One of my many roles is that I’m responsible for and manage a number of BlackBerry Enterprise Servers (BES) for both our company and our customers. From 40 user BES Express up to 10,000 user licensed resilient enterprise systems. Some of them I’ve implemented, some I’ve inherited. I know some messaging system administrators don’t really get along with the BlackBerry Administration Service (BAS) that’s been available since version 5, but I quite like it – especially for publishing apps which is *so* much easier!
I really like the PowerShell for Active Directory, that you find in Windows Server 2008 and above. I cut my teeth on PowerShell with Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, and love the ability to script almost everything – even if the script is just a bunch of repeated commands against a list in Excel, that’s copied and pasted.
To begin, spend at least a week creating documentation for a procedure to install a complex messaging solution based on Microsoft Exchange 2010. Don’t bother saving it to a server or somewhere that’s backed up – it’s still just a work in progress. Save it to a nice folder on your computer desktop instead.
I never really intended for this to be a technology blog, but considering that IT is both my job and my hobby, it’s only natural that a few technology based posts will pop up from time to time.
I’m hoping that I can save at least one person from the personal hell I suffered over two days this past week. Before I go on, I should perhaps make it clear that yes, I’d love a test lab to play with these things and learn on, but I haven’t got one and the bean counters won’t pay for one, so I have to sort this stuff out on the fly… 🙁