BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange

BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange

BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange

Version: 5.0

Administration Guide

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Contents

1

Overview: BlackBerry Enterprise Server..................................................................................................................................

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Getting started in your BlackBerry Enterprise Server environment..........................................................................................

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2 Log in to the BlackBerry Administration Service for the first time......................................................................................

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3 Creating administrator accounts..............................................................................................................................................

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Administrative roles........................................................................................................................................................................

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Preconfigured administrative roles......................................................................................................................................

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Creating roles..................................................................................................................................................................................

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Create a role............................................................................................................................................................................

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Create a role based on an existing role...............................................................................................................................

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Create an administrator account..................................................................................................................................................

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Add an administrator account to a group....................................................................................................................................

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Specify an email address for the BlackBerry Administration Service.......................................................................................

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Permit an administrator to log in to the BlackBerry Administration Service using a messaging server account...............

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Assign a BlackBerry device to an administrator account...........................................................................................................

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4 Setting up security options........................................................................................................................................................

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How the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution encrypts data on the transport layer.......................................................................

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Symmetric key encryption algorithms that the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution uses....................................................

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Change the symmetric key encryption algorithm that the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution uses.................................

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Controlling BlackBerry device behavior using IT policies..........................................................................................................

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Understanding IT policy rule names and policy group names..........................................................................................

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Preconfigured IT policies.......................................................................................................................................................

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Create an IT policy..................................................................................................................................................................

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Create an IT policy based on an existing IT policy.............................................................................................................

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Import IT policy data..............................................................................................................................................................

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Assign an IT policy to a group...............................................................................................................................................

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Assign an IT policy to a user account...................................................................................................................................

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Enforcing IT policy changes over the wireless network.....................................................................................................

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Reconciliation rules for conflicting IT policies.............................................................................................................................

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Reconciliation rules: IT policies............................................................................................................................................

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Resolving IT policy assignments for user accounts and groups................................................................................................

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Configure how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server should resolve multiple IT policy assignments................................

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Verify which IT policy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server assigned to a BlackBerry device............................................

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Managing the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service certificate................................................................................................

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Configuring the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances to use a trusted certificate.......................................

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Generate a self-signed certificate for the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service............................................................

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Permit client authentication between the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service and web services that use self-signed certificates.......................................................................................................................................................................................

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5 Configuring the BlackBerry Enterprise Server environment................................................................................................

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Best practice: Running the BlackBerry Enterprise Server..........................................................................................................

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Configuring certain BlackBerry Enterprise Server components to use proxy servers............................................................

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Configure a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component to use a .pac file.........................................................................

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Configure a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component to use a proxy server..................................................................

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Configure a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component to authenticate to a proxy server on behalf of BlackBerry devices.....................................................................................................................................................................................

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Configuring multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances to use the same BlackBerry Enterprise Server component

...........................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Configure multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances to use the same BlackBerry MDS Connection Service

..................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Configure multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances to use the same BlackBerry MDS Integration Service

..................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Configure multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances to use the same BlackBerry Collaboration Service.......

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Associate a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service pool with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server.................................................

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6 Configuring user accounts.........................................................................................................................................................

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Adding user accounts to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.......................................................................................................

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Create a user account............................................................................................................................................................

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Creating user groups......................................................................................................................................................................

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Create a group to manage similar user accounts...............................................................................................................

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Add a user account to a group..............................................................................................................................................

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7 Assigning BlackBerry devices to users.....................................................................................................................................

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Preparing to distribute a BlackBerry device................................................................................................................................

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Change how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server downloads a user's existing email messages onto the BlackBerry device.......................................................................................................................................................................................

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Prevent the BlackBerry Enterprise Server from synchronizing existing email messages onto a BlackBerry device

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Assigning BlackBerry devices to user accounts..........................................................................................................................

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Option 1: Activate a BlackBerry device using the BlackBerry Administration Service...................................................

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Option 2: Activating a BlackBerry device over the wireless network...............................................................................

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Option 3: Activating BlackBerry devices over the LAN.....................................................................................................

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Option 4: Activating BlackBerry devices using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager...............................................

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Option 5: Activating BlackBerry devices over an enterprise Wi-Fi network...................................................................

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8 Configuring BlackBerry Enterprise Server high availability.................................................................................................

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Check the health of a BlackBerry Enterprise Server...................................................................................................................

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How the BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses health parameters................................................................................................

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Defining when failover occurs..............................................................................................................................................

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Changing the promotion threshold and failover threshold.......................................................................................................

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Change the promotion threshold and failover threshold and the order of the health parameters.............................

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Changing when automatic failover occurs by customizing the health parameters for user accounts and messaging servers......................................................................................................................................................................................

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Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to fail over automatically....................................................................................

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Monitoring the BlackBerry Enterprise Server for an automatic failover event........................................................................

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Use the BlackBerry Administration Service to find the time and reason for the last automatic failover event.........

69

Fail over the BlackBerry Enterprise Server manually..................................................................................................................

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9 Configuring high availability for BlackBerry Enterprise Server components....................................................................

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Creating a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service pool for high availability..............................................................................

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Create a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service pool for high availability.........................................................................

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Configure a hardware load balancer to provide access to BlackBerry MDS Connection Service central push servers

..................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Create a BlackBerry Collaboration Service pool for high availability.......................................................................................

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Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service and BlackBerry Collaboration Service to fail over automatically.....

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Create a BlackBerry Attachment Service pool for high availability..........................................................................................

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You cannot determine the BlackBerry Attachment Connector that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or the

BlackBerry MDS Connection Service uses..........................................................................................................................

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Create a BlackBerry Router pool for high availability.................................................................................................................

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Permit a BlackBerry Enterprise Server to connect to a remote BlackBerry Router........................................................

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Creating a BlackBerry Administration Service pool using DNS round robin that includes the BlackBerry Web Desktop

Manager...........................................................................................................................................................................................

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Configure the BlackBerry Administration Service instances in the pool to communicate across network subnets

..................................................................................................................................................................................................

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Creating a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service pool.................................................................................................................

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Configure a hardware load balancer for the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service pool...............................................

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Change the tolerance threshold for missing heartbeats for a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instance in a pool...........................................................................................................................................................................................

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Turn off DNS caching for Java applications that are clients of a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service pool.............

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Fail over the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service or BlackBerry Collaboration Service manually......................................

78

Recover a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service pool that stopped responding......................................................................

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Monitoring the high availability status or job deployment status using the BlackBerry Administration Service...............

79

Monitor the high availability status or job deployment status using the BlackBerry Administration Service............

80

Remove a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance from a pool.....................................................................................

80

Remove a BlackBerry Collaboration Service instance from a pool...........................................................................................

80

Remove a BlackBerry Attachment Service instance from a pool..............................................................................................

81

Remove a BlackBerry Router instance from a pool.....................................................................................................................

81

10 Configuring BlackBerry Configuration Database high availability.....................................................................................

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Prerequisites: Configuring database mirroring or database replication of the BlackBerry Configuration Database or

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service database...........................................................................................................................

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Configuring database mirroring....................................................................................................................................................

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Stop the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances............................................

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Configure database mirroring for the BlackBerry Configuration Database or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service database..................................................................................................................................................................................

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Start the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances...........................................

84

Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to support database mirroring...................................................................

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Configuring the BlackBerry Configuration Database for one-way transactional replication in a Microsoft SQL Server

2005 environment..........................................................................................................................................................................

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Stop the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances............................................

86

Create the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database from a backup.....................................................................

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Permit access to the BlackBerry Configuration Database instances...............................................................................

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Configure the publication for the BlackBerry Configuration Database...........................................................................

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Prepare the database server that hosts the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database and configure the subscription.............................................................................................................................................................................

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Start the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances...........................................

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Configuring the BlackBerry Configuration Database for one-way transactional replication in a Microsoft SQL Server

2000 environment..........................................................................................................................................................................

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Stop the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances............................................

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Prepare the database server that hosts the BlackBerry Configuration Database for publication................................

91

Configure the publication for the BlackBerry Configuration Database...........................................................................

91

Copy the publication into a script........................................................................................................................................

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Configure the subscription and create the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database.........................................

92

Change the stored procedures on the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database................................................

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Replace the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database with a restored copy of the BlackBerry Configuration

Database..................................................................................................................................................................................

94

Apply the stored procedures changes to the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database.....................................

94

Replace the publication with the modified version............................................................................................................

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Configure the subscription on the modified publication...................................................................................................

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Configure a trace flag............................................................................................................................................................

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Start the replication process.................................................................................................................................................

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Start the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances...........................................

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Responding to the loss of a BlackBerry Configuration Database when you configured transactional replication............

97

Return to the BlackBerry Configuration Database when you configured transactional replication....................................

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Recovering BlackBerry Enterprise Server components after the principal BlackBerry Configuration Database fails over to the mirror BlackBerry Configuration Database......................................................................................................................

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Recover BlackBerry Enterprise Server components after the principal BlackBerry Configuration Database fails over to the mirror BlackBerry Configuration Database..............................................................................................................

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11 Sending software and BlackBerry Java Applications to BlackBerry devices......................................................................

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Managing BlackBerry Java Applications and BlackBerry Device Software..............................................................................

99

Installing BlackBerry Java Applications on BlackBerry devices................................................................................................. 100

Developing BlackBerry Java Applications for BlackBerry devices............................................................................................. 100

Preparing to distribute BlackBerry Java Applications................................................................................................................. 100

Specify a shared network folder for BlackBerry Java Applications...................................................................................

101

Add a BlackBerry Java Application to the application repository.....................................................................................

101

Add a collaboration client to the application repository................................................................................................... 102

Add the BlackBerry MDS Runtime to the application repository..................................................................................... 102

Specify keywords for a BlackBerry Java Application.......................................................................................................... 102

Configuring application control policies...................................................................................................................................... 103

Standard application control policies.................................................................................................................................. 103

Change a standard application control policy.................................................................................................................... 104

Create custom application control policies for a BlackBerry Java Application............................................................... 104

Policy precedence on the BlackBerry device....................................................................................................................... 105

Application control policies for unlisted applications................................................................................................................ 106

Change the standard application control policy for unlisted applications that are optional....................................... 106

Create an application control policy for unlisted applications......................................................................................... 106

Set the priority of application control policies for unlisted applications......................................................................... 107

Creating software configurations................................................................................................................................................. 107

Create a software configuration........................................................................................................................................... 108

Add a BlackBerry Java Application to a software configuration....................................................................................... 109

Assign a software configuration to a group........................................................................................................................ 109

Assign a software configuration to multiple user accounts..............................................................................................

110

Assign a software configuration to a user account............................................................................................................

110

Install BlackBerry Java Applications on a BlackBerry device at a central computer..............................................................

111

View the status of a job..................................................................................................................................................................

111

View the status of a task........................................................................................................................................................

112

Stopping a job that is running.......................................................................................................................................................

116

Stop a job that is running......................................................................................................................................................

116

View how the BlackBerry Administration Service resolved software configuration conflicts for a user account...............

117

Reconciliation rules for conflicting settings in software configurations..................................................................................

117

Reconciliation rules: BlackBerry Java Applications............................................................................................................

118

Reconciliation rules: BlackBerry Device Software..............................................................................................................

121

Reconciliation rules: Standard application settings...........................................................................................................

122

Reconciliation rules: Application control policies...............................................................................................................

123

Reconciliation rules: Application control policies for unlisted applications....................................................................

124

12 Alternative methods for installing BlackBerry Java Applications on BlackBerry devices................................................ 125

Installing BlackBerry Java Applications on BlackBerry devices without using the BlackBerry Administration Service

........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 125

Developing BlackBerry Java Applications for BlackBerry devices.............................................................................................

125

Methods you can use to install BlackBerry Java Applications on BlackBerry devices............................................................ 125

Installing BlackBerry Java Applications using the BlackBerry Desktop Software................................................................... 126

Prerequisites: Installing BlackBerry Java Applications using the BlackBerry Desktop Software.................................

127

Make the BlackBerry Java Application available to the BlackBerry Desktop Software.................................................

127

Install the BlackBerry Java Application using the BlackBerry Desktop Software........................................................... 128

Installing BlackBerry Java Applications using the BlackBerry Application Web Loader........................................................ 128

Prerequisites: Installing BlackBerry Java Applications using the BlackBerry Application Web Loader....................... 129

Enable the BlackBerry Application Web Loader on a web server..................................................................................... 130

Install the BlackBerry Java Application using the BlackBerry Application Web Loader................................................ 130

Installing BlackBerry Java Applications using the standalone application loader tool..........................................................

131

Prerequisites: Installing BlackBerry Java Applications using the standalone application loader tool.........................

131

Add BlackBerry Java Application files to a shared network folder...................................................................................

132

Share the Research In Motion folder that contains the BlackBerry Java Application...................................................

132

Configure the standalone application loader tool to install the BlackBerry Java Application in automated mode

..................................................................................................................................................................................................

133

Install the BlackBerry Java Application using the standalone application loader tool..................................................

133

Installing BlackBerry Java Applications using a web browser on BlackBerry devices............................................................

133

Prerequisites: Installing BlackBerry Java Applications using a web browser on BlackBerry devices........................... 134

Install the BlackBerry Java Application on a web server................................................................................................... 134

Install the BlackBerry Java Application using a web browser on the BlackBerry device............................................... 135

13 Making BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry Browser Applications available to users................... 136

Overview: Creating BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and sending them to BlackBerry devices............................... 136

Preparing BlackBerry devices to install BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry Browser Applications

........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 138

Configuring a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service to support a JDBC driver........................................................................ 138

Specify JDBC driver information for a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service.................................................................. 139

Add support for a JDBC driver to a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service....................................................................... 139

Configuring access to web services and managing signed and unsigned applications........................................................ 140

Permit BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications to access web services using HTTPS.................................................... 140

Define a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application as a trusted application........................................................................ 140

Permit users to install unsigned BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications on BlackBerry devices.................................

141

Configuring how users access and use BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications.....................................................................

141

BlackBerry MDS Application Console...........................................................................................................................................

141

Log in to the BlackBerry MDS Application Console........................................................................................................... 142

Making BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry Browser Applications available for installation......

142

Sending BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry Browser Applications to BlackBerry devices......... 143

Applying an application control policy to a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application............................................................... 145

Prepare the application launcher file for a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application........................................................ 145

Assign an application control policy to a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application........................................................... 146

14 Configuring how users access enterprise applications and web content.......................................................................... 147

Specifying a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service as a central push server...........................................................................

147

Specify a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service as a central push server........................................................................

147

Configuring how BlackBerry devices authenticate to content servers..................................................................................... 148

Configure how BlackBerry devices authenticate to content servers................................................................................ 148

Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate BlackBerry devices to content servers that use

NTLM........................................................................................................................................................................................ 148

Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate BlackBerry devices to content servers that use

Kerberos................................................................................................................................................................................... 149

Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate BlackBerry devices to content servers that use

LTPA......................................................................................................................................................................................... 149

Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate BlackBerry devices to the RSA Authentication

Manager.................................................................................................................................................................................. 150

Configuring how the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service manages requests for web content.......................................... 150

Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to manage HTTP cookie storage.................................................. 150

Configure the timeout limit for HTTP connections with BlackBerry devices..................................................................

151

Configure the timeout limit for HTTP connections with web servers...............................................................................

151

Configure the maximum number of times that the BlackBerry Browser accepts HTTP redirections...........................

152

Permitting push applications to make trusted connections to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service...............................

152

Create a key store to store certificates for use with HTTPS connections........................................................................ 152

Add a certificate for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service......................................................................................... 153

Export the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service certificate to make it available to push applications....................... 153

Import the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service certificate to the key store of a push application............................ 154

Configuring a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to trust web servers................................................................................ 154

Specify whether the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service requires trusted HTTPS connections from web servers

.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 154

Specify whether the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service requires trusted TLS connections from web servers....... 155

Configuring certificate server information for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.............................................. 155

Add a retrieved certificate for a web server to the key store............................................................................................ 159

Permitting users to access intranet sites on BlackBerry devices using global login information......................................... 160

Configure global login information for intranet site access.............................................................................................. 160

Configuring how the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service connects to BlackBerry devices................................................ 160

Specify the maximum amount of data that a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can send to BlackBerry devices

.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 160

Specify the pending content timeout limit for a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.................................................

161

Permit Java applications to use persistent socket connections with a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service............

161

Specify the thread pool size of a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service...........................................................................

161

Specify the maximum number of persistent socket connections..................................................................................... 162

Specify the port number that the web server listens on for push application requests................................................ 162

Specify how often a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service polls for configuration information................................... 163

15 Setting up the messaging environment................................................................................................................................... 164

Creating email message filters...................................................................................................................................................... 164

Create an email message filter that applies to all user accounts on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server.......................... 164

Turn on an email message filter that applies to all user accounts on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server........................ 165

Create an email message filter that applies to a specific user account.......................................................................... 165

Turn on an email message filter that applies to a specific user account......................................................................... 166

Copying existing email message filters to another BlackBerry Enterprise Server.................................................................. 166

Export email message filters for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server...................................................................................... 167

Import email message filters for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server..................................................................................... 167

Copying existing email message filters to user accounts.......................................................................................................... 167

Export email message filters for a user account................................................................................................................. 167

Import email message filters for a user account................................................................................................................ 168

Extension plug-ins for processing messages............................................................................................................................... 168

Install an extension plug-in application.............................................................................................................................. 169

Add an extension plug-in to a BlackBerry Messaging Agent........................................................................................... 169

Change how a BlackBerry Messaging Agent uses extension plug-ins............................................................................ 170

Mapping contact information fields for synchronization and contact lookups....................................................................... 170

Map a contact information field in the email application to a contact list field on BlackBerry devices......................

171

Map a contact list field in an email application to an contact field on a BlackBerry device.........................................

171

Map contact information fields that users defined to contact list fields on all BlackBerry devices.............................

171

Map contact information fields that users defined to contact fields on a BlackBerry device.......................................

172

16 Controlling the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution...................................................................................................................... 173

Controlling BlackBerry device access to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.............................................................................

173

Turn on the Enterprise Service Policy..................................................................................................................................

173

Configure the Enterprise Service Policy.............................................................................................................................. 174

Permit a user to override the Enterprise Service Policy..................................................................................................... 174

Options for extending messaging security..................................................................................................................................

175

Protection of data using the PGP Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones.........................................................

175

Prerequisites: Protecting data using the PGP Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones.....................................

175

Prerequisites: Protecting data using the S/MIME Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones..............................

175

Configure encryption options for S/MIME-protected messages...................................................................................... 176

Enforcing secure messaging using classifications.............................................................................................................

177

Generating organization-specific encryption keys for PIN message encryption........................................................... 179

Configuring memory cleaning....................................................................................................................................................... 180

Prerequisites: Using secure garbage collection to perform additional memory cleaning............................................ 180

Best practice: Configuring additional memory cleaner settings for BlackBerry devices...............................................

181

Deactivating BlackBerry devices that do not have IT policies applied.....................................................................................

181

Deactivate BlackBerry devices that do not have IT policies applied................................................................................

181

Changing the default behavior of BlackBerry devices and the BlackBerry Desktop Software..............................................

182

Change the value for an IT policy rule................................................................................................................................. 182

Returning to the default behavior of BlackBerry devices and the BlackBerry Desktop Software......................................... 183

Delete an IT policy.................................................................................................................................................................. 183

Creating new IT policy rules to control third-party applications.............................................................................................. 183

Create an IT policy rule for a third-party application......................................................................................................... 183

Change or delete IT policy rules for third-party applications........................................................................................... 184

Export all IT policy data to a data file........................................................................................................................................... 184

Turn off BlackBerry services that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service, BlackBerry Collaboration Service, and

BlackBerry MVS provide................................................................................................................................................................. 185

17 Configuring BlackBerry devices to enroll certificates over the wireless network............................................................. 186

Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to connect to the certificate authority................................................. 186

Add communication information to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set....................................

187

Assign a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance

.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 188

Configure the certificate information using IT policies.............................................................................................................. 189

Add the certificate information to a Wi-Fi profile....................................................................................................................... 189

Change the polling interval, logging, and pool size for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service connection to the certificate authority........................................................................................................................................................................ 190

Properties in the rimpublic.properties file........................................................................................................................... 190

Managing an enrolled certificate..................................................................................................................................................

191

18 Making the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager available to users...................................................................................... 192

Installing the client components of the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager on users' computers....................................... 192

Publish the client files for the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager in a Windows GPO.......................................................... 192

Configure users' computers to install the client file for the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager automatically.................. 193

Make the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager available to users............................................................................................... 194

19 Configuring the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager.............................................................................................................. 195

Permit users to create activation passwords using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager.................................................. 195

Permit users to activate BlackBerry devices using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager................................................... 195

Permit users to back up and restore data using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager....................................................... 196

Configure the domains for backing up data using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager.................................................. 196

Change the text colors in the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager............................................................................................ 197

BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager text colors.................................................................................................................... 197

Display a custom image in the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager.......................................................................................... 198

Display the domain name on the login page of the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager....................................................... 198

20 Creating and configuring Wi-Fi profiles and VPN profiles................................................................................................... 199

Creating and configuring Wi-Fi profiles....................................................................................................................................... 199

Prerequisites: Creating Wi-Fi profiles and VPN profiles.................................................................................................... 199

Create a Wi-Fi profile............................................................................................................................................................. 201

Create a Wi-Fi profile based on an existing Wi-Fi profile.................................................................................................. 201

Configure a Wi-Fi profile....................................................................................................................................................... 201

Assign a Wi-Fi profile to a user account.............................................................................................................................. 202

Configure a Wi-Fi profile on a BlackBerry device............................................................................................................... 202

Creating and configuring VPN profiles........................................................................................................................................ 202

Create a VPN profile.............................................................................................................................................................. 203

Create a VPN profile based on an existing VPN profile.................................................................................................... 203

Configure a VPN profile......................................................................................................................................................... 203

Assign a VPN profile to a user account............................................................................................................................... 204

Associate a VPN profile with a Wi-Fi profile....................................................................................................................... 204

21 Configuring encryption and authentication methods for Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices......................................... 205

Configuring WEP encryption.......................................................................................................................................................... 205

Configure WEP keys for BlackBerry devices using a Wi-Fi profile.................................................................................... 205

Configuring PSK encryption.......................................................................................................................................................... 206

Configure PSK encryption data for BlackBerry devices using a Wi-Fi profile................................................................. 206

Configuring LEAP authentication................................................................................................................................................. 207

Configure LEAP authentication data for BlackBerry devices using a Wi-Fi profile........................................................ 207

Configuring PEAP authentication................................................................................................................................................. 208

Configure PEAP authentication data for BlackBerry devices using a Wi-Fi profile........................................................ 208

Prerequisites: Distributing a certificate using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager.......................................................... 209

Distribute a certificate using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager...................................................................................... 209

Configure PEAP configuration settings in the Wi-Fi profile on a BlackBerry device..................................................... 210

Configuring EAP-TLS authentication...........................................................................................................................................

211

Configure EAP-TLS authentication data for BlackBerry devices using a Wi-Fi profile..................................................

211

Configuring EAP-TTLS authentication.........................................................................................................................................

212

Configure EAP-TTLS authentication data for BlackBerry devices using a Wi-Fi profile................................................

213

Configure EAP-TTLS configuration settings in the Wi-Fi profile on a BlackBerry device.............................................. 214

Configuring EAP-FAST authentication......................................................................................................................................... 214

Configure EAP-FAST authentication.................................................................................................................................... 215

Send EAP-FAST authentication data to a BlackBerry device using a Wi-Fi profile........................................................ 215

Configure EAP-FAST configuration settings in the Wi-Fi profile on BlackBerry devices............................................... 216

22 Configuring software tokens for BlackBerry devices............................................................................................................. 217

Prerequisites: Configuring BlackBerry devices for RSA authentication...................................................................................

217

Configure BlackBerry devices for RSA authentication............................................................................................................... 218

Configure RSA authentication over a Wi-Fi network using a software token......................................................................... 218

Configure RSA authentication over a VPN network using a software token........................................................................... 218

Assign software tokens to a user account.................................................................................................................................... 219

Timeout values........................................................................................................................................................................ 219

23 Changing the security settings of the BlackBerry Administration Service and BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager

........................................................................................................................................................................................................ 221

Import a new SSL certificate for the BlackBerry Administration Service and BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager.............

221

Change the key store password for the certificate that the BlackBerry Administration Service and BlackBerry Web

Desktop Manager use..................................................................................................................................................................... 222

Change the LDAP server information for the BlackBerry Administration Service.................................................................. 222

Changing password settings for BlackBerry Administration Service authentication............................................................. 223

Change password settings for BlackBerry Administration Service authentication........................................................ 223

Regenerate the system credentials for the BlackBerry Administration Service...................................................................... 223

24 Managing administrator accounts............................................................................................................................................ 224

Change role permissions................................................................................................................................................................ 224

Change the roles for an administrator account.......................................................................................................................... 224

Delete a role.................................................................................................................................................................................... 224

Delete an administrator account.................................................................................................................................................. 225

25 Managing user accounts............................................................................................................................................................ 226

Managing groups............................................................................................................................................................................ 226

Remove a user account from a group.................................................................................................................................. 226

Change the properties of a group........................................................................................................................................ 226

Rename a group..................................................................................................................................................................... 227

Delete a group........................................................................................................................................................................ 227

Managing user accounts................................................................................................................................................................ 227

Move a user account to a different group........................................................................................................................... 227

Move a user account from one BlackBerry Enterprise Server to another........................................................................ 228

Delete a user account from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.......................................................................................... 228

Update a user account manually.......................................................................................................................................... 229

Add an administrator role to a user account....................................................................................................................... 229

Update the contact list manually......................................................................................................................................... 229

Resend service books to a BlackBerry device...................................................................................................................... 229

Import a user list............................................................................................................................................................................. 230

Export a user list.............................................................................................................................................................................. 230

26 Protecting and reassigning BlackBerry devices..................................................................................................................... 231

Protecting lost, stolen, or replaced BlackBerry devices..............................................................................................................

231

Protect a stolen BlackBerry device.......................................................................................................................................

231

Protect a lost BlackBerry device........................................................................................................................................... 232

Protect a lost BlackBerry device that a user might recover.............................................................................................. 232

27 Managing the delivery of BlackBerry Java Applications, BlackBerry Device Software, and device settings to

BlackBerry devices...................................................................................................................................................................... 233

Managing the default distribution settings for jobs................................................................................................................... 233

Change default settings for a job schedule........................................................................................................................ 233

Change how IT policies are sent to BlackBerry devices..................................................................................................... 234

Change how to install, update, or remove BlackBerry Java Applications........................................................................ 235

Change how to install, update, or remove the BlackBerry Device Software................................................................... 236

Change how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server sends standard application settings to BlackBerry devices.............. 237

Managing the distribution settings for a specific job................................................................................................................. 239

Specify the start time and priority for a job......................................................................................................................... 239

Change how a job sends IT policies to BlackBerry devices............................................................................................... 239

Change how a job sends BlackBerry Java Applications to BlackBerry devices............................................................... 241

Change how a job sends the BlackBerry Device Software to BlackBerry devices.......................................................... 242

Change how a job sends standard application settings to BlackBerry devices.............................................................. 243

Managing BlackBerry Java Applications on BlackBerry devices............................................................................................... 244

Make a BlackBerry Java Application unavailable for installation..................................................................................... 244

Remove a BlackBerry Java Application from BlackBerry devices over the wireless network........................................ 245

Managing software configurations............................................................................................................................................... 245

Remove a software configuration from a group................................................................................................................. 245

Remove a software configuration from multiple user accounts....................................................................................... 246

Remove a software configuration from a user account..................................................................................................... 246

Delete a software configuration........................................................................................................................................... 246

28 Managing BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry Browser Applications.............................................. 247

Update a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry Browser Application on BlackBerry devices..................... 247

Removing BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry Browser Applications..................................................... 248

Make a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry Browser Application unavailable for installation........ 248

Remove a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry Browser Application from BlackBerry devices........ 249

Remove a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry Browser Application from a specific BlackBerry device....................................................................................................................................................................................... 250

Cancel a request to install, update, or remove a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry Browser Application

........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 250

Remove application data from the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service................................................................................ 250

Remove a certificate from the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service trusted store................................................................. 251

Block notification messages that an event data source sends to BlackBerry devices............................................................ 251

29 Managing how users access enterprise applications and web content.............................................................................. 252

Restricting user access to content on web servers..................................................................................................................... 252

Restrict requests for content on web servers from BlackBerry devices........................................................................... 252

Specify web address patterns............................................................................................................................................... 252

Create a pull rule.................................................................................................................................................................... 253

Restrict or permit web address patterns using a pull rule................................................................................................. 253

Assign a pull rule to the members of a group..................................................................................................................... 254

Assign a pull rule to user accounts....................................................................................................................................... 254

Restricting user access to media content in the BlackBerry Browser...................................................................................... 255

Prevent users from accessing specific media types........................................................................................................... 255

Configure a maximum file size for media types.................................................................................................................. 255

Restricting the push application content that users can receive.............................................................................................. 256

Restrict push applications from sending data to BlackBerry devices.............................................................................. 256

Create push initiators for push applications....................................................................................................................... 256

Turn on push authorization................................................................................................................................................... 257

Create a push rule.................................................................................................................................................................. 257

Assign push initiators to a push rule.................................................................................................................................... 258

Assign a push rule to the members of a group................................................................................................................... 258

Assign a push rule to user accounts..................................................................................................................................... 259

Encrypt push requests that push applications send to BlackBerry devices.................................................................... 259

Associate a push initiator with the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service........................................................................ 259

Managing push application requests........................................................................................................................................... 260

Specify device ports for application-reliable push requests............................................................................................. 260

Store push application requests in the BlackBerry Configuration Database.................................................................. 261

Configure the settings for storing push requests in the BlackBerry Configuration Database...................................... 261

Configure the maximum number of active connections that a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can process

.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 262

Configure the maximum number of queued connections that a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can process

.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 262

Delete requests from the push request queue manually................................................................................................... 263

30 Managing organizer data synchronization.............................................................................................................................. 264

Managing the wireless backup and recovery of organizer data................................................................................................ 264

Turn off the wireless backup of organizer data for a user account.................................................................................. 264

Delete organizer data for members of a user group from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server........................................ 264

Delete a user's organizer data from a BlackBerry Enterprise Server............................................................................... 265

Turning off organizer data synchronization................................................................................................................................. 265

Turn off organizer data synchronization for all user accounts that are associated with a BlackBerry Enterprise

Server....................................................................................................................................................................................... 265

Turn off organizer data synchronization for a specific user account............................................................................... 265

Changing how organizer data synchronizes................................................................................................................................ 266

Change the direction of organizer data synchronization for all user accounts on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server

.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 266

Change the direction of organizer data synchronization for a specific user account.................................................... 266

Change how the BlackBerry Administration Service resolves conflicts during organizer data synchronization for all user accounts on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server.......................................................................................................... 267

Change how the BlackBerry Administration Service resolves conflicts during organizer data synchronization for a specific user account.............................................................................................................................................................. 267

Synchronizing contact pictures..................................................................................................................................................... 268

Turn off synchronization of contact pictures for a user account...................................................................................... 268

31 Managing your organization's messaging environment and attachment support........................................................... 269

Managing message forwarding..................................................................................................................................................... 269

Forward email messages to a BlackBerry device when no filter rules apply................................................................... 269

Do not deliver email messages to a BlackBerry device when no filter rules apply......................................................... 269

Forward email messages from inbox subfolders to a BlackBerry device......................................................................... 270

Turn off email message forwarding to user accounts in a group..................................................................................... 270

Turn off email message forwarding to a user account.......................................................................................................

271

Turn off synchronization for email messages sent from a BlackBerry device.................................................................

271

Turn off email message forwarding when a user connects a BlackBerry device to a computer................................... 272

Managing the incoming message queue..................................................................................................................................... 272

Delete email messages for user accounts from the incoming message queue.............................................................. 272

Managing wireless message reconciliation................................................................................................................................. 273

Turn off wireless message reconciliation for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server................................................................. 273

Turn on reconciliation for permanently deleted email messages..................................................................................... 273

Managing access to remote message data................................................................................................................................. 274

Turn off a user's ability to check the availability of meeting participants on the BlackBerry device........................... 274

Turn off a user's ability to search for remote email messages from the BlackBerry device.......................................... 274

Managing email messages that contain HTML and rich content............................................................................................. 275

View whether a user turned on support for email messages that contain HTML and rich content for a BlackBerry device....................................................................................................................................................................................... 275

Turn off support for rich text formatting and inline images in email messages for users on a BlackBerry Enterprise

Server....................................................................................................................................................................................... 276

Turn off support for rich text formatting and inline images in email messages using an IT policy rule...................... 276

Synchronizing folders on the BlackBerry device......................................................................................................................... 277

Control which public contact folders a user can synchronize to a BlackBerry device................................................... 277

Control which personal contact subfolders a user can synchronize to a BlackBerry device......................................... 278

Control which public folders a user can synchronize to a BlackBerry device................................................................. 278

Configuring access to documents on remote file systems......................................................................................................... 279

Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to communicate with a remote file system................................. 279

Add communication information to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set.................................... 280

Assign a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instance

.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 281

Managing signatures and disclaimers in email messages......................................................................................................... 282

Add a signature to email messages that a user sends from a BlackBerry device........................................................... 282

Add a disclaimer to email messages that users send from BlackBerry devices.............................................................. 282

Add a disclaimer to email messages that a user sends from a BlackBerry device......................................................... 282

Specify conflict rules for disclaimers.................................................................................................................................... 283

Turn off disclaimers for email messages.............................................................................................................................. 283

Monitor email messages that users send from BlackBerry devices.......................................................................................... 284

Sending notification messages to users....................................................................................................................................... 284

Send a notification message to all users in a BlackBerry Domain................................................................................... 285

Send a notification message to all users on a BlackBerry Enterprise Server.................................................................. 285

Send a notification message to group members................................................................................................................ 285

Send a notification message to a user................................................................................................................................. 285

Change the size of the message state database......................................................................................................................... 286

How the BlackBerry Attachment Connector communicates with BlackBerry Attachment Service instances.................... 286

Change how a BlackBerry Attachment Connector retries sending requests to a BlackBerry Attachment Service

.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 287

Change how a BlackBerry Attachment Connector restores a lost connection to a BlackBerry Attachment Service

.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 287

Changing how a BlackBerry Attachment Service converts attachments................................................................................. 288

Change how a BlackBerry Attachment Service converts attachments............................................................................ 288

Change the maximum file size for attachments that users can receive.......................................................................... 290

Turn off support for an attachment file format for a BlackBerry Attachment Service............................................................ 291

Add support for an additional attachment file format to a BlackBerry Attachment Service................................................. 292

Changing how the BlackBerry Messaging Agent reconciles attachments to the messaging server................................... 292

Change the maximum file size for attachments that users can send.............................................................................. 293

Prevent users from sending large attachments.................................................................................................................. 293

Change the maximum file size of attachments that users can download....................................................................... 294

32 Managing instant messaging.................................................................................................................................................... 295

Installing the collaboration client on BlackBerry devices.......................................................................................................... 295

Change the instant messaging server that a BlackBerry Collaboration Service connects to................................................ 296

Change the transport protocol for a Microsoft Office Communicator environment.............................................................. 296

Specify the Windows domain name for users who log in to the collaboration client............................................................. 297

Managing instant messaging sessions......................................................................................................................................... 297

Specify the maximum number of instant messaging sessions that can be open at the same time............................. 297

Specify the idle timeout limit for instant messaging sessions.......................................................................................... 298

Specify the inactivity timeout limit for instant messaging sessions................................................................................ 298

Managing instant messaging features......................................................................................................................................... 298

Prevent users from sending specific file types to instant messaging contacts using the BlackBerry Client for IBM

Lotus Sametime...................................................................................................................................................................... 298

Specifying the maximum size of file types that users can send using the BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Sametime

.................................................................................................................................................................................................. 299

Prevent users from sending instant messaging conversations in email messages........................................................ 299

Prevent users from saving instant messaging conversations........................................................................................... 299

Hide the icon that appears on BlackBerry devices for mobile contacts.......................................................................... 299

Make additional contact information and phone numbers available for the BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus

Sametime users...................................................................................................................................................................... 300

33 Managing a BlackBerry Domain............................................................................................................................................... 302

Restarting BlackBerry Enterprise Server components................................................................................................................ 302

Restart a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component using the BlackBerry Administration Service.............................. 303

Restart a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component using Windows Services................................................................. 303

Managing BlackBerry CAL keys.................................................................................................................................................... 303

Add or delete a BlackBerry CAL key..................................................................................................................................... 303

Copy a BlackBerry CAL key to a text file.............................................................................................................................. 304

Change the port number that BlackBerry Enterprise Server components use to connect to the BlackBerry Configuration

Database.......................................................................................................................................................................................... 304

Change the port number that the syslog tools use to monitor BlackBerry Enterprise Server events................................... 305

34 Managing Wi-Fi profiles and VPN profiles.............................................................................................................................. 306

Delete a Wi-Fi profile...................................................................................................................................................................... 306

Delete a VPN profile....................................................................................................................................................................... 306

35 BlackBerry Controller and BlackBerry Enterprise Server Component Monitoring............................................................ 307

How the BlackBerry Controller monitors the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components...................................................... 307

Change how the BlackBerry Controller restarts the BlackBerry Messaging Agent....................................................... 307

Change how the BlackBerry Controller restarts a BlackBerry Enterprise Server service.............................................. 310

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service notification messages.....................................................................................................

312

Block notification messages that an event data source sends to BlackBerry devices...................................................

312

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Alert Tool.......................................................................................................................................

313

Configuring notifications using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Alert Tool.................................................................

313

36 BlackBerry Enterprise Server log files...................................................................................................................................... 315

Monitoring PIN messages, SMS text messages, and calls......................................................................................................... 315

Change the default location for the log files for PIN messages, SMS text messages, and calls.................................. 315

Log files for BlackBerry Enterprise Server components.............................................................................................................. 316

Changing the location where BlackBerry Enterprise Server components save log files............................................... 316

Changing how BlackBerry Enterprise Server components create log files.....................................................................

317

BlackBerry MDS Connection Service log files.............................................................................................................................

321

Changing how the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service creates a log file....................................................................

321

Using BlackBerry MDS Connection Service log files to view information for proxied connections to BlackBerry devices..................................................................................................................................................................................... 324

BlackBerry Collaboration Service log files................................................................................................................................... 325

Change which activities the BlackBerry Collaboration Service writes to a log file........................................................ 325

37 BlackBerry Enterprise Solution connection types and port numbers.................................................................................. 327

BlackBerry Attachment Service connection types and port numbers...................................................................................... 327

BlackBerry Collaboration Service connection types and port numbers................................................................................... 328

BlackBerry Configuration Database connection types and port numbers............................................................................... 329

BlackBerry Controller connection types and port numbers....................................................................................................... 329

BlackBerry Dispatcher connection types and port numbers..................................................................................................... 330

BlackBerry Messaging Agent connection types and port numbers..........................................................................................

331

BlackBerry MDS Connection Service connection types and port numbers............................................................................. 332

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service connection types and port numbers.............................................................................. 333

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service database connection types and port numbers............................................................. 334

BlackBerry Policy Service connection types and port numbers................................................................................................. 334

BlackBerry Router connection types and port numbers............................................................................................................. 335

BlackBerry Synchronization Service connection types and port numbers............................................................................... 336

CalHelper connection type and port number.............................................................................................................................. 337

IBM Lotus Sametime connection type and port number............................................................................................................ 337

Microsoft Exchange connection types and port numbers.......................................................................................................... 337

Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 connection types and port numbers................................................... 338

BlackBerry Client for use with Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 connection types and port numbers

........................................................................................................................................................................................................... 338

Novell GroupWise Messenger connection type and port number............................................................................................ 339

SNMP agent connection types and port numbers...................................................................................................................... 339

Syslog connection type and port number.................................................................................................................................... 340

BlackBerry Administration Service connection types and port numbers................................................................................. 340

BlackBerry Monitoring Service connection types and port numbers....................................................................................... 341

38 Troubleshooting........................................................................................................................................................................... 343

Troubleshooting: Connecting to the BlackBerry Administration Service................................................................................. 343

The web browser displays an HTTP 404 or HTTP 504 error message when it tries to connect to a BlackBerry

Administration Service instance........................................................................................................................................... 343

Troubleshooting: BlackBerry Enterprise Server Performance.................................................................................................... 343

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.......................................................... 343

Troubleshooting: Setting up user accounts................................................................................................................................. 344

You cannot find a new user account in the directory using the BlackBerry Administration Service........................... 344

Troubleshooting: Messaging......................................................................................................................................................... 344

Messages are not delivered to BlackBerry devices............................................................................................................ 345

Troubleshooting: Instant messaging............................................................................................................................................ 345

Users cannot view phone numbers for contacts in the BlackBerry Client for IBM Lotus Sametime............................ 345

Troubleshooting: BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager................................................................................................................. 346

Troubleshooting: Users cannot log in to the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager.......................................................... 347

Troubleshooting: Connections to the Wi-Fi network.................................................................................................................. 347

A BlackBerry device cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network................................................................................................... 347

A BlackBerry device cannot open a VPN connection........................................................................................................ 356

A BlackBerry device cannot connect to the mobile network using UMA or GAN.......................................................... 357

Verify whether a BlackBerry device can resolve an IP address......................................................................................... 357

Look up a computer name to resolve an IP address........................................................................................................... 358

39 Glossary......................................................................................................................................................................................... 359

40 Provide feedback......................................................................................................................................................................... 362

41 Legal notice.................................................................................................................................................................................. 363

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 devices. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server integrates with your organization's existing infrastructure, which can include messaging and collaboration software, calendar and contact information, wireless Internet and intranet access, and custom applications, to provide BlackBerry device users with mobile access to your organization's resources.

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server supports AES and Triple DES encryption to protect and ensure the integrity of wireless data that is transmitted between the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components and BlackBerry devices. You can select from more than

450 IT policy rules that you can configure to control the features of the BlackBerry devices that are used in your organization's environment.

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server supports several optional components and configurations to meet your organization's requirements. The BlackBerry Collaboration Service integrates with supported third-party instant messaging servers to permit users to access your organization's instant messaging system from their BlackBerry devices using the BlackBerry instant messaging client. The BlackBerry MDS Integration Service supports custom application development and distribution. You can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components to support high availability to enhance the consistency and reliability of your organization's environment.

You can manage the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, BlackBerry devices, and user accounts using the BlackBerry Administration

Service, a web application that is accessible from any computer that can access to the computer that hosts the BlackBerry

Administration Service. You can use the BlackBerry Administration Service to manage a BlackBerry Domain, which consists of multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances that use a single BlackBerry Configuration Database.

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

Create administrator accounts.

Review the default IT policies. If necessary, change existing IT policies or create new IT policies.

Add user accounts to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

Chapter

Creating administrator accounts

Setting up security options

• Section:

Controlling BlackBerry device behavior using IT policies

Configuring user accounts

Section: Adding user accounts to the BlackBerry

Enterprise Server

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22

Task

Create groups.

Add user accounts to groups.

Review the default distribution settings for IT policies. If necessary, change the default distribution settings.

Assign IT policies to groups or user accounts.

Assign BlackBerry devices to user accounts.

If necessary, change the default messaging settings for your organization's environment.

Prepare to distribute BlackBerry Java® Applications.

Review the default distribution settings for BlackBerry Java

Applications. If necessary, change the default distribution settings.

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.

Chapter

Configuring user accounts

Section: Creating user groups

Configuring 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

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

Setting up the messaging environment

Managing your messaging environment and attachment support

Sending software and BlackBerry Java Applications to

BlackBerry devices

Section: Preparing to distribute BlackBerry Java

Applications

Managing the delivery of BlackBerry Java Applications,

BlackBerry Device Software, and device settings to BlackBerry devices

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

Administration Guide Getting started in your BlackBerry Enterprise Server environment

Task

Assign software configurations for BlackBerry Java

Applications to groups, multiple user accounts, or individual user accounts.

Configure BlackBerry Enterprise Server high availability.

Optional tasks

Chapter

Section: Creating software configurations

Sending software and BlackBerry Java Applications to

BlackBerry devices

Section: Assign a software configuration to a group

Section: Assign a software configuration to multiple user accounts

Section: Assign a software configuration to a user account

Configuring BlackBerry Enterprise Server high availability

Task Chapter

Update BlackBerry® Device Software on BlackBerry devices.

Visit blackberry.com/go/serverdocs to see the BlackBerry

Device Software Update Guide

Make the BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager available to users and configure the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager.

Making the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager available to users

Change the default settings for your instant messaging environment.

Create and configure Wi-Fi® and VPN profiles.

Configure BlackBerry devices to enroll certificates.

Configure high availability for BlackBerry Enterprise Server components and for the BlackBerry Configuration Database.

Configuring the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager

Managing instant messaging

Creating and configuring Wi-Fi profiles and VPN profiles

Configuring BlackBerry devices to enroll certificates

Configuring high availability for BlackBerry Enterprise Server components

Configuring the BlackBerry Configuration Database for high availability

Use the BlackBerry Monitoring Service to troubleshoot issues and monitor the health of a BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

Visit blackberry.com/go/serverdocs

Enterprise Server Monitoring Guide.

to see the BlackBerry

Change how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server creates log files.

BlackBerry Enterprise Server log files

23

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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.

5.

Click Log in.

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Creating administrator accounts

3

Administrative roles

You create roles for administrator accounts so that you can control who can perform tasks on the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server.

You assign the roles to administrator accounts to define the tasks that an administrator can perform.

Each role consists of a set of permissions 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 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 all the roles. For example, if your organization includes various types of administrators, you can create roles for junior administrators and help desk administrators, and assign both of those roles to administrator accounts so that senior administrators have permissions for both roles.

You can also assign roles to groups and add administrator accounts to the groups. 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 the group contains

BlackBerry device users, the roles are also assigned to the BlackBerry device users and the users become administrators.

Preconfigured administrative roles

The BlackBerry® Enterprise Server installation includes preconfigured administrative roles. You can use the preconfigured administrative roles in your organization's environment rather than defining administrative roles. Each preconfigured administrative role has multiple permissions turned on. You can configure additional permissions in the preconfigured administrative roles or turn off any of the permissions that are shown in the following table:

Permission name

Create a group

Delete a group

View a group (across Group) X

Edit a group (across Group) X

Create a user X

Delete a user X

View a user (across Group) X

X

X

Security role

Enterprise role

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Senior

Helpdesk role

X

X

X

X

X

X

Junior

Helpdesk role

X

X

Server only role

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

User only role

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Permission name

Edit a user (across Group)

View device activation settings

X

View a device (across Group) X

Edit a device (across Group) X

X

X Edit device activation settings

Create an IT policy

Delete an IT policy

View an IT policy

Edit an IT policy

X

X

X

X

Import an IT policy

Export a data file

Create a user-defined IT policy template

Delete a user-defined IT policy template

X

Edit a user-defined IT policy template

X

Import an IT policy template X

X Create a software configuration

View a software configuration

X

X

X

X

Edit a software configuration X

Delete a software X configuration

Create an application

View an application

Edit an application

Delete an application

X

X

X

X

Security role

Enterprise role

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Senior

Helpdesk role

X

X

X

X

X

Junior

Helpdesk role

X

X

X

Server only role

X

X

X

X

User only role

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Administration Guide Administrative roles

Permission name

Create an administrator user X

Specify activation password X

Turn off and on external X services

Clear activation password

Clear synchronization backup data

X

X

Clear user statistics

Reset user field mapping

Turn on redirection

Turn off redirection

Refresh available user list from company directory

Synchronize GroupWise

System Address Book

Clear and synchronize

GroupWise System Address

Book

View a server

Edit a server

View a component

X

X

Edit a component

View an instance

Edit an instance

Change the status of an instance

Edit an instance relationship X

View a job X

Edit a job

View default distribution settings for a job

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Security role

Enterprise role

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Senior

Helpdesk role

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Junior

Helpdesk role

X

X

X

X

X

X

Server only role

X

X

X

User only role

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

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Permission name

Edit default distribution settings for a job

X

Update peer-to-peer encryption key

X

View job distribution settings X

Edit job distribution settings X

Delete an instance X

Edit license keys

License key view

X

X

X

X

X

Manually fail a job

Clear instance statistics

Clear statistics for a

BlackBerry MDS Connection

Service instance

View push rules for the

BlackBerry MDS Connection

Service

View pull rules for the

BlackBerry MDS Connection

Service

Send message (across

Group)

Create a role

Delete a role

View a role

Edit a role

Add and remove a role

(across Group)

View a group across organizations

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Security role

Enterprise role

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Senior

Helpdesk role

X

X

X

Junior

Helpdesk role

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

Server only role

User only role

X

X

X

X

X

X X

X

X

X

X

X

X

X

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Permission name

Edit a group across organizations

Add and remove a role across organizations

View a device across organizations

Edit a device across organizations

Register an event notification

Create an event notification

Edit a BlackBerry

Administration Service timer

View BlackBerry Monitoring

Service information

Edit BlackBerry Monitoring

Service settings

Security role

Enterprise role

Senior

Helpdesk role

Junior

Helpdesk role

Server only role

User only role

Creating roles

You can create multiple roles for administrator accounts so that different types of 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.

You can create a role that, by default, has all permissions turned off and you can make the changes to it, or you can create a role that is based on a preconfigured role and make changes to it.

Create a role

You can create a role for an administrator account if existing roles do not match the criteria that your organization specified for a type of administrator account. By default, when you create a role, all permissions are turned off.

1.

In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Role.

2.

Click Create a role.

3.

Type a name and description for the role.

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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.

After you finish: Assign the role to an administrator account or group.

Create a role based on an existing role

To create a role for administrator accounts that is similar to an existing role, you can copy the existing role and make the appropriate changes to it.

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 administrator account when you want to assign administrative permissions to an administrator in your organization.

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.

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.

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After you finish: To configure the administrator account, provide the login information to the administrator and add the administrator account to a group or assign additional roles to the administrator account.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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Setting up security options

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How the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution encrypts data on the transport layer

The BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution uses the Triple DES or AES symmetric key encryption algorithm to protect all data that the

BlackBerry® Enterprise Server and a BlackBerry device send between each other.

The BlackBerry Enterprise Solution uses the symmetric key encryption algorithm to create message keys and master encryption keys, and uses the encryption keys to encrypt all of the data in transit between the BlackBerry device and BlackBerry Enterprise

Server.

The data encryption process occurs automatically and is designed to verify that a message that a user sends from a BlackBerry device remains protected on the transport layer until the BlackBerry Enterprise Server receives the message.

Symmetric key encryption algorithms that the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution uses

Encryption type Description

Triple DES (default encryption method)

• uses the Triple DES algorithm to encrypt and decrypt all of the data that the

BlackBerry® Enterprise Server and BlackBerry devices that are associated with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server send between each other

AES

• uses the AES algorithm to encrypt and decrypt all of the data that the

BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry devices that are associated with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server send between each other

• designed to use a longer encryption key to provide a better combination of security and performance than Triple DES

• designed to protect user data and encryption keys from traditional attacks and side-channel attacks

• requires BlackBerry® Desktop Software version 4.0 or later and BlackBerry®

Device Software version 4.0 or later

Triple DES and AES

• by default, uses AES encryption on BlackBerry devices that support AES

• permits use of the Triple DES algorithm or AES algorithm to encrypt and decrypt all data that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry devices that are associated with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server send between each other

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Encryption type Description

• uses Triple DES encryption for BlackBerry devices that do not support AES

(BlackBerry devices that are running BlackBerry Device Software versions earlier than version 4.0)

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.

2.

Click Components.

3.

In the BlackBerry Enterprise Server section, click the instance that you want to change.

4.

Click Edit instance.

5.

In the Security section, in the Encryption algorithm drop-down list, click the encryption algorithm that you want the

BlackBerry® Enterprise Solution to use.

6.

Click Save all.

After you finish: Re-activate all of the BlackBerry devices in the BlackBerry Domain so that users can send and receive email messages on their BlackBerry devices.

Related topics

Assigning BlackBerry devices to user accounts, 55

Controlling BlackBerry device behavior using IT policies

You can use IT policies to control BlackBerry® devices, BlackBerry enabled devices, BlackBerry® Desktop Software, and

BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager in your organization's environment. Each IT policy consists of various 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:

• require encryption (for example, encryption of user data and messages that the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server forwards to the message recipient) and encryption strength

• require password or pass phrase

• require a strong password or pass phrase

• secure Bluetooth® connections

• protect user data on a BlackBerry device

• protect master encryption keys on a BlackBerry device

• restrict application use on a BlackBerry device

• restrict BlackBerry device resources that are available to third-party applications

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By default, the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server includes preconfigured IT policies that you can use to manage the security of the

BlackBerry Enterprise Solution. One of the preconfigured IT policies, named the Default IT policy, includes all IT policy rules configured to default values to reflect the default behavior of BlackBerry devices or BlackBerry Desktop Software. After users activate their BlackBerry devices, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server pushes the IT policy that you assigned to the user accounts or groups to the BlackBerry devices automatically. By default, if you do not assign an IT policy to a user account or group, the

BlackBerry Enterprise Server pushes the Default IT policy. For more information, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy

Reference Guide.

Understanding IT policy rule names and policy group names

You can use IT policy rules to control BlackBerry® devices and BlackBerry® Desktop Software in your organization's environment.

IT policy rules appear in the BlackBerry Administration Service in policy groups. Each policy group contains rules that can control common properties or applications on BlackBerry devices. The names of most IT policy rules indicate how you can use the rules to change the default behavior of the BlackBerry device and BlackBerry Desktop Software.

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

Default

Basic Password Security

Medium Password Security

Medium Security with No 3rd Party

Applications

Description

This policy includes all the standard IT policy rules that are set on the BlackBerry

Enterprise Server.

Similar to the Default IT policy, this policy also requires a basic password that users can use to log in to the BlackBerry device. Users must change the passwords regularly. The IT policy includes a password timeout that locks the BlackBerry device.

Similar to the Default IT policy, this policy also requires a complex password that users can use to log in to the BlackBerry device. Users must change the passwords regularly. This policy includes a maximum password history and turns off Bluetooth® technology on the BlackBerry device.

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 BlackBerry devices discoverable by other Bluetooth enabled devices and turns off the ability of

BlackBerry devices to download third-party applications.

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Preconfigured IT policy

Advanced Security

Advanced Security with No 3rd Party

Applications

Description

Similar to the Default IT policy, this IT policy also requires a complex password that a user must change frequently, a password timeout that locks the BlackBerry device, and a maximum password history. This policy restricts Bluetooth technology on the

BlackBerry device, turns on strong content protection, turns off USB mass storage, and requires the BlackBerry device to encrypt external file systems.

Similar to the Advanced Security IT policy, this IT policy requires a complex password that a user must change frequently, a password timeout that locks the BlackBerry device, and a maximum password history. This policy restricts Bluetooth technology on the BlackBerry device, turns on strong content protection, turns off USB mass storage, requires the BlackBerry device to encrypt external file systems, and turns off the ability of BlackBerry devices to download 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

Device-Only Items

Enable Longterm Timeout

— Maximum

Security Timeout

Maximum

Password Age

Password Pattern

Checks

0

Default IT policy

Basic password security IT policy

30 min.

60 days

0

Medium password security IT policy

Medium password security

(disallow application download) IT policy

Advanced security IT policy

Advanced security (disallow application downloads) IT policy

Yes

10 min.

Yes

10 min.

Yes

10 min.

30 days 30 days 30 days at least 1 alpha and 1 numeric character at least 1 alpha and 1 numeric character at least 1 alpha and 1 numeric character

Yes

10 min.

30 days at least 1 alpha and 1 numeric character

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IT policy rule Default IT policy

Basic password security IT policy

Medium password security IT policy

Password

Required

No

User Can Disable

Password

Yes

Password policy group

Maximum

Password History

Security policy group

Content

Protection

Strength

Disallow Third

Party Application

Download

No

No Disable USB

Mass Storage

External File

System

Encryption level

0

Yes

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

6

No

No

Yes

Medium password security

(disallow application download) IT policy

Yes

No

Advanced security IT policy

Advanced security (disallow application downloads) IT policy

Yes

No

Yes

No

6

Yes

No

Yes

6

Strong

No

Yes

Encrypt to user password

(excluding multimedia directories)

Yes

6

Strong

Yes

Yes

Yes Force Lock When

Holstered

No

Bluetooth® policy group

Disable Address

Book Transfer

No No No No Yes Yes

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IT policy rule Default IT policy

Basic password security IT policy

Medium password security IT policy

Medium password security

(disallow application download) IT policy

Yes

Advanced security IT policy

Advanced security (disallow application downloads) IT policy

Yes Yes Disable

Discoverable

Mode

Disable File

Transfer

Disable Serial

Port Profile

No

No

No

Require LED

Connection

Indicator

No

WLAN policy group

WLAN Allow

Handheld

Changes

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

No No

Create an IT policy

1.

In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.

2.

Click Create 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.

In the IT policy information section, click the IT policy.

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.

Yes

Yes

Yes

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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.

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Import IT policy data

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:

• 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.

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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.

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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 topics

Adding user accounts to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, 52

Reconciliation rules for conflicting IT policies, 41

Resolving IT policy assignments for user accounts and groups, 42

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 topics

Adding user accounts to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, 52

Reconciliation rules for conflicting IT policies, 41

Resolving IT policy assignments for user accounts and groups, 42

Enforcing IT policy changes over the wireless network

You can send an IT policy over the wireless network to enforce IT policy rule additions, deletions, or changes immediately on C+

+ based BlackBerry® devices that are running BlackBerry® Device Software version 2.5 or later and on Java® based BlackBerry devices that are running BlackBerry Device Software version 3.6 or later. When a BlackBerry device receives an IT policy update or a new IT policy, the BlackBerry device and BlackBerry® Desktop Software apply the configuration changes.

The BlackBerry® Enterprise Server must resend the IT policy update over the wireless network to the BlackBerry device to update the BlackBerry device behavior and the BlackBerry Desktop Software. By default, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server is designed to resend the IT policy to the BlackBerry devices that you assigned to that IT policy within a short period of time after you update the IT policy.

You can also resend an IT policy to a specific BlackBerry device manually. You can configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to resend IT policies to BlackBerry devices at an interval that you schedule regardless of whether you have changed the IT policies.

When the BlackBerry device receives an IT policy update or a new IT policy, the BlackBerry device and the BlackBerry Desktop

Software apply the configuration changes.

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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.

In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry solution topology.

2.

Expand BlackBerry Domain.

3.

Click Components.

4.

In the Policy section, click an instance.

5.

Click Edit instance.

6.

In the General section, in the Policy resend interval (hours) field, type an interval to resend the IT policy at.

7.

Click Save all.

Reconciliation rules for conflicting IT policies

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 on a set of IT policies

• Delete an IT policy

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Reconciliation rules: IT policies

Scenario

You assigned an IT policy to a user account and a different IT policy to a group that the user account belongs to. Another IT policy is the default IT policy for the BlackBerry® Domain.

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.

Rule

The IT policy that you assign to a user account takes precedence over an IT policy that you assigned to a group. An

IT policy that you assigned to a group takes precedence over the default IT policy for the BlackBerry Domain.

If you assign multiple IT policies to the groups that the user account belongs to, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server assigns the IT policy that you ranked the highest in the BlackBerry

Administration Service to the user's BlackBerry device.

Resolving IT policy assignments for user accounts and groups

The BlackBerry® Enterprise Server can apply only one IT policy to a BlackBerry device. To apply only one IT policy to a BlackBerry device, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server automatically resolves the IT policies that you assigned to the groups that a user account belongs to. You can configure the priority that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server should give to a IT policy when it determines which IT policy it should assign to a BlackBerry device.

Configure how the BlackBerry Enterprise Server should resolve multiple IT policy assignments

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.

2.

Click Manage IT policies.

3.

Click Set ranking of IT policies.

4.

To move the IT policies higher or lower in the list, click the up or down icon.

5.

Click Save.

Verify which IT policy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server assigned to a BlackBerry device

If you assigned IT policies to groups, the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server resolves which IT policy to assign to a BlackBerry device automatically. You can check which IT policy the BlackBerry Enterprise Server has assigned to a BlackBerry device to verify that it is the correct IT 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.

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4.

In the search results, click the display name for the user account.

5.

On the Policies tab, click View resolved IT policy data.

The IT policy that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server assigned to the user account appears in the Policy information section.

After you finish: To view the rule settings for the IT policy, click the IT policy name.

Managing the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service certificate

By default, the BlackBerry® MDS Integration Service instances generate a self-signed certificate when they start after the installation process completes or when they cannot find a certificate in the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service key store.

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances can use the certificate to secure communication with BlackBerry MDS Integration

Service clients, such as the BlackBerry Administration Service, BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Applications, and BlackBerry MDS

Application Console. The self-signed certificate uses the 1024-bit RSA algorithm. All BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances share the certificate which is stored in the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service key store.

You can replace the self-signed certificate with a trusted certificate that a certificate authority signed. You can also generate another self-signed certificate if the certificate expires or if you suspect that the existing self-signed certificate is compromised.

The self-signed certificate expires after 620 days.

Configuring the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances to use a trusted certificate

Create a CSR file for the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service trusted certificate

1.

In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, click BlackBerry Solution topology >

BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Integration Service.

2.

Click a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instance.

3.

Click Export certificate signature request.

4.

In the Server certificate data section, type the information that the certificate authority requires to issue a trusted certificate.

5.

Click Export request.

6.

Click Download file to save the CSR file.

After you finish: Use the CSR file to request a trusted certificate from the certificate authority.

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Import the trusted certificate into the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service key store

Before you begin: Obtain the trusted certificate from the certificate authority. The certificate file must use the PKCS #7 format.

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1.

In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, click BlackBerry Solution topology >

BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Integration Service.

2.

Click a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instance.

3.

Click Import server certificate chain.

4.

Browse to the certificate file.

5.

Click Add certificate.

6.

Restart all of the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances.

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Generate a self-signed certificate for the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service

1.

In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, click BlackBerry Solution topology >

BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Integration Service.

2.

Click a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instance.

3.

Click Generate server key pair.

4.

In the Server certificate data section, type the information required to generate the certificate.

5.

Click Generate server key pair.

6.

Restart all of the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances.

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Permit client authentication between the BlackBerry MDS Integration

Service and web services that use self-signed certificates

When the BlackBerry® MDS Integration Service communicates with web services, it is a client to the web services. If the

BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Applications in your organization's environment use HTTPS to communicate with web services that use a self-signed certificate, you must import the self-signed certificate for the web services into the BlackBerry MDS Integration

Service trusted store. This permits the BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications that use web services to authenticate to and access the web services.

The BlackBerry MDS Integration Service already contains certificates from certificate authorities such as VeriSign®.

Before you begin:

• Contact your organization's application developers to obtain information about the web services that the BlackBerry MDS

Runtime Applications use.

• Obtain the self-signed certificate for the web services that the BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications use.

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• If you replaced the self-signed certificate for the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service with a signed root certificate from a certificate authority, the web services must trust the root certificate authority to authenticate to the BlackBerry MDS

Integration Service.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Integration Service.

2.

Click the instance that you want to change.

3.

In the Certificates list, click Add new certificates.

4.

In the Alias name field, type a name for the certificate.

5.

In the Data source file section, click Browse.

6.

Navigate to the certificate that you want to add.

7.

Click Add certificate.

After you finish: Permit BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications to access web services using HTTPS.

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Configuring the BlackBerry Enterprise Server environment

5

Best practice: Running the BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Best practice

Do not change the startup type for the

BlackBerry® Enterprise Server services.

Description

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.

Do not change the account information for BlackBerry Enterprise Server services.

Run the BlackBerry Configuration Panel as an administrator.

To avoid errors in the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, 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 account information for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server services.

Do not change the account information for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server unless the BlackBerry Enterprise Server documentation specifies that you can.

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.

Configuring certain BlackBerry Enterprise Server components to use proxy servers

You can configure the BlackBerry® MDS Connection Service, BlackBerry MDS Integration Service, and 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.

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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.

The BlackBerry MDS Integration Service sends application updates and data to BlackBerry devices through the BlackBerry MDS

Connection Service. The BlackBerry MDS Integration Service can only accept and respond to messages that it receives from a direct connection with the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service. If you configured the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to use a proxy server, you must configure proxy rules to permit a direct connection between the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service and the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service. You cannot use a proxy server to exchange data between these components. If you use a .pac file configuration, you can change the .pac file to permit a direct connection between the BlackBerry MDS Connection

Service and BlackBerry MDS Integration Service.

Configure a BlackBerry Enterprise Server component to use a .pac file

You can configure the BlackBerry® MDS Connection Service, BlackBerry MDS Integration Service, or BlackBerry Collaboration

Service to use a .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:

• 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: http://<proxy_server>:<port>/<pac_filepath>/<pac_filename>.

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, BlackBerry MDS Integration Service, or BlackBerry Collaboration

Service to access web servers through a proxy server.

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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.

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: http://<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.

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 , BlackBerry MDS Integration Service, or 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.

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8.

Click the Add icon.

9.

Click Save all.

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, BlackBerry MDS Integration 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 MDS

Integration Service

If you installed a BlackBerry® MDS Integration Service instance on a computer that is separate from a computer that hosts a

BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, you must connect the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instance to a BlackBerry Enterprise

Server so that you can use the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service to send BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Applications and updates to BlackBerry devices.

You can also connect the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service to multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances if you want to make the BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications that are stored in the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository available to users that are associated with multiple BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Integration 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 configure to use the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service.

5.

Click Add.

6.

Repeat steps 4 and 5 for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that you want to configure to use the BlackBerry MDS

Integration Service.

7.

Click Save all.

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.

Expand the instant messaging environment.

3.

Click the instance that you want to change.

4.

Click Edit instance.

5.

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.

6.

Click Add.

7.

Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that you want to use the BlackBerry Collaboration

Service.

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8.

Click Save all.

Associate a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service pool with a BlackBerry

Enterprise Server

You can choose which BlackBerry® MDS Integration Service pool you want to associate with a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server so that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server can send the appropriate service book to BlackBerry devices. The service book permits the

BlackBerry® MDS Runtime to activate with the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service automatically after you install the BlackBerry

MDS Runtime on BlackBerry devices.

By default, if you install a BlackBerry Enterprise Server on a computer that hosts a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instance, the setup application automatically associates the BlackBerry Enterprise Server with the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service pool that the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instance belongs to.

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 or pair that you want to associate the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service pool with.

3.

Click Edit instance.

4.

In the Supported MDS Integration Service instance names section, in the drop-down list, select a BlackBerry MDS

Integration Service pool.

5.

Click Save All.

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Configuring user accounts

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Adding user accounts to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server

When you add a user account to the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, the BlackBerry device user’s Microsoft® Exchange mailbox does not have to be located in the same Microsoft Exchange site or routing group as the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

Add a user account to one BlackBerry Enterprise Server at a time.

Create a user account

You create a user account so that you can assign a BlackBerry® device to it and activate the BlackBerry device.

Before you begin: The user account must exist on your organization's messaging server.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.

2.

Click Create 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 BlackBerry® Enterprise Server instances, select the BlackBerry Enterprise Server that you want to add the user account to.

7.

Click Continue.

8.

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.

9.

In the Password expiration field, type the amount of time, in hours, that you want to elapse before the activation password expires.

10. Click Create user.

After you finish: Assign a BlackBerry device to the user account.

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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.

Add a user account to a group

You add a user account to a group to assign the properties of the group to the user account automatically.

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 a user account.

5.

Click Edit user.

6.

On the Groups tab, in the Available groups list, click the group that you want to add the user account to.

7.

Click Add.

8.

Click Save all.

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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 messages from the previous 5 days onto 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 onto a BlackBerry device when you activate it, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server can synchronize up to 750 messages from the previous 14 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 synchronize the body and headers of messages onto a BlackBerry device, in the Send headers only drop-down list, click False.

• 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.

5.

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.

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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:

• In the Prepopulation by message age field, type 0.

• In the Prepopulation by message count field, type 0.

5.

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 over the wireless network

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.

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

BlackBerry® Device 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® Desktop Manager.

You can activate BlackBerry devices before you distribute them to users by connecting the BlackBerry devices to the computer and logging in to the

BlackBerry Device 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.

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 the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service.

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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.

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 policy group 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 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 console to configure the 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.

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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 BlackBerry device user account.

Item length of activation password character support security expiry time

Description

Typical activation passwords are four to eight characters long. Activation passwords are limited to the following character lengths:

• BlackBerry device: 31 characters

• BlackBerry administration console: 32 characters

• KeyGenPassword field that stores the password in the BlackBerry

Configuration Database: 50 characters

Activation passwords can include any type of character except accented characters.

The wireless activation authentication protocol is designed so that short activation passwords do not compromise the security of the protocol.

You must distribute the activation password securely to the authenticated user. If the user received the activation password, but does not activate the BlackBerry device on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, a user with malicious intent 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 user with malicious intent 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 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 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 character length for a password that you send to users 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.

In the Password settings section, perform the following actions:

• 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 field, type the number of hours.

4.

Click Save all.

Customize the activation message

To provide information to help troubleshoot any activation issues 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:

• In the Sender address field, type the email address for the administrator account.

• In the Custom activation message field, type the parameters, subject, and message.

5.

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.

4.

In the search results, click the display name for the user account.

5.

In the Device activation list, click Specify 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 after which the activation password expires.

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8.

Click Specify activation password.

Send an activation password to a group

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 Manage multiple users.

5.

Select the appropriate user accounts.

6.

In the Device activation list, click Specify activation password.

7.

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.

8.

In the Password expiration (hours) field, type the amount of time, in hours, after which the activation password expires.

9.

Click Specify 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.

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.

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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 mobile network.

• Users did not install BlackBerry® Desktop Manager on their computers.

• You must 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, that is 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.

Your organization can host the SMTP server, or Research In Motion might host the SMTP server.

Prerequisites: Configuring a BlackBerry Router for BlackBerry device activations over the enterprise Wi-Fi network

• If your organization hosts the SMTP server, configure the SMTP server.

• Optionally, on a computer that does not host a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, install a BlackBerry Router whose only purpose is to provide a connection to the BlackBerry® Infrastructure when users activate Wi-Fi® enabled BlackBerry devices over the enterprise Wi-Fi network.

• 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 the BlackBerry Router can open a connection to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instances that you want to assign the user accounts to.

• Verify that each BlackBerry Enterprise Server 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 communicate with each access point that you want to use to activate

BlackBerry devices 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 allow 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 Wi-Fi Activation tab, select the Permit wireless activation in your WLAN environment check box.

3.

To restrict the BlackBerry Router so that it acts as a gateway for wireless activation over the enterprise Wi-Fi® network only, 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.

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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, select Explicitly provide SMTP server name and port. Type the server name and server port number of 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.

7.

Click Apply.

8.

Click OK.

9.

In the Windows® Services, restart the BlackBerry Router.

After you finish: Send the activation password, user credentials that the BlackBerry device requries to connect to the wireless access point, and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server access information to users and instruct them to activate the Wi-Fi enabled

BlackBerry devices.

Reactivate a Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry device

If you want to reactivate a Wi-Fi® enabled BlackBerry® device using the enterprise Wi-Fi network, you can instruct the user to perform the following task on the 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 of the BlackBerry Router that the BlackBerry device can use to reactivate over the enterprise Wi-Fi network.

6.

In the menu, click Activate.

After you finish: To verify that the activation completed, in the BlackBerry Administration Service, search for the user account.

Confirm that a PIN is associated with the user account.

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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.

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:

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

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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:

• 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.

• 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.

• 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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 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 All.

Health parameters for the failover threshold and promotion threshold

Health parameter Description

Wireless network access

BlackBerry Dispatcher

BlackBerry Messaging Agent

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.

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.

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.

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Health parameter

Access to web content and application content

Address lookup

Calendar synchronization

Attachment viewing

Connection to the BlackBerry

Configuration Database

Push application access

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service

BlackBerry Collaboration Service

BlackBerry Policy Service

BlackBerry Synchronization Service

Organizer data synchronization

Description

This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry MDS Connection 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.

This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry Messaging Agent can look up addresses in the address book.

This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry Messaging Agent can synchronize the calendar.

This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry Messaging Agent can provide services for attachment viewing.

This health parameter indicates whether BlackBerry® Enterprise Server components can connect to the BlackBerry Configuration Database.

This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can push application data to BlackBerry devices.

This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service can provide application services.

This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry Collaboration Service can provide services for the collaboration client on BlackBerry devices.

This health parameter indicates whether the BlackBerry Policy Service is available.

You cannot set the failover threshold or promotion threshold below this health parameter.

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.

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.

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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 paramater 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%.

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:

• 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.

• 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.

5.

To change the percentage of the health parameter for messaging servers, perform one of the following actions:

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• 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.

Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to fail over automatically

When you configure the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server to fail over automatically, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server starts the failover process automatically if the health parameters above the failover threshold indicate that the primary BlackBerry Enterprise

Server is unhealthy, and the health parameters above the promotion threshold indicate that the standby BlackBerry Enterprise

Server is healthy. After the failover process occurs, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server turns off automatic failover.

Before you begin:

• Install a BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair.

• Configure the health parameters to meet your organization's requirements.

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.

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.

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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

You can force the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server to perform a failover process if the primary BlackBerry Enterprise Server is not running as expected or if the BlackBerry Enterprise Server requires maintenance.

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.

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Configuring high availability for 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.

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.

Configure a hardware load balancer to provide access to BlackBerry MDS Connection Service central push servers

You can configure the BlackBerry® MDS Integration Service to access the available BlackBerry MDS Connection Service central push servers by using DNS round robin. If you do not want to use DNS round robin, you can configure a hardware load balancer that can provide access for the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service to the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service central push servers.

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For more information, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Planning Guide.

Before you begin: Configure the load balancer so that it can access all instances of BlackBerry MDS Connection Service central push servers in the pool.

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 Load balancer URL section, type the FQDN or IP address and port number of the load balancer in the following format: http://<ipaddress>:<port> (for example, http://10.10.10.10:9000).

5.

Click the Add icon.

6.

Click Save All.

The BlackBerry Administration Service updates the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service information and the BlackBerry MDS

Integration Service uses the hardware load balancer that you specified to access the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service central push servers.

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:

• Supported IBM Lotus Sametime instances

• Supported Novell GroupWise Messenger instances

• Supported Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005

• Supported Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

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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.

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.

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 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.

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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:

• 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.

8.

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.

9.

Click the Add icon.

10. Repeat steps 5 to 9 for each BlackBerry Attachment Service instance that you want to add to the pool.

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 that 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 Supported MDS Connection Service instance names section or the

Supported Email instances names section. Consider the following naming conventions:

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• If you locate the section that is named Supported MDS Connection Service instance names, the BlackBerry MDS

Connection Service connects to this BlackBerry Attachment Connector instance.

• If you locate the section that is named Supported Email instances names, 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 name field, type a unique name (for example, <server_name>_AC_MDSCS).

• If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server uses the BlackBerry Attachment Connector instance, in the Instance information section, in the Friendly name field, type a unique name (for example, <server_name>_AC_BES).

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.

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.

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 addresses 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:

• If you are changing a BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance, on the Instance tab, click Restart instance.

• 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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• In the Windows® Services, restart the BlackBerry Dispatcher.

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 BlackBerry traffic 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.

Change the registry entry value for \\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Research In Motion\BlackBerryRouter

\AllowRemoteServices from 0 to 1.

5.

In the Windows® Services, restart the BlackBerry Router service.

Creating a BlackBerry Administration Service pool using DNS round robin that includes the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager

When you install a BlackBerry® Administration Service, you install the BlackBerry Administration Service services automatically, and you can choose to install the BlackBerry Administration Service console, BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager, or both. The

BlackBerry Administration Service console and BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager require the BlackBerry Administration Service services so that they can run.

If you create a BlackBerry Administration Service pool using DNS round robin, you can install the BlackBerry Administration

Service console and BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager on each computer in the pool, or you can install the BlackBerry

Administration Service console or BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager on some of the computers in the pool. If you install the

BlackBerry Administration Service console 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 console 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 if it 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 console on two of the computers in the pool, and the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager on two different computers in the pool, and the

HTTP 404 error message might occur when you use the pool name in the URLs.

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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 console and the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager. These pools contain a subset of the BlackBerry Administration Service instances that exist in the BlackBerry Administration Service pool. You can provide your organization's administrators and 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 console or BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager on (for example, https://<FQDN_of_computer>/webconsole/login or https://<FQDN_of_computer>/webdesktop/login).

Configure the BlackBerry Administration Service instances in the 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 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 communicate across network subnets.

1.

On the computer that hosts a BlackBerry Administration Service instance, navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BAS\jboss\ejb\server\default\deploy.

2.

In a text editor, open cluster-service.xml.

3.

Follow the instructions in the file to configure TCP.

4.

Save and close the file.

5.

Navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BAS\server\default\deploy.

6.

In a text editor, open bas-object-versioning-cache-service.xml.

7.

Follow the instructions in the file to configure TCP.

8.

Save and close the file.

9.

In Windows® Services, restart the BlackBerry Administration Service services.

Creating a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service pool

You can create a BlackBerry® MDS Integration Service pool using the setup application during the installation processes for the

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances that you want to include in the pool. During the installation process for the first

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instance, you must type a unique FQDN or DNS name that identifies the pool. During the installation processes for the subsequent BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances, you must select the existing pool name from the list so that you can add the instances to the pool. After you complete the installation processes, BlackBerry MDS

Integration Service clients can access the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances in the pool using the unique DNS name.

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Configure a hardware load balancer for the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service pool

You can configure a hardware load balancer so that you can configure BlackBerry® MDS Integration Service high availability without using DNS round robin. The hardware load balancer can manage BlackBerry MDS Integration Service client traffic for the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service pool.

For more information about BlackBerry MDS Integration Service high availability, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Deployment Planning Guide.

1.

On the hardware load balancer, create BlackBerry MDS Integration Service pools so that the instances can listen on the following ports:

• messaging HTTP port (by default, port 7080)

• notification HTTP port (by default, port 7090)

• administration HTTPS port (by default, port 7443)

2.

Create a TCP monitor that checks connectivity to the messaging port only, without expecting a return value (by default, port 7080).

3.

Associate the TCP monitor with each of the pools that you created in step 1.

4.

For each of the pools that you created in step 1, create a virtual server with the following conditions:

• the same IP address that all virtual servers share

• the same port number that the pool for the virtual server uses

Change the tolerance threshold for missing heartbeats for a BlackBerry MDS Integration

Service instance in a pool

1.

On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry® MDS Integration Service instance, go to <drive>:\Program Files\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\MDSIS\config.

2.

In a text editor, open app.properties.

3.

Change membership_heartbeat_failure_threshold to the number of heartbeats that a BlackBerry MDS Integration

Service instance can miss before the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instance determines that it stopped responding.

4.

Save and close the file.

5.

In the Windows® Services, restart the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service service.

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Turn off DNS caching for Java applications that are clients of a BlackBerry MDS Integration

Service pool

If Java® applications are clients of a BlackBerry® MDS Integration Service pool, you must turn off DNS caching at the JVM level in the application code so that the applicaion can support BlackBerry MDS Integration Service high availability. You cannot turn off DNS caching by specifying the networkaddress.cache.ttl and networkaddress.cache.negative.ttl properties as command line arguments using the -D flag.

For more information about the properties, visit www.java.com

.

To turn off DNS caching, perform one of the following actions:

• To ensure support with future releases of Java, in the client code, set the networkaddress.cache.ttl and networkaddress.cache.negative.ttl properties to 0.

• If the Java version that you are using currently supports the properties, in the command line, set the sun.net.inetaddr.ttl and sun.net.inetaddr.negative.ttl properties to 0.

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.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Components > 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 or Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007, click the Supported

Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 instances tab.

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• 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.

Recover a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service pool that stopped responding

If all instances in a BlackBerry® MDS Integration Service pool stop responding or if all BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances reach the tolerance threshold for missing heartbeats, you must start disaster recovery for the BlackBerry MDS

Integration Service pool.

1.

Verify that all BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances in the pool are not running.

2.

On a computer that hosts a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instance, in the command prompt, go to <drive>:\Program

Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\bin.

3.

Run mdsis-cluster-failure-recovery.bat.

4.

At the command prompt, complete the instructions.

5.

On each computer that hosts a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instance, in the Windows® Services, restart the

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service service.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

2.

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.

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.

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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

• Supported Microsoft Office Communications Server 2007

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.

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.

4.

In the Router address 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

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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 or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service 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 or BlackBerry MDS

Integration Service database with the same permissions that you configured on the database server that hosts the prinicipal

BlackBerry Configuration Database and BlackBerry MDS Integration Service database.

• Verify that the DNS server is running.

• 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.

• If you are configuring database mirroring, configure the database servers as follows:

• 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.

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Configuring database mirroring

You can use Microsoft® SQL Server® 2005 database mirroring to configure the BlackBerry® Configuration Database or the

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service database for high availability. You can configure database mirroring with or without a witness.

For more information, visit http://msdn2.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms175059(SQL.90).aspx

.

Stop the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances

To maintain database integrity, you must prevent all services that use the BlackBerry® Configuration Database or BlackBerry

MDS Integration Service database from connecting to the databases while you configure replication.

Perform any of the following actions:

Task

Stop the services that use the

BlackBerry Configuration Database.

Stop the services that use the

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service database.

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Step a.

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 MDS Integration 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 b.

Repeat step a for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server component that connects to the BlackBerry Configuration Database.

On the computers that host the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances, in the Windows Services, stop the BlackBerry MDS Integration

Service.

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Configure database mirroring for the BlackBerry Configuration Database or BlackBerry MDS

Integration Service 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.

In the query editor, run the -- ALTER DATABASE <BESMgmt> SET TRUSTWORTHY ON query, where <BESMgmt> is the name of the BlackBerry® Configuration Database or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service database.

3.

Change the Backup type option to Full and back up the principal database.

4.

Copy the backup files to the database server that you want to have host the mirror database.

5.

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.

6.

Complete steps 3 and 4 for the log databases.

7.

On the principal database, run the Configure Security wizard.

8.

Start the mirroring process.

9.

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 or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances

After you configure the database, permit all BlackBerry® Enterprise Server or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances to connect to the principal BlackBerry Configuration Database or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service database.

Perform any of the following actions:

Task

Start the services that use the

BlackBerry Configuration Database.

Step a.

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

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Task

Start the services that use the

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service database.

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Step

• BlackBerry Instant Messaging Connector

• BlackBerry MDS Integration Service

• BlackBerry Alert

• BlackBerry Mail Store Service

• BlackBerry User Administration Service

• all of the remaining BlackBerry Enterprise Server services b.

Repeat step a for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server component that connects to the BlackBerry Configuration Database.

On the computers that host the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances, in the Windows Services, start the BlackBerry MDS Integration

Service.

Configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to support database mirroring

If you did not specify the mirror database server during the installation process, you must configure the BlackBerry® Enterprise

Server to support database mirroring.

Before you begin: The database server that hosts the mirror database must be running.

1.

On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, on the Start menu, click Run.

2.

Type regedit.

3.

Click OK.

4.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Database.

5.

Create a DWORD value that is named FailoverServerMachineName.

6.

Specify the name of the mirror database server as the value.

7.

In the Windows® Services, restart all of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server services.

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Stop the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances

To maintain database integrity, you must prevent all services that use the BlackBerry® Configuration Database or BlackBerry

MDS Integration Service database from connecting to the databases while you configure replication.

Perform any of the following actions:

Task

Stop the services that use the

BlackBerry Configuration Database.

Stop the services that use the

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service database.

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Step a.

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 MDS Integration 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 b.

Repeat step a for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server component that connects to the BlackBerry Configuration Database.

On the computers that host the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances, in the Windows Services, stop the BlackBerry MDS Integration

Service.

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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.

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.

3.

Right-click Local Publications. Click New Publication.

4.

If the Welcome dialog box appears, click Next.

5.

If you are configuring the first publication on the database server, perform the following actions:

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• 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.

10. Clear the ServiceConfig table and the ServiceTable table. Click Next.

11.

If the Article Issues dialog box appears, click Next.

12. If the Filter Table Rows dialog box appears, click Next.

13. Select Schedule the Snapshot Agent to run at the following times.

14. Accept or change the default schedule. Click Next.

15. On the Snapshot Agent Security page, click Security Settings.

16. Select Run under the following Windows account.

17. Type the user name and password of a domain account with local administrative permissions.

18. Select By impersonating the process account.

19. Click OK. Click Next.

20. Select Create the publication. Click Next.

21. In the Publication name field, type a name for the publication.

22. Click Finish.

After you finish: Verify that the shared snapshot folder is accessible from both database servers.

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.

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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.

Start the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances

After you configure the database, permit all BlackBerry® Enterprise Server or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances to connect to the principal BlackBerry Configuration Database or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service database.

Perform any of the following actions:

Task

Start the services that use the

BlackBerry Configuration Database.

Step a.

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 MDS Integration Service

• BlackBerry Alert

• BlackBerry Mail Store Service

• BlackBerry User Administration Service

• all of the remaining BlackBerry Enterprise Server services b.

Repeat step a for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server component that connects to the BlackBerry Configuration Database.

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Task

Start the services that use the

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service database.

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Step

On the computers that host the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances, in the Windows Services, start the BlackBerry MDS Integration

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Stop the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances

To maintain database integrity, you must prevent all services that use the BlackBerry® Configuration Database or BlackBerry

MDS Integration Service database from connecting to the databases while you configure replication.

Perform any of the following actions:

Task

Stop the services that use the

BlackBerry Configuration Database.

Step a.

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 MDS Integration 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 b.

Repeat step a for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server component that connects to the BlackBerry Configuration Database.

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Task

Stop the services that use the

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service database.

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Step

On the computers that host the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances, in the Windows Services, stop the BlackBerry MDS Integration

Service.

Prepare the database server that hosts the BlackBerry Configuration Database for publication

Before you begin: Back up the BlackBerry® Configuration Database with the Backup type set to Full.

1.

In the Microsoft® SQL Server® Enterprise Manager, in the left pane, navigate to the database server that hosts the

BlackBerry® Configuration Database.

2.

Right-click Replication. Click Configure Publishing, Subscribers, and Distribution.

3.

Follow the instructions on the screen to specify the following settings:

• Make the database server on which the BlackBerry Configuration Database is located its own replication distributor.

• Verify that the Microsoft SQL Server Agent uses a domain user account with local administrative permissions.

• Use the default settings for publication and distribution.

4.

Verify Replication Monitor appears in the left pane.

Configure the publication for the BlackBerry Configuration Database

1.

In the Microsoft® SQL Server® Enterprise Manager, in the left pane, navigate to the database server that hosts the

BlackBerry® Configuration Database.

2.

Click Replication.

3.

Right-click Publications. Click New Publication.

4.

Select Show advanced options in this wizard. Click Next.

5.

From the list of databases, click the BlackBerry Configuration Database name. Click Next.

6.

Select Transactional publication as the publication type. Click Next.

7.

Leave the Updatable Subscription options cleared. Click Next.

8.

Select No, Subscribers receive data directly. Click Next.

9.

Select all of the types of database servers that you expect to subscribe to this publication. Click Next.

10. In the left pane, in the Tables row, click Publish.

11.

If you installed the BlackBerry database notification system, in the right pane, in the list of tables, clear the

ServiceConfig table and ServiceTable table. Click Next.

12. Read the IDENTITY property not transferred to Subscribers issue description. Click Next.

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13. Accept or change the default publication name. Click Next.

14. Select Yes, I will define data filters. Click Next.

15. Select Vertically, by filtering the columns. Click Next.

16. In the right pane, clear the column with the time stamp data type (for example, the Lurnum column).

17. In the left pane, click the next table in the list.

18. Repeat steps 16 and 17 for all of the tables in the list that contain the time stamp data type. Click Next.

19. Select No, allow only named subscriptions. Click Next.

20. Accept or change the default Snapshot Agent schedule. Click Next.

21. Click Finish.

After you finish: In a disaster response scenario, resolve the IDENTITY property not transferred to Subscribers issue when you connect to the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database.

Copy the publication into a script

1.

In the Microsoft® SQL Server® Enterprise Manager, in the left pane, navigate to the database server that hosts the

BlackBerry® Configuration Database.

2.

Click Replication > Publications.

3.

Right-click the publication you created. Select Generate SQL Script.

4.

Click OK.

5.

Click Save As.

6.

In the File name field, type bes_make_push.sql.

7.

Click Save.

8.

Click OK.

Configure the subscription and create the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database

1.

In the Microsoft® SQL Server® Enterprise Manager, in the left pane, verify that the database server that will host the replicated BlackBerry® Configuration Database exists in the Microsoft SQL Server group.

2.

If the database server is not in the list, right-click SQL Server Group. Click New SQL Server Registration.

3.

Complete the instructions on the screen to add the database server.

4.

In the left pane, navigate to the database server that hosts the BlackBerry Configuration Database.

5.

Click Replication > Publications.

6.

Right-click the publication that you created. Click Push New Subscription.

7.

Select Show advanced options in this wizard. Click Next.

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8.

From the list of subscribers, click the database server that will host the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database. Click

Next.

9.

Create the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database. Click Next.

10. Select Run the agent at the Distributor. Click Next.

11.

Select Continuously as your distribution agent schedule. Click Next.

12. Select Yes, initialize the schema and the data.

13. Select Start the Snapshot Agent. Click Next.

14. Verify that the Microsoft SQL Server Agent is running. Click Next.

15. Click Finish.

After you finish: To verify that the subscription is active, restart the Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Manager.

Change the stored procedures on the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database

Before you begin: 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 replicated BlackBerry

Configuration Database.

1.

In the Microsoft® SQL Server® Enterprise Manager, in the left pane, navigate to the database server that hosts the replicated

BlackBerry Configuration Database.

2.

Click Database > <replicated_BlackBerry_Configuration_Database> > Stored Procedures.

3.

Copy all of the stored procedures in the list that have names that include the following prefixes:

• sp_MSdel_

• sp_MSins_

• sp_MSupd_

4.

Paste the stored procedures into a text file that is named make_repl_sp.sql.

5.

Save and close the file.

6.

At the command prompt, navigate to BESDBRepl.exe on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation media.

7.

Type BESDBRepl.exe /R make_repl_sp.sql complete_repl.sql.

8.

Press ENTER.

9.

Click Microsoft OLE DB Provider for SQL Server.

10. Click Next.

11.

Click the database server that hosts the BlackBerry Configuration Database.

12. Select Use Windows NT Integrated Security.

13. Click the BlackBerry Configuration Database name.

14. Click OK.

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15. Type exit.

16. In a text editor, open complete_repl.sql.

17. Search for the sp_MSupd_ServerStats stored procedure.

18. Delete:

“Id” = case substring(@bitmap,1,1) & 1 when 1 then @c1 else “Id” end,

19. Save and close the file.

After you finish: On the database server that hosts the BlackBerry Configuration Database, delete the publication and any replication errors.

Replace the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database with a restored copy of the

BlackBerry Configuration Database

1.

Copy the backup file from the database server that hosts the BlackBerry® Configuration Database to the database server that hosts the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database.

2.

In the Microsoft® SQL Server® Enterprise Manager, in the left pane, navigate to the database server that hosts the replicated

BlackBerry Configuration Database.

3.

Click Database.

4.

Right-click the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database. Click All Tasks > Restore Database.

5.

Select From device.

6.

Click Select Devices.

7.

Click Add.

8.

Navigate to the backup file.

9.

Click OK.

10. Select Restore backup set.

11.

Select Database - complete.

12. On the Options tab, select Force restore over existing database.

13. Click OK.

After you finish: Clear the Restrict Access value in the Properties > Options tab for the replicated BlackBerry Configuration

Database to permit access to the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database.

Apply the stored procedures changes to the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database

1.

In the Microsoft® SQL Query Analyzer, connect to the database server that hosts the replicated BlackBerry® Configuration

Database.

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2.

Connect to the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database.

3.

Open complete_repl.sql.

4.

Run the query.

Replace the publication with the modified version

1.

In the Microsoft® SQL Query Analyzer, connect to the database server that hosts the replicated BlackBerry® Configuration

Database.

2.

Open bes_make_push.sql.

3.

Run the query.

4.

In the Microsoft® SQL Server® Enterprise Manager, click Refresh.

Configure the subscription on the modified publication

1.

In the Microsoft® SQL Server® Enterprise Manager, in the left pane, navigate to the database server that hosts the

BlackBerry® Configuration Database.

2.

Click Replication > Publications.

3.

Right-click the publication that you created. Click Push New Subscription.

4.

From the list of subscribers, click the name of the database server that hosts the replicated BlackBerry Configuration

Database. Click Next.

5.

Navigate to the replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database. Click Next.

6.

Select Continuously as your distribution agent schedule. Click Next.

7.

Select No, the Subscriber already has the schema and data. Click Next.

8.

Verify that the Microsoft SQL Server Agent is running. Click Next.

9.

Click Finish.

10. To verify that the subscription is active, restart the Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Manager.

Configure a trace flag

Configure a trace flag as a startup parameter so that UPDATE statements do not replicate as DELETE/INSERT statements. For more information, visit support.microsoft.com

to read article 238254.

1.

In the Microsoft® SQL Query Analyzer, connect to the database server that hosts the BlackBerry® Configuration Database.

2.

Connect to the BlackBerry Configuration Database.

3.

Type DBCC TRACEON (8207, -1).

4.

Run the query.

5.

In the Microsoft® SQL Server® Enterprise Manager, in the left pane, navigate to the database server that hosts the BlackBerry

Configuration Database.

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6.

Right-click the database server. Click Properties.

7.

On the General tab, click Startup Parameters.

8.

In the Parameter field, type -T8207.

9.

Click Add.

10. Click OK.

Start the replication process

1.

In the Microsoft® SQL Server® Enterprise Manager, in the left pane, navigate to the database server that hosts the

BlackBerry® Configuration Database.

2.

Click Replication Monitor > Agents.

3.

Click Snapshot Agents.

4.

In the right pane, right-click the publication that you created. Click Start Agent.

5.

Click Miscellaneous Agents.

6.

In the right pane, confirm that no errors appear.

7.

Click Replication Alerts.

8.

In the right pane, confirm that no errors appear.

Start the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances

After you configure the database, permit all BlackBerry® Enterprise Server or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances to connect to the principal BlackBerry Configuration Database or BlackBerry MDS Integration Service database.

Perform any of the following actions:

Task

Start the services that use the

BlackBerry Configuration Database.

Step a.

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 MDS Integration Service

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Task

Start the services that use the

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service database.

Related topics

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Step

• BlackBerry Alert

• BlackBerry Mail Store Service

• BlackBerry User Administration Service

• all of the remaining BlackBerry Enterprise Server services b.

Repeat step a for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server component that connects to the BlackBerry Configuration Database.

On the computers that host the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances, in the Windows Services, start the BlackBerry MDS Integration

Service.

Responding to the loss of a BlackBerry Configuration Database when you configured transactional replication

When you respond to the loss of a BlackBerry® Configuration Database and you configured one-way transactional replication, you configure the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server and any BlackBerry Enterprise Server components that connect to the BlackBerry

Configuration Database to connect to a replicated BlackBerry Configuration Database on another database server.

To configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and BlackBerry Enterprise Server components, you remove the subscription on the database server and run the BlackBerry Enterprise Server setup application to permit each BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance and BlackBerry Enterprise Server 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.

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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.

Recovering BlackBerry Enterprise Server components after the principal

BlackBerry Configuration Database fails over to the 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. The BlackBerry Dispatcher automatically updates the Windows® registry information on the computers that host the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

If you configure a new mirror BlackBerry Configuration Database, you must reconfigure the BlackBerry Dispatcher so that it can use the new mirror BlackBerry Configuration Database. If your organization's environment also includes BlackBerry Enterprise

Server components that connect to the BlackBerry Configuration Database and that are installed on computers without a

BlackBerry Dispatcher, you must reconfigure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server components so that they recognize the former mirror BlackBerry Configuration Database as the principal BlackBerry Configuration Database.

Recover BlackBerry Enterprise Server components after the principal BlackBerry

Configuration Database fails over to the mirror BlackBerry Configuration Database

1.

On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server component or BlackBerry Dispatcher, on the Start menu, click Run.

2.

Type regedit.

3.

Click OK.

4.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Database.

5.

Change the value for FailoverServerMachineName to the name of the database server that hosts the new mirror BlackBerry

Configuration Database.

6.

On any computer that does not host a BlackBerry Dispatcher, change the DatabaseServerMachineName key to the name of the new principal BlackBerry Configuration Database.

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Sending software and 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 BlackBerry 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 BlackBerry 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 BlackBerry devices. You also use software configurations to specify which applications are required, optional, or not permitted on BlackBerry devices. When you create a software configuration, you must also specify whether users can install applications that are not listed in the software configuration on their BlackBerry devices.

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 on BlackBerry devices. You can use default application control policies or you can create and use custom application control policies for the application. 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 on BlackBerry devices.

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 BlackBerry devices and to apply access control policies to BlackBerry 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 access control policy) to a BlackBerry device 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 BlackBerry device. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server resolves conflicting settings using predefined reconciliation rules and prioritized rankings that you can specify using the BlackBerry Administration Service. After you install the BlackBerry Device Software and BlackBerry Java Applications on BlackBerry 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 BlackBerry devices, visit www.blackberry.com/go/serverdocs to see the BlackBerry Device Software Update Guide.

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Installing BlackBerry Java Applications on BlackBerry devices

Developing BlackBerry Java Applications for BlackBerry devices

Application developers can use the BlackBerry® Java® Development Environment or the BlackBerry® JDE Plug-in 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 JDE 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

JDE 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 JDE 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 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.

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Specify a shared network folder for BlackBerry Java Applications

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.

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.

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 BAS 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: \

\<BlackBerry_Administration_Service_computer_name>\<shared_folder>.

The shared network path must be typed in UNC format (for example, \\ComputerName\Applications\Testing).

5.

Click Save all.

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.

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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 Add application.

Add the BlackBerry MDS Runtime to the application repository

To send the BlackBerry® MDS Runtime to BlackBerry devices so that you can install BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications on

BlackBerry devices, you must first add the BlackBerry MDS Runtime bundle to the application repository. To send an updated version of the BlackBerry MDS Runtime to BlackBerry devices, you must first add the updated bundle to the application repository.

Before you begin: To download the latest version of the BlackBerry MDS Runtime, visit na.blackberry.com/eng/developers/ rapidappdev/devtools.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 BlackBerry MDS Runtime bundle that you want to add to, or update in, the application repository.

4.

Click Next.

5.

Click Publish application.

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.

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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.

Application control policy

Standard Required

Standard Optional

Description

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.

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.

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Application control policy

Standard Disallowed

Description

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.

If you add the BlackBerry Java Application to multiple software configurations and you assign different custom access 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.

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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

Create an application control policy for required BlackBerry Java Applications.

Steps a.

In the Required application name field, type a name for the application control policy.

b.

In the Settings section, configure the settings for the application control policy.

c.

Click the Add icon.

d.

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.

a.

In the Optional application name field, type a name for the application control policy.

b.

In the Settings section, configure the settings for the application control policy.

c.

Click the Add icon.

d.

Repeat steps a to c for each application control policy that you want to create.

Create an application control policy for

BlackBerry Java Applications that are not permitted.

a.

In the Disallowed application name field, type a name for the application control policy.

b.

Click the Add icon.

9.

If necessary, in each section, click the up and down arrows to set the priority for the application control policies.

10. Click Save all.

Policy precedence on the BlackBerry device

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® devices, and if these devices have an application control policy set that allows a specific application to make internal connections, the application cannot make internal connections.

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The BlackBerry device revokes an application control policy and resets if the permissions of the application it is applied to become more restrictive. On supported BlackBerry devices, users can make application permissions more, but never less, restrictive than what the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server administrator sets.

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 permissioned for on BlackBerry devices and what data the unlisted applications can access on BlackBerry devices. The BlackBerry Administration Service has two standard, preconfigured 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.

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.

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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.

Set 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 set 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.

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, the BlackBerry collaboration client, and the BlackBerry® MDS

Runtime over the wireless network or using the BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager

• assign access control policies to BlackBerry Java Applications to control application permissions and the data that the applications can access

• specify a BlackBerry Java Application as 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

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• 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.

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.

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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:

• 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.

9.

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.

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7.

Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each software configuration that you want to assign.

8.

Click Save all.

Related topics

Managing the default distribution settings for jobs, 233

Managing the distribution settings for a specific job, 239

Managing software configurations, 245

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.

At the bottom of the screen, click Manage multiple users.

5.

Select one or more user accounts.

6.

In the Add to user configuration list, click Add software configuration.

7.

In the Available software configurations list, click the software configuration that you want to assign to the user accounts.

8.

Click Add.

9.

Repeat steps 7 and 8 for each software configuration that you want to assign to the user accounts.

10. Click Save.

Related topics

Managing the default distribution settings for jobs, 233

Managing the distribution settings for a specific job, 239

Managing software configurations, 245

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.

Related topics

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Managing the default distribution settings for jobs, 233

Managing the distribution settings for a specific job, 239

Managing software configurations, 245

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.

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 topics

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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 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, etc.)

• 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

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.

UPGRADE_AVAILABLE_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 BlackBerry 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.

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).

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.

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.

You can verify that the service books on the BlackBerry device permit BlackBerry Device Software updates over the wireless network.

UPGRADE_AVAILABLE_DEFERRED_BY_USER

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 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 BlackBerry Device

Software update.

UPGRADE_AVAILABLE_DELETED_BY_ADMIN

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.

BAS_INTERNAL_FAILURE

An error occurred when the BlackBerry Administration Service processed the request to update the BlackBerry Device

Software on a BlackBerry device.

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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, etc)

• 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

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• 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.

OTAP_RETCODE_ERRGETVALUE

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.

OTAP_RETCODE_ERRSET

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.

OTAP_RETCODE_BACKUP_FAILED

The BlackBerry Synchronization Service cannot apply 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.

OTAP_RETCODE_ERRDELETE

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.

OTAP_RETCODE_ERRCREATEXML

The BlackBerry Synchronization Service cannot create XML data for the standard application settings.

OTAP_RETCODE_ERRLOADXML

The BlackBerry Synchronization Service cannot load XML data for the standard application settings.

OTAP_RETCODE_ERRGUID

The BlackBerry Synchronization Service received an invalid globally unique identifier from the BlackBerry device.

OTAP_RETCODE_BADCOMMAND

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The BlackBerry Synchronization Service received an invalid command from the BlackBerry device.

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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.

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 topics

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Specify the start time and priority for a job, 239

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 topics

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Managing the distribution settings for a specific job, 239

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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 configurations tab, perform one of the following actions:

• To view how the BlackBerry Administration Service resolved conflicts that involve BlackBerry Java® Applications, click

View resolved applications.

• 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.

6.

View the appropriate information about how the BlackBerry Administration Service resolved the software configuration conflicts for the user account.

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.

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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:

• 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

Reconciliation rules: BlackBerry Java Applications

Scenario

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.

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.

Rule

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.

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

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Scenario

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, 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.

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.

Rule 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.

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.

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.

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

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Scenario Rule

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:

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.

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 dependant application is not supported on the BlackBerry device.

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

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 dependant 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 dependant application is installed successfully, the application with the dependency is then installed.

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.

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Scenario

Multiple BlackBerry Java Applications have a circular dependancy (for example, application A is dependant on application B, application B is dependant on application C, and application C is dependant 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.

Rule

If multiple BlackBerry Java Applications are included in the same application bundle and have a circular dependancy, 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

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.

Multiple software configurations that contain different versions of BlackBerry Device Software are assigned to a user account.

Rule

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Rule

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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Scenario

A user account belongs to multiple groups. The attributes settings for the various standard application settings are configured differently in the software configurations that are assigned to the groups.

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.

Rule

The Locked and visible setting takes precedence over the

Unlocked and visible setting. The Unlocked and visible setting takes precedence over the Unlocked and hidden setting.

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

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.

Rule

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.

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Reconciliation rules: Application control policies for unlisted applications

Scenario

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.

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.

Multiple software configurations with different access control policies for unlisted applications are assigned to a user account.

Rule

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.

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.

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:

• 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 BlackBerry® JDE Plug-in 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 JDE 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

JDE 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 JDE 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:

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Method

Install BlackBerry Java Applications using the BlackBerry® Desktop Software

Install BlackBerry Java Applications using the BlackBerry Application Web

Loader

Install BlackBerry Java Applications using the standalone application loader tool

Description

You can install a BlackBerry Java Application on a BlackBerry device by 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.

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.

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.

Install BlackBerry Java Applications using a web browser on BlackBerry devices

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.

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 BlackBerry® JDE Plug-in 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 Manager to install the BlackBerry Java Application on their BlackBerry devices.

Users must connect their BlackBerry devices to their computers.

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Advantages of this method include:

• 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.

Disadvantages of this method include:

• You must install the BlackBerry Desktop Software on users’ computers.

• The users must use the BlackBerry Desktop Manager 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

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

• 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.

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Install the BlackBerry Java Application using the BlackBerry Desktop Software

Send these instructions to users. The following instructions are for BlackBerry® Desktop Manager version 4.7. If your organization’s environment uses a different version of the BlackBerry Desktop Manager, visit www.blackberry.com/go/docs to find the required version of the BlackBerry Desktop Manager User Guide.

1.

Connect the BlackBerry device to your computer.

2.

In the BlackBerry Desktop Manager, click Application Loader.

3.

In Add/Remove Applications or Update Software, click Start.

4.

If necessary, perform the following actions:

• If the Device Security Password dialog box appears, type the BlackBerry device password. Click Next.

• If the Communication Port Selection dialog box appears, specify a communications port. Click Next.

5.

Click Next.

6.

Perform one of the following actions:

• To add a BlackBerry Java Application that appears in the list, select the check box beside the BlackBerry Java Application.

• To add a BlackBerry Java Application that does not appear in the list, click Browse. Double-click an .alx file.

7.

Click Next.

8.

Click Finish.

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.

Advantages of this method include:

• 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.

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• Users are responsible for completing the installation.

Disadvantages of this method include:

• 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

• Windows® 2000 or later, Windows® XP, or Windows Vista™

• Microsoft® Internet Explorer® version 5.0 or later

• 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 when 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.

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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.

4.

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:

• 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.

7.

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.

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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 Application on their BlackBerry devices. The users must connect their BlackBerry devices to their computers to install the BlackBerry Java Application.

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)

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• RIM® 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 need to install the required 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.

• 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 is installed when you install the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server. Verify that the standalone application loader 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 and 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.

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.

Advantages of this method include:

• 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.

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• Users are responsible for completing the installation.

Disadvantages of this method include:

• 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

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.

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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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Making BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and

BlackBerry Browser Applications available to users

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Overview: Creating BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and sending them to BlackBerry devices

To see documentation for BlackBerry® Enterprise Server administrators, visit www.blackberry.com/go/serverdocs . To see the

BlackBerry Mobile Data System Technical Overview and documentation for BlackBerry developer tools, visit www.blackberry.com/developers .

Task

Install a BlackBerry Enterprise Server with the

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service.

Download the BlackBerry® MDS Runtime.

Actor

Administrator

Administrator

Send the BlackBerry MDS Runtime to

BlackBerry devices.

Administrator

Install the BlackBerry® MDS Studio or the

BlackBerry® Plug-in for Microsoft® Visual

Studio®.

Developer

Create a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application. Developer

Resource

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Installation

Guide

na.blackberry.com/eng/services/ mobile_upgrade.jsp

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administration

Guide

• Section: Sending software and

BlackBerry® Java® Applications to

BlackBerry devices

BlackBerry MDS Runtime Deployment Guide

BlackBerry MDS Studio Developer Guide

• Section: Installing, configuring, and removing the BlackBerry MDS Studio

BlackBerry Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio

Feature and Technical Overview

BlackBerry Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio

Release Notes and Known Issues List

BlackBerry MDS Studio Getting Started Guide

BlackBerry MDS Studio Developer Guide

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Task

Publish a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application to the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository.

Permit client authentication between a

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service and web services.

Configure a BlackBerry MDS Integration

Service to support a JDBC driver.

Configure authentication for BlackBerry MDS

Runtime Applications.

Overview: Creating BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and sending them to BlackBerry devices

Actor

Developer

Administrator

Administrator

Administrator

Resource

BlackBerry MDS Studio JavaScript

Development Guide

BlackBerry Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio

Getting Started Guide

BlackBerry Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio

Developer Guide

BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application

Development Fundamentals Guide

BlackBerry MDS Studio Developer Guide

• Section: Publishing BlackBerry MDS

Studio applications

BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application

Development Fundamentals Guide

• Section: Making BlackBerry MDS

Runtime Applications available to users

BlackBerry Plug-in for Microsoft Visual Studio

Developer Guide

• Section: Publishing BlackBerry MDS

Runtime Applications

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administration

Guide

• Section: Setting up security options

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administration

Guide

• Section: Configuring a BlackBerry MDS

Integration Service to support a JDBC driver

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administration

Guide

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Task Actor

Configure the IT policy rules in the MDS

Integration Service policy group and assign the

IT policy to users.

Administrator

Install BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications on BlackBerry devices.

Administrator

Resource

• Section: Making BlackBerry MDS

Runtime Applications and BlackBerry

Browser Applications available to users

• Topic: Configuring access to web services and managing signed and unsigned applications

Policy Reference Guide

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administration

Guide

• Section: Controlling BlackBerry device behavior using IT policies

BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administration

Guide

• Section: Making BlackBerry MDS

Runtime Applications and BlackBerry

Browser Applications available to users

Preparing BlackBerry devices to install BlackBerry MDS Runtime

Applications and BlackBerry Browser Applications

BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Applications can be installed and used only on BlackBerry devices that you installed and activated the BlackBerry® MDS Runtime on. To download the latest version of the BlackBerry MDS Runtime, visit na.blackberry.com/eng/ services/mobile_upgrade.jsp

. For more information about installing and activating the BlackBerry MDS Runtime on BlackBerry devices, visit www.blackberry.com/developers to see the BlackBerry MDS Runtime Deployment Guide.

Users run BlackBerry® Browser Applications on BlackBerry devices using the standard BlackBerry® Browser.

Configuring a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service to support a JDBC driver

Developers in your organization can design BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Applications that communicate with database servers.

For example, a developer can create a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application that retrieves sales data from an organization's database server. Before you install a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application on BlackBerry devices, you must configure the

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service to support the JDBC driver that the application uses to access the database server. If the application communicates with IBM® DB2® UDB or Microsoft® SQL Server® 2005, JDBC driver support is preconfigured for the

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BlackBerry MDS Integration Service during the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server installation. If the application communicates with another database server, you must specify the JDBC driver information for the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service, or you must add support for a new JDBC driver to the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service.

For more information about creating a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application that communicates with a database server, see the

BlackBerry MDS Studio Plug-in for Eclipse Developer Guide.

Specify JDBC driver information for a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service

1.

In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Integration Service.

2.

Click the instance that you want specify JDBC driver information for.

3.

Click Edit instance.

4.

On the JDBC drivers tab, click the Edit icon for the appropriate JDBC driver.

5.

In the File path field, type the file path of the JDBC driver .jar files (for example, D:\sample\jdbcdrivers). In a high availability environment, type the network path that is accessible to all BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances (for example, X:

\driver).

6.

In the Driver jar name field, type the names of the JDBC driver .jar files and separate the names using semicolons (;) (for example, file1.jar;file2.jar;file3.jar).

7.

Click the Update icon.

8.

Click Save all.

Add support for a JDBC driver to a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service

1.

In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Integration Service.

2.

Click an instance.

3.

Click Edit instance.

4.

On the JDBC drivers tab, in the Driver identifier field, type the name of the JDBC driver. The name must match the driver identifier name that the developer specified in the development tool when the developer created the application.

5.

In the JDBC driver data section, in the Class name field, type the Java® class name for the JDBC driver (for example, sample.jdbc.driver.SampleDriver).

6.

In the File path field, type the file path of the JDBC driver .jar files (for example, D:\sample\jdbcdrivers). In a high availability environment, type the network path that is accessible to all BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances (for example, X:

\driver).

7.

In the Type drop-down list, click the appropriate JDBC driver type.

8.

In the Driver jar name field, type the names of the JDBC driver .jar files and separate the names using semicolons (;) (for example, file1.jar;file2.jar;file3.jar).

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9.

Click the Add icon.

10. Click Save all.

Configuring access to web services and managing signed and unsigned applications

Permit BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications to access web services using HTTPS

If you configure secure communication between the BlackBerry® MDS Connection Service and web services, you must also configure the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service to permit BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Applications to establish HTTPS connections to external web services.

If external web services are deployed over HTTPS for secure communication, you must configure the BlackBerry MDS Integration

Service to establish HTTPS connections to web services.

Before you begin: Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate to web services.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Integration Service.

2.

Click the instance that you want to change.

3.

Click Edit instance.

4.

In the General section, in the Allow Web Services Access over SSL drop-down list, click True.

5.

Click Save all.

Define a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application as a trusted application

A developer in your organization can sign a BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Application with a digital certificate. You can add the digital certificate to a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service to define the BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application as a trusted application with a valid application bundle signature. You can only install BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications with a valid application bundle signature on BlackBerry devices.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Integration Service.

2.

Click the instance that you want to change.

3.

In the Certificates list, click Add new certificates.

4.

In the Alias name field, type a name for the certificate.

5.

Click Browse. Navigate to the certificate that you want to add.

6.

Click Add certificate.

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Permit users to install unsigned BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications on BlackBerry devices

By default, users can only install BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Applications that a developer signed with a digital certificate.

However, you can permit users to install unsigned BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications on BlackBerry devices.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Integration Service.

2.

Click the instance that you want to change.

3.

Click Edit instance.

4.

In the General section, in the Allow unsigned applications drop-down list, click True.

5.

Click Save all.

Configuring how users access and use BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications

You can configure the BlackBerry® MDS Integration Service policy rules in an IT policy, and assign the IT policy to user accounts or groups to control how users access and use BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Applications on their BlackBerry devices. You can use the policy rules in the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service policy group to control user permissions for the BlackBerry MDS

Runtime, to control various security settings for BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications, and to define whether users can search for and install BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications using their BlackBerry devices. You can also use IT policy rules to specify message queue limits for the data that BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications send and receive.

For more information about the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service IT policy rules, visit www.blackberry.com/go/serverdocs to see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.

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BlackBerry MDS Application Console

The BlackBerry® MDS Application Console is a web-based administration console that you can use to manage BlackBerry® MDS

Runtime Applications and BlackBerry® Browser Applications that are located in the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository. You can use the BlackBerry MDS Application Console to send requests to a BlackBerry MDS Integration Service to install or update

BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry Browser Applications on BlackBerry devices, or remove the applications from BlackBerry devices. You must use the BlackBerry Administration Service to manage BlackBerry Java® Applications on

BlackBerry devices. You install the BlackBerry MDS Application Console when you install the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service.

The BlackBerry MDS Application Console supports BlackBerry MDS Integration Service version 5.0 or later only.

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Log in to the BlackBerry MDS Application Console

You can use the BlackBerry® MDS Application Console to send requests to install, update, and remove BlackBerry® MDS Runtime

Applications or BlackBerry® Browser Applications to multiple BlackBerry MDS Integration Service instances in your organization's

BlackBerry Domain. To open the BlackBerry MDS Application Console, you can use a browser on any computer that has access to the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service. You must log in to the BlackBerry MDS Application Console using the login information that you specified for the BlackBerry MDS administrator role when you installed the BlackBerry MDS

Integration Service.

1.

In a browser, type https://<server_name>/mdsisconsole/app, where <server_name> is the FQDN of the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service.

2.

In the MDS-IS Host drop-down list, click the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service that you want to manage.

3.

In the User name field, type the user name of the BlackBerry MDS administrator role.

4.

In the Password field, type the password of the BlackBerry MDS administrator role.

5.

Click Login.

After you finish: To log out of the BlackBerry MDS Application Console, at the top of the screen, click Log out.

Change the login password for the BlackBerry MDS administrator role

You specify the login password for the BlackBerry® MDS administrator role when you install the BlackBerry® MDS Integration

Service. You can use the BlackBerry MDS Application Console to change the login password for the BlackBerry MDS administrator role.

1.

In the BlackBerry MDS Application Console, at the top of the screen, click Profile.

2.

In the Old Password field, type the current password.

3.

In the New Password field, type the new password.

4.

In the Confirm Password field, type the new password.

5.

Click Save.

Making BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry Browser Applications available for installation

To make a BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Application or a BlackBerry® Browser Application available for installation on BlackBerry devices, you must add the application to the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository. You install the BlackBerry MDS Application

Repository when you install the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service. The BlackBerry MDS Application Repository manages

BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry Browser Applications. If an application exists in the BlackBerry MDS

Application Repository, you can install or update the application on BlackBerry devices over the wireless network, or users can use the BlackBerry MDS Control Center on their BlackBerry devices to search for and install BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications.

Users cannot search for or install BlackBerry Browser Applications.

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After you add an application to the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository, you can add a later version of the same application to the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository and update the application on BlackBerry devices. If you add a new version of an application to the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository, the previous version of the application is deleted from the BlackBerry

MDS Application Repository, and you can no longer install the previous version of the application on BlackBerry devices. The previous versions of the application still run on the BlackBerry devices that they are installed on.

To add a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application to the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository, the application developer must publish the application to the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository using the appropriate BlackBerry developer tool. For more information about publishing BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications, visit www.blackberry.com/developers to see the BlackBerry

MDS Runtime Deployment Guide, BlackBerry MDS Studio Developer Guide, and BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application

Development Fundamentals Guide.

To add a BlackBerry Browser Application to the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository, you must use the BlackBerry MDS

Application Console to upload an application bundle to the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository. For more information about creating BlackBerry Browser Applications and publishable application bundles, visit www.blackberry.com/developers to see the

Enterprise Push Solutions Development Guide.

Make a BlackBerry Browser Application available for installation

For more information about creating BlackBerry® Browser Applications, visit www.blackberry.com/developers to see the

Enterprise Push Solutions Development Guide.

1.

In the BlackBerry MDS Application Console, on the MDS Application management menu, click Publish Application.

2.

In the Upload application bundle section, click Browse. Navigate to the BlackBerry Browser Application bundle that you want to add to or update in the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository.

3.

Click Upload application bundle.

4.

Click Upload application bundle.

Sending BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry Browser Applications to

BlackBerry devices

You can send BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry® Browser Applications to BlackBerry devices over the wireless network. Users can use the BlackBerry MDS Control Center on their BlackBerry devices to search the BlackBerry MDS

Application Repository for available BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications, and install the applications on their BlackBerry devices. Users cannot search for or install BlackBerry Browser Applications using the BlackBerry MDS Control Center.

Users can use the BlackBerry MDS Control Center after the BlackBerry® MDS Runtime is installed and activated on their

BlackBerry devices.

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Install a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application or a BlackBerry Browser Application on BlackBerry devices

Before you begin: Verify that the BlackBerry® MDS Runtime is installed and activated on users' BlackBerry devices before you install BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications on BlackBerry devices.

1.

In the BlackBerry MDS Application Console, on the MDS Application management menu, click Application Directory.

2.

Search for an application.

3.

In the search results, click the Install icon for an application.

4.

Perform one of the following tasks:

Task

Install the application on BlackBerry devices using groups.

Install the application on BlackBerry devices using PINs.

Steps

In the Select Device drop-down list, click the appropriate group.

a.

In the Select Device drop-down list, click PINs.

b.

Export a list of users from the BlackBerry Administration Service.

c.

Copy the PINs and paste them into the text field. Separate each PIN with a semicolon (;).

Install the application on BlackBerry devices using user names.

a.

In the Select Device drop-down list, click Users.

b.

Export a list of users from the BlackBerry Administration Service.

c.

Copy the user names and paste them into the text field. Separate each user name with a semicolon (;).

5.

Click Search users for install.

6.

Select the BlackBerry devices that you want to install the application on.

7.

Click Next.

8.

To specify when to install the application on BlackBerry devices, select the Schedule for later option.

9.

If necessary, in the Schedule date field, specify the date that you want to install the application on.

10. If necessary, in the Schedule time drop-down lists, specify the time to install the application.

11.

In the Group size field, type the number of BlackBerry devices to send the installation request to at the same time.

The default value is 10.

12. In the Push interval field, type an interval for the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service to send the installation request to

BlackBerry devices.

The default value is 5 minutes.

13. Click Proceed to install.

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After you finish: To verify that the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service sent the installation request to BlackBerry devices, on the MDS Application management menu, click Scheduled Job Status to view pending job requests.

Applying an application control policy to a BlackBerry MDS Runtime

Application

In BlackBerry® Enterprise Server version 4.1 SP5 and later, you can apply an application control policy to a BlackBerry® MDS

Runtime Application that was created using BlackBerry® MDS Studio version 2.0 or later or the BlackBerry® Plug-in for Microsoft®

Visual Studio® version 1.1 or later. You can use an application control policy to specify the types of data on BlackBerry devices that the BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application can and cannot access. For example, you can apply an application control policy that restricts a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application from accessing the organizer data on BlackBerry devices.

To apply an application control policy to a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application, you must add an application launcher file (.cod) for the BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application to a software configuration. You must then apply an application control policy to the application launcher file. When you assign the software configuration to users, the application launcher file installs on

BlackBerry devices and enforces the application control policy for the BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application. Only BlackBerry devices that are running BlackBerry® MDS Runtime version 4.5 or later can use the application launcher file.

Prepare the application launcher file for a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application

Before you begin: Obtain the application launcher file (.cod) for the BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Application from the application developer.

1.

Create a .txt file.

2.

Rename the .txt file <application_name>.alx.

3.

In a text editor, open the .alx file.

4.

Copy the following text into the .alx file. Replace the variables with the appropriate information that the application developer provides. The application launcher ID must be in ASCII and contain no punctuation or spaces. The application launcher ID must be unique.

<loader version="1.0">

<application id="application_launcher_id">

<name>application_launcher_name</name>

<description>application_launcher_description</description>

<version>application_launcher_version</version>

<vendor>vendor</vendor>

<copyright>copyright_information</copyright>

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<directory SystemSize="normal"></directory>

<fileset Java="1.0" Color="true">

<files>name_of_.cod_application_launcher</files>

</fileset>

</application>

</loader>

5.

Save and close the .alx file.

After you finish: Create a .zip file that contains the application launcher file and .alx file.

Assign an application control policy to a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application

Before you begin: Prepare the application launcher file for a BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Application.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, add the .zip file for the application launcher to the application repository.

2.

Create a software configuration that includes the application launcher for the BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application.

3.

Apply an application control policy to the application launcher.

4.

Assign the software configuration to user accounts that have the BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application installed and activated on their BlackBerry devices.

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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.

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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:

• If you install the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service, use the BlackBerry MDS Application Console to verify that the central push server appears in the list of BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instances that are available to the BlackBerry MDS

Integration Service. You can configure BlackBerry® Enterprise Server instances in your organization's BlackBerry Domain to use the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service instances that you specify as central push servers.

• Notify the push application developers in your organization's environment that you have specified a new central push server.

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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 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:

• 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.

5.

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 True, 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.

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.

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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

.

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/krb5admin.html#krb5.conf

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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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Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to authenticate BlackBerry devices to the

RSA Authentication Manager

When you turn on RSA® authentication, users must type their login information on their BlackBerry® devices before they can access intranet or Internet content. After users are authenticated, if proxy authentication is configured, the BlackBerry devices prompt users to authenticate to the proxy server.

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 RSA tab, in the Protocol service information section, in the Authentication support enabled drop-down list, click

Yes.

5.

In the Authentication timeout field, type a number, in minutes, to specify how long authenticated BlackBerry devices can remain connected to your organization's network while the users are active.

By default, the authenticated connection persists for 24 hours.

6.

In the Inactivity timeout field, type a number, in minutes, to specify how long BlackBerry 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 BlackBerry devices.

7.

Click Save all.

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 BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.

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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, set the Cookie support enabled drop-down list to No.

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 BlackBerry 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 BlackBerry 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 five redirections.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component view.

2.

Click BlackBerry 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 certificate 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

.

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.

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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 the BlackBerry MDS Connection

Service and add it to the key store.

a.

Type keytool -genkey -alias tomcat -keyalg RSA keystore webserver.keystore.

b.

Type the required information.

c.

To confirm the information that you typed, type Yes.

Add a publicly signed certificate to the key store.

a.

Type keytool -import -trustcacerts -alias tomcat -file

<trustedserver.cer> -keystore webserver.keystore.

b.

Type the key store password.

c.

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 serverside 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>.

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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.

After you finish: If the certificate does not exist, import the certificate to <drive>:\Program Files\Java\<JRE version>\lib\security

\cacerts.

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.

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.

6.

In the Settings section, in the Allow untrusted servers drop-down list, perform one of the following actions:

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• 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.

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Specify whether the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service requires trusted TLS 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 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.

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Configuring certificate server information for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service

The BlackBerry® MDS Connection Service self-signed certificate 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 for HTTPS connections.

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You can configure and manage the order of multiple LDAP, OCSP, and CRL servers for the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.

If a BlackBerry device requests certificate information from a server, the certificate information for all of the servers that you configure is combined in the result. For example, if you search for a LDAP server certificate, all of the server certificate information is displayed in the same order that the LDAP server appears in the list of servers. If you search for an OCSP or CRL server certificate, the order of the servers does not matter, because each server creates a prioritized list automatically.

For more information about certificates, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution Security Technical Overview.

Configure the LDAP servers that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service uses to retrieve certificates for web servers

You can create a user name and password for the BlackBerry® MDS Connection Service to 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 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.

In the LDAP Service Information section, perform one of the following tasks:

Task

Create an LDAP server configuration.

Steps

Change an existing LDAP server configuration.

a.

Type the LDAP server name and the web address of the server.

b.

In the Settings section, configure the LDAP server settings.

c.

Click the Add icon.

a.

Click the Edit icon beside the LDAP server.

b.

In the Settings section, change the LDAP server settings.

c.

Click the Accept icon.

5.

Click Save all.

After you finish: To configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to retrieve the status of certificates for the web servers, configure the OCSP and CRL server information.

Related topics

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Configure the OCSP servers that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service uses to retrieve the status of certificates for web servers

You can configure the BlackBerry® MDS Connection Service to authenticate to OCSP servers on behalf of BlackBerry devices and retrieve the status of certificates for 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.

On the OCSP tab, click Edit component.

4.

In the OCSP Service information section, perform the following actions:

• Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to accept OCSP servers that BlackBerry devices specify.

• Configure the OCSP handler to use the OCSP responder extension in a certificate.

5.

Perform one of the following tasks:

Task

Create an OCSP server configuration.

Change an existing OCSP server configuration.

Steps a.

Type the OCSP server name and the web address of the server.

b.

Click the Add icon.

a.

Click the Edit icon beside the OCSP server.

b.

In the Settings section, type a user name and password.

c.

Click the Accept icon.

6.

Click Save all.

Configure the CRL servers that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service uses to retrieve the status of certificates for web servers

You can configure the BlackBerry® MDS Connection Service to authenticate to CRL servers on behalf of BlackBerry devices and retrieve the status of certificates for 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.

On the CRL tab, click Edit component.

4.

In the CRL Service information section, perform the following actions:

• 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.

5.

Perform one of the following tasks:

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Task

Create a CRL server configuration.

Change an existing CRL server configuration.

Steps a.

Type the CRL server name and the web address of the server.

b.

Click the Add icon.

a.

Click the Edit icon beside the CRL server.

b.

In the Settings section, type a user name and password.

c.

Click the Accept icon.

6.

Click Save all.

Add communication information to a BlackBerry MDS Connection Service configuration set

A BlackBerry® MDS Connection Service configuration set is a collection of service configurations that the BlackBerry MDS

Connection Service instances in your organization can use to communicate with a remote file system, LDAP server, CRL server,

OCSP server, or certificate 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 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 first to connect to the server, click the Up and Down icons. The order of communication methods that you configure applies to LDAP, OCSP, and file communication methods individually. 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:

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• 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 users can access documents on remote file systems from the BlackBerry® devices, the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can check certificates and certificate status from LDAP servers, CRL servers, or OCSP servers, or 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, complete steps 3 to 7.

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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 cacerts.

5.

Type the key store password.

6.

To add the certificate to the key store, at the command prompt, type Yes.

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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 nformation. 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.

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 HTTP service information section, in the Authentication support enabled drop-down list, click True.

5.

In the Name section, type a global name and type the web address of the intranet site.

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 > BlackBerry 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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5.

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 > BlackBerry 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 persistent socket connections with a BlackBerry MDS

Connection Service

Before you begin: Verify that your system memory supports persistent socket connections.

1.

In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component view > BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.

2.

Click the instance that you want to permit persistent socket connections on.

3.

Click Edit instance.

4.

On the General tab, in the Socket connection settings section, in the Use persistent 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.

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 > BlackBerry 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.

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Specify the maximum number of persistent socket connections

You can specify the maximum number of persistent 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 persistent 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 > BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.

2.

Click the instance that you want to specify the maximum number of persistent socket connections for.

3.

Click Edit instance.

4.

On the General tab, in the Socket connection settings section, in the Use persistent sockets options, select the Yes option.

5.

In the Maximum simultaneous persistent sockets field, type a number between 100 and 3500.

6.

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. 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 > BlackBerry 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:

• 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.

5.

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 > BlackBerry 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 number, in minutes.

5.

Click Save all.

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Setting up the messaging 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.

5.

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.

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• 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.

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 seperate 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:

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• 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.

8.

In the Enabled drop-down list, click Yes.

9.

Click Continue to user information edit.

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 a .xml file. You can then import the .xml file so that you can use it with another instance of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

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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.

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 a .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.

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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.

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 message 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 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 plug-ins 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.

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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.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\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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Add an extension plug-in to a BlackBerry Messaging 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 plugins to process email messages in.

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8.

Click Save all.

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:

• 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 plugin.

• To configure the BlackBerry Controller to start a dedicated extension process for each extension plug-in for each

BlackBerry Messaging Agent, click perAgentperExtension.

5.

Click Save all.

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 lists on the BlackBerry® devices. The information in the fields synchronize to BlackBerry devices and you can display them in contact lookups. 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 custom 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.

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Map a contact information field in the email application to a contact list field 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 appropriate option in the drop-down lists you want to map the information to on BlackBerry devices.

4.

Click Save all.

After you finish: To return all organizer data to the default settings, click Reset global organizer data synchronization mappings.

Map a contact list field in an email application to an contact 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.

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 contact information fields that users defined to contact list fields on all BlackBerry devices

You can map up to four contact list fields that users define in the 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 > Synchronization.

2.

Click Edit component.

3.

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.

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4.

Click Save all.

After you finish: To return the organizer data to the default settings, click Reset global organizer data synchronization mappings.

Map contact information fields that users defined to contact fields 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.

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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Controlling the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution

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Controlling BlackBerry device access to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server

You can turn on the Enterprise Service Policy to control which BlackBerry® devices can connect to the BlackBerry® Enterprise

Server. After you turn on the Enterprise Service Policy, by default, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server prevents connections from new BlackBerry devices that you associate with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server; however, it permits connections from BlackBerry devices that users already activated on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The Enterprise Service Policy also applies to devices with BlackBerry® Connect™ software, devices with BlackBerry® Built-In™ software, and devices that are running the BlackBerry®

Application Suite.

You can use the Enterprise Service Policy to create allowed lists that control the BlackBerry devices that users can activate on a

BlackBerry Enterprise Server, over the wireless network, or over a serial connection. BlackBerry devices that match the allowed list criteria can complete the activation process on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

You can define the following types of criteria:

• specific, permitted BlackBerry device PINs as a string

• permitted range of BlackBerry device PINs

You can also control access to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server based on specific manufacturers and models of BlackBerry devices.

The BlackBerry® Administration Service includes lists of permitted manufacturers and models based on the properties of the

BlackBerry devices that are associated with the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. You can clear items in these lists to prevent further connections by BlackBerry devices of a specific manufacturer or model.

You can permit a specific user to override the Enterprise Service Policy so that the user can connect to the BlackBerry Enterprise

Server even if the user's BlackBerry device matches criteria that you exclude from the allowed list.

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.

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Configure the Enterprise Service Policy

By default, when you turn on the Enterprise Service Policy, all activated BlackBerry® devices can access the BlackBerry® Enterprise

Server. You must configure the Enterprise Service Policy to specify the BlackBerry devices that you want to permit 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 list, 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 number for the BlackBerry device. Click the Add icon.

6.

To remove a BlackBerry device from the list, on the Removing Existing Allowed Pins tab, in the PINs section, select the

PIN for the BlackBerry device.

7.

Click Save all.

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 True.

7.

Click Save all.

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Options for extending messaging security

By default, when users send email messages or PIN messages from BlackBerry® devices, the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server does not encrypt the messages when it forwards them to the message recipient. To extend the messaging security that standard

BlackBerry encryption provides, users must install additional secure messaging technology on the BlackBerry devices. You must configure the BlackBerry devices to use the secure messaging technology that users install.

To offer an additional layer of messaging security between senders and recipients of email messages or PIN messages, you can turn on S/MIME technology or PGP® technology for BlackBerry devices. When you use either one of these technologies, you permit sender-to-recipient authentication and confidentiality. The technologies also help to maintain the integrity and privacy of the data from the time that users send a message from the BlackBerry devices to when the message is decrypted and the recipients open the message.

Protection of data using the PGP Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones

BlackBerry® devices that are running the PGP® Support Package for BlackBerry® smartphones can digitally sign, encrypt, or sign and encrypt data that the BlackBerry devices send to the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server.

When users install supported versions of the PGP Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones, BlackBerry devices can receive

PGP/MIME format messages. If users install and configure both the PGP Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones and the

S/MIME Support Package for BlackBerry® smartphones, BlackBerry devices can download PGP® keys with attached S/MIME X.

509 certificates from the PGP® Universal Server and use them in compliance with the PGP Universal Server secure email policy to protect messages. The PGP Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones continues to support OpenPGP format messages.

For more information, see the PGP Support Package for BlackBerry Devices Security Technical Overview.

Prerequisites: Protecting data using the PGP Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones

• Configure the PGP® Universal Server Address IT policy rule in the IT policy that you assign to BlackBerry® device users.

• Instruct users to install the PGP® Support Package for BlackBerry® smartphones on their BlackBerry devices and enroll with the PGP Universal Server so that the BlackBerry devices can process PGP messages.

• Instruct users to enroll with PGP when their BlackBerry devices prompt them to.

Prerequisites: Protecting data using the S/MIME Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones

• Turn on S/MIME message processing on the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server so that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server can process S/MIME messages.

• Instruct users to install the S/MIME Support Package for BlackBerry® smartphones on the BlackBerry devices so that the

BlackBerry devices can process S/MIME messages.

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• 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 or configure the BlackBerry Enterprise Server to permit users to enroll certificates over the wireless network.

Configure encryption options for S/MIME-protected messages

After you turn on processing for S/MIME-protected messages, you can configure encryption options using the BlackBerry®

Administration Service. When you configure encryption options, you 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 with S/MIME encryption for a second time when the BlackBerry Enterprise Server processes S/MIME-protected messages that are weakly encrypted or are signed but unencrypted, in the Turn on S/MIME encryption on signed and weakly encrypted messages drop-down list, click

True.

• To permit message recipients that have email applications that do not support S/MIME to read the text of an S/MIMEprotected message, in the Send S/MIME messages in clear-signed format drop-down list, click True.

• To require that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server deletes attachment data from any signed-only S/MIME-protected messages that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server receives to conserve bandwidth, in the Remove attachment data from signed S/MIME messages drop-down list, click True.

• To require that the BlackBerry Enterprise Server send encrypted S/MIME-protected messages using a newer 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.

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.

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Turn on support for processing S/MIME-protected messages on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server

1.

In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain.

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2.

Click Components.

3.

In the Email section, click the instance that you want to change.

4.

On the Messaging tab, click Edit instance.

5.

In the Security settings section, in the Turn on S/MIME message processing drop-down list, click True.

6.

Click Save all.

How S/MIME-protected messages on BlackBerry devices discard appended disclaimers

If a user installs and configures the S/MIME Support Package for BlackBerry® smartphones on a BlackBerry device, the

BlackBerry® Enterprise Server does not apply an appended disclaimer to S/MIME-protected messages that the user sends from the BlackBerry device. Digital signatures on S/MIME-protected messages that the BlackBerry device sends are not valid if disclaimers are appended to the messages.

Define encryption options for S/MIME-protected messages

1.

In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component View.

2.

In the Email section, click the instance that you want to change.

3.

In the Instance information section, click the instance name.

4.

On the Messaging tab, click Edit instance.

5.

In the Security settings section, change Turn on S/MIME message processing to True.

6.

Click Save all.

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 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

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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.

On the Security Policy Group tab, click Edit IT policy.

5.

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, in parentheses, to the message subject. For example, type the subject suffix

(U) for a classification that is named Unclassified.

7.

In the Minimum Actions drop-down list, click a minimum action for encoding 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.

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.

On the Security policy group tab, click Edit IT policy.

5.

At the bottom of the screen, click the Copy icon beside the message classification that you want to copy.

6.

If necessary, change the subject suffix that you want to append, in parentheses, to the email message subject.

7.

If necessary, click the minimum action for encoding the email message in the Minimum actions drop-down list.

8.

Click the Add icon.

9.

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.

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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.

On the Security policy group tab, click Edit IT policy.

5.

At the bottom of the screen, click the Up or Down icon beside the message classification to prioritize the message classification.

6.

Click Save all.

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.

On the Security policy group tab, click Edit IT policy.

5.

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 BlackBerry devices that can decrypt PIN messages that users in your organization send from their BlackBerry devices, you can generate a new PIN encryption key that is stored on and known only to BlackBerry devices in your organization. BlackBerry devices with a PIN encryption key that is specific to your organization can send and receive PIN messages only with other

BlackBerry devices that store the same PIN encryption key.

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

1.

In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry solution topology.

2.

Click BlackBerry Domain.

3.

Click Update peer-to-peer encryption key.

4.

Click Set New Key.

5.

Perform one of the following actions:

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• To generate and save the key, click Set new key and store existing key.

• To generate and not save the key, click Set new key and do not store existing key.

Configuring memory cleaning

Users can configure the memory cleaner application to run when they insert the BlackBerry® devices in the holsters or when the

BlackBerry devices remain idle for a preconfigured period of time. Users can also run the memory cleaner application manually on the BlackBerry devices or run specific registered memory cleaners that are located in the device options, in the Security Options list. By default, the BlackBerry device runs a standard Java® garbage collection process continually to reclaim BlackBerry device memory that it no longer references. If the secure garbage collection process is turned on when the memory cleaner application runs, the memory cleaner application invokes the secure garbage collection process.

You can configure the memory cleaner application to run automatically when any of the following actions occur:

• user synchronizes the BlackBerry device with the computer

• user locks the BlackBerry device

• BlackBerry device locks after a specified amount of idle time

• user changes the time or time zone on the BlackBerry device

You cannot turn off memory cleaning on the BlackBerry device if any of the following conditions are true:

• content protection is turned on

• S/MIME Support Package for BlackBerry® smartphones is installed and a private key exists on the BlackBerry device

• an application uses the RIM® Cryptographic API to create a private or symmetric key

• an application requires that memory cleaning is turned on

• PGP® Support Package for BlackBerry® smartphones is installed and a private key exists on the device

Prerequisites: Using secure garbage collection to perform additional memory cleaning

Any of the following conditions enable the BlackBerry® device to perform secure garbage collection:

• content protection is turned on

• a program uses the RIM® Cryptographic Application Programming Interface to create a private or symmetric key

• a third-party application turns on secure garbage collection by registering with the memory cleaner

• S/MIME Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones is installed

• PGP® Support Package for BlackBerry smartphones is installed

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Best practice: Configuring additional memory cleaner settings for BlackBerry devices

Scenario

Remove decrypted content from BlackBerry® device memory when the user holsters BlackBerry device.

Remove decrypted content from BlackBerry device memory when the BlackBerry device is idle.

Start the memory cleaner after a specific amount of time has elapsed.

Recommendation

Change the Force Memory Clean When Holstered IT policy rule to Yes.

Change the Force Memory Clean When Idle IT policy rule to

Yes.

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.

For more information, see the S/MIME Support Package User Guide Supplement.

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 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 a policy server.

3.

Click Disable users with unapplied IT policy.

4.

In the drop-down list, click True.

5.

In the Disable user time limit (hours) field, type the time limit (in hours) that the PINs for BlackBerry devices that do not have an IT policy applied to them are deactivated on the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server after.

6.

Click Save all.

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After you finish: Before you reactivate the BlackBerry devices on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, instruct users to click Wipe

Handheld in the device options, in the Security Options list, on the BlackBerry devices to delete all of the data on the BlackBerry devices.

Changing the default behavior of BlackBerry devices and the BlackBerry

Desktop Software

To change the default behavior of the BlackBerry® devices and BlackBerry® Desktop Software in your organization, you can change the values of IT policy rules in the Default IT policy, or you can create an IT policy, specify values for the IT policy rules, and assign the new IT policy to one or more user accounts or groups.

You cannot add, delete, or change the permitted values for an existing IT policy rule. You can add, delete or change custom IT policy rules that are specific to your organization's environment

Some IT policy rules have corresponding fields on BlackBerry devices. Users cannot change the value for the corresponding fields when you perform the following actions:

• you change an IT policy rule value to Yes or No

• you configure an IT policy rule value by typing a string that turns on the IT policy rule and provides the parameters for its use at the same time

• you select a predefined, permitted value for the IT policy rule

When you configure a numeric range to assign to an IT policy rule, users can select any numerical value within the permitted range to change the behavior of the BlackBerry device. Users can select the maximum value that you specify for the IT policy rule, regardless of whether it appears in the numeric range.

If a lock icon is located beside a field on a BlackBerry device, this indicates that an IT policy controls the setting and a user cannot change it.

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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Returning to the default behavior of BlackBerry devices and the BlackBerry

Desktop Software

To restore the default behavior of a feature on BlackBerry® devices or in the BlackBerry® Desktop Software, you can change the

IT policy rule value to Default, if that option is available, or delete the value that you previously specified.

If you assign users to a new IT policy, you can delete the IT policy to return those users to the Default IT policy. The Default IT policy provides the default behavior for all of the features on the BlackBerry devices and in the BlackBerry Desktop Software.

The BlackBerry® Enterprise Server reassigns the users to the Default IT policy automatically and resends the Default IT policy to the BlackBerry devices.

Related topics

Preconfigured IT policies, 35

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.

Creating new IT policy rules to control third-party applications

You can create new 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 BlackBerry 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.

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.

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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:

• 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.

5.

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.

10. Click Close.

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Turn off BlackBerry services that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service,

BlackBerry Collaboration Service, and BlackBerry MVS provide

You can prevent users that you associate with 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 Servers.

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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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 BlackBerry devices can use with any PKI-enabled application or process. You can permit BlackBerry 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 BlackBerry devices to enroll certificates, you can control how users request certificates and which certificate 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 certificate authorities:

• RSA® certificate authority

• Microsoft® standalone certificate authority

• Microsoft enterprise certificate 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 BlackBerry 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 BlackBerry devices automatically start the certificate enrollment process after the BlackBerry 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 BlackBerry devices manually.

Configure the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service to connect to the certificate authority

If your organization's environment includes a Microsoft® enterprise certificate authority, the certificate authority requires

Windows® authentication, and a certificate authority administrator must approve certificate requests, you must configure the

BlackBerry® MDS Connection Service with the server name of the certificate authority and the certificate authority credentials so that the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can send certificate requests to the certificate authority.

Before you begin: Create a custom template on the certificate 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.

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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 certificate authority using the following format: http://<FQDN_of_CA_server>:<port_number>/* (for example, http:// myca.mycompany.com:80/*).

6.

In the Settings section, in the Username field, type the name of a certificate authority administrator account that can approve certificate requests using one of the following formats: domain\username or [email protected]

7.

In the Password and Confirm Password fields, type the password for the certificate authority administrator account.

8.

Click the Add icon.

9.

Click Save all.

After you finish:

• Write down the URL for the certificate 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 certificate 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 collection of service configurations that the BlackBerry MDS

Connection Service instances in your organization can use to communicate with a remote file system, LDAP server, CRL server,

OCSP server, or certificate 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 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 first to connect to the server, click the Up and Down icons. The order of communication methods that you configure applies to LDAP, OCSP, and file communication methods individually. 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 users can access documents on remote file systems from the BlackBerry® devices, the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can check certificates and certificate status from LDAP servers, CRL servers, or OCSP servers, or 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, complete steps 3 to 7.

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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.

Before you begin: Verify that pull authorization is turned off. If pull authorization is turned on, BlackBerry devices cannot enroll certificates over the mobile network.

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 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.

Related topics

Reconciliation rules for conflicting IT policies, 41

Resolving IT policy assignments for user accounts and groups, 42

Add the certificate information to a Wi-Fi profile

You must add the name of the certificate authority profile that contains the certificate information to a Wi-Fi® profile 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 certificate 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 > WLAN authentication .

2.

Click Manage WLAN sets.

3.

Click Edit configuration set.

4.

On the WLAN set data tab, in the Associated Certificate Authority Configuration field, type the name of the certificate authority profile.

5.

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 BlackBerry device.

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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.

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Properties in the rimpublic.properties file

Property application.handler.pkcs10.pollinginter

val application.handler.pkcs10.poolsize

application.handler.pkcs10.logging

Description

If the certificate authority requires a certificate administrator to approve 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.

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.

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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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 certificate 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

• 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 BlackBerry device key store or notify the certificate 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.

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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 these 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.

Publish the client files for the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager in a Windows

GPO

If you use Microsoft® Active Directory®, consider creating a Windows® GPO to make sure that the browser settings are correct for your organization's environment. Alternatively, you must check the browser settings on users' computers and, if necessary, change them manually.

1.

On the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server media, 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.

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, click User Configuration > Software Settings.

9.

Right-click Software Installation. Click New > Package.

10. Type the UNC path and name of the RIMWebComponents.msi.

11.

Click Open.

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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. Under Installation user interface options, click Basic.

16. If the computer uses 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.

After you finish: On each user's computer, you must add the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft

\WindowCurrentVersion\Internet Settings\UseCoInstall.

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

\WindowCurrentVersion\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.

1.

On the computer that hosts Microsoft® Active Directory®, in a new text file, copy and paste the following lines:

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]

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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.

Save and name the file EnableActiveXInstallFromAD.adm.

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.

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, click Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates.

8.

Right-click Administrative Templates. Perform one of the following actions:

• 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.

9.

Right-click Administrative Templates. Click Add/Remove Templates.

10. Add the EnableActiveXInstallFromAD.adm custom administrative template to the GPO.

11.

Click Administrative Templates > Registry Settings.

12. Double-click Allow user computers to install administrator-approved Microsoft ActiveX components.

13. Click Enabled.

14. Click OK.

The Windows GPO adds the registry key to computers in the organizational unit that you assigned the GPO to.

After you finish: For more information about registry-based 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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You can customize the appearance of the BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager and select the tasks that users can perform in the

BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager. For information on 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.

To use the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager to update the BlackBerry® Device Software, see the BlackBerry Device Software

Update Guide.

Permit users to create activation passwords using the BlackBerry Web

Desktop Manager

You can specify whether the BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager permits users to create their own activation passwords so that they can activate their BlackBerry devices over the wireless network. By default, users can create their own activation passwords.

If you do not permit users to create their own activation passwords, in the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager, the Device setup screen in the Advanced Settings tab is hidden.

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:

• To prevent users from creating their own activation passwords, change Allow user self-activation wirelessly to No.

• To permit users to create their own activation passwords, change Allow user self-activation wirelessly to Yes.

5.

Click Save all.

Permit users to activate BlackBerry 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:

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• To permit users to activate or re-activate BlackBerry devices, change Allow user wireline activation to Activate Any

PIN.

• To permit users to activate new BlackBerry devices only, change Allow user wireline activation to Activate Unused

PINs only.

• To prevent users from activiating BlackBerry devices, change Allow user wireline activation to No.

5.

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 user backup/restore operations to Yes.

5.

Click Save all.

After you finish: To prevent users from backing up and restore data from their BlackBerry devices, change Allow user backup/ restore operations 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.

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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.

5.

Click Save All.

BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager text colors

Parameter

Font color 1

Font color 2

Font color 3

Font color 4

Font color 5

Font color 6

Font color 7

Description

This text color specifies the hexadecimal color value of the description text in the BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager.

This text color specifies the hexadecimal color value of the copyright text in the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager.

This text color specifies the hexadecimal color value of the text in the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager error messages.

This text color specifies the hexadecimal color value of the text in the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager information messages.

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.

This text color specifies the hexadecimal color value of the 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.

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.

Default

#000000 (black)

#788cb6 (steel blue)

#ff0000 (red)

#6c4091 (purple)

#a1a1a4 (grey)

#ffffff (white)

#005387 (blue)

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Parameter

Font color 8

Description

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.

Default

#8cb811 (green)

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 LDAP Authentication tab, in the Default domain field, type the name of the 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, 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:

• 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.

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• Verify that the Wi-Fi network can connect to the BlackBerry Router.

• 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.

Default port number

4101

Where to configure the connection

Windows® registry

Item Connection type incoming connection from a

BlackBerry® device to the

BlackBerry Router outgoing connection from a

BlackBerry device to the

BlackBerry Router for a direct

Wi-Fi® connection to the

BlackBerry® Infrastructure

TCP

TCP 443 —

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Create a Wi-Fi profile

1.

In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

2.

Click Create WLAN set.

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, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

2.

Click Manage WLAN sets.

3.

Click the name of the Wi-Fi® profile that you want to copy.

4.

Click Copy configuration set.

5.

Type a name for the new Wi-Fi profile.

6.

Click Save.

After you finish: Configure the Wi-Fi profile.

Configure a Wi-Fi profile

1.

In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

2.

Click Manage WLAN sets.

3.

Click the name of a Wi-Fi® profile.

4.

Click Edit configuration set.

5.

On the WLAN set data 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 WLAN 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.

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Assign a Wi-Fi profile to a user account

You can assign more than one Wi-Fi® profile 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 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 WLAN Configurations tab, in the WLAN set name section, in the drop-down list, click the Wi-Fi profile.

7.

If required, in the WLAN user specific settings section, specify the login information that you want to associate with the

Wi-Fi profile.

8.

Click the Add icon.

9.

Click Save all.

Configure a Wi-Fi profile on a BlackBerry device

You can provide the following instructions to users 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 on the BlackBerry® Administration Service. By default, new Wi-Fi profiles appear at the bottom 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:

• To change the order of Wi-Fi profiles, click Prioritize Wi-Fi Profiles.

• To specify registration information for the Wi-Fi network, click Wi-Fi Hotspot Login.

5.

Click Finish.

Creating and configuring VPN profiles

Wi-Fi® enabled BlackBerry® devices have built-in VPN clients that supports several types of VPN concentrators.

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. If a user account has a VPN profile, you can associate the VPN profile with the Wi-Fi profile for the user account.

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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, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

2.

Click Create VPN set.

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, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

2.

Click Manage VPN sets.

3.

Click the name of the VPN profile that you want to copy.

4.

Click Copy configuration set.

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, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

2.

Click Manage VPN sets.

3.

Click the name of the VPN profile.

4.

Click Edit configuration set.

5.

On the VPN set data tab, change the values for the configuration settings.

6.

Click Save all.

After you finish:

• For information about the VPN configuration settings, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.

• To update the BlackBerry device information immediately, resend the IT policy to the BlackBerry device.

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Assign a VPN profile to a user account

You can assign more than one VPN profile to a user account.

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 configurations tab, in the VPN set name section, in the drop-down list, click the appropriate VPN profile.

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.

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, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

2.

Click Manage VPN sets.

3.

Click the name of the Wi-Fi profile.

4.

Click Edit configuration set.

5.

On the WLAN set data tab, in the WLAN associations section, in the Associated VPN Configuration 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.

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Configuring encryption and authentication methods for

Wi-Fi 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 Wi-Fi profile

If your organization uses 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.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

2.

Click Manage WLAN sets.

3.

Click the name of the Wi-Fi® profile that you want to change.

4.

Click Edit configuration set.

5.

On the WLAN set data tab, configure the values for the following configuration settings:

• WLAN WEP Key 0

• WLAN WEP Key 1

• WLAN WEP Key 2

• WLAN WEP Key 3

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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 to Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices.

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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.

Configure PSK encryption data for BlackBerry devices using a Wi-Fi profile

If your organization uses BlackBerry® 7270 smartphones, you must configure a passphrase 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, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

2.

Click Manage WLAN sets.

3.

Click the name of the Wi-Fi® profile that you want to change.

4.

Click Edit configuration set.

5.

On the WLAN set data tab, in the WLAN 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 to Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices.

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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.

Configure LEAP authentication data for BlackBerry devices using a Wi-Fi profile

If your organization uses BlackBerry® 7270 smartphones, you must configure a user name and password using IT policy rules instead of configuration settings.

Before you begin:

• On 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® eanbled BlackBerry® devices use to verify user credentials. For more information, see the documentation for the access points.

• Configure strong password policies if Wi-Fi network authentication uses LEAP authentication.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

2.

Click Manage WLAN sets.

3.

Click the name of the Wi-Fi® profile that you want to change.

4.

Click Edit configuration set.

5.

On the WLAN set data tab, perform the following actions:

• In the WLAN User Name field, type the user name for LEAP authentication.

• In the WLAN User Password field, type the password for LEAP authentication.

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 to BlackBerry devices.

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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.

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 your organization uses BlackBerry® 7270 smartphones, you must configure a user name and password using IT policy rules instead of configuration settings.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

2.

Click Manage WLAN sets.

3.

Click the name of the Wi-Fi® profile that you want to configure.

4.

Click Edit configuration set.

5.

On the WLAN set data tab, perform the following actions:

• In the WLAN User Name field, type the user name for PEAP authentication.

• In the WLAN User Password field, type the password for PEAP authentication.

6.

If necessary, on the WLAN set data tab, configure the following configuration settings:

• WLAN Link Security

• WLAN Hard Token Required

• WLAN Server Subject

• WLAN Server SAN

• WLAN Disable Server Certificate Validation

7.

Click Save all.

After you finish:

• For more information about configuration settings, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.

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• Resend the IT policy to BlackBerry devices.

• Distribute the certificates.

Related topics

Creating and configuring Wi-Fi profiles, 199

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.

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.

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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.

9.

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.

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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.

Configure EAP-TLS authentication data for BlackBerry devices using a Wi-Fi profile

If your organization uses BlackBerry® 7270 smartphones, you must configure a user name and password using IT policy rules instead of configuration settings.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

2.

Click Manage WLAN sets.

3.

Click the name of the Wi-Fi® profile that you want to change.

4.

Click Edit configuration set.

5.

On the WLAN set data tab, perform the following actions:

• In the WLAN User Name field, type the user name for EAP-TLS authentication.

• In the WLAN User Password field, type the password for EAP-TLS authentication.

6.

If required, configure the following configuration settings:

• WLAN Link Security

• WLAN Inner Authentication Mode

• WLAN Hard Token Required

• WLAN Server Subject

• WLAN Server SAN

• WLAN Disable Server Certificate Validation

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7.

Click Save all.

After you finish:

• For more information about configuration settings, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.

• Resend the IT policy to Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices.

• Distribute the certificates.

Related topics

Creating and configuring Wi-Fi profiles, 199

Prerequisites: Distributing a certificate using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager, 209

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 EAP-TTLS 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 your organization uses BlackBerry® 7270 smartphones, you must configure a user name and password using IT policy rules instead of configuration settings.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

2.

Click Manage WLAN sets.

3.

Click the name of the Wi-Fi® profile that you want to change.

4.

Click Edit configuration set.

5.

On the WLAN set data tab, perform the following actions:

• In the WLAN User Name field, type the user name for EAP-TTLS authentication.

• In the WLAN User Password field, type the password for EAP-TTLS authentication.

6.

If required, configure the following configuration settings:

• WLAN Link Security

• WLAN Inner Authentication Mode

• WLAN Hard Token Required

• WLAN Server Subject

• WLAN Server SAN

• WLAN EAP-FAST Provisioning method

• WLAN Disable Server Certificate Validation

7.

Click Save all.

After you finish:

• For more information about configuration settings, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.

• Resend the IT policy to Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry devices.

• Distribute the certificates.

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Creating and configuring Wi-Fi profiles, 199

Prerequisites: Distributing a certificate using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager, 209

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.

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.

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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:

• IP address or network

• default gateway

• IP address of the DNS server

4.

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 topics

Creating and configuring Wi-Fi profiles, 199

Prerequisites: Distributing a certificate using the BlackBerry Desktop Manager, 209

Send EAP-FAST authentication data to a BlackBerry device using a Wi-Fi profile

For more information about the WLAN configuration settings, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.

If your organization uses BlackBerry® 7270 Series, you must configure a user name and password using IT policy rules instead of configuration settings.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

2.

Click Manage WLAN sets.

3.

Click the name of the Wi-Fi® profile that you want to configure.

4.

Click Edit configuration set.

5.

In the WLAN set data tab, perform the following actions:

• In the WLAN User Name field, type the user name for PEAP authentication.

• In the WLAN User Password field, type the password for PEAP authentication.

6.

If required, configure the following configuration settings:

• WLAN Link Security

• WLAN Inner Authentication Mode

• WLAN Hard Token Required

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• WLAN Server Subject

• WLAN Server SAN

• WLAN EAP-FAST Provisioning method

• WLAN Disable Server Certificate Validation

7.

Click Save all.

After you finish:

• Resend the IT policy to BlackBerry devices.

• Distribute the certificates.

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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Configuring software tokens for 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 twofactor 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.

• 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 characters

• 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.

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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.

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, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

2.

Click Manage WLAN sets.

3.

Click the name of the Wi-Fi profile that you want to change.

4.

Click Edit configuration set.

5.

On the VPN set data tab, in the VPN 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 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, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

2.

Click Manage VPN sets.

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3.

Click the name of the VPN profile that you want to change.

4.

Click Edit configuration set.

5.

On the VPN set data tab, in the VPN Token Serial Number field, type the serial number of the software token.

6.

Click Save all.

After you finish:

• Assign the VPN profile to the user accounts.

• Resend the IT policy to BlackBerry devices.

Assign software tokens to a user account

You must assign the software tokens that 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, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

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 to encrypt the .sdtid file, type the password.

9.

To confirm the password, type it again.

10. In the Timeout (minutes) field, type the length of time, in minutes, that the Wi-Fi enabled BlackBerry device caches the PIN.

11.

Click the Add icon.

12. Click Apply.

13. Click Save all.

Timeout values

You can use one of the timeout values to specify the amount of time, in minutes, that the Wi-Fi® enabled BlackBerry® device caches the PIN of the software token for.

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Timeout

0

Positive

Negative

No value

Assign software tokens to a user account

Description

This value specifies that the BlackBerry device does not cache the PIN and prompts the user to authenticate at each login.

This value specifies that the BlackBerry device retains the PIN in the cache for a specific number of minutes (for example, 9) before it deletes it.

This value specifies that the BlackBerry device caches the PIN until the administrator for the software token deletes or changes the seed (for example, -1).

If you do not specify a value, the BlackBerry device always caches the PIN.

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Changing the security settings of the BlackBerry

Administration Service and 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 open the HTTPS connection. You can import a self-signed SSL certificate or a trusted certificate that a certificate authority signs after the installation process completes.

For more information about using the keytool, visit java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/tooldocs/windows/keytool.html

.

Before you begin: If you want to use a trusted certificate, copy the root certificate of the certificate authority to the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service.

1.

On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service, in <drive>:\Program Files\Research In Motion

\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BAS\bin\web.keystore, back up the web.keystore file.

2.

Update the key store password by performing the following actions: a.

Click Start > Programs > BlackBerry Enterprise Server > BlackBerry Server Configuration.

b.

On the Administration Service - Cacerts keystore tab, type and confirm the new password for the key store.

c.

Click Apply.

d.

Click OK.

3.

Using the keytool in <drive>:\Program Files\Java\<JRE_version>\bin and the password that you updated in step 2, generate a new web.keystore file and private key (for example, keytool -genkey -alias <alias_name> -keypass <password> -keystore

"<drive>:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BAS\bin\web.keystore"). When the key tool prompts you for the first name and last name, type the FQDN of the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration

Service.

4.

If you want to use a trusted certificate, using the keytool, import the root certificate of the certificate authority (for example, keytool -import -alias <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 <alias_name> -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 certificate authority so that the certificate authority can create the certificate.

7.

When the certificate authority returns the certificate, copy it into a text file and save it with a .cer extension.

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8.

Using the keytool, import the certificate to the web.keystore file (for example, keytool -import -alias <alias_name> -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.

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Change the key store password for the certificate that the BlackBerry

Administration Service and BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager use

You can change the default key store password for the certificate that the BlackBerry® Administration Service and BlackBerry®

Web Desktop Manager use.

The key store password must contain alphanumeric characters only.

Before you begin: Use the keytool to update the password in <drive>:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise

Server\BAS\bin\web.keystore. For more information about using the keytool, visit java.sun.com/j2se/1.5.0/docs/tooldocs/ windows/keytool.html

.

1.

On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Administration Service and BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager, click Start >

Programs > BlackBerry Enterprise Server > BlackBerry Server Configuration.

2.

On the Administration Service - Cacerts keystore tab, type a new password and confirm it.

3.

Click OK.

4.

In the Windows® Services, restart the BlackBerry Administration Service services.

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Change the LDAP server information for the BlackBerry Administration

Service

The BlackBerry® Administration Service uses the LDAP server information to connect to the Microsoft® Active Directory® and search for user account data. You can update the LDAP server credentials, URL, and search base that you specified during the

BlackBerry Administration Service installation process.

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 LDAP Authentication tab, change the fields as required.

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5.

Click Save all.

Changing password settings for BlackBerry Administration Service authentication

If the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server administrators in your organization use BlackBerry Administration Service authentication, you can change the minimum password length and the date when 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 change the minimum password length, administrators that use passwords that do not meet the new minimum length do not have to change the passwords until the passwords expire.

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 > Components.

2.

Click BlackBerry Administration Service.

3.

Click Edit component.

4.

In the Security settings section, change the minimum password length and the date when the password expires.

5.

Click Save.

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.

Related topics

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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 the 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.

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 Roles tab, in the Current roles list, add or remove the appropriate roles.

7.

Click Save all.

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.

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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.

5.

In the Status list, click Delete user.

6.

Click Yes - Delete the user.

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Managing groups

You can assign properties to user and administrator accounts at the individual, group, and domain level. The BlackBerry

Administration Service applies properties to user 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 or administrator account to a group, you can override the properties that you configured for the account at the group or domain level by changing the properties at the user account level. If you change and reapply the group or domain properties, the updated properties override the previous user account properties.

If you remove a user or administrator account from a group, the account name remains in the global users list, but it does not appear in the group list.

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 box beside the display name for the user accounts that you want to remove.

7.

Click Remove from group membership.

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.

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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.

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 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.

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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.

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 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 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 account to.

7.

Click Save all.

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.

• 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.

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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.

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.

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In the search results, click the BlackBerry device PIN.

5.

In the Communications list, click Resend service books to a device.

Import a user list

You can import a list of user accounts to the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server so you can administer the user accounts.

Before you begin: Export a list of user accounts.

1.

In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.

2.

Click Manage users.

3.

Click Import users from a list.

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 Import users from a list.

Export a user list

You can export a list of user accounts which permits you to save a backup of the selected user accounts. You can also import a list of user accounts to perform administrative actions on 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.

Click Manage multiple users.

5.

Select the appropriate user accounts.

6.

In the Export users list, click Export user.

7.

Click Download file.

8.

Save the .csv file.

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Protecting lost, stolen, or replaced BlackBerry devices

You can send IT administration commands over the wireless network immediately to protect your organization's confidential data that is stored on BlackBerry® devices.

IT administration command

Set a Password and Lock Handheld

Erase Data and Disable Handheld

Description

This command creates a new password and locks a lost BlackBerry device remotely. You can communicate the new password to the user when the user locates the BlackBerry device. When the user unlocks the BlackBerry device, the BlackBerry device prompts the user to accept or reject the password change.

This command deletes all user information and application data remotely that a BlackBerry device stores.

You can use this command to prepare a BlackBerry device to assign it to another user in your organization or to protect a stolen BlackBerry device.

Protect a stolen 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 PIN for the user account.

5.

In the Activation list, click Delete all device data and disable device.

6.

Click Yes - Delete all device data and disable device.

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 BlackBerry device after you send the IT administration command to delete all of the BlackBerry device data and deactivate the BlackBerry device.

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Protect a lost BlackBerry device

If a user misplaces a BlackBerry® device or if a BlackBerry device is stolen, you can protect the data on the BlackBerry device by locking the BlackBerry device or making it unavailable.

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 Activation section, click Specify new device password and lock device.

6.

Type and verify 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 contain special characters.

7.

Click Specify new device password and lock device.

Protect a lost BlackBerry device that a user might recover

If a BlackBerry® device is lost but the user might recover it, you can protect the BlackBerry device by scheduling it to start deleting all user information and application data and 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 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 PIN for the user account.

5.

In the Activation section, click Delete all device data and disable device.

6.

In the Erase data settings section, perform the following actions:

• 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.

7.

Click Yes - Delete all device data and disable device.

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BlackBerry Device Software, and device settings to

BlackBerry devices

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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.

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 application 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.

The default value is 7 days.

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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

Change the default recurrence day for sending IT policy updates.

Steps a.

Click the Edit icon for the default recurrence day.

b.

In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.

c.

In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If necessary, set the start time and end time.

d.

Click the Update icon.

Add a new recurrence day for sending

IT policy updates.

By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.

If you want to add more than one recurrence day for sending IT policy updates, the schedules for the separate recurrence days cannot overlap.

a.

In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.

b.

In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If necessary, set the start time and end time.

c.

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.

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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 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:

Task

Change the default recurrence day for installing, upgrading, or removing

BlackBerry Java Applications.

Steps a.

Click the Edit icon for the default recurrence day.

b.

In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.

c.

In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If necessary, change the start time and end time.

d.

Click the Update icon.

Add a new recurrence day for installing, upgrading, or removing

BlackBerry Java Applications.

By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.

If you want to add more than one recurrence day, the schedules for the separate recurrence days cannot overlap.

a.

In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.

b.

In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If necessary, change the start time and end time.

c.

Click the Add icon.

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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.

Change how to install, update, or remove 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 or remove the BlackBerry Device Software from 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

Change the recurrence day for installing, updating, or removing the

BlackBerry Device Software.

Steps a.

Click the Edit icon for the recurrence day.

b.

In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.

c.

In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If necessary, change the start time and end time.

d.

Click the Update icon.

By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.

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Task

Add a recurrence day for installing, updating, or removing the BlackBerry

Device Software.

Steps

To add more than one recurrence day, the schedules for the separate recurrence days cannot overlap.

a.

In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.

b.

In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If necessary, change the start time and end time.

c.

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.

To turn on throttling for all BlackBerry Device Software tasks in jobs, on the Job throttling tab, click 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 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.

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4.

Perform any of the following tasks:

Task

Change the recurrence day for sending or updating standard application settings.

Steps a.

Click the Edit icon for the default recurrence day.

b.

In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, click the recurrence days.

c.

In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option.

If necessary, change the start time and end time.

d.

Click the Update icon.

Add a recurrence day for sending or updating standard application settings.

By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.

To add more than one recurrence day, the schedules for the separate recurrence days cannot overlap.

a.

In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, click the recurrence days.

b.

In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option.

If necessary, change the start time and end time.

c.

Click the Add icon.

5.

On the System throttling tab, in the System throttling across all jobs section, 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.

To turn on throttling for all tasks for standard application settings in jobs, on the Job throttling tab, 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.

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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.

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:

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Task

Change the default recurrence day for sending IT policy changes.

Steps a.

Click the Edit icon for the default recurrence day.

b.

In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.

c.

In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If necessary, change the start time and end time.

d.

Click the Update icon.

Add a new recurrence day for sending

IT policy changes.

By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.

If you want to add more than one recurrence day for sending IT policy changes, the schedules for the separate recurrence days cannot overlap.

a.

In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.

b.

In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If necessary, change the start time and end time.

c.

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.

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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.

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 Application Distribution tab, perform any of the following tasks:

Task

Change the default recurrence day for installing, upgrading, or removing

BlackBerry Java Applications.

Steps a.

Click the Edit icon for the default recurrence day.

b.

In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.

c.

In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If necessary, change the start time and end time.

d.

Click the Update icon.

Add a new recurrence day for installing, upgrading, or removing

BlackBerry Java Applications.

By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.

If you want to add more than one recurrence day, the schedules for the separate recurrence days cannot overlap.

a.

In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.

b.

In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If necessary, change the start time and end time.

c.

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.

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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.

Change how a job sends the BlackBerry Device Software to BlackBerry devices

You can change how the BlackBerry® Administration Service installs, updates, or removes 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

Change the recurrence day for installing, updating, or removing

BlackBerry Device Software.

Add a new recurrence day for installing, updating, or removing

BlackBerry Device Software.

Steps a.

Click the Edit icon for the recurrence day.

b.

In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, click the number of recurrence days.

c.

In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If necessary, change the start time and end time.

d.

Click the Update icon.

By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.

To add more than one recurrence day, the schedules for the separate recurrence days cannot overlap.

a.

In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, click the recurrence days.

b.

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 c.

Click the Add icon.

7.

To turn on throttling for all BlackBerry Device Software tasks in jobs, in the Default throttling enablement for all

BlackBerry Device Software 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 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

Change the recurrence day for sending or updating standard application settings.

Steps a.

Click the Edit icon for the recurrence day.

b.

In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the number of recurrence days.

c.

In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option.

If necessary, change the start time and end time.

d.

Click the Update icon.

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Task

Add a recurrence day for sending or updating standard application settings.

Steps

By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.

To add more than one recurrence day, the schedules for the separate recurrence days cannot overlap.

a.

In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, click the recurrence days.

b.

In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option.

If necessary, change the start time and end time.

c.

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.

Managing BlackBerry Java Applications on 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 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.

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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 not permit unlisted applications on BlackBerry devices, click Save all.

• If you configured the software configuration to permit unlisted applications on 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.

Managing software configurations

Remove a software configuration from 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 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.

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8.

Click Save all.

Remove a software configuration from 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.

At the bottom of the screen, click Manage multiple users.

5.

Select one or more user accounts.

6.

In the Remove from user configuration list, click Remove software configuration.

7.

In the Available software configurations list, click a software configuration.

8.

Click Remove.

9.

Repeat steps 7 and 8 for each software configuration that you want to remove from the user accounts.

10. Click Save.

Remove a software configuration from a 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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Managing BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and

BlackBerry Browser Applications

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Update a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry Browser

Application on BlackBerry devices if you add a new version of a BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry® Browser Application to the BlackBerry MDS

Application Repository, the previous version of the application is no longer available for installation. If you send an update request for a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application to BlackBerry devices, users are given the option to update the application. If you want to update the BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application on BlackBerry devices without giving users the option to decline the update, send an install request for the new version of the application to BlackBerry devices. When you send an update request for a BlackBerry Browser Application to BlackBerry devices, users are not given the option to decline the update.

Before you begin: Add a new version of a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry Browser Application to the

BlackBerry MDS Application Repository.

1.

In the BlackBerry MDS Application Console, on the MDS Application management menu, click Application Directory.

2.

Search for an application.

3.

In the search results, click the Upgrade icon for an application.

4.

Perform one of the following tasks:

Task

Update the application on BlackBerry devices using groups.

Update the application on BlackBerry devices using PINs.

Steps

In the Select Device drop-down list, click the appropriate group.

a.

In the Select Device drop-down list, click PINs.

b.

Export a list of users from the BlackBerry Administration Service.

c.

Copy the PINs and paste them into the text field. Separate each PIN with a semicolon (;).

Update the application on BlackBerry devices using user names.

a.

In the Select Device drop-down list, click Users.

b.

Export a list of users from the BlackBerry Administration Service.

c.

Copy the user names and paste them into the text field. Separate each user name with a semicolon (;).

5.

Click Search users for upgrade.

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6.

Select the BlackBerry devices that you want to update the application on.

7.

Click Next.

8.

To specify when to update the application on BlackBerry devices, select the Schedule for later option.

9.

If necessary, in the Schedule date field, specify the date to update the application.

10. If necessary, in the Schedule time drop-down lists, specify the time to update the application.

11.

In the Group size field, type the number of BlackBerry devices that you want to send the update request to at the same time.

The default value is 10.

12. In the Push interval field, type an interval for the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service to send the update request to

BlackBerry devices.

The default value is 5 minutes.

13. Click Proceed to upgrade.

After you finish: To verify that the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service sent the update request to BlackBerry devices, on the

MDS Application management menu, click Scheduled Job Status to view pending job requests.

Removing BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry Browser

Applications

If you want to prevent users from accessing a BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry® Browser Application, you can remove the application from the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository and from BlackBerry devices.

Make a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry Browser Application unavailable for installation

You can remove a BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Application from the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository if you want to prevent users from searching for and installing the application using the BlackBerry MDS Control Center on their BlackBerry devices.

You can also remove a BlackBerry Browser Application from the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository. Users cannot search for and install BlackBerry Browser Applications using the BlackBerry MDS Control Center on their BlackBerry devices.

1.

In the BlackBerry MDS Application Console, on the MDS Application management menu, click Application Directory.

2.

Search for an application.

3.

In the search results, click the Delete icon for the application that you want to remove from the BlackBerry MDS Application

Repository.

4.

Click OK.

After you finish: If you remove a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry Browser Application from the BlackBerry

MDS Application Repository, the application still runs on BlackBerry devices. If you do not want users to use an application that is installed on BlackBerry devices, you must remove the application from the BlackBerry devices.

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Remove a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry Browser Application from

BlackBerry devices

1.

In the BlackBerry® MDS Application Console, on the MDS Application management menu, click Application Installed.

2.

Search for an application.

3.

In the search results, click the Uninstall icon for the application that you want to remove.

4.

Perform one of the following tasks:

Task

Remove the application from

BlackBerry devices using groups.

Remove the application from

BlackBerry devices using PINs.

Steps

In the Select Device drop-down list, click the appropriate group.

a.

In the Select Device drop-down list, click PINs.

b.

Export a list of users from the BlackBerry Administration Service.

c.

Copy the PINs and paste them into the text field. Separate each PIN with a semicolon (;).

Remove the application from

BlackBerry devices using user names.

a.

In the Select Device drop-down list, click Users.

b.

Export a list of users from the BlackBerry Administration Service.

c.

Copy the user names and paste them into the text field. Separate each user name with a semicolon (;).

5.

Click Search users for uninstall.

6.

Select the BlackBerry devices that you want to remove the application from.

7.

Click Next.

8.

To specify when to remove the application on BlackBerry devices, select the Schedule for later option.

9.

If necessary, in the Schedule Date field, specify the date to remove the application.

10. If necessary, in the Schedule time drop-down lists, specify the time to remove the application.

11.

In the Group size field, type the number of BlackBerry devices that you want to send the removal request to at the same time.

The default value is 10.

12. In the Push interval field, type an interval for the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service to send the removal request to

BlackBerry devices.

The default value is 5 minutes.

13. Click Proceed to uninstall.

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After you finish: To verify that the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service sent the removal request to BlackBerry devices, on the

MDS Application management menu, click Scheduled Job Status to view pending job requests.

Remove a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry Browser Application from a specific BlackBerry device

1.

In the BlackBerry® MDS Application Console, on the MDS Application management menu, click User.

2.

Search for a user account.

3.

In the search results, click the BlackBerry device PIN.

4.

In the Installed Applications list, click the Uninstall icon for the application that you want to remove.

5.

Click OK.

Cancel a request to install, update, or remove a BlackBerry MDS Runtime

Application or BlackBerry Browser Application

If the BlackBerry® MDS Integration Service has not completed a request to install, update, or remove an application, you can cancel the request. If the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service installed, updated, or removed the application from specific

BlackBerry devices before you cancelled the job, you must manage those BlackBerry devices manually.

Before you begin: Send a request to install, update, or remove an application using the BlackBerry MDS Application Console.

1.

In the BlackBerry MDS Application Console, on the MDS Application management menu, click Scheduled Job Status.

2.

Click the Cancel icon for a request.

3.

Click OK.

Remove application data from the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service

When you install a BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry® Browser Application on BlackBerry devices, the

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service stores application data that is used to run the application. If an application that you previously installed on BlackBerry devices is no longer installed, you can remove the application data from the BlackBerry MDS Integration

Service to manage the performance of the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service.

Before you begin: Verify that the application is removed from BlackBerry devices.

1.

In the BlackBerry MDS Application Console, on the MDS Application management menu, click Application Installed.

2.

Search for an application.

3.

In the search results, click the Delete icon for an application.

4.

Click OK.

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Remove a certificate from the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service trusted store

If you do not want the BlackBerry® MDS Integration Service to authenticate with BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Applications that use a specific certificate, you can remove the certificate from the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service trusted store.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Integration Service.

2.

Click the instance that you want to remove a certificate for.

3.

In the Certificates list, click Remove existing certificates.

4.

Click the Delete icon for a certificate.

5.

Click Save.

Block notification messages that an event data source sends to BlackBerry devices

If users receive notification messages on BlackBerry® devices too frequently from an event data source (for example, an application server or content server), you can create a filter to block the notification messages. When you create a filter to block an event data source, the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service does not process or send notification messages from the event data source to BlackBerry devices.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Integration Service.

2.

Click the instance that you want to change.

3.

Click Edit instance.

4.

In the Filter host/address field, type the name of the event data source (for example, <host_name>.<domain>) or the IP address of the event data source.

5.

Click Save all.

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Managing how users access enterprise applications and web content

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Restricting user access to content on web servers

You can prevent users from accessing specific web servers using the BlackBerry® Browser or applications on their 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.

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.

5.

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.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component view.

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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.

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.

5.

In the Control type drop-down list, click Pull.

6.

Click the Add icon.

7.

Click Save all.

After you finish: Restrict or permit web address patterns using a pull rule.

Restrict or permit web address patterns using a pull rule

Before you begin: 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, click the Edit icon for a pull rule.

5.

In the URL pattern group drop-down list, click the URL pattern group of the web address pattern that you want to assign to the pull rule.

6.

In the URL pattern drop-down list, click the web address pattern that you want to assign to the pull rule.

7.

In the Allowed drop-down list, perform one of the following actions:

• To prevent users from accessing web servers that match the specified web address pattern, click Deny.

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• To permit users to access web servers that match the specified web address pattern, click Allow.

8.

Click the Add icon.

9.

Repeat steps 5 to 8 for each web address pattern that you want to assign to the pull rule.

10. 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 Advanced search.

4.

Search for a group.

5.

Click Manage multiple users.

6.

Select all users.

7.

In the Add to user configuration list, click Add pull rule.

8.

In the Available pull rules list, click a pull rule.

9.

Click Add.

10. 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.

Click Manage multiple users.

5.

Select the appropriate user accounts.

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.

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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 BlackBerry 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 True.

6.

Click the Add button.

7.

Click Save all.

Configure a maximum file size for media types

You can configure the BlackBerry® MDS Connection Service instances in your organization's environment to prevent users from accessing specific media file types that exceed a maximum size.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component view.

2.

Click BlackBerry 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 Maximum KB/Connection field, type the maximum file size.

6.

In the Disallow content drop-down list, click False.

7.

Click the Add button.

8.

Click Save all.

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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 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.

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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.

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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.

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 Advanced search.

4.

Search for a group.

5.

Click Manage multiple users.

6.

Select all users.

7.

In the Add to user configuration list, click Add push rule.

8.

In the Available push rules list, click a push rule.

9.

Click Add.

10. Click Save.

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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.

Click Manage multiple users.

5.

Select the user accounts that you want to assign a push rule to.

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.

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.

Associate a push initiator with the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service

You can specify the push initiator that you want the BlackBerry® MDS Connection Service to use to communicate with the

BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.

Before you begin:

• Turn on push authentication to restrict the push applications that can send push requests to BlackBerry devices.

• Create a push initiator for the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service to communicate with the BlackBerry MDS Connection

Service.

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1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, in the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Integration Service.

2.

Click the instance that you want to change.

3.

Click Edit instance.

4.

In the General section, in the MDS Connection Service push initiator drop-down list, click the push initiator that you want to associate with the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service pool.

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.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component view > BlackBerry MDS Connection Service.

2.

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 button.

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 theBlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component view > BlackBerry 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 BlackBerry 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.

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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 > BlackBerry 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 > BlackBerry 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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Delete requests from the push request queue manually

An automated process runs daily to delete outstanding requests from the push request queue on a Microsoft® SQL Server®. To delete requests from the push request queue manually, you can run the RIMPurgeMDSMsg<database_name> process from the

Microsoft SQL Server management console.

1.

Perform one of the following actions:

• If you are using the Microsoft SQL Server Enterprise Manager, navigate to Console Root\Microsoft SQL Servers\SQL

Server Group\<BlackBerry_Configuration_Database_server>\Management\SQL Server Agent\Jobs.

• If you are using the Microsoft SQL Server Management Studio, navigate to SQL Server Agent\Jobs.

2.

Start the RIMPurgeMDSMsg<database_name> process.

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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 theMessaging configuration section, click Default configuration.

7.

On the Organizer data synchronization tab, in the General section, in the Automatic wireless backup turned on dropdown list, click No.

8.

Click Continue to user information edit.

9.

Click Save all.

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 Advanced search.

4.

In the Group criteria section, in the Specific group drop-down list, click the appropriate group.

5.

Click Search.

6.

Click Manage multiple users.

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7.

Select all users.

8.

Under Organizer data synchronization, 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.

Click Manage multiple users.

5.

Select the appropriate user accounts.

6.

In the Organizer data synchronization list, click Clear backed up data for organizer data synchronization.

Turning off organizer data synchronization

Turn off organizer data synchronization for all user accounts that are associated with a

BlackBerry Enterprise Server

1.

Turn off organizer data synchronization for all user accounts that are associated with a BlackBerry Enterprise Server

2.

In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component view > Synchronization.

3.

Click the instance that you want to change.

4.

In the Instance information section, click Synchronization.

5.

Click Edit component.

6.

In the Synchronization turned on drop-down list, click False for each type of organizer data.

7.

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.

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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 Wireless Synchronization turned on drop-down list, click No.

• To prevent the synchronization of specific types of organizer data, in the General section, in the Wireless

Synchronization turned on drop-down list, click Yes. In the Synchronization turned on 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.

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:

• 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.

6.

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:

• 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:

• 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.

6.

Click Save all.

Change how the BlackBerry Administration Service resolves conflicts during 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, 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.

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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.

6.

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.

8.

Click Continue to user information edit.

9.

Click Save all.

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.

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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 settings section, perform one of the following actions:

• To forward email messages from the user's inbox only, click Inbox only.

• 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 Advanced search.

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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.

Click Manage multiple users.

7.

Select all users.

8.

Under Device services, click Turn off redirection for all 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 emai lmessages 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.

5.

On the Services tab, 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 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.

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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.

6.

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.

Click Manage multiple users.

5.

Select the user accounts that you want to delete incoming messages for.

6.

In the Pending data packets list, click Purge pending data packets for device.

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 15 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 turned on drop down list, click False.

5.

Click Save all.

Turn on reconciliation for permanently deleted email messages

Users can delete email messages permanently in Microsoft® Outlook®. You can configure a BlackBerry® Enterprise Server to remove permanently deleted messages from BlackBerry devices. If you turn on hard deletes reconciliation, the BlackBerry

Messaging Agent also deletes email messages from BlackBerry devices when users archive or move email messages to personal folders in Microsoft Outlook. When you turn on reconciliation for permanently deleted email messages, the BlackBerry Messaging

Agent uses recurring message scans to detect permanently deleted email messages on the messaging server, and then deletes the email messages from BlackBerry devices.

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

Turn off a user's ability to check the availability of meeting participants on the BlackBerry device

By default, when creating 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 turned on to False.

5.

Click Save All.

6.

Restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server using one of the following methods:

• If you are changing a BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance, on the Instance information tab, click Restart instance.

• If you are change a BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair, click one of the instances, and, in 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.

7.

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 turn on the user's ability to check the availability of a meeting participant, in the Messaging options section, change Free busy lookup turned on to True. Click Save all. Restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

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Turn off a user's ability to search for remote email messages from the BlackBerry device

You can prevent BlackBerry® device users from searching for email messages that are located on the messaging server from

BlackBerry devices.

Before you begin: You must turn on wireless email reconciliation.

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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 name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance or BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair that you want to turn off rich text formatting or inline images for.

3.

Click Edit instance.

4.

On the Messaging tab, in the Messaging options section, change Remote search turned on to False.

5.

Click Save All.

6.

Restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server using one of the following methods:

• If you are changing a BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance, on the Instance information tab, click Restart instance.

• If you are change a BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair, click one of the instances, and, in 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.

7.

Repeat step 2 to step 6 for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance that you want to turn off remote searching for.

After you finish: To turn on the ability to search for remote messages, in the Messaging options section, change Remote search turned 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 has the ability to 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.

In the Search for users section, 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.

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In the Email Services Settings section, check if Rich content turned on and Automatic downloading of inline images turned on are set to Yes.

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, change Rich content turned on to False.

• To turn off sending inline images, in the Messaging options section, change Automatic downloading of inline images turned on to False.

5.

Click Save All.

6.

Restart the BlackBerry Enterprise Server using one of the following methods:

• If you are changing a BlackBerry Enterprise Server instance, on the Instance information tab, click Restart instance.

• If you are change a BlackBerry Enterprise Server pair, click one of the instances, and, in 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.

7.

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 prevent the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server from sending email messages that contain HTML and rich content or inline images to users by modifying an IT policy rule. When support for rich text formatting is turned off, the BlackBerry Enterprise

Server sends all email messages in plain text format.

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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, the 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, change Disable Rich Content Email to Yes.

• To turn off inline images, change Inline Content Requests to Disabled.

6.

Click Save all.

7.

Resend the updated IT policy to the BlackBerry devices.

Synchronizing folders on the BlackBerry device

Control which public contact folders a user can synchronize to a BlackBerry device

By default, a user can synchronize contacts from all of the public contact folders on the messaging server to the contact lists on a BlackBerry® device. To help manage network resources, you can select the public 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 name of the user account.

5.

In the Messaging Configuration section, click Device configuration.

6.

Click Edit User.

7.

On the Email tab, in the Published public contact folders section, select the public contact folders that you want to permit the user to synchronize to the BlackBerry device.

8.

Click Save all.

9.

Click Save all again.

After you finish: To permit the user to select which public contact folders the user synchronize, instruct the user to select folders using the BlackBerry® Desktop Manager or BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager.

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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 to 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.

3.

Search for a user account.

4.

Click the name of the user account.

5.

In the Messaging Configuration section, click Device configuration.

6.

Click Edit User.

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 to the BlackBerry device.

8.

Click Save all.

9.

Click Save all again.

After you finish: To permit the user to select which of the private contact subfolders the user can synchronize, instruct the user to select folders using the BlackBerry® Desktop Manager or the BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager.

Control which public folders a user can synchronize to a BlackBerry device

To help manage network resources, you can select the public folders that a user can synchronize to the BlackBerry® device.

Before you begin:

• Verify that the Windows® account that you use to run the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server (for example, besadmin) has the

Owner permission for all of the public folders.

• Verify that the user has the Read and Visible permissions for the public folders.

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 a user account.

5.

In the Messaging Configuration section, click Device configuration name.

6.

Click Edit User.

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 to the BlackBerry device.

9.

Click Save all.

10. Click Save all again.

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After you finish: To permit the user to select which of the folders that the user can synchronize, instruct the user to select folders using the BlackBerry® Desktop Manager or BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager.

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.

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 define 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 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 (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.

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6.

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 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.

7.

Click Save all.

Examples for step 7

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 collection of service configurations that the BlackBerry MDS

Connection Service instances in your organization can use to communicate with a remote file system, LDAP server, CRL server,

OCSP server, or certificate 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 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 first to connect to the server, click the Up and Down icons. The order of communication methods that you configure applies to LDAP, OCSP, and file communication methods individually. 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 users can access documents on remote file systems from the BlackBerry® devices, the BlackBerry MDS Connection Service can check certificates and certificate status from LDAP servers, CRL servers, or OCSP servers, or 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, complete steps 3 to 7.

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Managing signatures and disclaimers in 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.

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.

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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:

• 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.

8.

Click Continue to user information edit.

9.

Click Save all.

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:

• 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.

5.

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:

• 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.

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• To turn off disclaimers that appear after the user signature, in the Appended disclaimer conflict rule field, in the dropdown list, click Disable all disclaimer text.

5.

Click Save all.

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

Add email addresses manually.

Steps

In the Auto BCC email address field, type the email addresses.

Add email addresses from the GAL.

a.

Click Select from mail address list.

b.

Search for one or more users.

c.

In the search results, select one or more user accounts.

d.

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 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).

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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.

6.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

Click Save all.

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.

4.

In the General section, configure the BlackBerry Attachment Service optimization settings.

5.

Click Save.

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BlackBerry Attachment Service optimization settings

Setting

Submit port

Result port

Description

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.

Range

The default value is 1900.

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.

Document cache size

Maximum number of processes

Process recycle time (minutes)

Maximum conversion threads

The default value is 1999.

This setting specifies the maximum number of converted documents that can be located in the document cache (as DOM) for a single conversion process.

The default value is 32.

This setting specifies the number of conversion requests that the BlackBerry

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 128

1 through 64

The default value is 4.

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.

The default value is 25 minutes.

This setting specifies the number of documents that the BlackBerry Attachment

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 manage the BlackBerry Attachment Service workload.

5 to 60 minutes

2 to 32

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Setting

Server busy time

(seconds)

Allow remote services

Maximum archive

(ZIP) level

Description

The default value is 4.

This setting specifies the threshold at which the BlackBerry Attachment Service does not accept new conversion requests.

Range

60 to 270 seconds

The default value is 120 seconds.

This setting specifies whether you prevent or permit remote TCP/IP connections to the BlackBerry Attachment Service.

The default value is Yes.

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.

The default value is 1.

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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 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

Adobe® Acrobat® versions 1.1, 1.2, 1.3, and 1.4

Suggested size less than 2000 KB

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File format

ASCII text audio

Corel® WordPerfect® versions 6.0, 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 (2000), and 10.0

HTML images

Microsoft® Excel® versions 97, 2000, 2003, 2007, and XP

Microsoft® PowerPoint® versions 97, 2000, 2003, 2007, and XP

Microsoft® Word versions 97, 2000, 2003, 2007, and XP

MP3

OpenDocument

RTF

ZIP archives

Suggested size less than 100 KB less than 2000 KB less than 2000 KB less than 100 KB less than 2000 KB less than 2000 KB less than 2000 KB less than 2000 KB less than 2000 KB less than 2000 KB less than 2000 KB 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.

3.

Click Edit instance.

4.

In the Distiller section, in the Allowed column, specify which distillers are supported for the instance.

5.

Click Save.

After you finish: Restart the BlackBerry Attachment Service.

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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.

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.

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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.

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:

• To change the maximum file size for a single attachment that BlackBerry devices can send, in the Maximum attachment upload size 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 attachment upload total size field, type a number that is between 1 and 5120 KB that is greater than the value in the

Maximum attachment upload size field.

5.

Click Save all.

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 attachment upload size field, type 0.

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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).

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 attachment download total size 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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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 Microsoft® Office

Live Communications Server 2005, Microsoft® Office Communications Server 2007, and IBM® Lotus® Sametime® server. 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 the collaboration client on BlackBerry devices

You can use one of the following methods to install the collaboration client on users' BlackBerry® devices.

Method over the wireless network using the

BlackBerry® Enterprise Server using the BlackBerry® Desktop Software or the BlackBerry® Web Desktop

Manager using the BlackBerry Application Web

Loader using the standalone application loader tool using the BlackBerry® Browser

Resource

See the "Making BlackBerry Device Software and Java applications available to users" section of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Administration Guide.

You must verify that your organization's IT policy permits third-party applications on BlackBerry devices. For more information, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Policy Reference Guide.

To read the Deploying Java Applications document, visit www.blackberry.com/ developers and click the White Papers link.

To read the Deploying Java Applications document, visit developers developers

and click the White Papers link.

To read the Deploying Java Applications document, visit

and click the White Papers link.

To read the Deploying Java Applications document, visit developers and click the White Papers link.

www.blackberry.com/ www.blackberry.com/ www.blackberry.com/

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 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, 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.

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 Office Communicator 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.

4.

Click Edit instance.

5.

In the Connection settings section, in the Transport protocol drop-down list, click one of the following protocol types:

• HTTPS: Use 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.

• HTTP: Use standard 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.

6.

Click Save all.

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Specify the Windows domain name for users who log in to the 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 the 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.

Managing instant messaging sessions

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.

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Specify the idle timeout limit for instant messaging sessions

If the maximum number of instant messaging sessions that can be open at the same time is reached, the BlackBerry® Collaboration

Service closes idle sessions that exceeded the idle 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 Idle timeout field, type a value, in milliseconds.

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 field, type a value, in milliseconds.

6.

Click Save all.

Managing instant messaging features

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.

• To prevent users from sending all file types, type an asterisk (*).

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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.

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.

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.

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.

3.

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="OfficePhone" FieldName="OfficePhoneNumber" Type="text/plain"/>

<Detail Id="HomePhone" FieldName="PhoneNumber" Type="text/plain"/>

<Detail Id="CellPhone" FieldName="CellPhoneNumber" Type="text/plain"/>

<Detail Id="Manager" FieldName="Manager" Type="text/plain"/>

<Detail Id="Department" FieldName="Department" Type="text/plain"/>

<Detail Id="WorkAddress" FieldName="OfficeStreetAddress" Type="text/plain"/>

<Detail Id="WorkZip" FieldName="OfficeZip" Type="text/plain"/>

<Detail Id="WorkState" FieldName="OfficeState" Type="text/plain"/>

<Detail Id="WorkCity" FieldName="OfficeCity" Type="text/plain"/>

<Detail Id="HomeAddress" FieldName="StreetAddress" Type="text/plain"/>

<Detail Id="HomeZip" FieldName="Zip" Type="text/plain"/>

<Detail Id="HomeState" FieldName="State" Type="text/plain"/>

<Detail Id="HomeCity" FieldName="City" Type="text/plain"/>

<Detail Id="LoginId" FieldName="ShortName" Type="text/plain"/>

5.

Copy the following text into the ParamsSets section of the UserInfoConfig.xml file:

<Set SetId="2" params="MailAddress,Name,Title,Location,Telephone,Photo,Company,OfficePhone,HomePhone,CellPhone,Manager,Dep artment,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:

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Create a test user account in the IBM Lotus Domino Directory.

b.

Using the IBM Lotus Sametime administration web page, change the test user account by typing values for the contact information fields.

c.

In a browser, type http://<Sametime_Server_Name>/servlet/UserInfoServlet?

operation=3&setid=2&userid=<Test_Account_Name>.

d.

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 Collaboration Service

BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Collaboration

BlackBerry Synchronization Service Synchronization

BlackBerry Attachment Service Attachment Service

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service MDS Integration Service

BlackBerry MDS Connection Service MDS Connection Service

BlackBerry MDS Application Console MDS Integration Service

BlackBerry Monitoring Service –

BlackBerry Router

BlackBerry Policy Service

Policy

BlackBerry Administration Service BlackBerry Administration Service

BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager BlackBerry Administration Service

Associated service in Windows Services

BlackBerry Controller and BlackBerry

Dispatcher

BlackBerry Collaboration Service

BlackBerry Synchronization Service

BlackBerry Attachment Service

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service

BlackBerry MDS Connection Service

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service

• BlackBerry Monitoring Service -

Application Core

• BlackBerry Monitoring Service - Data

Collection Subsystem

• BlackBerry Monitoring Service - Polling

Engine

BlackBerry Router

BlackBerry Policy Service

• BlackBerry Administration Service -

Application Server

• BlackBerry Administration Service -

Native Code Container

• BlackBerry Administration Service -

Application Server

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BlackBerry Enterprise Server component

Component name in the BlackBerry

Administration Service

Associated service in Windows Services

• BlackBerry Administration Service -

Native Code Container

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

On each computer that hosts the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server component, in the Windows® Services, restart the services for the component.

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.

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3.

Click Edit component.

4.

In the License key section, perform one of the following actions:

• 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.

5.

Click Save all.

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.

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 BlackBerry Enterprise Server events on port 514.

1.

On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server component, open the Windows® Registry Editor.

2.

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\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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Managing Wi-Fi profiles and VPN profiles

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, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

2.

Click Manage WLAN sets.

3.

Click the name of a Wi-Fi profile.

4.

Click Delete configuration set.

5.

Click Yes - Delete the configuration set.

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, expand Policy > WLAN configuration.

2.

Click Manage VPN sets.

3.

Click the name of a VPN profile.

4.

Click Delete configuration set.

5.

Click Yes - Delete the configuration set.

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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 Dump application that is included in the Microsoft® OEM Support Tools.

1.

On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server, open the Registry Editor.

2.

In the left pane, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

3.

Click Controller.

4.

Perform any of the following tasks:

Task

Change how the BlackBerry Controller restarts the BlackBerry Messaging

Agent.

Steps a.

Create a DWORD value that is named RestartAgentsOnCrash.

b.

Double-click the new DWORD value.

c.

In the Value data field, perform one of the following actions:

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Task

Change the maximum number of times that the BlackBerry Messaging Agent restarts daily.

Steps

• 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.

a.

Create a DWORD value that is named MaxAgentRestartPerDay.

b.

Double-click the new DWORD value.

c.

In the Value data field, type a value.

Change the maximum number of missed health checks that can occur before the BlackBerry Messaging

Agent restarts.

The default maximum number of restarts that can occur daily is 10.

a.

Create a DWORD value that is named WaitToRestartAgentOnHung.

b.

Double-click the new DWORD value.

c.

In the Value data field, type a value that is greater than 4. This provides the BlackBerry Controller sufficient time to monitor thread health checks before it restarts the BlackBerry Messaging Agent.

The default value is 6.

Prevent the BlackBerry Controller from restarting the BlackBerry Messaging

Agent when a nonresponsive thread occurs.

Health checks occur every 10 minutes. If a health check does not receive a response from the thread that is being monitored, 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 a.

Create a DWORD value that is named WaitToRestartAgentOnHung.

b.

Double-click the new DWORD value.

c.

In the Value data field, type 0.

The default value is 6.

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Task

Prevent the BlackBerry Controller from restarting the BlackBerry Messaging

Agent for a specified time range if it detects a nonresponsive thread.

Steps a.

Create a DWORD value that is named

RestartAgentOnHungBlackoutFrom.

b.

Double-click the new DWORD value.

c.

In the Base section, select the Decimal option.

d.

In the Value data field, type the lower boundary of the time range.

The values range from 0 to 23, where 0 is 12:00 AM and 23 is 11:00 PM.

e.

Create a DWORD value that is named RestartAgentOnHungBlackoutTo.

f.

Double-click the new DWORD value.

g.

In the Base section, select the Decimal option.

h.

In the Value data field, type the upper boundary of the time range.

Change the maximum number of user.dmp files that are created daily for each BlackBerry Enterprise Server before the BlackBerry Controller restarts the BlackBerry Messaging

Agent.

Change the number of 10 minute intervals that the BlackBerry

Controller waits for a successful health check before it restarts the BlackBerry

Messaging Agent.

For example, if the RestartAgentOnHungBlackoutFrom value is set to 8 and the

RestartAgentOnHungBlackoutTo value is set 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, change the RestartAgentOnHungBlackoutFrom and RestartAgentOnHungBlackoutTo value fields to 0.

a.

Create a DWORD value that is named MaxUserDumpPerDay.

b.

Double-click the new DWORD value.

c.

In the Value data field, type a value.

The default value is 3.

To turn off the daily creation of user.dmp files, change the

MaxUserDumpPerDay value field to 0.

a.

Create a DWORD value that is named MissedHeartbeatThreshold.

b.

Double-click the new DWORD value.

c.

In the Value data field, type a value.

The default value is 2.

If you set the MissedHeartbeatThreshold value to 3, the BlackBerry Controller waits for 30 minutes before it restarts the BlackBerry Messaging Agent.

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Task

Prevent the BlackBerry Messaging

Agent from restarting if the BlackBerry

Controller does not receive health checks from it.

5.

Click OK.

Steps a.

Create a DWORD value that is named MissedHeartbeatThreshold.

b.

Double-click the new DWORD value.

c.

In the Value data field, type 0.

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, navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Research In Motion.

3.

Perform any of the following tasks:

Task

Change how the BlackBerry Controller restarts the BlackBerry Attachment

Service.

Steps a.

Click BBAttachServer.

b.

Double-click RestartOnCrash.

c.

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.

Change how the BlackBerry Controller restarts the BlackBerry Collaboration

Service.

a.

b.

Click BlackBerry Collaboration Service.

Double-click RestartOnCrash.

c.

In the Value data field, perform one of the following actions:

• 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.

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Task

Change how the BlackBerry Controller restarts the BlackBerry MDS

Connection Service.

Steps a.

Click BlackBerry Mobile Data Server.

b.

Double-click RestartOnCrash.

c.

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.

Change how the BlackBerry Controller restarts the BlackBerry Router.

a.

Click BlackBerryRouter.

b.

Double-click RestartOnCrash.

c.

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.

Change how the BlackBerry Controller restarts the BlackBerry Mail Store

Service.

a.

Navigate to BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

b.

Click MailStore.

c.

Double-click RestartOnCrash.

d.

In the Value data field, perform one of the following actions:

• 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.

Change how the BlackBerry Controller restarts the BlackBerry Policy Service.

a.

Navigate to BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

b.

Click PolicyServer.

c.

Double-click RestartOnCrash.

d.

In the Value data field, perform one of the following actions:

• To prevent the BlackBerry Controller from restarting the

BlackBerry Policy Service if the service stops responding, type 0.

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Task

Change how the BlackBerry Controller restarts the BlackBerry

Synchronization Service.

Steps

• To permit the BlackBerry Controller to restart the BlackBerry

Policy Service if the service stops responding, type 1.

a.

Navigate to BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

b.

Click SyncServer.

c.

Double-click RestartOnCrash.

d.

In the Value data field, perform one of the following actions:

• 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.

4.

Click OK.

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service notification messages

Block notification messages that an event data source sends to BlackBerry devices

If users receive notification messages on BlackBerry® devices too frequently from an event data source (for example, an application server or content server), you can create a filter to block the notification messages. When you create a filter to block an event data source, the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service does not process or send notification messages from the event data source to BlackBerry devices.

1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Component view > MDS Integration Service.

2.

Click the instance that you want to change.

3.

Click Edit instance.

4.

In the Filter host/address field, type the name of the event data source (for example, <host_name>.<domain>) or the IP address of the event data source.

5.

Click Save all.

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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.

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:

• 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.

8.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

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.

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.

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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 autoroll.

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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 Information.

• 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.

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

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• 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:

• 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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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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4.

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.

5.

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.

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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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.

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 Logging section, perform any of the following tasks:

Task

Monitor activity at the SRP network layer.

Monitor activity at the IPPP network layer.

Monitor activity at the UDP network layer.

Monitor activity at the GME network layer.

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.

Steps

In the SRP logging turned on drop-down list, click True.

In the IPPP logging turned on drop-down list, click True.

In the UDP logging turned on drop-down list, click True.

In the GME logging turned on drop-down list, click True.

In the HTTP logging turned on drop-down list, click True.

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Task

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.

Monitor activity that occurs between the BlackBerry MDS

Connection Service and the target server when the

BlackBerry MDS Connection Service uses a TLS connection.

Monitor the certificate revocation status that the

BlackBerry device retrieves from the OCSP server.

Monitor BlackBerry device requests to access a user profile or certificate from the LDAP directory.

Monitor CRLs that the BlackBerry device retrieves from the

CRL server.

Monitor PGP® key status and revocation information that the BlackBerry device retrieves from the PGP server.

5.

Click Save all.

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Steps

In the Verbose HTTP logging turned on drop-down list, click True.

In the TLS logging turned on drop-down list, click True.

In the OCSP logging turned on drop-down list, click True.

In the LDAP logging turned on drop-down list, click True.

In the CRL logging turned on drop-down list, click True.

In the PGP logging turned on drop-down list, click True.

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>

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Information in BlackBerry MDS Connection Service log files for proxied connections to BlackBerry devices

Attribute

LAYER

DEVICEPIN

DOMAINNAME

CONNECTION_TYPE

CONNECTIONID

DURATION(ms)

MFH_KBytes

MTH_KBytes

MFH_PACKET_COUNT

MTH_PACKET_COUNT

Description protocol layer that the BlackBerry® MDS Connection Service uses to proxy

BlackBerry device connections

PIN or BlackBerry® Enterprise Server user ID of the BlackBerry device that connects using a proxy server domain that requests the BlackBerry device connection initiator of the proxied connection, which can be either the BlackBerry device user

(DEVICE_CONN) or BlackBerry Enterprise Server (PUSH_CONN ) unique identifier for an IPPP connection, where - (minus sign) indicates a push connection duration of the proxied BlackBerry device connection, in milliseconds size of messages that the BlackBerry device sends, in KB size of messages that the BlackBerry device receives, in KB number of packets that the BlackBerry device sends 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.

Click 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

Do not monitor activity at the BlackBerry instant messaging network layer.

Do not monitor activity at the SRP network layer.

Steps

In the BBIM logging turned on drop-down list, click False.

In the SRP logging turned on drop-down list, click False.

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Task

Monitor activity at the GME network layer.

5.

Click Save all.

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BlackBerry Collaboration Service log files

Steps

In the GME logging turned on drop-down list, click True.

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BlackBerry Enterprise Solution connection types and port numbers

37

The BlackBerry® Enterprise Server components authenticate the port connections over a TCP/IP or UDP/IP connection that uses

SSL or TLS.

BlackBerry Attachment Service connection types and port numbers

Item incoming document submissions from the BlackBerry®

Attachment Service outgoing conversion results to the BlackBerry Attachment

Connector incoming connections and outgoing connections for

BlackBerry Administration Service configuration incoming document queries from the BlackBerry Attachment

Service outgoing conversion results of large attachments to the

BlackBerry Attachment Connector for the BlackBerry

Attachment Service incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the BlackBerry Configuration Database that a

Microsoft® SQL Server® database hosts

Connection type

TCP

TCP

TCP

TCP

TCP

TCP

Default port number

1900

1900

1999

2000

2000

UI where you can configure the connection

BlackBerry Administration

Service

BlackBerry Administration

Service

BlackBerry Administration

Service

BlackBerry Administration

Service

BlackBerry Administration

Service

1433 (static connections only)

Windows® registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry

Enterprise Server\Database

\Port

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BlackBerry Collaboration Service connection types and port numbers

Item incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the Microsoft® Office Live Communications

Server incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, IBM® Lotus® Sametime® incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the Novell® GroupWise® Messenger incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the BlackBerry Dispatcher incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the BlackBerry Configuration Database that a

Microsoft® SQL Server® hosts

Connection type

TLS

TCP/IP

SSL

TCP

TCP

Default port number

443

UI where you can configure the connection

BlackBerry® Administration

Service

1533

8300

3200

1433 (for static port)

BlackBerry Administration

Service

BlackBerry Administration

Service

— outgoing syslog connections to the SNMP agent UDP 4071

Windows® registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry

Enterprise Server\Database

\Port

Windows registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion

\BlackBerrySNMPAgent

\Parameters\UDPPort

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BlackBerry Configuration Database connection types and port numbers

Item for Microsoft® SQL Server® or MSDE, incoming data connections 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

Connection type

TCP

Default port number

1433 (for static port)

UI where you can configure the connection

Windows® registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry

Enterprise Server\Database

\Port

BlackBerry Controller connection types and port numbers

Item incoming syslog connections from the BlackBerry®

Messaging Agent outgoing syslog connections to the BlackBerry Messaging

Agent

Connection type

UDP

UDP

Default port number

4070 port number that the

BlackBerry

UI where you can configure the connection

Microsoft® Windows® registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry

Enterprise Server\Logging

Info\Mailbox Agent

\SysLogHost

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Item Connection type

Default port number

Messaging

Agent provides

UI where you can configure the connection

BlackBerry Dispatcher connection types and port numbers

Item incoming data connections from the BlackBerry® Messaging

Agent

Connection type

TCP

Default port number

5096

3200

UI where you can configure the connection

Windows® registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry

Enterprise Server\Agents

\TcpPortDispatcher

— incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, one or more of the following BlackBerry®

Enterprise Server components:

• BlackBerry Collaboration Service

• BlackBerry MDS Connection Service

• BlackBerry Policy Service

• BlackBerry Synchronization Service outgoing data connection that uses SRP to the BlackBerry

Router incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the BlackBerry Configuration Database that a

Microsoft® SQL Server® hosts

TCP

TCP

TCP

3101

1433

BlackBerry Administration

Service

Windows registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry

Enterprise Server\Database

\Port

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Item incoming data connection from the BlackBerry database notification system outgoing syslog connection to the SNMP agent

Connection type

UDP

UDP

Default port number first unused port number from 4185 to

4499

4071

UI where you can configure the connection

Windows registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion

\BlackBerrySNMPAgent

\Parameters\UDPPort

BlackBerry Messaging Agent connection types and port numbers

Item outgoing data connections to the BlackBerry® Dispatcher incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the BlackBerry Configuration Database that a

Microsoft® SQL Server® hosts

Connection type

TCP

TCP

Default port number

5096

1433

UI where you can configure the connection

Windows® registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry

Enterprise Server\Agents

\TcpDispatcher

Windows registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry

Enterprise Server\Database

\Port

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Item incoming syslog connections from the BlackBerry Controller and CalHelper

Connection type

UDP outgoing syslog connections to the BlackBerry Controller outgoing syslog connections to the SNMP agent incoming data connections from the BlackBerry database notification system

UDP

UDP

UDP

Default port number first unused port number from 4085 to

4499

4070

UI where you can configure the connection

Windows registry

4071

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry

Enterprise Server\Agents

\SysLogHost

Windows registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry

Enterprise Server\Agents

\UDPPort

— first unused port number from 4185 to

4499

BlackBerry MDS Connection Service connection types and port numbers

Item if access control for push applications is turned on, incoming connections for the HTTP listener port if access control for push applications is turned on, incoming connections for the HTTP listener port

Connection type

HTTP

HTTPS

Default port number

8080

8443

UI where you can configure the connection

BlackBerry® Administration

Service

BlackBerry Administration

Service

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Administration Guide BlackBerry MDS Integration Service connection types and port numbers

Item incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the BlackBerry Dispatcher incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the BlackBerry Configuration Database that a

Microsoft® SQL Server® hosts

Connection type

TCP

TCP outgoing syslog connections to the SNMP agent incoming data connections for reliable pushes

UDP

TCP

Default port number

3200

UI where you can configure the connection

1433

4071

7874

Windows® registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry

Enterprise Server\Database

\Port

Windows registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion

\BlackBerrySNMPAgent

\Parameters\UDPPort

BlackBerry Administration

Service

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service connection types and port numbers

Item outgoing data connections to the BlackBerry® MDS

Integration Service that a Microsoft® SQL Server® hosts incoming connections from the BlackBerry MDS Connection

Service for BlackBerry device messages

Connection type

TCP

HTTP

Default port number

1433

7080

UI where you can configure the connection

Windows® registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry

Enterprise Server\Database

\Port setup application

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Item incoming notification connections from third-party event source applications incoming connections for heartbeat messages that BlackBerry

MDS Integration Service instances send between each other in the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service pool incoming data connections from the BlackBerry

Administration Service incoming data connections from the BlackBerry MDS

Application Console

Connection type

HTTP

HTTPS

HTTPS

HTTPS

Default port number

7090

UI where you can configure the connection setup application

7444

7443

7443

— setup application setup application

BlackBerry MDS Integration Service database connection types and port numbers

Item for a Microsoft® SQL Server® or MSDE, incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the

BlackBerry® MDS Integration Service

Connection type

TCP

Default port number

1433

UI where you can configure the connection

Windows® registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry

Enterprise Server\Database

\Port

BlackBerry Policy Service connection types and port numbers

Item incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the BlackBerry® Dispatcher

Connection type

TCP

Default port number

3200

UI where you can configure the connection

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Item incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the BlackBerry Configuration Database that a

Microsoft® SQL Server® hosts

Connection type

TCP incoming data connections from the BlackBerry database notification system

UDP

Default port number

1433 (for the static port) first unused port number from 4185 to

4499

UI where you can configure the connection

Windows® registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry

Enterprise Server\Database

\Port

BlackBerry Router connection types and port numbers

Item incoming data connections that use SRP from the BlackBerry®

Dispatcher

Connection type

TCP outgoing data connections that use SRP to the BlackBerry®

Infrastructure

TCP

TCP

Default port number

3101

3101

4101

UI where you can configure the connection

BlackBerry Configuration

Panel

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerryRouter

\TcpPort

BlackBerry Configuration

Panel

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerryRouter

\TcpPort

BlackBerry Device Manager incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, BlackBerry devices that use the BlackBerry®

Device Manager to bypass the wireless network

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Item outgoing syslog connections to the SNMP agent

Connection type

UDP

Default port number

4071

UI where you can configure the connection

Windows® registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion

\BlackBerrySNMPAgent

\Parameters\UDPPort

BlackBerry Synchronization Service connection types and port numbers

Item incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the BlackBerry® Dispatcher incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the BlackBerry Configuration Database that a

Microsoft® SQL Server® hosts

Connection type

TCP

TCP incoming data connections from the BlackBerry database notification system

UDP

Default port number

3200

UI where you can configure the connection

1433 first unused port number from 4185 to

4499

Windows® registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry

Enterprise Server\Database

\Port

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CalHelper connection type and port number

Item outgoing logger connections to the BlackBerry® Messaging

Agent

Connection type

UDP

Default port number port number that the

BlackBerry

Messaging

Agent provides

UI where you can configure the connection

IBM Lotus Sametime connection type and port number

Item incoming data connections from and outgoing data connections to the BlackBerry® Collaboration Service

Connection type

TCP/IP

Default port number

1533

UI where you can configure the connection

IBM® Lotus® Sametime®

Administration Tool

Microsoft Exchange connection types and port numbers

Item

RPC endpoint mapper

Microsoft® Exchange System Attendant service

Connection type

TCP

TCP

Default port number

135

UI where you can configure the connection

For more information, visit support.microsoft.com

to read article 270836.

For more information, visit support.microsoft.com

to read article 270836.

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Item

NSPI service

Microsoft Exchange Information Store service

Connection type

TCP

TCP

Default port number

UI where you can configure the connection

For more information, visit support.microsoft.com

to read article 270836.

For more information, visit support.microsoft.com

to read article 270836.

Microsoft Office Live Communications Server 2005 connection types and port numbers

Item incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the connector for the Microsoft® Office Live

Communications Server incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the connector for the Microsoft Office Live

Communications Server

Connection type

TLS

TCP

Default port number

5061

UI where you can configure the connection

Microsoft Office Live

Communications Server

5060 Microsoft Office Live

Communications Server

BlackBerry Client for use with Microsoft Office Live Communications Server

2005 connection types and port numbers

Item incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the Microsoft® Office Live Communications

Server

Connection type

TLS

Default port number

5061

UI where you can configure the connection

BlackBerry® Configuration

Panel

338

Administration Guide Novell GroupWise Messenger connection type and port number

Item incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the Microsoft Office Live Communications

Server

Connection type

TCP

Default port number

5060

UI where you can configure the connection

BlackBerry Configuration

Panel

Novell GroupWise Messenger connection type and port number

Item incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the BlackBerry® Collaboration Service

Connection type

SSL

Default port number

8300

UI where you can configure the connection

Novell® GroupWise® server that hosts the Novell

GroupWise Messaging Agent

SNMP agent connection types and port numbers

Item incoming syslog connections from the following BlackBerry®

Enterprise Server components:

• BlackBerry Messaging Agent

• BlackBerry Dispatcher

• BlackBerry Router

Connection type

UDP incoming syslog connections from SNMP queries and traps outgoing syslog connections from SNMP queries and traps

UDP

TCP

Default port number

4071

161

162

UI where you can configure the connection

Windows® registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion

\BlackBerrySNMPAgent

\Parameters\UDPPort

Windows registry

Windows registry

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Syslog connection type and port number

Item listener port for the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server events

Connection type

UDP

Default port number

514

UI where you can configure the connection

Windows® registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry

Enterprise Server\Logging

Info\<component>\(Default)

BlackBerry Administration Service connection types and port numbers

Item for a Microsoft® SQL Server® or MSDE, incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the

BlackBerry® Configuration Database incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, browsers incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, BlackBerry® Enterprise Server components incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, BlackBerry Enterprise Server components for

HA JNDI incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, a BlackBerry Administration Service instance for local JNDI

HTTPS

HTTP

TCP

TCP

Connection type

TCP

Default port number

1433

443

18180

11100

UI where you can configure the connection

Windows® registry

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE

\SOFTWARE\Research In

Motion\BlackBerry

Enterprise Server\Database

\Port

BlackBerry Configuration

Panel

BlackBerry Configuration

Panel

BlackBerry Configuration

Panel

11099 BlackBerry Configuration

Panel

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Item internal data connection incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, BlackBerry Enterprise Server components for

RMI incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, BlackBerry Enterprise Server components for

RMI over SSL internal data connection

TCP

TLS

TCP

Connection type

TCP

Default port number

18083

13873

UI where you can configure the connection

BlackBerry Configuration

Panel

BlackBerry Configuration

Panel

13843

14457

BlackBerry Configuration

Panel internal data connection internal data connection internal data connection

TCP

TLS

TCP

28083

23843

21099

BlackBerry Configuration

Panel

BlackBerry Configuration

Panel

BlackBerry Configuration

Panel

BlackBerry Configuration

Panel

BlackBerry Monitoring Service connection types and port numbers

Item for a Microsoft® SQL Server®, incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the BlackBerry®

Configuration Database and BlackBerry Monitoring Service database incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, browsers incoming data connections from, and outgoing data connections to, the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server and any other applications that you configured the BlackBerry

Monitoring Service to send SNMP traps to

Connection type

TCP

Default port number

1433

UI where you can configure the connection

BlackBerry Configuration

Panel

HTTPS

SNMP

8443

161 and 162

BlackBerry Monitoring

Service console

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Item internal data connection internal data connection internal data connection internal data connection

BlackBerry Monitoring Service connection types and port numbers

Connection type

TCP

TCP

TCP

TCP

Default port number

55500

55501

55502

55503

UI where you can configure the connection

BlackBerry Configuration

Panel

BlackBerry Configuration

Panel

BlackBerry Configuration

Panel

BlackBerry Configuration

Panel

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Troubleshooting

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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

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.

Possible solution

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.

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.

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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 <host_name> -trait MailstoreAddressRefreshEnabled -set False, where <host_name> is the host name of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

3.

Press ENTER.

To turn on the address book refresh feature for a BlackBerry Enterprise Server again, use the same command with a value of True.

Troubleshooting: Setting up user accounts

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 4:00 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

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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} {[email protected]} Message is requested to be blocked. EntryId=123786).

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.

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.

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.

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1.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology

> BlackBerry Domain > Components > Collaboration.

2.

Expand the instant messaging environment.

3.

Click a BlackBerry Collaboration Service.

4.

Click Edit instance.

5.

On the Proxy mappings tab, configure the settings for an authenticated or unauthenticated proxy server. Use the default web address.

6.

Click the Add button.

7.

Click Save All.

8.

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.

9.

If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server is located in a restricted network, perform steps 10 to 14.

10. On the computer that hosts the BlackBerry Collaboration Service, navigate to <drive>:\Program Files\Research In Motion

\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BBIM\Servers\Instance\Config.

11.

In a text editor, open the rimpublic.properties file.

12. 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

13. Save and close the rimpublic.properties file.

14. Restart the BlackBerry Collaboration Service.

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Troubleshooting: Users cannot log in to the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager

Possible cause

You might have specified an incorrect URL for the BlackBerry®

Configuration Database during the BlackBerry®

Administration Service installation process.

You might have specified incorrect settings for the LDAP server during the BlackBerry Administration Service installation process.

Possible solution

Change the BlackBerry Configuration Database URL

Change the LDAP server settings

Troubleshooting: Connections to the Wi-Fi network

A BlackBerry device cannot connect to a Wi-Fi network

Possible cause

On the BlackBerry® device, Wi-Fi® connections are not turned on.

A Wi-Fi profile is not configured 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.

The SSID of the access point is not configured on the BlackBerry device.

Possible solution

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.

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.

Move the BlackBerry device into a wireless coverage area.

Check the SSID status indicator in the Wi-Fi status indicator group. The SSID is case-sensitive.

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Possible cause

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.

The BlackBerry device is not assigned to the correct user account.

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server cannot connect to the BlackBerry device.

Possible solution

If the SSID status indicator is not correct, run the Set up Wi-Fi wizard on the

BlackBerry device again.

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 the Set up Wi-Fi wizard again.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, resolve any issues with the user account.

In the BlackBerry Administration Service, assign the correct BlackBerry device to the user account.

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.

Resend the IT policy to the BlackBerry device.

The settings in the IT policy or Wi-Fi profile were not sent to the BlackBerry device.

The BlackBerry device is not using the same channel as the access point.

Perform the following actions:

• 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.

The authentication method is not configured correctly.

For more information, see the documentation for your organization’s access points.

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.

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Possible cause

The static IP address and DHCP for the

BlackBerry device are not configured correctly.

Possible solution

• 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.

Verify that the correct authentication method is configured on the access point and

BlackBerry device.

Perform any of the following actions:

• If a static IP address is configured, verify that the parameters such as the 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.

Move the BlackBerry device into a wireless coverage area.

Low signal strength is causing 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

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Possible cause Possible solution

5.

To view more diagnostic information, press the Menu key and click Options.

In the Display Mode drop-down list, click Advanced.

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 black yellow or white green red

Description

This indicator displays when you or a user did not configure a Wi-Fi® network for a

BlackBerry® device.

This indicator displays when a BlackBerry device tries to connect to a Wi-Fi network but has not connected yet.

This indicator displays when a BlackBerry device is connected to a Wi-Fi network.

This indicator displays when a connection error exists between the BlackBerry device and a Wi-Fi network.

Status fields for Wi-Fi connections

Field

Current Profile

SSID

Description

This field specifies the name of the Wi-Fi® profile that the user is currently using.

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.

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Field

AP MAC Address

Security Type

Association

Authentication

Local IP Address

Signal Level

Connection Data Rate

Status

Description

This field specifies the MAC address of the wireless access point that the BlackBerry device is associated with.

When the BlackBerry device displays a value for the AP MAC Address, the BlackBerry device is associated with the access point.

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.

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.

This field shows the status of the authentication process on the BlackBerry device.

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.

The field specifies the current signal strength of the BlackBerry device. The value is based on the signal percentage level, from none to excellent.

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.

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.

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Field

Network Type

Network Channel

Pairwise Cipher

Group Cipher

Gateway Address

DHCP

Primary DNS

Secondary DNS

DNS Suffix

Subnet Mask

Server Domain Suffix

Description

This field specifies whether the wireless connection type is IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11b, or

IEEE 802.11g.

This field specifies the IEEE 802.11 channel that the access point uses.

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.

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.

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.

This field specifies the status of the DHCP connection to the BlackBerry device. When a check mark displays, DHCP is complete.

This field specifies the address of an optional computer that translates host names into IP addresses.

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.

This field specifies the domain name suffix, such as .com or .org.

This field specifies information about the subnet base for the IP address tha the access point assigned to the BlackBerry device.

This field specifies the domain name suffix for the network that the BlackBerry device is associated with.

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Field

Certificate

Software Token

Description

This field specifies the certificate that the BlackBerry device can use for Wi-Fi authentication, if applicable.

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

Current Profile

Concentrator Address

Contact

Authentication

Secure Device IP

Status

Resolving Concentrator

Concentrator IP

Primary DNS

Secondary DNS

DNS Suffix

Secure Subnet Mask

Description

This field specifies the name of the VPN profile that the user is using.

This field specifies the IP address of the VPN concentrator.

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.

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.

This field specifies the IP address of the BlackBerry device on the private network that the VPN protects.

This field specifies a current status message, such as "Error: Link down".

This field specifies that the IP address of the VPN concentrator was verified.

This field specifies the IP address of the VPN concentrator.

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.

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.

This field specifies the domain that the BlackBerry device uses to resolve addresses on the enterprise Wi-Fi network.

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.

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Field

Retry at

Session Lifetime

Re-login at

Failed Login Attempts

Certificate

Software Token

Description

If a BlackBerry cannot log in, this field specifies the next date and time that the

BlackBerry device can try to log in.

This field specifies the length of time, in seconds, that the BlackBerry device maintains the VPN session before the BlackBerry device renegotiates the session.

This field specifies the length of the periodic rollover or new login period. The

BlackBerry device obtains this information from the VPN concentrator.

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.

This field specifies the certificate that the BlackBerry device uses for VPN authentication, if applicable.

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

Connection Preference

UMA Wi-Fi Available

Description

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.

• 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.

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Field

Connection

Status

Registered UNC Address

Registration

Authentication

Serving UNC Address

Security Gateway IP

Cellular information

Cellular handover to UMA failures

Cellular rove-in failures

Description

This field specifies whether the BlackBerry device is connected over UMA.

This field specifies the status of the UMA connection.

This field specifies the IP address or FQDN of the UNC.

This field specifies whether the BlackBerry device is registered with the UNC.

This field specifies whether the BlackBerry device is authenticated with the UNC.

This field specifies the UNC that the BlackBerry device is connected to.

This field specifies the IP address of the mobile network provider’s security gateway.

This field specifies the GSM® 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.

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.

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 Wi-Fi® connection or tries to make a Wi-Fi connection.

Field

Address Used

IP Used

Connecting

Authenticating router

Authenticating server

Last Contact At

Description

This field specifies the host name or IP address and port number that the BlackBerry device uses to connect to the BlackBerry Infrastructure.

This field specifies the host name or IP address and port number that the BlackBerry device uses to connect to the BlackBerry Infrastructure.

This field specifies the IP address and port number that the BlackBerry device uses to connect to the BlackBerry Infrastructure.

This field specifies the IP address of the server that performs authentication, if applicable.

This field specifies the IP address of the server that performs authentication.

This field specifies the last time that the BlackBerry device had contact with the

BlackBerry® Enterprise Server through the BlackBerry Infrastructure.

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Status fields for Enterprise connections

Field

UIDs

Address Used

IP Used

Connecting

Authenticating router

Authenticating server

Last Contact At

Description

This field specifies the SRP UID of the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server that hosts the user account for the BlackBerry device.

This field specifies the host name or IP address and port number that the BlackBerry device uses to connect to the BlackBerry® Infrastructure.

This field specifies the host name or IP address and port number that the BlackBerry device uses to connect to the BlackBerry Infrastructure.

This field specifies the IP address and port number that the BlackBerry device uses to connect to the BlackBerry Infrastructure.

This field specifies the IP address of the server that performs authentication, if applicable.

This field specifies the IP address of the server that performs authentication.

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

The connection to the VPN concentrator is not configured correctly.

The VPN authentication method is not configured correctly.

Possible solution

• Verify that the VPN is turned on.

• Ping the IP address of the VPN concentrator.

• 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.

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A BlackBerry device cannot connect to the mobile network using UMA or GAN

Possible cause

The UMA connection is not configured correctly.

The UMA profile is not configured correctly.

The BlackBerry device is not connected to the Wi-Fi® network or has not registered on a UNC.

Possible solution

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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.

2.

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.

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AES

Advanced Encryption Standard

API application programming interface

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

CMIME

Compressed Multipurpose Internet Mail Extension

CRL certificate revocation list

DES

Data Encryption Standard

DMZ

A demilitarized zone (DMZ) is a neutral subnetwork outside of an organization's firewall. It exists between the trusted LAN of the organization and the untrusted external wireless network and public Internet.

DNS

A Domain Name System (DNS) is an Internet database that translates domain names that are meaningful and recognizable by people into the numeric IP addresses that the Internet uses.

DOM

Document Object Model

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GAL

Global Address List

GME

The gateway message envelope (GME) protocol is a Research In Motion proprietary protocol that allows the transfer of compressed and encrypted data between the wireless network and BlackBerry devices. The protocol defines a routing layer that specifies the types of message contents allowed and the addressing information for the data. Gateways and routing components use this information to identify the type and source of the BlackBerry device data, and the appropriate destination service to route the data to.

HTML

Hypertext Markup Language

HTTP

Hypertext Transfer Protocol

HTTPS

Hypertext Transfer Protocol over Secure Sockets Layer

IP address

An Internet Protocol (IP) address is an identification number that each computer or mobile device uses when it sends or receives information over a network, such as the Internet. This identification number identifies the specific computer or mobile device on the network.

IPPP

Internet Protocol Proxy Protocol

LAN local area network

LDAP

Lightweight Directory Access Protocol

LTPA

Lightweight Third-Party Authentication messaging server

A messaging server sends and processes messages and provides collaboration services, such as updating and communicating calendar and address book information.

mirror database

In database mirroring, a mirror database is a standby copy of a principal database.

MIME

Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions

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NTLM

NT LAN Manager

OCSP

Online Certificate Status Protocol

PAP

Push Access Protocol

PIM personal information management

PIN personal identification number principal database

In database mirroring, a principal database is the database that starts the mirroring session.

S/MIME

Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions

SMS

Short Message Service

SNMP

Simple Network Management Protocol

SRP

Server Routing Protocol

SSL

Secure Sockets Layer

TCP

Transmission Control Protocol

TLS

Transport Layer Security

Triple DES

Triple Data Encryption Standard

UDP

User Datagram Protocol

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