Blackberry Enterprise Server BES - It's role in internet browsing, how does it work?
Posted on 2009-04-29
We are running BES version 22.214.171.124 on Windows Server 2003 SP2 with Blackberry 8350i devices. I setup the BES server a little over a year ago but the phones were setup by someone at a remote office. I have never seen or used a Blackberry 8350i.
My question has two parts:
1) How does the mail route through the Exchange server, to the phones, and vica versa? I am the network manager, have setup many Exchange servers, Active Directory, DNS, etc, and this is smoke and mirrors to me. How does it work?
2) How does setting the Blackberry device to "Blackberry browser" let the 8350i users access the web through the BES server?? This is also smoke and mirrors. The 8350i is hitting a providers (Sprint, Nextel, Verizon) network for broadband access, how in the world is that traffic being routed back into our LAN and through the BES server. Again, how does it work?
We have other phones that run Windows mobile and I have them set up to access the email servers like an Outlook Web Access client. I understand that. Works great. Maybe if I had setup the Blackberry phones I would understand it better. thanks already.