Wireless enterprise activation stops responding

Article ID: KB03410

Type: Support Content

Last Modified: 06-19-2012


Product(s) Affected:

  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Microsoft Exchange
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server for IBM Domino
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Novell GroupWise
  • BlackBerry® Device Software 2.7 and 4.0 to 5.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 to 5.0 


The wireless enterprise activation process initializes a BlackBerry® smartphone for the first time. The enterprise activation process consists of two main parts:

  • Stage 1 - Activation of a BlackBerry smartphone user's account on the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server
  • Stage 2 - Full synchronization of the BlackBerry smartphone user's organizer data, which is referred to as slow synchronization

The enterprise activation process stops responding before it is complete.

If the above scenario occurs, please see the below checklist.

1)  In the case where the enterprise activation process stops while an encryption key is being generated:

Cancel the activation and try to activate the BlackBerry smartphone after verifying the following:

  • The activation password has been set on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. Contact your administrator to confirm the password has been set.
  • The wireless transceiver is turned on and the BlackBerry smartphone status indicator appears in upper case letters (indicating good network coverage).


Warning: The following procedure deletes either all data, or all data and applications from the BlackBerry smartphone. Back up the data on your BlackBerry smartphone before proceeding. For instructions, see KB12487.

Contact your administrator to complete the following steps:

  1. Delete all data and applications from the BlackBerry smartphone. For instructions, see KB02318.

    Note: Make sure the wireless transceiver is turned off.

  2. Contact your administrator to set the activation password on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server. For instructions, see KB05128.
  3. Click the Enterprise Activation icon on the BlackBerry smartphone. If the icon is not present, click Options > Enterprise Activation.
  4. Type the email address and password from step 2.
  5. Display the menu and select Activate. The enterprise activation progress bar appears and the process completes after several minutes.

2)  Confirm that the email address entered is correct

Verify that the correct email address is used during the enterprise activation process.

  1. In BlackBerry Manager, click Server.
  2. On the User List tab, right-click the BlackBerry smartphone user account, and then click Properties. The email address appears on the General tab.
  3. Correct the email address, and then try the enterprise activation process again.

3)  Confirm that the password is correct on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server

Correct the password, then try the enterprise activation process again.

Note: The password is case sensitive. Use of the Alt key on the BlackBerry smartphone to type numbers in the password.

4)  During the enterprise activation process, you receive an email message from the following address:



To determine why this email message has not been received, complete the following steps:

  • Check if a spam filter is blocking the message.
  • Verify that the email message is sent to the correct email address.
  • Check if the organization's firewall is not allowing the email message through.
  • Determine if there are redirection rules being applied to the email message as it arrives (for example, the email message is moved to another folder, or the email message is deleted).
  • Check if your email application is set to deliver new email messages to the Microsoft® Exchange mailbox and not to a personal folder (PST) file.
  • Verify that the BlackBerry smartphone is provisioned for BlackBerry Enterprise Server services. If you can send and receive personal identification number (PIN) messages, then the BlackBerry smartphone is provisioned correctly.

5)  Verify that the BlackBerry Policy Service on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server is started.  If the BlackBerry Enterprise Server is a member of an HA Pair, the BlackBerry Policy Service should only be started on the active PRIMARY server

Start the BlackBerry Policy Service on the BlackBerry Enterprise Server.

  1. On the BlackBerry Enterprise Server, go to Start > Run and type services.msc.
  2. Double-click the BlackBerry Policy Service. If the BlackBerry Policy Service displays Stopped, start it.


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Each time the BlackBerry Enterprise Server processes the network email message for a BlackBerry smartphone user account, the enterprise activation password is automatically cleared and must be reset before another activation attempt can be made. The enterprise activation password is only valid for 48 hours from the time it is set.


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