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Creating software configurations

You can use software configurations to perform the following actions on BlackBerry® devices:

  • install, upgrade, or remove BlackBerry Java® Applications over the wireless network or using the BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager
  • assign application control policies to BlackBerry Java Applications to control application permissions and the data that the applications can access
  • specify that a BlackBerry Java Application is not permitted
  • specify whether BlackBerry Java Applications that you do not include in the software configuration are permitted or not permitted
  • configure the access permissions for BlackBerry Java Applications that you do not include in the software configuration
  • install or upgrade the BlackBerry® Device Software over the wireless network or using the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager
  • specify standard application settings

You can assign a software configuration to a group, multiple user accounts, or a single user account. After you assign a software configuration, you can change the settings in the software configuration to manage the BlackBerry Java Applications, BlackBerry Device Software, and standard application settings on BlackBerry devices. You can configure settings in the BlackBerry Administration Service to control how the BlackBerry Administration Service sends BlackBerry Java Applications, BlackBerry Device Software, and standard application settings in software configurations to BlackBerry devices.

If you assign multiple software configurations to a user account, the settings in each software configuration are applied to the BlackBerry device. The BlackBerry Administration Service uses a set of rules to resolve conflicting settings in the multiple software configurations.

The BlackBerry Enterprise Server Express Administration Guide contains information about creating software configurations to manage BlackBerry Java Applications on BlackBerry devices. For more information about using software configurations to manage BlackBerry Device Software on BlackBerry devices, visit www.blackberry.com/go/serverdocs to see the BlackBerry Device Software Upgrade Guide.

Create a software configuration

  1. In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Software.
  2. Click Create a software configuration.
  3. In the Configuration information section, in the Name field, type a name for the software configuration.
  4. In the Disposition for unlisted applications drop-down list, perform one of the following actions:
    • To permit users to install applications that are not included in the software configuration on their BlackBerry devices, click Optional.
    • To prevent users from installing applications that are not included in the software configuration on their BlackBerry devices, click Disallowed.
  5. In the Application control policy for unlisted applications drop-down list, click the application control policy for unlisted applications that you want to assign to the software configuration.
  6. Click Save.
After you finish: Add BlackBerry® Device Software configurations and BlackBerry Java® Applications to the software configuration.

Add a BlackBerry Java Application to a software configuration

You must add a BlackBerry® Java® Application to a software configuration and assign the software configuration to user accounts to install the BlackBerry Java Application on BlackBerry devices over the wireless network. To upgrade an application, you must add the new version of the application to the appropriate software configuration. The BlackBerry® Enterprise Server Express upgrades the application that is on BlackBerry devices to the new version.
  1. In the BlackBerry Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Software.
  2. Click Manage software configurations.
  3. Click the software configuration that you want to add a BlackBerry Java Application to.
  4. Click Edit software configuration.
  5. On the Applications tab, click Add applications to software configuration.
  6. Search for the BlackBerry Java Applications that you want to add to the software configuration.
  7. In the search results, select a BlackBerry Java Application that you want to add to the software configuration.
  8. In the Disposition drop-down list for the BlackBerry Java Application, perform one of the following actions:
    • To install the BlackBerry Java Application automatically on BlackBerry devices, and to prevent users from removing the application, click Required.
    • To permit users to install and remove the BlackBerry Java Application, click Optional.
    • To prevent users from installing a BlackBerry Java Application on BlackBerry devices, click Disallowed.
  9. In the Application data section, in the Application control policy drop-down list, click an application control policy to apply to the BlackBerry Java Application.
  10. If necessary, in the Deployment drop-down list, perform one of the following actions:
    • To install the application on BlackBerry devices over the wireless network, click Wireless.
    • To install the application on BlackBerry devices using a USB connection to the user's computer and the BlackBerry® Web Desktop Manager, click Wired.
  11. Repeat steps 6 to 10 for each BlackBerry Java Application that you want to add to the software configuration.
  12. Click Add to software configuration.
  13. Click Save all.

Assign a software configuration to a group

  1. In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand Group.
  2. Click Manage groups.
  3. Click a group.
  4. Click Edit group.
  5. On the Software configuration tab, in the Available software configurations list, click a software configuration.
  6. Click Add.
  7. Repeat steps 5 and 6 for each software configuration that you want to assign.
  8. Click Save all.

Assign a software configuration to multiple user accounts

  1. In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
  2. Click Manage users.
  3. Search for one or more user accounts.
  4. Select one or more user accounts.
  5. In the Add to user configuration list, click Add software configuration.
  6. In the Available software configurations list, click the software configuration that you want to assign to the user accounts.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each software configuration that you want to assign to the user accounts.
  9. Click Save.

Assign a software configuration to a user account

  1. In the BlackBerry® Administration Service, on the BlackBerry solution management menu, expand User.
  2. Click Manage users.
  3. Search for a user account.
  4. In the search results, click the display name for the user account.
  5. Click Edit user.
  6. On the Software configuration tab, in the Available software configurations list, click the appropriate software configuration.
  7. Click Add.
  8. Repeat steps 6 and 7 for each software configuration that you want to assign.
  9. Click Save all.

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