of the Microsoft OEM Support Tools.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, open the Registry Editor.
2.
In the left pane, perform one of the following actions:
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•
If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
•
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\ WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
3.
Click Controller.
4.
Perform any of the following tasks:
Task
Steps
Change how the BlackBerry
Controller restarts the BlackBerry
Messaging Agent.
1. Create a DWORD value that is named RestartAgentsOnCrash.
2. Double-click the new DWORD value.
3. In the Value data field, perform one of the following actions:
•
To prevent the BlackBerry Controller from restarting the BlackBerry
Messaging Agent if the BlackBerry Messaging Agent stops
responding, type 0.
•
To permit the BlackBerry Controller to restart the BlackBerry
Messaging Agent if the BlackBerry Messaging Agent stops
responding, type 1.
Change the maximum number of
1. Create a DWORD value that is named MaxAgentRestartPerDay.
times that the BlackBerry Messaging 2. Double-click the new DWORD value.
Agent restarts daily.
3. In the Value data field, type a value.
The default maximum number of restarts that can occur daily is ten.
Change the maximum number of
1. Create a DWORD value that is named WaitToRestartAgentOnHung.
missed health checks that can occur 2. Double-click the new DWORD value.
before the BlackBerry Messaging
3. In the Value data field, type a value that is greater than four, which
Agent restarts.
provides the BlackBerry Controller with sufficient time to monitor thread
health checks before the BlackBerry Controller restarts the BlackBerry
Messaging Agent.
The default value is 6.
Health checks occur every ten minutes. If a health check does not receive a
response from the thread that that the BlackBerry Controller monitors, the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server tracks the missed health check in the
BlackBerry Messaging Agent log file as the wait count.
Example:
[20148] (05/12 12:21:00):{0xC28} Thread: *** No Response *** Thread
Id=0xB00, Handle=0x558, WaitCount=2
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Task
Steps
Prevent the BlackBerry Controller
from restarting the BlackBerry
Messaging Agent when a
nonresponsive thread occurs.
1. Create a DWORD value that is named WaitToRestartAgentOnHung.
2. Double-click the new DWORD value.
3. In the Value data field, type 0.
The default value is 6.
Prevent the BlackBerry Controller
from restarting the BlackBerry
Messaging Agent for a specific time
range if the BlackBerry Controller
detects a nonresponsive thread.
1. Create a DWORD value that is named
RestartAgentOnHungBlackoutFrom.
2. Double-click the new DWORD value.
3. In the Base section, select the Decimal option.
4. In the Value data field, type the lowest value of the time range.
The values range from 0 to 23, where 0 is 12:00 AM and 23 is 11:00 PM.
5. Create a DWORD value that is named RestartAgentOnHungBlackoutTo.
6. Double-click the new DWORD value.
7. In the Base section, select the Decimal option.
8. In the Value data field, type the highest value of the time range.
For example, if you configure the RestartAgentOnHungBlackoutFrom value
to eight and the RestartAgentOnHungBlackoutTo value to 17, the
BlackBerry Controller does not restart the BlackBerry Messaging Agent
between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM if it detects a nonresponsive thread.
To turn off the time range, in the RestartAgentOnHungBlackoutFrom and
RestartAgentOnHungBlackoutTo value fields, type 0.
Change the maximum number of
1. Create a DWORD value that is named MaxUserDumpPerDay.
user.dmp files that each BlackBerry 2. Double-click the new DWORD value.
Enterprise Server creates daily before
the BlackBerry Controller restarts the 3. In the Value data field, type a value.
BlackBerry Messaging Agent.
The default value is 3.
To turn off the daily creation of user.dmp files, change the
MaxUserDumpPerDay value field to 0.
Change the number of ten-minute
intervals that the BlackBerry
Controller waits for a successful
health check before it restarts the
BlackBerry Messaging Agent.
1. Create a DWORD value that is named MissedHeartbeatThreshold.
2. Double-click the new DWORD value.
3. In the Value data field, type a value.
The default value is 2.
If you configure the MissedHeartbeatThreshold value to be three, the
BlackBerry Controller waits for 30 minutes before it restarts the BlackBerry
Messaging Agent.
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Task
Steps
Prevent the BlackBerry Messaging
Agent from restarting if the
BlackBerry Controller does not
receive health checks from it.
1. Create a DWORD value that is named MissedHeartbeatThreshold.
5.
2. Double-click the new DWORD value.
3. In the Value data field, type 0.
Click OK.
Change how the BlackBerry Controller restarts a
BlackBerry Enterprise Server service
By default, the BlackBerry Controller restarts a BlackBerry Enterprise Server service if it stops responding.
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server component that you want to change, open the Registry
Editor.
2.
In the left pane, perform one of the following actions:
3.
•
If you are running a 32-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Research In
Motion.
•
If you are running a 64-bit version of Windows, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion.
Perform any of the following tasks:
Task
Steps
Change how the BlackBerry
Controller restarts the BlackBerry
Attachment Service.
1. Click BBAttachServer.
Change how the BlackBerry
Controller restarts the BlackBerry
Collaboration Service.
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2. Double-click the DWORD value that is named RestartOnCrash.
3. In the Value data field, perform one of the following actions:
•
To prevent the BlackBerry Controller from restarting the BlackBerry
Attachment Service if the service stops responding, type 0.
•
To permit the BlackBerry Controller to restart the BlackBerry
Attachment Service if the service stops responding, type 1.
1. Click BlackBerry Collaboration Service.
2. Double-click the DWORD value that is named RestartOnCrash.
3. In the Value data field, perform one of the following actions:
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Change how the BlackBerry
Controller restarts the BlackBerry
MDS Connection Service.
Change how the BlackBerry
Controller restarts the BlackBerry
Router.
Change how the BlackBerry
Controller restarts the BlackBerry
Mail Store Service.
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Steps
•
To prevent the BlackBerry Controller from restarting the BlackBerry
Collaboration Service if the service stops responding, type 0.
•
To permit the BlackBerry Controller to restart the BlackBerry
Collaboration Service if the service stops responding, type 1.
1. Click BlackBerry Mobile Data Server.
2. Double-click the DWORD value that is named RestartOnCrash.
3. In the Value data field, perform one of the following actions:
•
To prevent the BlackBerry Controller from restarting the BlackBerry
MDS Connection Service if the service stops responding, type 0.
•
To permit the BlackBerry Controller to restart the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service if the service stops responding, type 1.
1. Click BlackBerryRouter.
2. Double-click the DWORD value that is named RestartOnCrash.
3. In the Value data field, perform one of the following actions:
•
To prevent the BlackBerry Controller from restarting the BlackBerry
Router if the service stops responding, type 0.
•
To permit the BlackBerry Controller to restart the BlackBerry Router
if the service stops responding, type 1.
1. Navigate to BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
2. Click MailStore.
3. Double-click the DWORD value that is named RestartOnCrash.
4. In the Value data field, perform one of the following actions:
Change how the BlackBerry
Controller restarts the BlackBerry
Policy Service.
•
To prevent the BlackBerry Controller from restarting the BlackBerry
Mail Store Service if the service stops responding, type 0.
•
To permit the BlackBerry Controller to restart the BlackBerry Mail
Store Service if the service stops responding, type 1.
1. Navigate to BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
2. Click PolicyServer.
3. Double-click the DWORD value that is named RestartOnCrash.
4. In the Value data field, perform one of the following actions:
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Change how the BlackBerry
Controller restarts the BlackBerry
Synchronization Service.
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Steps
•
To prevent the BlackBerry Controller from restarting the BlackBerry
Policy Service if the service stops responding, type 0.
•
To permit the BlackBerry Controller to restart the BlackBerry Policy
Service if the service stops responding, type 1.
1. Navigate to BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
2. Click SyncServer.
3. Double-click the DWORD value that is named RestartOnCrash.
4. In the Value data field, perform one of the following actions:
4.
•
To prevent the BlackBerry Controller from restarting the BlackBerry
Synchronization Service if the service stops responding, type 0.
•
To permit the BlackBerry Controller to restart the BlackBerry
Synchronization Service if the service stops responding, type 1.
Click OK.
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Alert Tool
Configuring notifications using the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server Alert Tool
You can use the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Alert Tool to monitor the Windows Event Log and send users that you define
as notification recipients a notification message when the tool records a critical, error, warning, or informational event. You
must configure notification settings for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server in your organization's BlackBerry Domain.
Change the default event monitoring level
By default, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Alert Tool monitors critical events only.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Alert.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
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3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the SMTP host name field, type the SMTP host name of your organization's gateway in DNS format (for example,
smtp.CompanyName.com).
5.
In the SMTP account name field, type the name of the SMTP account that you want to send notifications from.
6.
In the SMTP from address field, type the SMTP address that you want to send notifications and receive replies to
notifications.
7.
In the Event level drop-down list, click one of the following menu items:
8.
•
To monitor level 0 events (critical), click Critical.
•
To monitor all events up to and including level 1 (critical and error), click Error.
•
To monitor all events up to and including level 2 (critical, error, and warning), click Warning.
•
To monitor all events up to and including level 3 (critical, error, warning, and informational), click Informational.
Click OK.
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Define a notification recipient
You can specify a notification recipient for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Alert Tool so that the contact receives
notification messages in email or popup messages that appear on the screen. You can send popup messages to the
contact if the Messenger service for Windows is running on the computer that you installed the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server Alert Tool on, and if the computer is not running Windows Server 2008. The contact receives popup messages only if
the Messenger service is running on the contact's computer.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Alert.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the User name field, type the name of the contact.
5.
In the Event level drop-down list, click one of the following menu items:
•
To send notification messages for the default event monitoring level, click Default.
•
To send notification messages for all events up to and including level 1 (critical and error), click Error.
•
To send notification messages for all events up to and including level 2 (critical, error, and warning), click
Warning.
•
To send notification messages for all events up to and including level 3 (critical, error, warning, and
informational), click Info.
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6.
In the Email address field, type the recipient's email address.
7.
To send notification messages as popup messages on the contact's computer, in the Console field, type the name of
the contact's computer.
8.
Click OK.
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Monitoring PIN messages, SMS text
messages, and calls
Change the default location for the log files for PIN
messages, SMS text messages, and calls
Note: The log files for PIN messages, SMS text messages, and calls store confidential information in plain-text format. To
protect the information, you must restrict access to the location of the log files.
By default, the log files are stored in C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Logs. This is the
same location that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server component log files are stored in.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Synchronization.
2.
Click the instance that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the General section, in the Audit root directory field, type the path to the location where you want to save the log
files.
5.
Click Save all.
Monitor PIN messages
You can use the log files for PIN messages to monitor the time and frequency when users send PIN messages from
BlackBerry devices. The log files are named using the format PINLog_<yyyymmdd>. By default, logging for PIN messages
is turned off.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
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2.
Click Manage IT policies.
3.
In the list of IT policies, click an IT policy.
4.
Click Edit IT policy.
5.
On the PIM Synchronization tab, in the Disable PIN Messages Wireless Synchronization drop-down list, click No.
6.
Click Save all.
Monitor SMS text messages
You can use the log files for SMS text messages to monitor the time and the frequency when users send SMS text messages
from BlackBerry devices. The log files are named using the format SMSLog_yyyymmdd. By default, logging for SMS text
messages is turned off.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Manage IT policies.
3.
In the list of IT policies, click an IT policy.
4.
Click Edit IT policy.
5.
On the PIM Synchronization tab, in the Disable SMS Messages Wireless Synchronization drop-down list, click No.
6.
Click Save all.
Turn off call logging
You can use the log files for calls to monitor the time and frequency when users make calls from BlackBerry devices. The
log files are named using the format PhoneCallLog_<yyyymmdd>. By default, logging for calls is turned on.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
2.
Click Manage IT policies.
3.
In the list of IT policies, click the appropriate IT policy.
4.
Click Edit IT policy.
5.
On the PIM Synchronization tab, in the Disable Phone Call Log Wireless Synchronization drop-down list, click Yes.
6.
Click Save all.
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Log files for BlackBerry Enterprise Server
components
You can use log files to record the activity of BlackBerry Enterprise Server components and troubleshoot issues with the
components. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server creates a log file for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server component and
saves the log files on the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. By default, the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server saves the log files in C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Logs . Each BlackBerry
Enterprise Server instance saves the log files in folders that it creates daily and organizes by date. To prevent the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server log files from taking up too much disk space, you can change how BlackBerry Enterprise
Server components create and delete log files.
By default, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server names log files
<server_name>_<component_identifier>_<instance>_<yyyymmdd>_<log_number>.txt (for example,
BBServer01_MAGT_01_20070120_0001.txt). An event that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server writes to a log file begins
with a five-digit number, where the first digit represents the logging level. For example, the following log file entry logs level
3, which are informational level events: [30000] (03/12 14:03:42.315):{0x18CC} [ENV] Computer Host Name: host_name.
Changing the location where BlackBerry Enterprise
Server components save log files
Change the location where BlackBerry Enterprise Server components
save log files
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Logging.
2.
Click the instance that contains the logging settings that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the General section, in the Log file path field, type the path where you want to save the log files.
5.
Click Save all.
6.
On each computer that hosts a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component or BlackBerry Enterprise Server service, in
the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server services.
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Store the log files for BlackBerry Enterprise Server components in one
folder
You can store the log files for BlackBerry Enterprise Server components in one folder instead of permitting the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server to save the log files in folders that it creates daily and organizes by date.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Logging.
2.
Click the instance that contains the logging settings that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the General section, in the Create folder for daily logs drop-down list, click False.
5.
Click Save all.
6.
On each computer that hosts a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component or BlackBerry Enterprise Server service, in
the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server services.
Changing how BlackBerry Enterprise Server
components create log files
Add a prefix to the file names of the log files for BlackBerry Enterprise
Server components
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Logging.
2.
Click the instance that contains the logging settings that you want to change.
3.
Click Edit instance.
4.
In the General section, in the Log file prefix field, type the prefix that you want to add to the log files.
5.
Click Save all.
6.
On each computer that hosts a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component or BlackBerry Enterprise Server service, in
the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server services.
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Change the maximum size of the log file for a BlackBerry Enterprise
Server component
When the log file for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component reaches its maximum size, the BlackBerry Enterprise
Server either creates an additional log file for the component or overwrites the current one, depending on whether you turn
on log auto-roll.
By default, log auto-roll is turned on for all BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, which means that the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server creates an additional log file when the current log file reaches its maximum size.
You can specify a different maximum size for each log file.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Logging.
2.
Click the instance that contains the logging settings that you want to change.
3.
On the Logging details tab, click Edit instance.
4.
In each section, in the Maximum size of daily log files (MB) field, type the file size.
5.
Click Save all.
6.
On the Servers and components menu, locate and restart the components that contain the logging settings that you
changed.
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Change the logging level for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component
You can select whether the information that you save to the log files is detailed or limited by changing the logging level for a
BlackBerry Enterprise Server component. A more detailed logging level can help you troubleshoot issues with a BlackBerry
Enterprise Server component.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Logging.
2.
Click the instance that contains the logging settings that you want to change.
3.
On the Logging details tab, click Edit instance.
4.
In each section, in the Log level drop-down list, click one of the following menu items:
•
To write error messages to the log files, click Error.
•
To write warning messages to the log files, click Warning.
•
To write daily activities to the log files, click Informational.
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To write additional information to the log files that can help you troubleshoot issues with your organization's
environment, click Debug.
5.
Click Save all.
6.
On the Servers and components menu, locate and restart the components that contain the logging settings that you
changed.
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Create an additional log file for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component
when the current log file reaches its maximum size
If you turn on log auto-roll for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server creates a new
log file for the component when the current log file reaches the maximum size. If you turn off log auto-roll for a BlackBerry
Enterprise Server component, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server overwrites the current log file for the component when the
log file reaches the maximum size. By default, log auto-roll is turned on for all BlackBerry Enterprise Server components.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Logging.
2.
Click the instance that contains the logging settings that you want to change.
3.
On the Logging details tab, click Edit instance.
4.
In each section, in the Log auto-roll drop-down list, click True.
5.
Click Save all.
6.
On the Servers and components menu, locate and restart the components that contain the logging settings that you
changed.
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Change the identifier of the log file for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
component
You can identify the log file for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component by the identifier that is included in the file name.
For example, a log file that is named BBServer01_SYNC_01_20080120_001.txt uses the default component identifier
SYNC to identify the BlackBerry Synchronization Service component.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Logging.
2.
Click the instance that contains the logging settings that you want to change.
3.
On the Logging details tab, click Edit instance.
4.
In each section, in the Log identifier field, type a new identifier name.
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5.
Click Save all.
6.
On the Servers and components menu, locate and restart the components that contain the logging settings that you
changed.
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Prevent a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component from creating a daily
log file
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Logging.
2.
Click the instance that contains the logging settings that you want to change.
3.
On the Logging details tab, click Edit instance.
4.
In each section, in the Daily file creation drop-down list, click False.
5.
Click Save all.
6.
On the Servers and components menu, locate and restart the components that contain the logging settings that you
changed.
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Configure when the BlackBerry Enterprise Server deletes a log file
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Logging.
2.
Click the instance that contains the logging settings that you want to change.
3.
On the Logging details tab, click Edit instance.
4.
In each section, in the Maximum age of daily log files field, type the number of days that you want the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server to delete the log files after.
5.
Click Save all.
6.
On the Servers and components menu, locate and restart the components that contain the logging settings that you
changed.
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Change the character encoding of the log file for a BlackBerry Enterprise
Server component
You can change the character encoding of the log files of a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component so that the encoding
supports the tools that you use to parse and examine the log files. You can specify a different character encoding for each
BlackBerry Enterprise Server component. You can use the ANSI, UTF-8, and UTF-16LE character encoding methods.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Logging.
2.
Click the instance that contains the logging settings that you want to change.
3.
On the Logging details tab, click Edit instance.
4.
In each section, in the Log encoding drop-down list, click one of the following character encodings:
•
ANSI
•
UTF-8
•
UTF-16LE
5.
Click Save all.
6.
On the Servers and components menu, locate and restart the components that contain the logging settings that you
changed.
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Restore logging settings to default values for all components
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Logging.
2.
Click the instance that you want to restore to default values.
3.
On the Logging details tab, click Edit instance.
4.
Click Reset logging defaults.
5.
Click Save all.
6.
For the changes to take effect, perform any of the following actions to restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server
services:
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•
To restart services other than the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu,
locate and restart the services that you restored to default values.
•
To restart the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration
Service, in the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry Administration Service - Native Code Container service.
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Component identifiers for log files
You can identify the names for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server log files using the following component identifiers:
Component identifier
Logging component
ACNV
BlackBerry Attachment Service attachment conversion
ALRT
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Alert Tool
APP
BlackBerry Monitoring Service Application Core
ASCL
BlackBerry Attachment Service client
ASMN
BlackBerry Attachment Service attachment monitor
ASRV
BlackBerry Attachment Service component
BBAS-AS
BlackBerry Administration Service – Application Server
BBAS-NCC
BlackBerry Administration Service – Native Code Container
BBIM
BlackBerry Instant Messaging
BBMS
BlackBerry Monitoring Service console
BBMS-APP
BlackBerry Monitoring Service Application Core
BBMS-DCS
BlackBerry Monitoring Service Data Collection Subsystem
BBMS-ENG
BlackBerry Monitoring Service Polling Engine
CBCK
backup connector
CEXC
Microsoft Exchange connector
CMNG
management connector
ConfigTool
BlackBerry Enterprise Server configuration tool
CONN
BlackBerry Synchronization Connector
CTRL
BlackBerry Controller
DBNS
BlackBerry database notification service
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Component identifier
Logging component
DCS
BlackBerry Monitoring Service Data Collection Subsystem
DISP
BlackBerry Dispatcher
EXTS
extension connector
HHCG
BlackBerry Configuration Panel
MAGT
BlackBerry Messaging Agent
MAST
BlackBerry Mail Store Service
MDAT
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
POLC
BlackBerry Policy Service
ROUT
BlackBerry Router
SYNC
BlackBerry Synchronization Service
TAT
BlackBerry Threshold Analysis Tool
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service log
files
Changing how the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
creates a log file
Change the logging level for BlackBerry MDS Connection Service log files
You can change the logging level for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service log file, which includes the event log, UDP log
files, and TCP log files.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click an instance of the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
3.
On the Logging tab, click Edit instance.
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5.
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In the File logging destination, UDP logging destination, TCP logging destination, or EventLog logging destination
sections, select one of the following logging levels from the Log level drop-down list:
•
To write events to the log files, click Event.
•
To write error messages to the log files, click Error.
•
To write warning messages to the log files, click Warning.
•
To write daily activities to the log files, click Informational.
•
To write additional information to the log files that can help you troubleshoot issues with the BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service, click Debug.
Click Save all.
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Change the interval that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service writes
information to a log file
The interval that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service writes information to a log file applies to all BlackBerry MDS
Connection Service log files, including the event log, UDP log files, and TCP log files.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click an instance of the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
3.
On the Logging tab, click Edit instance.
4.
In the File logging destination section, in the Log timer interval field, type the interval in milliseconds.
The default value is 30000.
5.
Click Save all.
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Change the host and port number that the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service connects to when it sends UDP log file messages
The SNMP agent for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server receives UDP log file messages from the same host and port number
that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service connects to when it sends UDP log messages.
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click an instance of the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
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3.
On the Logging tab, click Edit instance.
4.
In the UDP logging destination section, in the Location field, type the host name and port number using the format
<host_name>:<port_number>.
5.
Click Save all.
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Change the host and port number that the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service connects to when it sends TCP log file messages
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click an instance of the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.
3.
On the Logging tab, click Edit instance.
4.
In the TCP logging destination section, in the Location field, type the host name and port number using the format
<host_name>:<port_number>.
5.
Click Save all.
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Configure BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to log DSML information
1.
On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Research In
Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\MDS\Servers\instance\config .
2.
In any text editor, open the rimpublic.properties file.
3.
In the rimpublic.properties file, type application.handler.dsml.logging=Yes.
4.
Save and close the rimpublic.properties file.
5.
In the Windows Services, restart the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service service.
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Change the activities that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service writes
to a log file
The settings for the activities that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service writes to a log file apply to all log files, including
the event log, UDP log files, and TCP log files.
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1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Connection Service.
2.
Click a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance.
3.
On the Logging tab, click Edit instance.
4.
In the Logging section, perform any of the following tasks:
Task
Steps
Do not trace how data packets travel inside the SRP
network layer from the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service to the BlackBerry Dispatcher.
In the SRP logging turned on drop-down list, click No.
Do not trace how data packets travel inside the IPPP
network layer from the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service to the BlackBerry Dispatcher.
In the IPPP logging turned on drop-down list, click No.
Send logging information using UDP to a UDP server.
In the UDP logging turned on drop-down list, click Yes.
Trace how data packets travel inside the gateway
message envelope network layer from the BlackBerry
MDS Connection Service to the BlackBerry Dispatcher.
In the GME logging turned on drop-down list, click Yes.
Monitor HTTP headers for request and response
messages that the web server sends or receives when
users retrieve content from the Internet and intranet on
BlackBerry devices.
In the HTTP logging turned on drop-down list, click Yes.
Monitor HTTP headers and the body of response
messages that the web server sends when users retrieve
content from the Internet and intranet on BlackBerry
devices.
In the Verbose HTTP logging turned on drop-down list,
click Yes.
Monitor activity that occurs between the BlackBerry
MDS Connection Service and the target server when the
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service uses a TLS
connection.
In the TLS logging turned on drop-down list, click Yes.
Monitor the certificate revocation status that the
BlackBerry device retrieves from the OCSP server.
In the OCSP logging turned on drop-down list, click Yes.
Monitor BlackBerry device requests to access a user
profile or certificate from the LDAP directory.
In the LDAP logging turned on drop-down list, click Yes.
Monitor CRLs that the BlackBerry device retrieves from
the CRL server.
In the CRL logging turned on drop-down list, click Yes.
Monitor PGP key status and revocation information that
the BlackBerry device retrieves from the PGP server.
In the PGP logging turned on drop-down list, click Yes.
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Using BlackBerry MDS Connection Service log files to
view information for proxied connections to BlackBerry
devices
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server writes data for each BlackBerry device connection that the BlackBerry MDS Connection
Service proxies in the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service log files.
You can find the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service log files on the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
You can identify BlackBerry MDS Connection Service log files by the component identifier MDAT in the log file name.
Log file example: BlackBerry device user initiates the proxied connection
<LAYER = IPPP, DEVICEPIN = u29, DOMAINNAME = test.rim.net, CONNECTION_TYPE =
DEVICE_CONN, CONNECTIONID = 852164874, DURATION(ms) = 3500, MFH_KBytes = 0.908,
MTH_KBytes = 38.218, MFH_PACKET_COUNT = 1, MTH_PACKET_COUNT = 2>
Log file example: BlackBerry Enterprise Server initiates the proxied connection (push)
<LAYER = IPPP, DEVICEPIN = <devicepin>, DOMAINNAME = kmtestd, CONNECTION_TYPE =
PUSH_CONN, CONNECTIONID = -432667474, DURATION(ms) = 600090, MFH_KBytes = 0,
MTH_KBytes = 10.477, MFH_PACKET_COUNT = 0, MTH_PACKET_COUNT = 4>
Information in BlackBerry MDS Connection Service log files for proxied
connections to BlackBerry devices
Attribute
Description
LAYER
protocol layer that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service uses to proxy
BlackBerry device connections
DEVICEPIN
PIN or BlackBerry Enterprise Server user ID of the BlackBerry device that
connects using a proxy server
DOMAINNAME
domain that requests the BlackBerry device connection
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Attribute
Description
CONNECTION_TYPE
initiator of the proxied connection, which can be either the BlackBerry device
user (DEVICE_CONN) or BlackBerry Enterprise Server (PUSH_CONN )
CONNECTIONID
unique identifier for an IPPP connection, where - (minus sign) indicates a push
connection
DURATION(ms)
duration of the proxied BlackBerry device connection, in milliseconds
MFH_KBytes
size of messages that the BlackBerry device sends, in KB
MTH_KBytes
size of messages that the BlackBerry device receives, in KB
MFH_PACKET_COUNT
number of packets that the BlackBerry device sends
MTH_PACKET_COUNT
number of packets that the BlackBerry device receives
BlackBerry Collaboration Service log files
Change which activities the BlackBerry Collaboration
Service writes to a log file
1.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Collaboration.
2.
Expand a BlackBerry Collaboration Service, then click an instance.
3.
On the Instance information tab, click Edit instance.
4.
In the Logging settings section, perform any of the following tasks:
Task
Steps
Do not monitor activity at the BlackBerry instant
messaging network layer.
In the BBIM logging turned on drop-down list, click
False.
Do not trace how data packets travel inside the SRP
network layer from the BlackBerry Collaboration Service
to the BlackBerry Dispatcher.
In the SRP logging turned on drop-down list, click False.
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Task
Steps
Trace how data packets travel inside the GME network
layer from the BlackBerry Collaboration Service to the
BlackBerry Dispatcher.
In the GME logging turned on drop-down list, click True.
5.
Click Save all.
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BlackBerry Enterprise Solution
connection types and port
numbers
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The BlackBerry Enterprise Server components authenticate the port connections over a TCP/IP or UDP/IP connection that
uses SSL or TLS.
BlackBerry Administration Service
connection types and port numbers
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can
configure the
connection
for a Microsoft SQL Server, incoming data connections
from, and outgoing data connections to, the BlackBerry
Configuration Database
TCP
1433
Windows registry
•
On a 32-bit version
of Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MAC
HINE\SOFTWARE
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
\Database\Port
•
On a 64-bit version
of Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MAC
HINE\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
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Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can
configure the
connection
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
\Database\Port
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, browsers
HTTPS
443
BlackBerry
Configuration Panel
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, BlackBerry Enterprise Server
components
HTTP
18180
BlackBerry
Configuration Panel
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, BlackBerry Enterprise Server
components for HA JNDI
TCP
11100
BlackBerry
Configuration Panel
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, a BlackBerry Administration Service
instance for local JNDI
TCP
11099
BlackBerry
Configuration Panel
internal data connection
TCP
18083
BlackBerry
Configuration Panel
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, BlackBerry Enterprise Server
components for Java RMI
TCP
13873
BlackBerry
Configuration Panel
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, BlackBerry Enterprise Server
components for Java RMI over SSL
TLS
13843
BlackBerry
Configuration Panel
internal data connection
TCP
14457
BlackBerry
Configuration Panel
internal data connection
TCP
28083
BlackBerry
Configuration Panel
internal data connection
TLS
23843
BlackBerry
Configuration Panel
internal data connection
TCP
21099
BlackBerry
Configuration Panel
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BlackBerry Enterprise Solution connection types and port numbers
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can
configure the
connection
data connections between BlackBerry Administration
Service instances
UDP
multicast IP
address/port
—
228.1.2.1/48858
228.1.2.1/48857
228.1.2.1/48855
228.1.2.5/45588
data connections between BlackBerry Administration
Service instances using TCP ping
TCP
first unused port
number from
17200 to 17209;
17400 to 17409;
17600 to 17609
and 17800 to
17809
BlackBerry
Administration Service
BlackBerry Attachment Service connection
types and port numbers
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
incoming document submissions from the BlackBerry
Attachment Service
TCP
1900
BlackBerry Administration
Service
outgoing conversion results to the BlackBerry Attachment
Connector
TCP
1900
BlackBerry Administration
Service
incoming connections and outgoing connections for
BlackBerry Administration Service configuration
TCP
1999
BlackBerry Administration
Service
incoming document queries from the BlackBerry
Attachment Service
TCP
2000
BlackBerry Administration
Service
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Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
outgoing conversion results of large attachments to the
BlackBerry Attachment Connector for the BlackBerry
Attachment Service
TCP
2000
BlackBerry Administration
Service
1433 (static
connections
only)
Windows registry
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
TCP
connections to, the BlackBerry Configuration Database that
a Microsoft SQL Server database hosts
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion\BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
\Database\Port
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise
Server\Database\Port
BlackBerry Collaboration Service
connection types and port numbers
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, the Microsoft Office Live Communications
Server 2005 or Microsoft Office Communications Server
2007
HTTPS
443
BlackBerry Administration
Service
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Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, the Microsoft Office Communications
Server 2007 R2 or 2010
TLS or MTLS
5061
BlackBerry Administration
Service
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, IBM Lotus Sametime
TCP/IP
1516
BlackBerry Administration
Service
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, the Novell GroupWise Messenger
SSL
8300
BlackBerry Administration
Service
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, the BlackBerry Dispatcher
TCP
3200
—
1433 (for
static port)
Windows registry
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
TCP
connections to, the BlackBerry Configuration Database that
a Microsoft SQL Server hosts
outgoing syslog connections to the SNMP agent
UDP
4071
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion\BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
\Database\Port
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise
Server\Database\Port
Windows registry
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion
\BlackBerrySNMPAgent
\Parameters\UDPPort
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Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion\
\BlackBerrySNMPAgent
\Parameters\UDPPort
BlackBerry Configuration Database
connection types and port numbers
Item
Connection
type
for a Microsoft SQL Server, incoming data connections
TCP
from, and outgoing data connections to, any of the following
BlackBerry Enterprise Server components:
•
BlackBerry Administration Service
•
BlackBerry Attachment Service
•
BlackBerry Collaboration Service
•
BlackBerry Dispatcher
•
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
•
BlackBerry Messaging Agent
•
BlackBerry Policy Service
•
BlackBerry Synchronization Service
452
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
1433 (for
static port)
BlackBerry Configuration
Panel
Windows registry
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion\BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
\Database\Port
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
Administration Guide
Item
BlackBerry Enterprise Solution connection types and port numbers
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
\BlackBerry Enterprise
Server\Database\Port
Related information
Restarting BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, 392
BlackBerry Controller connection types and
port numbers
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
incoming syslog connections from the BlackBerry
Messaging Agent
UDP
4070
Microsoft Windows registry
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion\BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
\Logging Info\Mailbox
Agent\SysLogHost
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise
Server\Logging Info
\Mailbox Agent
\SysLogHost
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BlackBerry Enterprise Solution connection types and port numbers
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
outgoing syslog connections to the BlackBerry Messaging
Agent
UDP
port number
that the
BlackBerry
Messaging
Agent
provides
—
BlackBerry Dispatcher connection types
and port numbers
Item
Connection
type
incoming data connections from the BlackBerry Messaging TCP
Agent
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, one or more of the following BlackBerry
Enterprise Server components:
454
TCP
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
5096
Windows registry
3200
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion\BlackBerry
Enterprise Server\Agents
\TcpPortDispatcher
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise
Server\Agents
\TcpPortDispatcher
—
Administration Guide
Item
BlackBerry Enterprise Solution connection types and port numbers
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
TCP
3101
BlackBerry Administration
Service
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
TCP
connections to, the BlackBerry Configuration Database that
a Microsoft SQL Server hosts
1433
Windows registry
•
BlackBerry Collaboration Service
•
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
•
BlackBerry Policy Service
•
BlackBerry Synchronization Service
outgoing data connection that uses SRP to the BlackBerry
Router
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion\BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
\Database\Port
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise
Server\Database\Port
incoming data connection from the BlackBerry database
notification system
UDP
first unused —
port number
from 4185 to
4499
outgoing syslog connection to the SNMP agent
UDP
4071
Windows registry
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion
455
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Item
BlackBerry Enterprise Solution connection types and port numbers
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
\BlackBerrySNMPAgent
\Parameters\UDPPort
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerrySNMPAgent
\Parameters\UDPPort
BlackBerry Messaging Agent connection
types and port numbers
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
outgoing data connections to the BlackBerry Dispatcher
TCP
5096
Windows registry
456
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion\BlackBerry
Enterprise Server\Agents
\TcpPortDispatcher
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise
Administration Guide
Item
BlackBerry Enterprise Solution connection types and port numbers
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
Server\Agents
\TcpPortDispatcher
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
TCP
connections to, the BlackBerry Configuration Database that
a Microsoft SQL Server hosts
1433
Windows registry
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion\BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
\Database\Port
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise
Server\Database\Port
incoming syslog connections from the BlackBerry Controller UDP
and CalHelper
first unused —
port number
from 4085 to
4499
outgoing syslog connections to the BlackBerry Controller
4070
UDP
Windows registry
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion\BlackBerry
Enterprise Server\Agents
\SysLogHost
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
457
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Item
BlackBerry Enterprise Solution connection types and port numbers
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise
Server\Agents
\SysLogHost
outgoing syslog connections to the SNMP agent
incoming data connections from the BlackBerry database
notification system
458
UDP
UDP
4071
Windows registry
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion\BlackBerry
Enterprise Server\Agents
\UDPPort
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise
Server\Agents\UDPPort
first unused —
port number
from 4185 to
4499
Administration Guide
BlackBerry Enterprise Solution connection types and port numbers
BlackBerry MDS Connection Service
connection types and port numbers
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
if access control for push applications is turned on,
incoming connections for the HTTP listener port
HTTP
8080
BlackBerry Administration
Service
if access control for push applications is turned on,
incoming connections for the HTTP listener port
HTTPS
8443
BlackBerry Administration
Service
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, the BlackBerry Dispatcher
TCP
3200
—
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
TCP
connections to, the BlackBerry Configuration Database that
a Microsoft SQL Server hosts
1433
Windows registry
outgoing syslog connections to the SNMP agent
UDP
4071
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion\BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
\Database\Port
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise
Server\Database\Port
Windows registry
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
459
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Item
BlackBerry Enterprise Solution connection types and port numbers
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion
\BlackBerrySNMPAgent
\Parameters\UDPPort
•
incoming data connections for reliable pushes
TCP
7874
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerrySNMPAgent
\Parameters\UDPPort
BlackBerry Administration
Service
BlackBerry Monitoring Service connection
types and port numbers
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
for a Microsoft SQL Server, incoming data connections
from, and outgoing data connections to, the BlackBerry
Configuration Database and BlackBerry Monitoring Service
database
TCP
1433
BlackBerry Configuration
Panel
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, browsers
HTTP
58180
—
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, browsers
HTTPS
8443
—
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and any
SNMP
161 and 162
BlackBerry Monitoring
Service console
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BlackBerry Enterprise Solution connection types and port numbers
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
internal data connection to the BlackBerry Monitoring
Service Application Core
TCP
55500
BlackBerry Configuration
Panel
internal data connection to the BlackBerry Monitoring
Service Polling Engine
TCP
55501
BlackBerry Configuration
Panel
internal data connection to the BlackBerry Monitoring
Service Data Collection Subsystem
TCP
55502
BlackBerry Configuration
Panel
internal data connection to the BlackBerry Monitoring
Service console
TCP
55503
BlackBerry Configuration
Panel
other applications that you configured the BlackBerry
Monitoring Service to send SNMP traps to
BlackBerry Policy Service connection types
and port numbers
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, the BlackBerry Dispatcher
TCP
3200
—
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
TCP
connections to, the BlackBerry Configuration Database that
a Microsoft SQL Server hosts
1433 (for the Windows registry
static port)
• On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion\BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
\Database\Port
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
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BlackBerry Enterprise Solution connection types and port numbers
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise
Server\Database\Port
incoming data connections from the BlackBerry database
notification system
UDP
first unused —
port number
from 4185 to
4499
BlackBerry Router connection types and
port numbers
Item
Connection
type
incoming data connections from the BlackBerry Dispatcher TCP
that use SRP
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
3101
BlackBerry Configuration
Panel
Windows registry
462
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion
\BlackBerryRouter
\ServicePort
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
Administration Guide
Item
BlackBerry Enterprise Solution connection types and port numbers
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerryRouter
\ServicePort
outgoing data connections to the BlackBerry Infrastructure
that use SRP
TCP
3101
BlackBerry Configuration
Panel
Windows registry
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
TCP
connections to, BlackBerry devices that use the BlackBerry
Device Manager to bypass the wireless network and devices
that connect using Wi-Fi
4101
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion
\BlackBerryRouter
\TcpPort
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerryRouter
\TcpPort
BlackBerry Device Manager
Windows registry
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion
\BlackBerryRouter
\DevicePort
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
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Item
BlackBerry Enterprise Solution connection types and port numbers
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerryRouter
\DevicePort
outgoing syslog connections to the SNMP agent
UDP
4071
Windows registry
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion
\BlackBerrySNMPAgent
\Parameters\UDPPort
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerrySNMPAgent
\Parameters\UDPPort
BlackBerry Synchronization Service
connection types and port numbers
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, the BlackBerry Dispatcher
TCP
3200
—
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BlackBerry Enterprise Solution connection types and port numbers
Connection
type
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
TCP
connections to, the BlackBerry Configuration Database that
a Microsoft SQL Server hosts
incoming data connections from the BlackBerry database
notification system
UDP
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
1433
Windows registry
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion\BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
\Database\Port
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise
Server\Database\Port
first unused —
port number
from 4185 to
4499
CalHelper connection type and port number
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
outgoing logger connections to the BlackBerry Messaging
Agent
UDP
port number
that the
BlackBerry
Messaging
Agent
provides
—
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IBM Lotus Sametime connection type and
port number
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
incoming data connections from and outgoing data
connections to the BlackBerry Collaboration Service
TCP/IP
1533
IBM Lotus Sametime
Administration Tool
Microsoft Exchange connection types and
port numbers
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
RPC endpoint mapper
TCP
135
For more information, visit
support.microsoft.com to
read article 270836.
Microsoft Exchange System Attendant service
TCP
—
For more information, visit
support.microsoft.com to
read article 270836.
NSPI service
TCP
—
For more information, visit
support.microsoft.com to
read article 270836.
Microsoft Exchange Information Store service
TCP
—
For more information, visit
support.microsoft.com to
read article 270836.
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Microsoft Office Live Communications
Server 2005 connection types and port
numbers
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, the connector for the Microsoft Office Live
Communications Server
TLS
5061
Microsoft Office Live
Communications Server
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, the connector for the Microsoft Office Live
Communications Server
TCP
5060
Microsoft Office Live
Communications Server
BlackBerry Client for use with Microsoft
Office Live Communications Server 2005
connection types and port numbers
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, the Microsoft Office Live Communications
Server
TLS
5061
BlackBerry Configuration
Panel
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, the Microsoft Office Live Communications
Server
TCP
5060
BlackBerry Configuration
Panel
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Novell GroupWise Messenger connection
type and port number
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
incoming data connections from, and outgoing data
connections to, the BlackBerry Collaboration Service
SSL
8300
Novell GroupWise server that
hosts the Novell GroupWise
Messaging Agent
SNMP agent connection types and port
numbers
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
incoming syslog connections from the following BlackBerry
Enterprise Server components:
UDP
4071
Windows registry
•
BlackBerry Messaging Agent
•
BlackBerry Dispatcher
•
BlackBerry Router
468
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion
\BlackBerrySNMPAgent
\Parameters\UDPPort
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
Administration Guide
Item
BlackBerry Enterprise Solution connection types and port numbers
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
\BlackBerrySNMPAgent
\Parameters\UDPPort
incoming syslog connections from SNMP queries and traps
UDP
161
Windows registry
outgoing syslog connections from SNMP queries and traps
TCP
162
Windows registry
Syslog connection type and port number
Item
Connection
type
Default port
number
UI where you can configure
the connection
listener port for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server events
UDP
514
Windows registry
•
On a 32-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE\Research
In Motion\BlackBerry
Enterprise Server
\Logging Info
\<component>\(Default)
•
On a 64-bit version of
Windows:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHIN
E\SOFTWARE
\WOW6432Node
\Research In Motion
\BlackBerry Enterprise
Server\Logging Info
\<component>\(Default)
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Troubleshooting
36
Troubleshooting: Connecting to the
BlackBerry Administration Service
The web browser displays an HTTP 404 or HTTP 504
error message when it tries to connect to a BlackBerry
Administration Service instance
Possible cause
Possible solution
You created a BlackBerry Administration Service pool using
DNS round robin and you stopped the BlackBerry
Administration Service services for the BlackBerry
Administration Service instance that you currently use.
Although you stopped the BlackBerry Administration
Service services, it might take some time before the
BlackBerry Administration Service instance completes the
shutdown process. During this time, if the web browser
sends an HTTP request to the BlackBerry Administration
Service instance, the BlackBerry Administration Service
instance accepts the request because the connection is still
available. However, while the BlackBerry Administration
Service instance processes the request, it completes its
shutdown process and the connection becomes
unavailable. The web browser displays an error message.
Wait a few seconds and then try to click a link in the
BlackBerry Administration Service console again. The web
browser redirects you to an instance in the BlackBerry
Administration Service pool that is running and the web
browser displays the login page for the instance.
The BlackBerry Administration Service cannot connect to
the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
Verify the BlackBerry Administration Service can access
the BlackBerry Configuration Database. If necessary,
restart the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
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Troubleshooting: BlackBerry Enterprise
Server Performance
A BlackBerry Enterprise Server that you installed
remotely from the BlackBerry Configuration Database
uses an unexpected amount of system resources and
increases wireless network traffic
Possible cause
Once daily, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses the BlackBerry Mailstore Service to refresh the user information from
your organization's address book in the BlackBerry Configuration Database. If multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server
instances are associated with a BlackBerry Configuration Database, each BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance tries to
use a BlackBerry Mailstore Service to refresh the address book information in the BlackBerry Configuration Database. The
first BlackBerry Mailstore Service that starts the refresh process is responsible for completing it.
If the BlackBerry Mailstore Service that is responsible for completing the refresh process is associated with a BlackBerry
Enterprise Server that is geographically remote from the BlackBerry Configuration Database, the BlackBerry Mailstore
Service can take an unexpected amount of time to complete the refresh process. The refresh process can use an
unexpected amount of system resources and increase wireless network traffic.
Possible solution
You can use TraitTool.exe to turn off the address book refresh feature for BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances that are
geographically remote from the BlackBerry Configuration Database. As a result, BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances
that are located geographically close to the BlackBerry Configuration Database can use the BlackBerry Mailstore Service to
refresh the user information from your organization's address book in the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
TraitTool.exe is located in the Tools directory on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation media.
1. At the command prompt, navigate to the folder that TraitTool.exe is located in.
2. Type: TraitTool -host <name> -trait MailstoreAddressRefreshEnabled -set False, where <name> is the name of the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance.
3. Press ENTER.
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To turn on the address book refresh feature for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server again, use the same command with a value
of True.
Microsoft SQL Server uses a considerable amount of
disk space
Possible cause
Reorganizing or rebuilding an index in Microsoft SQL Server can cause the size of the transaction log file in the BlackBerry
Configuration Database to grow larger than expected.
Possible solution
Add the following tasks to the end of your organization's regular maintenance plan:
1. Perform a complete backup of the transaction log file.
2. Perform a shrink log file task on the transaction log file.
Troubleshooting: Setting up user accounts
You cannot create a user account in the BlackBerry
Administration Service
Possible cause
Possible solution
The BlackBerry Administration Service Configure the BlackBerry Administration Service to use a dynamic port for the
is configured to use static ports when it BlackBerry Configuration Database.
connects to the BlackBerry
1. On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry
Configuration Database server, but the
Enterprise Server components, on the taskbar, click Start > Programs >
BlackBerry Configuration Database
BlackBerry Enterprise Server > BlackBerry Server Configuration.
server uses a dynamic port.
2. On the Database Connectivity tab, select the Use dynamic ports or specify
SQL port check box.
3. Click OK.
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Possible cause
Troubleshooting
Possible solution
4. In the Windows Services, restart the services for the BlackBerry
Administration Service.
You cannot find a new user account in the directory
using the BlackBerry Administration Service
Possible solution
Refresh the list of available user accounts that the BlackBerry Administration Service can access from the directory. By
default, the BlackBerry Administration Service refreshes the list of available user accounts at 12:30 AM daily.
1. In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
2. Click Email.
3. Click Refresh available user list from company directory.
The background process to refresh the user list starts. The amount of time that the BlackBerry Administration Service
requires to refresh the user list depends on the size of the directory.
Troubleshooting: Messaging
Messages are not delivered to BlackBerry devices
Possible cause
A third-party application used the BlackBerry Enterprise Server extension API to filter messages that the BlackBerry
Enterprise Server sends to BlackBerry devices.
Possible solution
1. On the computer that stores the BlackBerry Enterprise Server event logs, navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Research
In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Logs .
2. Search for an event that indicates a third-party application filtered a message (for example, [30425] (07/25
00:11:10.274):{0x1700} {megan.ball@blackberry.com} Message is requested to be blocked. EntryId=123786).
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3. Perform one of the following actions:
•
Remove the third-party application that uses the BlackBerry Enterprise Server extension API.
•
Change the third-party application so that it does not filter messages.
Text does not appear correctly in Unicode email
messages
Possible cause
By default, when the BlackBerry Enterprise Server receives Unicode messages from BlackBerry devices, it uses UTF-8
character encoding to process the Unicode messages. If email applications cannot correctly display Unicode messages,
you can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to use a different character encoding format when it processes
Unicode messages.
Possible solution
Change the character encoding that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses to process Unicode messages.
Related information
Change the character encoding that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses to send Unicode messages, 81
Troubleshooting: Instant messaging
Users cannot view phone numbers for contacts in the
BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Sametime
Applies to: BlackBerry Enterprise Server version 4.1 SP5 or later with the BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Sametime
version 2.0.25 or later
Possible cause
The IBM Lotus Sametime API cannot retrieve phone numbers for instant messaging contacts from the IBM Lotus Sametime
server. If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server is located in a network that does not permit direct HTTP connections to the IBM
Lotus Sametime server, the BlackBerry Collaboration Service cannot retrieve the phone numbers from the IBM Lotus
Sametime server instead of the IBM Lotus Sametime API.
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Possible solution
You must configure a proxy server that prevents your organization's BlackBerry Enterprise Server from receiving HTTP
requests from external servers. If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server is located in an unrestricted network that permits direct
HTTP connections to the IBM Lotus Sametime server, the BlackBerry Collaboration Service establishes an HTTP
connection to the IBM Lotus Sametime server automatically to retrieve the phone numbers. If your organization's
BlackBerry Enterprise Server is located in a restricted network that does not permit direct HTTP connections to the IBM
Lotus Sametime server, you must specify an unauthenticated proxy server in the rimpublic.properties file that the
BlackBerry Collaboration Service can use to establish an HTTP connection to the IBM Lotus Sametime server.
1. In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution
topology > BlackBerry Domain > Components > Collaboration.
2. Click a BlackBerry Collaboration Service instance.
3. Click Edit instance.
4. On the Proxy mappings tab, configure the settings for an authenticated or unauthenticated proxy server. Use the
default web address.
5. Click the Add icon.
6. Click Save All.
7. To verify that a new entry exists for the BlackBerry Collaboration Service, in the database management console, view
the proxy configuration information for the BlackBerry Configuration Database.
8. If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server is located in a restricted network, perform steps 10 to 14.
9. On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Collaboration Service, navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Research In
Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BBIM\Servers\Instance\Config .
10. In a text editor, open the rimpublic.properties file.
11. Copy the following text into the rimpublic.properties file. Replace <host_name> with the host name of an
unauthenticated proxy server:
[Java Security Property]
networkaddress.cache.ttl=0
improxy.proxy.type=http
improxy.proxy.host=<hostname>
improxy.proxy.port=8080
12. Save and close the rimpublic.properties file.
13. Restart the BlackBerry Collaboration Service.
Related information
Restarting BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, 392
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A user did not accept a notification about an instant
message on a computer and the notification
disappeared
Applies to: BlackBerry Collaboration Service version 4.1 or later with the BlackBerry Client for use with Microsoft Office
Live Communications Server 2005 or the BlackBerry Client for use with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.
Possible cause
A user logged in to Microsoft Office Communicator on a computer and on a BlackBerry device or on two computers.
If the user logged in to Microsoft Office Communicator on both a computer and a BlackBerry device or on two computers,
the user received notifications about instant messages in both locations. The instant messaging conversation can occur
only in the location where the user accepts the notification about an instant message.
If a user is logged in to Microsoft Office Communicator on both a computer and a BlackBerry device and the user does not
accept a notification about an instant message on the computer before the notification disappears, the notification about
the instant message disappears from the computer but remains on the BlackBerry device. If the user accepts the
notification about the instant message on the computer, the notification about the instant message disappears from the
BlackBerry device and the instant messaging conversation occurs on the computer. If the user accepts the notification
about the instant message on the BlackBerry device, the notification about the instant message disappears from the
computer and the instant messaging conversation occurs on the BlackBerry device.
During an instant messaging conversation, the user cannot switch between a computer and a BlackBerry device or
between computers.
Possible solution
The user should look for notifications about instant messages on a BlackBerry device or on another computer where the
user might also be logged in to Microsoft Office Communicator. If the user is logged in to Microsoft Office Communicator on
a BlackBerry device or on a second computer, the user should only accept the notification about an instant message on the
computer or BlackBerry device where the user wants to have the instant messaging conversation.
A user receives a 301 error when the user logs in to an
instant messaging application on a BlackBerry device
Applies to: BlackBerry Collaboration Service version 4.1 or later with the BlackBerry Client for use with Microsoft Office
Live Communications Server 2005 and the BlackBerry Client for use with Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007.
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Possible cause
Possible solution
The BlackBerry Collaboration Service
does not support the version of the
instant messaging application that is
installed on the BlackBerry device.
Remove the instant messaging application from the BlackBerry device. Install
an earlier version of the instant messaging application on the BlackBerry device.
The Microsoft Office Communicator
Web Access server is not configured
correctly for AJAX service.
Verify that the port number for the AJAX service is configured correctly on the
Microsoft Office Communicator Web Access server.
In the BlackBerry Client for use with
Microsoft Office Live Communications
Server 2005, the Microsoft Office
Communicator Web Access server is
not configured to use forms-based
authentication and the BlackBerry
Collaboration Service is configured to
use HTTPS to connect to the Microsoft
Office Communicator Web Access
server.
Verify that forms-based authentication is configured on the Microsoft Office
Communicator Web Access server.
Troubleshooting: BlackBerry Web Desktop
Manager
Troubleshooting: Users cannot log in to the BlackBerry
Web Desktop Manager
Possible cause
Possible solution
You might have specified an incorrect URL for the
BlackBerry Configuration Database during the BlackBerry
Administration Service installation process.
Change the BlackBerry Configuration Database URL.
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Troubleshooting: Connections to the Wi-Fi
network
A BlackBerry device cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network
Possible cause
Possible solution
On the BlackBerry device, Wi-Fi
connections are not turned on.
1. On the BlackBerry device, on the Home screen, click Manage Connections.
2. Click Wi-Fi Options.
3. In the Wi-Fi field, verify that a checkmark appears.
A Wi-Fi profile is not configured on the
BlackBerry device.
1. On the BlackBerry device, on the Home screen, click Manage Connections.
2. In the Wi-Fi field, verify that the name of the Wi-Fi network appears.
If the name does not appear, resend the IT policy to the BlackBerry device, or
instruct the user to configure a Wi-Fi profile on the BlackBerry device.
The BlackBerry device is not in the
wireless coverage area of a wireless
access point that has an SSID that is
stored in one of the profiles on the
BlackBerry device.
Move the BlackBerry device into a wireless coverage area.
The SSID of the access point is not
configured on the BlackBerry device.
Check the SSID status indicator in the Wi-Fi status indicator group. The SSID is
case-sensitive.
If the SSID status indicator is not correct, run Set up Wi-Fi in the Setup Wizard on
the BlackBerry device again.
The Wi-Fi settings on the BlackBerry
device, IT policy, or Wi-Fi profile were
not configured correctly.
The user account is not configured
correctly.
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Perform any of the following actions:
•
Using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, resolve any issues with the IT policy
and Wi-Fi profile. Resend the IT policy to the BlackBerry device.
•
On the BlackBerry device, run Set up Wi-Fi in the Setup Wizard again.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, resolve any issues with the user
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Troubleshooting
Possible cause
Possible solution
The BlackBerry device is not assigned
to the correct user account.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, assign the correct BlackBerry device
to the user account.
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server
cannot connect to the BlackBerry
device.
Perform the following actions:
The settings in the IT policy or Wi-Fi
profile were not sent to the BlackBerry
device.
Resend the IT policy to the BlackBerry device.
The BlackBerry device is not using the
same channel as the access point.
Perform the following actions:
•
Ping the BlackBerry device from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
•
Resolve any connection issues in your organization’s network and with the
BlackBerry Router.
•
Use a wireless device, such as a laptop computer, to test the association
with the access point. Use the settings that the BlackBerry uses to configure
the wireless connection.
•
Use a wireless device, such as a computer, to ping the BlackBerry Router.
The ping tests whether the BlackBerry Router is on the ACL of the access
point.
•
If access point logs are available, view the logs to determine the error that
occurred.
For more information, see the documentation for your organization’s access
points.
The authentication method is not
configured correctly.
In the BlackBerry Administration Service, verify the configuration information for
the authentication method.
•
If a WEP key or PSK is required, verify that the key is configured correctly.
•
For WEP authentication, verify that the access point is configured to not filter
the MAC address of the BlackBerry device.
•
For LEAP authentication, verify that the user’s authentication credentials are
correct.
•
For PEAP authentication, verify that the user’s authentication credentials
are correct.
•
For EAP-TLS authentication, verify that the EAP-TLS certificate for the user
account is correct.
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Possible cause
Troubleshooting
Possible solution
Verify that the correct authentication method is configured on the access point
and BlackBerry device.
The static IP address and DHCP for the Perform any of the following actions:
BlackBerry device are not configured
• If a static IP address is configured, verify that the parameters such as the
correctly.
subnet mask, default gateway IP address, and DNS IP address are
configured correctly.
•
If the BlackBerry device uses DHCP, verify that the BlackBerry device can
obtain a valid IP configuration (for example, an IP address, subnet mask,
default gateway IP address, or DNS IP address).
•
Verify that a wireless device, such as a laptop computer, can connect to the
network using DHCP and obtain an IP address.
•
Verify in the DHCP logs, if they are available, that a DHCP was granted to the
BlackBerry device.
Low signal strength is causing
Move the BlackBerry device into a wireless coverage area.
intermittent drops in data connectivity.
1. On the BlackBerry device, in the device options, click Wi-Fi Connections.
2. Press the Menu key.
3. Click Wi-Fi Tools > Wi-Fi Diagnostics.
4. Verify the information in the status fields for the following connection groups:
•
Wi-Fi
•
VPN
•
UMA/GAN (if your organization's mobile network provider supports UMA
or GAN and you subscribed for the service)
•
BlackBerry Infrastructure
•
Enterprise
5. To view more diagnostic information, press the Menu key and click Options.
In the Display Mode drop-down list, click Advanced.
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A user cannot see Wi-Fi connection settings on a Wi-Fi enabled
BlackBerry device
Possible cause
The Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry device is not configured to permit a user to make changes to the Wi-Fi configuration settings.
Possible solution
1. In the BlackBerry Administration Service, change the WLAN Allowed Handheld Changes configuration setting in the
Wi-Fi profile to Yes.
2. Resend the IT policy to the BlackBerry device.
Status indicators
The status indicators for Wi-Fi diagnostic information on a BlackBerry device show the status of the BlackBerry device
connection to a Wi-Fi network.
Indicator
Description
black
This indicator displays when you or a user did not configure a Wi-Fi network for a
BlackBerry device.
yellow or white
This indicator displays when a BlackBerry device tries to connect to a Wi-Fi
network but has not connected yet.
green
This indicator displays when a BlackBerry device is connected to a Wi-Fi
network.
red
This indicator displays when a connection error exists between the BlackBerry
device and a Wi-Fi network.
Status fields for Wi-Fi connections
Field
Description
Current Profile
This field specifies the name of the Wi-Fi profile that the user is currently using.
SSID
This field specifies the identifier for the Wi-Fi network.
When the BlackBerry device displays an SSID value, the BlackBerry device is connected
to a network, and the name of the network appears.
AP MAC Address
This field specifies the MAC address of the wireless access point that the BlackBerry
device is associated with.
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Description
When the BlackBerry device displays a value for the AP MAC Address, the BlackBerry
device is associated with the access point.
Security Type
This field specifies the following link security methods:
•
No Security
•
WEP
•
PSK
•
PEAP
•
LEAP
•
EAP-TLS
•
EAP-FAST
•
EAP-TTLS
When the BlackBerry device displays the link security method, the security on the Wi-Fi
connection is turned on and active.
Association
This field shows the status of the BlackBerry device connection to the access point. The
status indicators are the following icons:
•
green check mark: The authentication key is applied, authentication is complete,
and keys are used to decrypt packets.
•
black filled circle: No network connection exists, or no profile exists for an association
to a specific access point.
Authentication
This field shows the status of the authentication process on the BlackBerry device.
Local IP Address
This field specifies the IP address of the BlackBerry device. When a BlackBerry device
displays a value, it displays the network that the BlackBerry device is associated with.
Signal Level
The field specifies the current signal strength of the BlackBerry device. The value is
based on the signal percentage level, from none to excellent.
Connection Data Rate
This field specifies the data rate in Mbps. IEEE 802.11b has a data rate of 11 Mbps, and
IEEE 802.11a and IEEE 802.11g have a data rate of 54 Mbps.
Status
This field provides a descriptive status message, such as "Status acquired" . It
also specifies warnings and errors that a user encountered when the user tried to open a
connection to an access point.
Network Type
This field specifies whether the wireless connection type is IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b,
or IEEE 802.11g.
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Field
Description
Network Channel
This field specifies the IEEE 802.11 channel that the access point uses.
Pairwise Cipher
This field specifies information about how the access point manages encryption keys for
a user account on the network. You can configure an access point to support multiple
pairwise ciphers. You can use a pairwise cipher with a group cipher.
Group Cipher
This field specifies information about how the access point manages encryption keys for
all user accounts on the network or locally. You can use a pairwise cipher with a group
cipher.
The group ciphers have one of the following values:
•
None
•
WEP 40
•
WEP 104
•
TKIP
•
AES-CCMP
An access point that you configure to support multiple pairwise ciphers is only as strong
as the weakest pairwise cipher.
Gateway Address
This field specifies the IP address of the gateway that routes any packets that the
gateway sends outside the local network. In an enterprise Wi-Fi network, this field
specifies the IP address of the organization’s LAN gateway. In a personal Wi-Fi network,
this field specifies the internal IP address of the router for the home network.
DHCP
This field specifies the status of the DHCP connection to the BlackBerry device. When a
check mark displays, DHCP is complete.
Primary DNS
This field specifies the address of an optional computer that translates host names into
IP addresses.
Secondary DNS
This field specifies the address of an optional computer that translates host names into
IP addresses. The BlackBerry device can use the secondary DNS server if the primary
DNS is not available.
DNS Suffix
This field specifies the domain name suffix, such as .com or .org.
Subnet Mask
This field specifies information about the subnet base for the IP address tha the access
point assigned to the BlackBerry device.
Server Domain Suffix
This field specifies the domain name suffix for the network that the BlackBerry device is
associated with.
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Field
Description
Certificate
This field specifies the certificate that the BlackBerry device can use for Wi-Fi
authentication, if applicable.
Software Token
If you configured a software token for the BlackBerry device, this field specifies the serial
number of the software token.
Status fields for VPN connections
Field
Description
Current Profile
This field specifies the name of the VPN profile that the user is using.
Concentrator Address
This field specifies the IP address of the VPN concentrator.
Contact
This field displays the status of the BlackBerry device connection with the VPN
concentrator. A green check mark appears when the BlackBerry device
connects with the VPN concentrator.
Authentication
This field displays the status of the VPN authentication on the BlackBerry
device. If the last authentication attempt was not successful, the field specifies
an error state.
Secure Device IP
This field specifies the IP address of the BlackBerry device on the private
network that the VPN protects.
Status
This field specifies a current status message, such as "Error: Link
down" .
Resolving Concentrator
This field specifies that the IP address of the VPN concentrator was verified.
Concentrator IP
This field specifies the IP address of the VPN concentrator.
Primary DNS
When a VPN session is open, this field specifies the DNS address that
corresponds to the primary DNS of the VPN concentrator. If a VPN session is not
open, this field specifies the Wi-Fi address.
Secondary DNS
This field specifies the address of an optional computer that translates host
names into IP addresses. The BlackBerry device uses the secondary DNS server
if the primary DNS is not available.
DNS Suffix
This field specifies the domain that the BlackBerry device uses to resolve
addresses on the enterprise Wi-Fi network.
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Field
Description
Secure Subnet Mask
This field specifies the subnet mask of the BlackBerry device on the private
network that the VPN protects. The subnet mask and IP address provide
information about the subnet that the BlackBerry device has connected to.
Retry at
If a BlackBerry cannot log in, this field specifies the next date and time that the
BlackBerry device can try to log in.
Session Lifetime
This field specifies the length of time, in seconds, that the BlackBerry device
maintains the VPN session before the BlackBerry device renegotiates the
session.
Re-login at
This field specifies the length of the periodic rollover or new login period. The
BlackBerry device obtains this information from the VPN concentrator.
Failed Login Attempts
This field specifies the number of login attempts that are not successful. If a user
logs in, the field is cleared and reverts to 0 automatically.
Certificate
This field specifies the certificate that the BlackBerry device uses for VPN
authentication, if applicable.
Software Token
If you configured a software token for the BlackBerry device, this field specifies
the serial number of the software token.
Status fields for UMA or GAN connections
If your organization's mobile network provider supports UMA or GAN and your organization subscribes to this service, a
UMA/GAN connection group is present on the BlackBerry device.
Field
Description
Connection Preference
This field specifies how the BlackBerry device tries to connect to the mobile
network provider’s voice and data services. Using the following settings, you or
the user can configure how the BlackBerry device accesses the mobile network
provider’s voice and data services:
•
Wi-Fi Preferred: If possible, the BlackBerry device uses a Wi-Fi connection.
When the user is not in a wireless coverage area, the BlackBerry device uses
a mobile network connection.
•
Wi-Fi Only: The BlackBerry device uses a Wi-Fi connection only.
•
Mobile Network Only: The BlackBerry device uses a mobile network
connection to the mobile network provider only.
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Description
•
UMA Wi-Fi Available
Mobile Network Preferred: If possible, the BlackBerry device uses a mobile
network connection but the BlackBerry device can also use a Wi-Fi
connection.
This field specifies whether the user has a UMA profile.
You can safely ignore this status field.
Connection
This field specifies whether the BlackBerry device is connected over UMA.
Status
This field specifies the status of the UMA connection.
Registered UNC Address
This field specifies the IP address or FQDN of the UNC.
Registration
This field specifies whether the BlackBerry device is registered with the UNC.
Authentication
This field specifies whether the BlackBerry device is authenticated with the
UNC.
Serving UNC Address
This field specifies the UNC that the BlackBerry device is connected to.
Security Gateway IP
This field specifies the IP address of the mobile network provider’s security
gateway.
Cellular information
This field specifies the cellular information as received from or sent to the UNC,
MNC, MCC, mobile network ID (also known as Cell ID) of the BlackBerry device,
and ARFCN.
Cellular handover to UMA failures
This field specifies errors that the BlackBerry device received during the
transition from one network type to the other when the user is on a call.
Cellular rove-in failures
This field specifies errors that the BlackBerry device received during the
transition from one network type to the other when the BlackBerry device is idle.
Status fields for BlackBerry Infrastructure connections
The connection status indicators for the BlackBerry Infrastructure appear on a BlackBerry device when a user makes a WiFi connection or tries to make a Wi-Fi connection.
Field
Description
Address Used
This field specifies the host name or IP address and port number that the
BlackBerry device uses to connect to the BlackBerry Infrastructure.
IP Used
This field specifies the host name or IP address and port number that the
BlackBerry device uses to connect to the BlackBerry Infrastructure.
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Field
Description
Connecting
This field specifies the IP address and port number that the BlackBerry device
uses to connect to the BlackBerry Infrastructure.
Authenticating router
This field specifies the IP address of the server that performs authentication, if
applicable.
Authenticating server
This field specifies the IP address of the server that performs authentication.
Last Contact At
This field specifies the last time that the BlackBerry device had contact with the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server through the BlackBerry Infrastructure.
Status fields for Enterprise connections
Field
Description
UIDs
This field specifies the SRP UID of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server that hosts
the user account for the BlackBerry device.
Address Used
This field specifies the host name or IP address and port number that the
BlackBerry device uses to connect to the BlackBerry Infrastructure.
IP Used
This field specifies the host name or IP address and port number that the
BlackBerry device uses to connect to the BlackBerry Infrastructure.
Connecting
This field specifies the IP address and port number that the BlackBerry device
uses to connect to the BlackBerry Infrastructure.
Authenticating router
This field specifies the IP address of the server that performs authentication, if
applicable.
Authenticating server
This field specifies the IP address of the server that performs authentication.
Last Contact At
This field specifies the last time that the BlackBerry device had contact with the
BlackBerry Enterprise Server through the BlackBerry Infrastructure.
A BlackBerry device cannot open a VPN connection
Possible cause
Possible solution
The connection to the VPN
concentrator is not configured
correctly.
•
Verify that the VPN is turned on.
•
Ping the IP address of the VPN concentrator.
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Possible cause
The VPN authentication method is not
configured correctly.
Troubleshooting
Possible solution
•
Verify that the VPN concentrator host name resolves to an IP address. If it
does not, configure the VPN IP address.
•
Verify that the VPN server supports the security parameters.
•
Verify that the VPN login information for the user account are correct.
A BlackBerry device cannot connect to the mobile
network using UMA or GAN
Possible cause
Possible solution
The UMA connection is not configured
correctly.
1. On the BlackBerry device, in the device options, click Mobile Network.
2. Verify that Wi-Fi Preferred is selected.
3. On the Mobile Network screen, verify that the Connection Preference icon
is displayed.
4. If the Connection Preference icon does not display, at the Network icon,
type ALT-GANN to turn on UMA connectivity.
The UMA profile is not configured
correctly.
1. On the BlackBerry device, in the device options, click UMA.
2. Verify whether a UMA profile exists.
3. If a UMA profile does not exist, create one using the credentials of the mobile
network provider.
4. Verify that for the currently selected UMA profile, the mobile network
provider’s security gateway certificate field is not empty and is associated
with a certificate for the corresponding mobile network provider.
The BlackBerry device is not
connected to the Wi-Fi network or has
not registered on a UNC.
1. On the BlackBerry device, on the Wi-Fi Diagnostics screen, verify that the
BlackBerry device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.
2. Connect a computer to the wireless access point.
3. To verify the IP address of the BlackBerry device, on the Wi-Fi Diagnostics
screen, ping the computer.
4. If you do not receive a response to the ping, the reason for this error is an
issue on the Wi-Fi network.
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Possible solution
5. If you receive a response to the the ping but the BlackBerry device does not
display a success message, check the Status field for a reason for this error.
Verify whether a BlackBerry device can resolve an IP
address
If a BlackBerry device cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network, you can determine which connections the BlackBerry device
cannot make to it. You can ping the IP address of another wireless device, the Wi-Fi gateway, a VPN concentrator, the UNC
of the mobile network provider, or the BlackBerry Router.
A user can ping network servers from a BlackBerry device to check the availability and responsiveness of network servers.
1.
On the BlackBerry device, on the Home screen, click Manage connections.
2.
Click Wi-Fi Options.
3.
Press the Menu key, and click Wi-Fi Tools > Ping.
4.
In the Ping Type field, perform one of the following actions:
•
To ping another wireless device, click IP or Name.
•
To ping the BlackBerry device, click Self.
•
To ping the security gateway, click WLAN Gateway.
•
To ping the VPN concentrator, click VPN Concentrator.
•
To ping the UNC of the mobile network provider, click UNC.
•
To ping the BlackBerry Router, click BBR.
5.
In the Ping to field, type the IP address that you want to ping.
6.
In the Number of Pings field, type the number of times that you want to ping the IP address.
7.
On the menu, click Send ping.
Look up a computer name to resolve an IP address
Using a BlackBerry device, a user can look up a computer name in the DNS server to resolve network or domain names
and IP addresses.
1.
On the BlackBerry device, on the Home screen, click Manage connections.
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Click Wi-Fi Options.
3.
Press the Menu key and click Wi-Fi Tools > DNS Lookup.
4.
In the Host field, type a name or an IP address that you want to look up.
5.
Press the Menu key and click DNS Lookup.
6.
Press the Menu key and click Send ping.
Troubleshooting
Troubleshooting: BlackBerry Administration
Service pools
BlackBerry Administration Service instances located in
different network segments are not connecting to each
other
Possible cause
If BlackBerry Administration Service instances are located in different network segments that are separated by a firewall,
the firewall can block the dynamic ports on the BlackBerry Administration Service.
Possible solution
Perform the following actions:
1. Make sure that you configured the BlackBerry Administration Service instances to communicate across network
subnets using TCP with TCP ping, instead of multicast UDP.
2. On each computer that hosts a BlackBerry Administration Service instance, navigate to <drive>:\Program Files
\Research in Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BAS\server\default\conf.
3. In a text editor, open service-port-bindings.xml.
4. Move the line <attribute name ="secondaryBindPort'">xyz</attribute> that is located inside the comment tags
outside of the comment tags.
5. Change xyz to an available port, for example port 14458.
6. Add the port that you configured in step 5 to the firewall.
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Troubleshooting: BlackBerry Monitoring
Service connections
A user cannot log in to the BlackBerry Monitoring
Service
Possible cause
If your organization's environment includes a firewall located between the BlackBerry Administration Service and
BlackBerry Monitoring Service, the firewall can block the JNDI delegate port on the BlackBerry Administration Service. By
default, the JNDI delegate port is configured to 0 (any port).
Possible solution
Configure the JNDI delegate port to use a specific port number and open the port on the firewall by performing the
following actions:
1. On the computer that hosts a BlackBerry Administration Service instance, navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Research
In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BAS\server\default\conf.
2. In a text editor, open service-port-bindings.xml.
3. In the paragraph cluster-service.xml, uncomment the line <attribute name="RmiPort">11101</attribute>. The port
number can be port 11101 or any port from port 1000 to port 5000.
4. Comment out the line <attribute name="RmiPort">0</attribute>.
5. Add the JNDI delegate port that you configured in step 3 to the firewall.
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Troubleshooting: IT policies
I cannot find an IT policy rule in the BlackBerry
Administration Service
Possible cause
The version of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server that you are using does not include the IT policy rule.
Possible solution
Import the IT policy rule from an IT policy pack that is available from www.blackberry.com/support. For more information
about IT policy packs, search the BlackBerry Technical Solution Center at www.blackberry.com/support. For example, to
find the IT policy pack that includes the IT policy rules for BlackBerry Device Software 5.0, search for "IT policy rules for
BlackBerry Device Software 5.0".
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Glossary
37
AAA
Authentication, Authorization, Accounting
AES
Advanced Encryption Standard
ACL
An access control list (ACL) is a list of permissions that are associated with an object, such as a
file, directory, or other network resource. It specifies which users or components have
permission to perform specific operations on an object.
ACP
ANSI code page
AES
Advanced Encryption Standard
AES-CCMP
Advanced Encryption Standard Counter Mode CBCMAC Protocol
AJAX
Asynchronous JavaScript and XML
ANSI
American National Standards Institute
API
application programming interface
ARFCN
absolute radio frequency channel
ASCII
American Standard Code for Information Interchange
BCC
blind carbon copy
BlackBerry CAL
A BlackBerry Client Access License (BlackBerry CAL) limits how many users you can add to a
BlackBerry Enterprise Server.
BlackBerry Domain
A BlackBerry Domain consists of the BlackBerry Configuration Database with its users and any
BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances that connect to it.
BlackBerry MDS
BlackBerry Mobile Data System
BlackBerry MVS
BlackBerry Mobile Voice System
BlackBerry
transport layer
encryption
BlackBerry transport layer encryption (formerly known as standard BlackBerry encryption) uses
a symmetric key encryption algorithm to help protect data that is in transit between a BlackBerry
device and the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server when the data is outside an organization's firewall.
CDMA
Code Division Multiple Access
CDO
Collaboration Data Object
CLDC
Connected Limited Device Configuration
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CMIME
Compressed Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension
content protection
Content protection helps protect user data on a locked BlackBerry device by encrypting the user
data