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BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft® Exchange

Dan Renfroe, Mitesh Desai

Installation and Administration
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Book Details

ISBN 139781847192462
Paperback188 pages

About This Book

  • Understand BlackBerry Enterprise Server architecture
  • Install and configure a BlackBerry Enterprise Server
  • Implement administrative policies for BlackBerry devices
  • Secure and plan for disaster recovery of your server


Who This Book Is For

This book is written for IT professionals and network administrators who need to implement a BlackBerry Enterprise Server. The text assumes basic familiarity with Microsoft Windows Server administration, but provides detailed instructions for administrators with varying levels of experience.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to the Blackberry World
BES Implementation Components
Pushing Data Down
Blackberry Enterprise Solution Security
Internet Browsing and Data Access
Chapter 2: BES Architecture and Implementation Planning
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Components
BlackBerry Enterprise Server Requirements and Prerequisites
Chapter 3: Preparing for the BES Installation
Enabling the Messaging Environment to Communicate with the BES
Enabling the Database Server to Communicate with BES
Chapter 4: Installing BES for Microsoft Exchange
The Installation Process
Chapter 5: Provisioning BlackBerry Users and Devices
Administrative Roles
Provisioning Users
Provisioning Devices
Chapter 6: Creating and Enforcing Policies
IT Policies
Software Deployment
Chapter 7: Getting the Most Out of Your BES
Multi-Tiered Administration
Chapter 8: Security & Disaster Recovery
Disaster Recovery
Blackberry Configuration Database Disaster Recovery

What You Will Learn

This book will give you the following knowledge and skills:

  • Understanding of the BlackBerry Enterprise Server architecture
  • Instruction on preparing for and installing BlackBerry Enterprise Server
  • Details on provisioning users, user groups and devices
  • An overview of the IT policies that can be enforced for users and devices
  • Directions on configuring BlackBerry device software updates and third-party application deployments
  • Background information on security and disaster planning for BlackBerry Enterprise Server

In Chapter 1, readers receive an introduction to the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, including the basic technological components and features.

Chapter 2 discusses the architecture in detail and the prerequisites for an implementation.

Chapter 3 provides a walk-through on the steps required to satisfy installation prerequisites, including Microsoft Windows and Exchange account creation and permissions.

In Chapter 4, we provide detailed instructions for installing BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

In Chapter 5, we cover the creation of administrative users, provisioning of users, and the methods of device activation, including step-by-step instructions.

Chapter 6 details the IT policy capabilities of BlackBerry Enterprise Server and describes the process for deploying third-party applications and device software updates.

In Chapter 7, readers are provided with extensive background information on the settings that can be applied at the user, group, and server level to configure and enforce specific behaviors for the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

Chapter 8 describes the security mechanisms that protect messages, data, and devices within the BlackBerry environment and the approaches to disaster recovery and continuity of operations.

In Detail

BlackBerry Enterprise Server is a platform that extends corporate messaging and collaboration services to BlackBerry devices, supports management and administration of those devices, and also supports deployment of third-party applications on the BlackBerry device platform. BlackBerry Enterprise Server supports a variety of messaging platforms, including Microsoft Exchange, IBM Lotus Domino, and Novell GroupWise.

This book focuses on BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange, providing detailed information on planning and implementing a BlackBerry Enterprise Server deployment. The basics of installing BlackBerry Enterprise Server are familiar for most administrators, but the server is infinitely configurable and contains extended administration features. This book contains background information on these features to help you get the most out of your environment, picking up where the manufacturer’s documentation leaves off. If you are new to BlackBerry Enterprise Server, this is the perfect guide to help with your planning and deployment.


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