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Managing the distribution settings for a specific job

When you create a software configuration and assign it to user accounts, change a software configuration that you assigned to user accounts, or assign or change an IT policy, the BlackBerry® Administration Service creates jobs to deliver the resulting objects or settings to BlackBerry devices. Before the BlackBerry Administration Service delivers a specific job, you can change the delivery schedule of the job, priority of the job, and how the job delivers IT policies, BlackBerry Java® Applications, BlackBerry® Device Software, and standard application settings to BlackBerry devices.

If you do not change the schedule, priority, or distribution settings for a job, the job uses the default schedule and distribution settings that you configure in the BlackBerry Administration Service.

Specify the start time and priority for a job

If a job has not started running, you can specify when you want the job to start. If you do not specify the start time for a job, the job starts according to the distribution settings that you configured in the BlackBerry® Administration Service. You can also change the priority of a job. By default, all jobs have a medium priority. If you change the priority of a job to low, the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express processes it after the jobs with a medium or high priority. The BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express processes jobs with a high priority before it processes jobs with a medium or low priority.
  1. In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Deployment jobs.
  2. Click Manage deployment jobs.
  3. Search for the job that you want to change.
  4. In the search results, click the ID of the job that you want to change.
  5. Click Edit job.
  6. In the Priority drop-down list, click the appropriate priority for the job.
  7. In the Job Schedule section, in the Effective Date field, select the start date for the job.
  8. Click Save all.

Change how a job sends IT policies to BlackBerry devices

You can change how the BlackBerry® Administration Service sends IT policy settings and changes in a specific job to BlackBerry devices. You can change a job's distribution settings for IT policies only if the job is not running. If you changing the IT policy distribution settings for a job, your organization's environment might experience a performance impact.
  1. In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Deployment jobs.
  2. Click Manage deployment jobs.
  3. Search for the job that you want to change.
  4. In the search results, click the ID of the job that you want to change.
  5. Click Edit job.
  6. On the IT Policy Distribution tab, perform any of the following tasks:

    Task

    Steps

    Change the default recurrence day for sending IT policy changes.

    1. Click the Edit icon for the default recurrence day.
    2. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.
    3. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If necessary, change the start time and end time.
    4. Click the Update icon.

    By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.

    Add a new recurrence day for sending IT policy changes.

    If you want to add more than one recurrence day for sending IT policy changes, the schedules for the separate recurrence days cannot overlap.

    1. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.
    2. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If necessary, change the start time and end time.
    3. Click the Add icon.
  7. To turn on throttling for all IT policy tasks in the job, in the Default throttling enablement for all IT policy tasks in each job in a time window section, select Enabled to reduce load on system.
  8. If necessary, in the Default throttling for all IT policy tasks in each job in a time window section, in the Maximum number of simultaneous tasks per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field, type the maximum number of IT policy tasks in the job that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express to process at the same time. The default value is 25.
  9. If necessary, in the Total number of tasks per time window per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field, type the total number of IT policy tasks in the job that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express to process during each processing interval. The default value is 150.
  10. Click Save all.

Change how a job sends BlackBerry Java Applications to BlackBerry devices

You can change how the BlackBerry® Administration Service installs, updates, or removes the BlackBerry® Java® Applications in a specific job on BlackBerry devices. You can change a job's distribution settings for applications only if the job is not running. If you change the default application distribution settings, your organization's environment might experience a performance impact.
  1. In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Deployment jobs.
  2. Click Manage deployment jobs.
  3. Search for the job that you want to change.
  4. In the search results, click the ID of the job that you want to change.
  5. Click Edit job.
  6. On the Application Distribution tab, perform any of the following tasks:

    Task

    Steps

    Change the default recurrence day for installing, upgrading, or removing BlackBerry Java Applications.

    1. Click the Edit icon for the default recurrence day.
    2. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.
    3. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If necessary, change the start time and end time.
    4. Click the Update icon.

    By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.

    Add a new recurrence day for installing, upgrading, or removing BlackBerry Java Applications.

    If you want to add more than one recurrence day, the schedules for the separate recurrence days cannot overlap.

    1. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the recurrence days.
    2. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If necessary, change the start time and end time.
    3. Click the Add icon.
  7. To turn on throttling for all application tasks in the job, on the Default throttling enablement for all application tasks in each job in a time window section, select Enabled to reduce load on system.
  8. If necessary, in the Default throttling for all application tasks in each job in a time window section, in the Maximum number of simultaneous tasks per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field, type the maximum number of application tasks in the job that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express to process at the same time. The default value is 25.
  9. If necessary, in the Total number of tasks per time window per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field, type the total number of application tasks in the job that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express to process during each processing interval. The default value is 150.
  10. Click Save all.

Change how a job sends the BlackBerry Device Software to BlackBerry devices

You can change how the BlackBerry® Administration Service installs or updates the BlackBerry® Device Software in a specific job on BlackBerry devices. You can change the distribution settings for a job for the BlackBerry Device Software only if the job is not running. If you change the default distribution settings for BlackBerry Device Software, your organization's environment might experience a performance impact.
  1. In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Deployment jobs.
  2. Click Manage deployment jobs.
  3. Search for a job.
  4. In the search results, click the ID of the appropriate job.
  5. Click Edit job.
  6. On the BlackBerry Device Software Distribution tab, perform any of the following tasks:

    Task

    Steps

    Change the recurrence day for installing, updating, or removing BlackBerry Device Software.

    1. Click the Edit icon for the recurrence day.
    2. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, click the number of recurrence days.
    3. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate option. If necessary, change the start time and end time.
    4. Click the Update icon.

    By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.

    Add a new recurrence day for installing, updating, or removing BlackBerry Device Software.

    To add more than one recurrence day, the schedules for the separate recurrence days cannot overlap.

    1. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, click the recurrence days.
    2. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, change the start time and end time.
    3. Click the Add icon.
  7. To turn on throttling for all BlackBerry Device Software tasks in jobs, in the Default throttling enablement for all BlackBerry Device Software tasks in each job in a time window section, click Enabled to reduce load on system.
  8. If necessary, in the Default throttling for all BlackBerry Device Software tasks in each job in a time window section, in the Maximum number of simultaneous tasks per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field, type the maximum number of BlackBerry Device Software tasks in the job that you want the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express to process at the same time. The default value is 25.
  9. If necessary, in the Total number of tasks per time window per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field, type the total number of BlackBerry Device Software tasks in the job that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express to process during each processing interval. The default value is 150.
  10. Click Save all.

Change how a job sends standard application settings to BlackBerry devices

BlackBerry® Device Software configurations include standard application settings that you can use to control calendar, email, and contact list settings on BlackBerry devices. You can change how the BlackBerry Administration Service sends settings and updates in jobs to BlackBerry devices. If you change the default distribution settings for the standard application settings in BlackBerry Device Software configurations, your organization's environment might experience a performance impact.
  1. In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the Devices menu, expand Deployment jobs.
  2. Click Manage deployment jobs.
  3. Search for a job.
  4. In the search results, click the ID of the appropriate job.
  5. Click Edit job.
  6. On the BlackBerry Device Software Application Settings Distribution tab, perform any of the following tasks:

    Task

    Steps

    Change the recurrence day for sending or updating standard application settings.

    1. Click the Edit icon for the recurrence day.
    2. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, select the number of recurrence days.
    3. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, change the start time and end time.
    4. Click the Update icon.

    By default, the recurrence day is Every day and the start time is All day.

    Add a recurrence day for sending or updating standard application settings.

    To add more than one recurrence day, the schedules for the separate recurrence days cannot overlap.

    1. In the Scheduled deployment day(s) drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, click the recurrence days.
    2. In the Start time drop-down list, click the appropriate recurrence option. If necessary, change the start time and end time.
    3. Click the Add icon.
  7. To turn on throttling for all tasks for standard application settings in the job, in the Default throttling enablement for all BlackBerry Device Software application tasks in each job in a time window section, click Enabled to reduce load on system.
  8. If necessary, in the Default throttling for all BlackBerry Device Software Application Settings tasks in each job in a time window section, in the Maximum number of simultaneous tasks per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field, type the maximum number of tasks for standard application settings in the job that you want the BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express to process at the same time. The default value is 25.
  9. If necessary, in the Total number of tasks per time window per BlackBerry Administration Service instance field, type the total number of tasks for standard application settings in the job that you want the BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express to process during each processing interval. The default value is 150.
  10. Click Save all.

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