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8. Install the BlackBerry Desktop Software


The BlackBerry Desktop Software is included on the CD-ROM that shipped with your BlackBerry device and is also available online directly from Research In Motion (RIM) on the Web at https://www.blackberry.com/Downloads/—be sure you enter the URL exactly as shown with the s in https. You can either install the software straight from the CD-ROM or check for a newer version online. Either way, the purpose of installing the software is to gain access to the BlackBerry Desktop Manager, which is the PC application that allows you to communicate with your device. After the BlackBerry Desktop Manager is installed, you can begin interacting with your device from your desktop PC, including synchronizing PIM data, installing new applications, and performing backups.

1.
Insert the BlackBerry Desktop Software CD-ROM

Insert the BlackBerry Desktop Software CD-ROM into your desktop PC. The first step of the installation wizard appears, which prompts you to click Next with the mouse to continue with the installation. After you click Next to get started with the installation, the Country or Region Selection window appears.

8. Install the BlackBerry Desktop Software


▸ NOTE

The BlackBerry Desktop Manager is currently supported only on Windows-based PCs. To synchronize your device with an Apple Macintosh computer, you should consider a third-party application such as PocketMac by Information Appliance Associates. You can learn more about PocketMac by visiting the PocketMac website at http://www.pocketmac.net/.

2.
Select Your Country or Region

Click the drop-down list and select your country or region by clicking it. Then click Next to continue with the installation, which shows the License Agreement window.

3.
Accept the License Agreement

Click Yes to accept the license agreement. The Customer Information window appears.

4.
Enter Your Customer Information

Enter your User Name, which is typically your first and last name, followed by your Company Name. Click Next to continue with the installation, which shows the Email Integration Options window.

5.
Choose the Appropriate Email Integration Option

Click one of the two radio buttons to select the email integration option for the BlackBerry Desktop Software. If you want to access a corporate email account with your BlackBerry, choose the first option. If you only want to access a personal email account with your BlackBerry, choose the second option. If you plan on accessing both corporate and personal email accounts, choose the first option.

The remainder of the installation varies depending on which email integration option you select. If you select the first option, you're prompted to select the email system used in your corporate environment, such as Microsoft Exchange (Microsoft Outlook client) or Lotus Domino (Lotus Notes client). Select the email system and click Next. You're then prompted to select whether you'd like your corporate email to be redirected to your BlackBerry device via the BlackBerry Enterprise Server or the BlackBerry Desktop Redirector. If your company uses the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, select the Redirect email using the BlackBerry Enterprise Server option. Otherwise, select Redirect email using the BlackBerry Desktop Redirector as the Email Redirection option. Click Next to continue with the installation.

▸ NOTE

If you don't know whether your company uses the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, you might want to ask a network administrator. If available, the BlackBerry Enterprise Server is the preferable approach for redirecting email to your device. However, the BlackBerry Desktop Redirector is sufficient if your company doesn't use the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

6.
Finish the Installation

The remainder of the installation for the BlackBerry Desktop Software follows the familiar flow of installing any Windows application. Just continue to click Next to accept the default installation settings, and the software will be successfully installed. To begin using the software with your BlackBerry device, see 9 Connect Your Device to Your PC and 10 Synchronize PIM Data with Your PC.

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