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Old 06-04-2008, 04:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Maybe I am lazy, slightly blind, or a slow adult (grouping of all is very possible) but i can not find anywhere in BES 4.1(SP4) where to disable cameras under available IT Policies. The phone falls in to a limited access group we have because it is data only and is used for email only -so most features and functions are already disabled. It would just make me feel better if i knew the Camera too were disabled -so we don't run in to any free space issues.
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IT Policy > Camera Policy Group > Disable Camera = True
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Now that's funny i swear there was no 'Camera Policy Group' listed in my IT policy, until you posted your response. (and it was set to true -meaning that I configured this when i set up the policy -so many years ago).
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Glad to help.
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Is there a way to disable the Video feature of the 8330 Curve. The Disable Camera Policy only disables the Still camera.
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Yes, in BES 4.1.5 there is an additional policy setting for the video camera, in the same 'Camera Policy Group' as you're using now.

You'll need to update your BES to SP5 to take advantage of this policy setting.
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Thanks, penguin, was just wondering about that, too.
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Yes, in BES 4.1.5 there is an additional policy setting for the video camera, in the same 'Camera Policy Group' as you're using now.

You'll need to update your BES to SP5 to take advantage of this policy setting.
For BES versions other than 4.1.5, you can disable the video camera by disabling the media card. The video camera won't operate without a media card to write to.
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Thank you
I have not been able to get the go ahead for SP5 (mainly beascuse many features not being available till the next HandHeld OS) maybe this will help get the upgrade green lighted.

Thank you again for the assist.
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I held off on SP5 for a while just to see how others were doing with it. The general consensus (I think) is that while it's not quite as feature-rich as people would have hoped, it's pretty stable and does offer some useful functionality.

I upgraded last week.

Mainly I wanted a BES version that officially supported Exchange 2007 SP1, which 4.1.4 did not.
The new BlackBerry Monitoring Service is lackluster, but better than nothing at all.
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For BES versions other than 4.1.5, you can disable the video camera by disabling the media card. The video camera won't operate without a media card to write to.
Mine works on 4.1.3 BES and Bold 9000. No Media card in my Bold but I have a working Video camera.

I think there are only two options here.

Physically remove the camera from the device
Or upgrade your BES

Maybe also firmware changes or Application controls on BES might do it
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