Besuseradminclient – Authentication

The Blackberry Enterprise Server resource kit has several handy utilities, one of them is the besuseradminclient. The tool has an extensive listing of all the available commands however the documentation does not provide some examples to get you going. This first post is about authentication against the BlackBerry Administration Service (BAS) which will execute your […]

Unable to send email from BlackBerry – “Transaction error – failure at service”

This part is about more serious problems regarding sending mail from the BlackBerry devices. When a single user gets the “Transaction error – failure at service” when sending an email message from the BlackBerry it wil probably be a case of double or outdated servicebooks. For instance: a recently re-activated BlackBerry that wasn’t wiped beforehand […]

A short intro to Slackbuilds

Slackware is my favorite Linux distribution. One major “drawback” is its focus on a very specific and limited set  of packages (which I also see as a main strength). There is an intermediary between the traditional DIY way compiling from source and using precompiled packages: a SlackBuild script. The maintainers of Slackware use SlackBuild scripts […]

BlackBerry OS6, text messages and java exceptions

We are supporting a few thousand of BlackBerry Bold 9780 and Torch 9800 devices. Some of the early OS6 revisions seem to have issues with corruption of the text messages database. This results in users being unable to read their texts while receiving the following error messages: Uncaught exception java.lang.indexOutofBoundsException or Uncaught Exception: String index […]

Mastering VMware vSphere 5

Looking for a good book on VMware vSphere 5? I can recommend “Mastering VMware vSphere 5” by Scott Lowe. I’ve read this book in preparation of my VCP5 exam. “Mastering VMware vSphere 5” covered all the topics and new technology thoroughly. It has been an while since I found a book containing so much relevant […]

Content protection on your BlackBerry, can’t open e-mail attachments when bridging?

If opening e-mail attachments fails without obvious reason when bridging between your BlackBerry and PlayBook you could have a problem with the content protection on your media card. When bridging you create temporary files on the media card. Remove/eject the media card and open the attachment again. If this succeeds probably remnants of old encryption […]