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Old 05-05-2008, 08:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When enforcing a policy through BES, is it all or nothing for each policy or I can allow/exclude certain devices?

I have different groups of users that I'd like to apply different policies to. For example, I have total of 35 devices, 20 of them I'd like to enforce password protection but the rest of 15 I don't. How would I do that?

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Old 05-05-2008, 08:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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you can set policy by group. assign the people to two different groups. make two policies then you can map the policy to each individual group.
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Or you can individually assign.

You can create an IT Policy for every person if you wanted. The only rule with IT Policy is that each BB must have one, and each BB can only have one.
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Don't forget that BES Professional dropped groups.
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My policy setup is such:

Default Policy - most users get this and if the noobs setting up a user forget to assign a different policy at least I know they inherit the default.

Field - For our agents and similar to default but has a longer timeout

Clean - blank policy for when agents leave and prior to wipe this is sent to remove our policy settings

Application - custom policy for an internal application, has settings for timeout etc

Test - for my to test new functionality / policy reqs from Security / Complaince

I also have 80 or so groups setup. It sounds complicated but makes sense when you want to run reports and get granual detail. Takes a little time to setup and I crack the whip as needed so that people maintain the group assignment.

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