I no longer need Blackberry Enterprise Server (BES)

Posted on 2012-09-10
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Last Modified: 2012-09-11
Hi all,

Recently we have had our users move over to iphones so I no longer need my BES service running. I was wondering if there was a simple way to turn it off without uninstalling it. There is a chance I will need it again in the future so I want to keep the capability.

I am running SBS 2008 and BES

Thanks for your help.

Question by:jeff-mills
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by:Stelian Stan
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Look at my solution to a similar question.

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Clonyxlro is there not a way to just turn off BES? I was hoping not to have to uninstall.
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WORKS2011 earned 900 total points
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If you're going from a BES device to iphone I would delete the user accounts in BES admin, disable the following services (or you can leave them running if user accounts are deleted)...
- Blackberry Administration Service -Applicatoin Server
- BlackBerry Administration Service - Native Code Container
- Blackberry Alert
- Blackberry Attachment Service
- Blackberry Controller
- Blackberry Dipsatcher
- Blackberry Mail store Service
- Blackberry MDS Connection Service
- Blackberry Policy Service
- Blackberry Router
- Blackberry Synchronization Service

The iphone will connect to exchange and download email and contacts, only thing to be concerned with is the iphone will ask to override local settings on the iphone, mainly contacts however if they're new phones there isn't any data to worry about.
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by:Stelian Stan
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In that case you can remove all the users from BES and it should be enough. If those users are using Iphones they will receive emails using ActiveSync.

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