New to BES 5 is the ability to provide to users this same option on Domino. Win. To configure the option, open your browser and log into the BAS server. Follow these easy steps: (Stolen from the online help!)
- In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the Servers and components menu, expand BlackBerry Solution topology > BlackBerry Domain > Component view.
- Click Email.
- Click Edit component.
- In the Published contact servers section, in the User synchronized public contact servers maximum field, type the maximum number of public contact databases that users can access from their BlackBerry devices. The default value is 20.
- In the Contact server name field, type the name of a contact server.(Servername/org/cert)
- In the Database name field, type the name of a public contact database.(database.nsf)
- Click the Add icon.
- Repeat steps 5 to 7 for each public contact database that you want to add.
- Click Save all.
There is one IMPORTANT bug with this process that I discovered with the help of RIM's support desk. Like most Domino databases, you have the default security in the ACL set to No Access and users rights granted through the user of groups. It doesn't work that way with this process. The default ACL access must be set to reader OR the users must be listed in the ACL individually. While it's kind of a pain in the butt doing it this way, it does work. After RIM pinged away at it for a couple of weeks, I heard back Friday that it has listed it as a bug that will be fixed in a future release....but no word on which release.
Still though, a great new feature for the product!