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Old 05-02-2005, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default "Allow other browser services" question

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Setting up BES v4 + SP1 + Hotfix 1, BBs are v4.

We want browsing to go through our proxy server. Regarding the "Allow other browser services" IT policy, BES docs say:

This rule specifies whether users can use other browser services on the handheld...Set this rule to false to force all browser traffic through your organizationís BlackBerry Enterprise Server and prevent users from installing other browser services.
That sounds like exactly what I want, so I set it to FALSE. Thereafter, all BB web browsing fails with an HTTP 400 error: Bad request. When I remove the policy or set it to TRUE, browsing works normally.

I know browsing is going through our proxy because our proxy is prompting for credentials. Also, if I get a 404 error, it's our proxy's custom 404 page.

What does this policy really do?