System requirements: BlackBerry Enterprise Server



operating system

Any of the following operating systems:
  • Windows Server® 2008 SP2 (32-bit or 64-bit)
  • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1

Novell® GroupWise® SOAP API

For security conscious customers, it is a best practice to turn on SSL in the Novell GroupWise POA, to encrypt communication between the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server and the Novell GroupWise POA.

Customers who want to reduce the memory leak described in DT503356 can turn off SSL on the Novell GroupWise POA.

database conditions for the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service

A database server that hosts the BlackBerry Configuration Database

static IP address for the computer

To install the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service or the BlackBerry Administration Service in a pool, a static IP address for the computer that hosts the component


Windows® Internet Explorer® 6.0 to 8.0 with language preferences configured to display encoded web pages

media player

If using Windows Server 2008, to support audio attachments, Windows Media® Format SDK (for more information, visit to read article 972098)

network proximity

A high-speed, switched connection between the BlackBerry Enterprise Server and the messaging servers


To support the BlackBerry Monitoring Service, the SNMP service must be running

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