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Allow BlackBerry Desktop Software Statistics IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether the BlackBerry® Desktop Software can send usage statistics to Research In Motion when a BlackBerry device is connected to a computer.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • Yes

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Desktop Manager 5.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP7

Allow External Device Software Servers IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether the BlackBerry® Device Software can receive updates from servers that are hosted outside your organization.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • No

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Desktop Software 6.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Desktop Manager 4.7

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP7

Allow IP Modem application IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user can use the IP modem application in the BlackBerry® Desktop Software. If you change this rule to No, the BlackBerry Desktop Software does not display the IP modem application.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • Yes

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Desktop Manager 5.0.1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 5.0 SP2

Allow Personal Folder Reconciliation IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device can synchronize email messages that are in personal folders over a serial connection or USB connection.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • Yes

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry® Desktop Software 6.0 and 6.0.1
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Desktop Manager 4.7

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP7

Desktop Allow Desktop Add-ins IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether the BlackBerry® Desktop Software can run add-on applications, such as third-party COM-based extensions that access BlackBerry device databases during synchronization.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • Yes

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Desktop Manager 3.6

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 3.5 for Microsoft® Exchange
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 for IBM® Lotus® Domino®

Desktop Allow Device Switch IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether BlackBerry® Desktop Software users or BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager users can switch BlackBerry devices.

Related rules

The Enterprise Service Policy overrides this rule. For more information about using the Enterprise Service Policy, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Solution Security Technical Overview.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • Yes

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® only with BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Desktop Manager 3.5 or BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager 1.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 3.5 for Microsoft® Exchange
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 for IBM® Lotus® Domino®
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.0 for Novell GroupWise

Desktop Password Cache Timeout IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the length of time that the BlackBerry® Desktop Software or BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager caches a BlackBerry device password in memory. If you change this rule to 0, the device clears the password from memory when a BlackBerry device user disconnects the device from a computer, regardless of the length of time that the device was connected to the computer.

Related rules

The Password Required IT policy rule affects this rule. The device uses this rule only if you configure the Password Required IT policy rule to Yes.

Possible values

  • 0 to 720 minutes

Default value

  • 10 minutes

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® only with BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Desktop Manager 3.5 or BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager 1.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 3.5 for Microsoft® Exchange
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 for IBM® Lotus® Domino®
  • BlackBerry Enterprise Server 4.0 for Novell GroupWise

Disable Media Manager IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether the media manager tool in the BlackBerry® Desktop Software is available.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • No

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Desktop Manager 4.2

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.0 SP6

Disable Media Synchronization IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether BlackBerry® Media Sync is available in the BlackBerry® Desktop Software.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • No

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Desktop Manager 4.6

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP6

Force updates for application loader tool IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device user must update the application loader tool manually when an updated version is available and when the user updates the BlackBerry® Device Software using BlackBerry® Desktop Software.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • Yes

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Desktop Manager 5.0 SP1

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 5.0 SP2

Generate Encrypted Backup Files IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies whether a BlackBerry® device creates encrypted backup files. The device creates an encrypted backup file only when the BlackBerry® Desktop Software is connected to your organization's network.

Possible values

  • Yes
  • No

Default value

  • No

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise®

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Desktop Manager 5.0

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP7

Override Check For Updates URL IT policy rule

Description

This rule specifies the destination web address for the Check for updates link in the BlackBerry® Desktop Software.

Default value

  • Null value

Exceptions

  • BlackBerry Desktop Software 6.0

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Desktop Manager 4.5

Rule introduction

  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server 4.1 SP5

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