How to run BlackBerry MDS on Windows Vista?

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How to run BlackBerry MDS on Windows Vista?


BlackBerry MDS on Windows Vista

Many users have reported problems using the RIM BlackBerry MDS and Email simulator on Windows Vista OS so here is a quick fix on how to solve it. One way to fix it is to change the permissions of the directory C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Email and MDS Services Simulators 4.1.2\MDS so that MDS can write data to this directory and replace !BMDS_CLASSPATH!;!BMDS_CLASSPATH2! with %BMDS_CLASSPATH%;%BMDS_CLASSPATH2% in the file run.bat which can enable the MDS service to run on Windows Vista.

But for users who don't want the go through all this trouble there is an easy way to run BlackBerry MDS and Email simulator on Windows Vista.
Just install the BlackBerry MDS and Email simulator to the C:\Research in Motion\... directory or any other directory outside the Program Files and you will be able to run MDS and Email without any problems on Windows Vista. Just remember to allow the program through the Windows Firewall.


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Published on 29.08.2009 in Blackberry News

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Comments: How to run BlackBerry MDS on Windows Vista?


Posted by Cameron on Wednesday, September 02, 2009 19:59
Thank you. I have been trying to get RIM MDS on Vista for a while and I could not. When I started the MDS service it would just open the command prompt screen and close it immediately. Once I installed it to a different folder MDS started working and all the simulators for the Bold and the Storm. But I am still having problems with the Tour simulator. Any ideas why?
Posted by adam on Thursday, October 22, 2009 15:41
THANK YOU!!! that also works in windows 7
Posted by Dr. David Williams on Tuesday, December 08, 2009 15:50
As of (Dec 08th, 2009) when running Blackberry JDE 5.0 under Vista and using Sun's Jdk1.6.0_17 is that in run.bat the JAVA_HOME reference is not valid to find "Java.exe". You can put in the run.bat to @SET JAVA_HOME= so the bat file will execute the 2nd line (Just start java.exe relying on the path) or fix the line
"%JAVA_HOME%\bin\java to be "%JAVA_HOME%\jre\bin\java" You don't need to replace the "!" with "%" if you do that.


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