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Removing BlackBerry MDS Runtime Applications and BlackBerry Browser Applications

If you want to prevent users from accessing a BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry® Browser Application, you can remove the application from the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository and from BlackBerry devices.

Make a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry Browser Application unavailable for installation

You can remove a BlackBerry® MDS Runtime Application from the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository if you want to prevent users from searching for and installing the application using the BlackBerry MDS Control Center on their BlackBerry devices. You can also remove a BlackBerry Browser Application from the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository. Users cannot search for and install BlackBerry Browser Applications using the BlackBerry MDS Control Center on their BlackBerry devices.
  1. In the BlackBerry MDS Application Console, on the MDS Application management menu, click Application Directory.
  2. Search for an application.
  3. In the search results, click the Delete icon for the application that you want to remove from the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository.
  4. Click OK.
After you finish: If you remove a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry Browser Application from the BlackBerry MDS Application Repository, the application still runs on BlackBerry devices. If you do not want users to use an application that is installed on BlackBerry devices, you must remove the application from the BlackBerry devices.

Remove a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry Browser Application from BlackBerry devices

  1. In the BlackBerry® MDS Application Console, on the MDS Application management menu, click Application Installed.
  2. Search for an application.
  3. In the search results, click the Uninstall icon for the application that you want to remove.
  4. Perform one of the following tasks:

    Task

    Steps

    Remove the application from BlackBerry devices using groups.

    1. In the Select Device drop-down list, click the appropriate group.

    Remove the application from BlackBerry devices using PINs.

    1. In the Select Device drop-down list, click PINs.
    2. Export a list of users from the BlackBerry Administration Service.
    3. Copy the PINs and paste them into the text field. Separate each PIN with a semicolon (;).

    Remove the application from BlackBerry devices using user names.

    1. In the Select Device drop-down list, click Users.
    2. Export a list of users from the BlackBerry Administration Service.
    3. Copy the user names and paste them into the text field. Separate each user name with a semicolon (;).
  5. Click Search users for uninstall.
  6. Select the BlackBerry devices that you want to remove the application from.
  7. Click Next.
  8. To specify when to remove the application on BlackBerry devices, select the Schedule for later option.
  9. If necessary, in the Schedule Date field, specify the date to remove the application.
  10. If necessary, in the Schedule time drop-down lists, specify the time to remove the application.
  11. In the Group size field, type the number of BlackBerry devices that you want to send the removal request to at the same time. The default value is 10.
  12. In the Push interval field, type an interval for the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service to send the removal request to BlackBerry devices. The default value is 5 minutes.
  13. Click Proceed to uninstall.
After you finish: To verify that the BlackBerry MDS Integration Service sent the removal request to BlackBerry devices, on the MDS Application management menu, click Scheduled Job Status to view pending job requests.

Remove a BlackBerry MDS Runtime Application or BlackBerry Browser Application from a specific BlackBerry device

  1. In the BlackBerry® MDS Application Console, on the MDS Application management menu, click User.
  2. Search for a user account.
  3. In the search results, click the BlackBerry device PIN.
  4. In the Installed Applications list, click the Uninstall icon for the application that you want to remove.
  5. Click OK.

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