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Installing Blackberry Enterprise Server Express–MS Exchange 2010

In order to install Blackberry enterprise server express on MS Exchange 2010 here is what needs to be done beforehand but not limited to:

  • A working MS Exchange environment
  • Download the BES Express (here)
  • Install MAPI package from: http://www.microsoft.com/en-ca/download/details.aspx?id=1004
  • Perform the Powershell commands on Exchange management shell as mentioned in the install notes for BES (here)
  • Do login with the user which has been created for the Blackberry serviceBESadmin

 

Run the installation and it will tell you what login you are using.

installation start
BES Installation start screen

Put in the information on EULA screen.

2 BES EULA
BES EULA screen

We will select the first option here as it is a new installation.

3 BES setup type
BES Select setup type screen

Next we will select the option Blackberry Enterprise Server and leave the defaults selected.

4 BES setup options
BES select setup options screen

Now it will run a check and make a preinstall checklist, if the MAPI package is not install, it will give you an error like this one:

5 BES Preinstall checklist
BES preinstall checklist

If you have already install then it should be all okay and we can click on Next. Now it will give us an option to install SQL server 2005 Express if no other database is going to be used. Some of us might have to select the other option in case there is already another SQL server which is going to be used instead. For this tutorial we will however use the default option.

6 BES database options
BES Database type screen

Now it will need us to provide the password for BESadmin account that we created and also we need to name the server in the bottom most field. Note that once a name is provided and we hit next, it is not easy to change this name by coming back as it turns gray. On next few screens we just need to click Next as it installs the necessary items and SQL server.

7 BES accounts and Folders
BES accounts and folders screen
8 BES install Summary screen
BES Install summary screen
9 BES Install progress 1
BES Install progress screen
9 BES install progress 2
BES installation complete
10 BES post-installation restart screen
BES post-installation restart confirmation

After the restart, installation will start automatically and it will create a database for the itself and since SQL is installed on the same machine, we will select the location as local.

11 BES database creation
BES database creation dialogue
12 BES post-reboot database information
BES Database information

Now we need to provide the information which becomes available after registering to download the BES installation file. Put in the information and click Next.

12.1 BES enter lic information
BES enter license information screen

We need to provide the exchange account information once again where it will check if the associated account has all the permissions as discussed in starting section of this tutorial.

12.2 BES provide Exchange information
BES Exchange information entry screen

Provide a password for SSL certificate and take a note of it.

13 BES administrative settings screen
BES Administrative settings screen
14 BES user password screen
BES select user name and password scren

We will use the local Blackberry Administration Service authentication as the Active directory authentication doesn’t work sometimes. You may use it if you want.

15 BES admin account
BES Admin account selection

Clicking next will start setting up the server and a summary screen will be shown at end. Click on Start services button to make the server functional or it will automatically start upon a restart.

16 BES final install summary
BES Final summary screen

It will give the links to access the Desktop and Admin management control pages along with an option to export the information to a file which will be handy in the future.

17 BES install complete
BES Installation completion screen

That concludes the installation of BES express in Windows Server environment. Creation and management of users will be discussed in another post.