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Desktop Allow Device Switch IT policy rule


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

Default value

The default value is True.


Change this rule to False to prevent users from switching to an unapproved BlackBerry device.

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

Minimum requirements

  • BlackBerry® Application Suite version 1.0
  • BlackBerry Desktop Software version 3.5 or BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager version 1.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for IBM® Lotus® Domino® and BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Novell® GroupWise® version 4.0
  • BlackBerry® Enterprise Server for Microsoft® Exchange version 3.5


The BlackBerry Enterprise Server for Novell GroupWise supports this rule with the BlackBerry Web Desktop Manager only.


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