Decomission Blackberry BES

Posted on 2012-08-15
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Last Modified: 2012-09-09
We like many others are leaving blackberry behind.  My BES was a virtual machine and I'm wondering if there is any repercussion of just deleting the server from my network entirely.
Question by:GSLElectric
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To further clarify do I need to following any decommissioning steps?
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so from the perspective of the Windows Domain environment there really isn't anything that is required?
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by:Stelian Stan
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Not really. You only need to remove the BesAdmin account from AD.

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Depending on the version of BES and Exchange you have, you would have added certain permissions for BESAdmin account to account Exchange. I would suggest to double check those and remove the permissions as well. At least in an audit point of view, redundant permissions are removed in proper.

Other potential areas to think about are:
1. firewall policies that allows BES to communicate externally
2. backup policies and possible retention policies for the particular server
3. database location if not using the one that came with BES
4. User's phone data
5. finally to broadcast out if required to unsubscribe to Blackberry data plans

The list probably goes on and on. Whatever the case, cover as much ground as possible putting yourself in the case whereby the BES is first installed all the way to final decommission to create your own list.

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