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Removing third party applications installed prior to IT policy to block them...
 
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Old 10-01-2009, 06:44 PM
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Default Removing third party applications installed prior to IT policy to block them...

If a client has a third party application installed and I add them to an IT policy that blocks third party applications, will it uninstall the apps already on the device? Different posts seem to have different conclusions... some seem to say the app wont be available but still installed and others say (Rim support today...) that the application will still be functional on the device...

If the latter is the case.. how do I rid the place of third party apps if they have installed them before the policy was pushed?

On a side note, If a user has a software configuration and I assign them the 'none' configuration, will the application be uninstalled?
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Old 10-01-2009, 07:11 PM
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Applications installed prior to the policy will not be removed. They will function as normal unless another rule disables something it needs.

To remove applications you would have to setup a software configuration with the disposition set to disallow. You would have to specify each application and specific versions to remove.

A software configuration of none will do nothing.
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Old 10-05-2009, 10:05 AM
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OK. I've created 3 software configurations.

(1) for allow
(1) for disallow
(1) for optional
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Old 10-07-2009, 03:44 AM
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To remove applications you would have to setup a software configuration with the disposition set to disallow. You would have to specify each application and specific versions to remove.
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I have found that you do not need prepare a software configuration for every application you wish to uninstall from a BlackBerry device. I confirmed this by downloading & installing Ubertwitter & Facebook on a BlackBerry Bold via the BlackBerry Browser. I then assigned a software configuration to the user that contained 4 new applications I wanted to install. Once applied, Ubertwitter & Facebook were uninstalled & the 4 new applications were installed.

This will occur if you configure and assign an application control policy with the disposition of 'Disallowed' at the top level e.g. I assigned an application control policy titled 'Disallowed - All'. It will result in the removal of all third party applications other than the ones assigned by an application control policy with the disposition of 'Allowed' or 'Optional'. It does not remove games etc installed as part of the device software.

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