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KB-000168: How do I test that MDS Push is functioning?

First verify that MDS is configured and running on the BES Server. Open a web browser on the same computer running Impatica for BES and go to: http://<MDS_push_server_name>:<web server listen port>. You should see the MDS Status page. See http://www.yourserver.com:8080 as an example. the port can also be 8300 depending on your setup.
  1. Download and unzip the utility at: http://www.impatica.com/downloads/showmate/BlackBerryBulkPush.zip;
  2. Run the BlackBerryPushDemo.exe file in the BlackBerryBulkPush\Release folder;
  3. Enter the parameters for the push as follows:
    • BES Address: IP address or host name of BES;
    • WebServer Listen Port: port where MDS push requests should be sent (8080 or 8300 depending on your server);
    • Push Type: Browser-Channel (creates icon on home screen), Browser-Message (sends e-mail);
    • URL: URL of an HTML page to push to device;
    • Push Name: Text to display when icon is selected or in subject of e-mail;
    • Read Icon URL: URL of an icon to display when link has been read (applies to Browser-Channel Push Type only);
    • Unread Icon URL: URL of an icon to display when link is unread (applies to Browser-Channel Push Type only);
    • PIN/Email: PIN or email address associated with the device that will received push request.
  4. Click Send Push button;
  5. If the Success message appears on the bottom status bar then within a few seconds an email will show up in the inbox for a Browser-Message push or a new icon will be created on the home screen for a Browser-Channel push:;
  6. Open the e-mail or the icon to view the pushed content;
  7. To delete the icon:
    • Launch the BlackBerry Browser;
    • Expand the Browser Channels;
    • Select the pushed content;
    • Select Delete Channel.
  8. If the Push Failed, could not send message appears on the bottom status bar then:
    • Verify on the BES Server that the MDS service is running by accessing the URL to the MDS server from a web browser (i.e. winserver2003:8080). If it is not running then start the service from the BlackBerry Manager application on the BES Server;
    • Verify in BlackBerry Manager on the BES Server that the MDS Server is set to Push Server;
    • Verify in BlackBerry Manager on the BES Server that MDS is enabled.
NOTE: If you make a change to the BES Server settings you must restart the MDS Service for changes to take effect.

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