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BES Config.

I have two servers, the main one is a SBS 2008 running an Exchange Server 2007; I have another one Windows Server 2003 R2. The SBS 2008 was setup by another tech and I am trying to set up Windows Server 2003.

I installed today the BES on the Windows Server 2003 and I ran into a lot of problems, right now It is telling me that "Couldn't initialize the Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI client. ................." and I am not sure what to put to fill in the blanks.

I am hoping someone can provide me with a set by step guide or anything!
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George Zarif
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RickEpnetCommented:
I think you would be better off installing it on the SBS. See the link below. 2003 R2 SP2 is supported but not recommended.

http://us.blackberry.com/support/software/server_express_exchange_apr_15_11.pdf
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George ZarifAuthor Commented:
I don't want to over exhaustion the resources on the SBS, since the physical memory is at 75%. windows 2003 is an old one but newly imaged.
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RickEpnetCommented:
I could understand that. You will need that Mapi Client. Are you using the latest version of BES. We are talking about BlackBerry ® Enterprise Server Express right?
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George ZarifAuthor Commented:
Yes BlackBerry ® Enterprise Server Express, and I have downloaded and installed v5.0.2
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RickEpnetCommented:
You should be good to go.

Just an FYI: If this is your first time installing RIM may offer you one free support call. They have in the past with me.
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George ZarifAuthor Commented:
what I think I have to do is copy the MAPI file off the exchange and paste it into BES server, and I am not sure how to do that or find the MAPI in my SBS
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Ahmed786Commented:
Go through below Blackberry forum this would help you.

http://docs.blackberry.com/en/admin/deliverables/12070/Configuring_Exchange_2003_environment_441111_11.jsp


Confirm you have the minimum hardware and configuration requirements:
Minimum requirements for up to 500 users: Two processors, 2.0 GHz Intel® Xeon®, 2.0 GB RAM, MSDE 2000 SP3 or higher, 2 hard drives set up in RAID.
Windows Server® 2003 SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit) or Windows Server 2008 SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit).
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George ZarifAuthor Commented:
Ahmed, I have SBS 2008 and windows 2003,

SBS 2008 running an Exchange Server 2007 which has my exchange mail server set up
now I want to install BES on windows 2003.
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