"Activation can't be completed. Check that you are connected to a network or contact your administrator for assistance." is displayed during the enterprise activation process on the BlackBerry 10 smartphone

Article ID: KB34472

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 07-23-2014


Product(s) Affected:

  • Porsche Design P'9982 smartphone from BlackBerry
  • BlackBerry Z30
  • BlackBerry Z10
  • BlackBerry Z3
  • BlackBerry Q10
  • BlackBerry Q5
  • BES10
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 version 10.1 to 10.2

The BlackBerry 10 smartphone will not activate and displays the following error:

Activation can’t be completed. Check that you are connected to a network or contact your administrator for assistance.

BAS-AS Logs will show:

com.rim.bes.bas.windowsaccess.windowshttpaccessor.WindowsHTTPAccessorException: Nested exception: 'WinHTTP exception occurred in function: JWinHTTP::_getResultFile, Url: https://license.blackberry.com:443/DeviceServices, Error: 12030 - Unknown error. [ GetResultFile WinHttpReceiveResponse returned no results]'


Cause 1

EMWS service cannot be reached.

Cause 2

The BlackBerry 10 smartphone is running BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.1


Resolution for Cause 1

Change the hostname of the BlackBerry Administration Service Pool to a Fully Qualified Domain Name (FQDN) using the steps below:

  1. On the server that hosts the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Core Services:
    1. Navigate to Start > All Programs > BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10 > Configuration Tool for BlackBerry Enterprise Service 10
    2. Click on the BlackBerry Administration Service Pool tab.
    3. Remove the hostname configured in the Pool name field.
    4. Replace the hostname with the FQDN of the BlackBerry Administration Service Pool.
  2. Restart Enterprise Management Web Service and the BlackBerry Administration Service.

Resolution for Cause 2

For Work and Personal - Regulated activation type to work, the BlackBerry 10 smartphone needs to be updated to BlackBerry 10 OS version 10.2 which will support Corporate Liable Dual.


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