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  • BES upgrade from 4.1.6 to 5.0 SP1

    Hi,

    I know this question has been asked so I'm sorry to ask it again but I need a step by step upgrading procedure as my experience in upgrading BES is inexistent.

    We currently have a 4.1.6 BES server (on windows 2003) with Exchange 2007 and we want to upgrade to BES 5.0 is possible on the same server.

    From what I understand there are two ways of performing the upgrade: in place or new instance. (I would prefer the in place one).

    Questions are:

    - new license is needed for 5.0 ?
    - how is the upgrade performed (just run the install and that's it or necessary configurations are in order)


    Thanks in advance !

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    Re: BES upgrade from 4.1.6 to 5.0 SP1

    New licences are required - if you have the product on Support with RIM then you would get them free, if not then you will have to purchase it.

    Have you read the upgrade documentation from RIM? It is very clear about how to upgrade.
    Personally I prefer to use the two server and Transporter Suite migration method, as it does not put the live environment at risk.

    I strongly advise that you read the documentation from RIM to begin with.

    Simon.
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    • #3
      Re: BES upgrade from 4.1.6 to 5.0 SP1

      Thanks for your reply. What kinds of risks do "in place upgrade" have...cause most certainly this is the way I'm going t choose.

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      • #4
        Re: BES upgrade from 4.1.6 to 5.0 SP1

        Worst case? You have to configure every Blackberry and the server from scratch.
        In place upgrades of any product rarely work successfully - on other products I refuse to do in place upgrades due to their high failure rate.

        It depends if you want to take the risk or not.

        Simon.
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        Simon Butler
        Exchange MVP

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