Posted by: David | May 9, 2011

BESX SBS Installation Check List

A little checklist for installing Blackberry Enterprise Server Express on SBS, available in PDF Here


Useful Information

  • BESAdmin Password (Make Up):
  • Serial Number (Supplied By RIM):
  • License Key (Supplied By RIM):
  • CAL ID (Supplied By RIM):
  • BES SSL Certificate Password (Supplied By RIM):
  • BES Admin Service Admin Account Password (Make Up):
  • Blackberry Administration Service Address (Provided by installer at end of installation):
  • Blackberry Web Desktop Manager Address (Provided by installer at end of installation):

Pre Installation Tasks

  • Create BESAdmin Account with Exchange Mailbox
  • Delegate ViewOnly Admin role to BES Admin account
    add-exchangeadministrator "BESAdmin" -role ViewOnlyAdmin
  • Grant ms-Exch-Store-Admin, Send-As and Receive-As permissions to the BESAdmin account
    get-mailboxserver "" | add-adpermission -user "BESAdmin" -accessrights ExtendedRight
    -extendedrights Receive-As, ms-Exch-Store-Admin, Send-As
  • Make BESAdmin a member of the BUILTINAdministrators group
  • Assign “Allow Log On Locally” to the BESAdmin Account in the Default Domain Controllers Policy
  • Assign “Log on as a Service” to the BESAdmin Account in the Default Domain Controllers Policy
  • Log in to SBS Server as BESAdmin
  • Run BESX Installation
  • Allow Ports for Management Interface on SBS Firewall
    netsh firewall add portopening TCP 3443 "BESExpress Management Port"

Useful Resources – SBS BESX Installation Guide
Blackberry – Documentation including installation guides
Blackberry Registration Queries – +44 (0)1753 667000



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