by Al Sacco

RIM Quickly Releases BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) 5.0.3 Maintenance Update

Apr 07, 2011
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Just days after releasing a major update to BES 5.0 for Exchange and Domino, BlackBerry-maker RIM issued a maintenance release.

BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion (RIM) on Monday released a significant update to its BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) 5.0 software for Microsoft Exchange and IBM Lotus Domino, BES 5.0 Service Pack 3, or BES 5.0.3. Today, RIM is releasing another minor update, BES 5.0.3 Maintenance Release 1 (MR1) to address an issue with the BES BlackBerry Administration Service and to add another feature.

BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0.3 Maintenance Release 1

(For more a detailed breakdown of the latest BES release, read “BES 5.0.3: Nine Key Features and Enhancements.”)

Here are some details on the BlackBerry Administration Service issue address in the BES 5.0.3 MR1 update, from related release notes:

“If one BlackBerry Administration Service instance sent a reconciliation task to a second instance, and the connection between the instances dropped before the second instance could notify the first that the reconciliation was complete, reconciliation stopped on all BlackBerry Administration Service instances. The first BlackBerry Administration Service instance then wrote the following error to its log file: ‘org.jboss.remoting.CannotConnectException: Can not get connection to server. Problem establishing socket connection for InvokerLocator [sslsocket:’. “

RIM also added a new feature to the BES BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool as part of the 5.0.3 MR1 update.

Details on the new trait, from RIM, are as follows:

“The BlackBerry Enterprise Trait Tool includes a new trait named ExchangeEnablePropertyPromotion. This trait specifies if and how the BlackBerry Messaging Agent promotes MAPI properties. The possible values are: 0 – disabled; 1- The BlackBerry Messaging Agent promotes MAPI properties on all folder reloads, if required; and, 2 – The BlackBerry Messaging Agent promotes MAPI properties on all folder reloads, if required, except for the first folder reload. On the first folder reload the BlackBerry Messaging Agent does not promote MAPI properties.”

Find more information on BES 5.0.3 MR1 for Exchange and Lotus Domino, or download the update, on RIM’s server downloads page.


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