Use Enterprise Activation with Just a BIS Service Account (i.e. not a BES Service Account)

“BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express enables businesses of any size to quickly and easily get started with the BlackBerry solution. It provides advanced BlackBerry smartphone features with no additional software or user license fees, and works with any Internet-enabled BlackBerry data plan or a BlackBerry enterprise data plan.”

ok… but how.  Over the Air (OTA) activation only shows up in OPTIONS, ADVANCED, ENTERPRISE ACTIVATION if you have a BES account.  The solution to use DESKTOP MANAGER (v5 or older) or BLACKBERRY DESKTOP SOFTWARE (v6 or newer).


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    Mark A October 28, 2011 at 9:41 am

    You can wireless activate a BIS on BESx using the Enterprise Activation app available from the BB App Store (Free).

    Not sure how old this post is, but thought I’d put this up for people doing searches.

    • Ian Matthews
      Ian Matthews October 28, 2011 at 9:03 pm

      Yes, that is now possible. Thanks for the update.

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