- BlackBerry Enterprise Server
- BlackBerry Device Software 126.96.36.199 to 5.0
- BlackBerry 6 to 7.1
The March 2014 Daylight Savings Time (DST) update replaces the February 2014 DST update. It is a cumulative update and includes updates to the following time zones:
|Country||Time Zone||DST Start||DST End|
|Chile||Santiago (-4)||Midnight between Saturday, September 6, 2014 and Sunday, September 7, 2014||Midnight between Saturday, April 26, 2014 and Sunday, April 27, 2014|
Prerequisites for installing the March 2014 DST update
To install the March 2014 DST update, the BlackBerry smartphone must be running BlackBerry Device Software 4.2 or later.
If the installed BlackBerry Device Software on the BlackBerry smartphone is earlier than BlackBerry Device Software 4.2, then the smartphone device software must be updated to a supported version before the update can be applied successfully.
To determine the installed version of device software on the smartphone go to Options > About. To update the smartphone to a newer version of BlackBerry Device Software, see KB13427 or visit http://www.blackberry.com/updates on a PC.
Installing the March 2014 DST update for individual BlackBerry smartphone users running BlackBerry Device Software 4.2 to 5.0 and BlackBerry 6 to 7.1
Download link: http://www.blackberry.com/dst2014/Spring2014/net_rim_bb_timezoneupdater.jad
Note: The link above must be accessed directly from the BlackBerry Browser in order to download the patch over the wireless network. The BlackBerry smartphone may prompt to be reset after the update has been downloaded and installed.
To determine if the March 2014 update has been installed, complete the following:
- Go to Options > Applications.
- Press the Menu key and select Modules.
- Search for net_rim_bb_timezoneupdater and verify the version is 188.8.131.521.
- If net_rim_bb_timezoneupdater is not found or has a lower version, then the update has not been applied.
Applying the March 2014 Daylight Savings Time update for BlackBerry Enterprise Server administrators
BlackBerry recommends that all DST updates are applied even if the organization does not have BlackBerry smartphone users in the updated time zones as they may travel to or correspond with people who use the updates time zones.
In order to fully support DST changes a Microsoft Windows update will need to be applied to all BlackBerry Enterprise Servers. This requirement is applicable for all mail platforms. For additional information about DST and Windows, see Microsoft KB914387.
Important note for BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange:
Early version of CDO.dll maintained separate internal time zone tables which required an update when a time zone changed. However, in more recent versions of CDO.dll, Microsoft has designed it to read DST information from the Windows registry.
To support this new feature for the recent version of CDO.dll on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, it must be version 6.5.7654.01 or later OR 6.5.8067.0 or later.
DST changes that require the creation of a new time zone will require an update to CDO.dll.
Note: Updates may also be required to other computers in the organization. See the individual mail platform vendor(s) for details and instructions.
Step 1: Download the DST Updates
The BlackBerry Configuration Database update scripts can be downloaded from: http://www.blackberry.com/dst2014/Spring2014/March2014DSTUpdateForDB.zip
The TimeZoneUpdater application can be downloaded from: http://www.blackberry.com/dst2014/Spring2014/TimeZoneUpdaterMarch2014.zip
Step 2: SQL Script Update
If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server version is below BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1 SP3 proceed to Step 3.
Note - Warning: The process modifies the BlackBerry Configuration Database. It is recommended to do a full database backup prior to the execution of the script.
This process can be completed from any workstation or server following these steps:
- Download the March2014DSTUpdateForDB.zip and extract the contents.
- Open a command prompt and navigate to the folder that contains BBDBUpdate.exe.
- Type BBUpdate.exe and add the switches application to the environment.
The full command syntax is as follows:
BBDBUpdate.exe -db <Database Name> -dbms <SQL> -n <SQL Server Name> -dbauth -dbuser <User Name> -dbpass <Password> -input <LoadSyncDeviceConfig.sql>
For BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.1 SP3 to 4.1 SP7:
BBDBUpdate.exe -db BESMgmt -n SQL1 -input .\SQLServer\4.1\LoadSyncDeviceConfig.sql
For BlackBerry Enterprise Server 5.0:
BBDBUpdate.exe -db BESMgmt -n SQL1 -input .\SQLServer\5.0\LoadSyncDeviceConfigData.sql
Information about the various switches for BBDBUpdate.exe can be found in the Additional Information section below.
Step 3: Deploying the TimeZoneUpdater application
Beginning with the April 2012 Daylight Savings Time zone update, some time zones have had new time zones created and existing ones have been renamed. In order to leverage these changes the TimeZoneUpdater must be installed on each BlackBerry smartphone.
To deploy the TimeZoneUpdater application to the end users the Administrators can choose to use one of the following options:
- BlackBerry Desktop Software
- BlackBerry Application Web Loader
- Standalone Application Loader
- BlackBerry Browser
- Wireless Application Push
The BlackBerry Enterprise Server administrator can verify which users have the TimeZoneUpdater application installed using the BlackBerry Application Reporting Tool from the BlackBerry Resource Kit. For more information visit: http://na.blackberry.com/eng/support/server_resourcekit.jsp.
Information about the switches for BBDBUpdate.exe
|-db||Use this switch to specify the name of the BlackBerry Configuration Database being updated. The default value is BESMgmt.|
|-n||Use this switch to specify the hostname or instance of the database server.|
|-input||Specifies the path and file name of the script to execute. Ensure to select the script for the applicable database server type.|
|-dbms||Use this switch to specify if either Microsoft SQL Server or IBM DB2 Universal Server are in use. If this switch is not used, Microsoft SQL Server is assumed.|
|-dbauth||Use this switch if SQL Authentication is in use. If this switch is not used, Windows Authentication is used.|
|-dbuser||Use this switch to specify the username to be used with Microsoft SQL Server authentication. This switch is required if the -dbauth switch is used|
|-dbpass||Use this switch to specify the password to be used with Microsoft SQL Server authentication. This switch is required if the -dbauth switch is used.|
Note: If the error Unable to read input file is displayed, check the name and path of LoadSyncDeviceConfig.sql to ensure it is correct.
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