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Creating and importing IT policies

Create an IT policy

  1. In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
  2. Click Create an IT policy.
  3. Type a name and description for the IT policy.
  4. Click Save.
  5. To configure the IT policy, perform the following actions:
    1. In the IT policy information section, click the IT policy.
    2. Click Edit IT policy.
    3. On a tab for an IT policy group, configure values for the IT policy rules.
    4. Click Save All.
After you finish: For more information, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
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Create an IT policy based on an existing IT policy

  1. In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
  2. Click Manage IT policies.
  3. In the list of IT policies, click the IT policy that you want to copy.
  4. Click Copy IT policy.
  5. Type a name and description for the new IT policy.
  6. Click Save.
  7. To change the IT policy settings, perform the following actions:
    1. In the IT policy information section, click the IT policy.
    2. Click Edit IT policy.
    3. On a tab for an IT policy group, change the appropriate values for the IT policy rules.
    4. Click Save all.
After you finish: For more information, see the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Policy Reference Guide.
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Import IT policy data

CAUTION:
For you to import IT policy data successfully, the IT policy data file must contain all of the IT policies that are assigned to user accounts and groups in the BlackBerry Domain that you are importing IT policy data to.
Before you begin: Export IT policy data from a different BlackBerry® Domain.
  1. In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
  2. Click Manage IT policies.
  3. In the Manage IT policies section, click Import IT policy list.
  4. In the IT policy import section, specify the following information:
    • Location of the data source file
    • File encryption password that you use to protect the data source file
  5. Click Next.
  6. Click Add all IT policies.
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Import IT policy rules from an IT policy pack

You can import the IT policy rules that Research In Motion releases in an IT policy pack into your organization's BlackBerry® Enterprise Server.
  1. Download the IT policy pack to your computer and extract the contents of the file.
  2. In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Policy.
  3. Click Manage IT policy rules.
  4. Click Import IT policy definitions.
  5. Navigate to and select the XML file that contains the IT policy rules (for example, ITPolicyTemplate082409.xml).
  6. Click Save.
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