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Hack #81. Export User Stats to a Text File

Use the BlackBerry User Administration client to export the current users on your server to a text file.

Research In Motion supplies a far underused utility for performing user administration from a command prompt. The BlackBerry User Administration client can be used to add users to the BES, remove users, and export the users along with some BlackBerry specific statistics to a text file suitable for viewing and manipulating in a spreadsheet program. Starting with BES 4.0, BlackBerry User Administration has been enhanced to perform several additional tasks that were not previously possible from the command line.

The BlackBerry User Administration software used to come as an optional component of the BES installation. Starting with BES 4.0, it is no longer included with the server software, but is still available for download as part of the BlackBerry Resource Kit (http://www.blackberry.com/support/downloads/resourcekit.shtml). There is a service that must be installed on your BlackBerry Enterprise Server and a client utility that is also installed on the server, but can be copied to other servers without BES installed.

Install the Service

For versions of BES 3.6 and earlier, you can install the BlackBerry User Administration client from the BlackBerry Enterprise Server installation. You will need to create MAPI profiles on your machine similar to the profiles that you created for the BlackBerry Service account mailbox, or you can use the same ...

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