upgrading BES 5 to BES 10
Posted on 2013-06-27
We have a Blackberry BES 5 server with about 17 users on it. One of the users recently purchased a Z10 and I went to add it to the server, like I have for so many others over the years, but this time it just didn't work. I contacted the provider and striggled for a while then was passed on to Blackberry. Their Level 1 worked with me for a while and finally passed me to Level 2. I then learned that the new Blackberry Z10 was just not going to work unless I set up a BES 10 server. I was instructed on how to use the compromise "Active Sync" solution, but do not have all the BES security and features. I have been tasked with setting up a BES 10 server, so I contacted my software vendor and was told it was a "Free" download, I could run it on my existing BES server and it would have to run parallel with the BES 5 server to keep my older devices functioning as BES devices.
I am hoping to reach out to experianced Blackberry Admins on here that can confirm if everything above is true and what steps can I take to downloand and install BES 10 along side my BES 5. Running "Parallel" does not sound possible, but all advice and input is welcome. We are running Windows 2008 and Exchange 2007.