Device Policies

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What are the policies?

The policies are logical groups of settings that control the operation of the mobile devices.  They allow the administrator to set and, optionally, manage the way that mobile devices operate.  Policies can be pre-set and downloaded to the device.  Control of individual policy elements can be centrally managed or delegated to users if appropriate.


Policy elements can be locked to prevent the user changing the corresponding setting.  To lock an element, right mouse on the node in the Device Policy window.  If locking is allowed at this level, you will get a context menu showing some or all of the following:


Not Set  (no action will be taken)
Set  (the initial value of the setting will be set but the user will be allowed to change it on the mobile device)
Locked  (the user will not be able to change the setting on the device*)


The icon in the tree reflects the lock status.


*in the case of Device Settings, it is not possible to prevent the user changing these settings on the device.  However, as soon as they do so, mSuite will restore the setting to its locked value.

If a policy element is changed from Not Set to Set, the corresponding setting on the device will be updated.   Once a policy element has been set to Set (and applied to the device), subsequent changes to the value of that element in the policy will not update the value of the corresponding setting on the mobile device.  This is because Set only causes the initial value to be set and that happened when Set was first applied (in many cases, this will be when the device was first provisioned).  So, if you need to force a change to a setting on the mobile device, set that element in the Policy to Locked.



Device Policies


Replication Settings Policy
Device Settings Policy
WM Security Settings Policy
Symbian Security Settings Policy
Exchange ActiveSync Security  Settings Policy


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