Install Blackberry Enterprise Server eXpress with Exchange 2007

This explains how to install BESX on a member server (i.e. not a domain controller, exchange server or SBS server) in a domain running Exchange 2007


  • Download the latest version of BESX from the Blackberry website. Make a note of the SRP, CAL and support center login details
  • Download Microsoft Exchange Server MAPI Client and Collaboration Data Objects 1.2.1 and install on the server.
  • Create an active directory account BESadmin and add to domain administrators group
  • Make the BESadmin account a member of the local server administrators group
  • Grant the BESAdmin account log on locally permission in “local security policy” on the server.

Grant Exchange Permissions to BESAdmin account

Open the exchange shell and run the below commands

  • add-exchangeadministrator “BESAdmin” -role ViewOnlyAdmin
  • get-mailboxserver “<your exchange server>” | add-adpermission -user “BESAdmin” -accessrights ExtendedRight -extendedrights Receive-As, ms-Exch-Store-Admin, Send-As


Log on to the new BESX server as BESAdmin and run the install.





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