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Old 06-21-2006, 07:10 PM   #1 (permalink)
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hello guys,

does anyone know if its possible to clone 7520's or 7100i's for mass deployment?

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we manually change some settings (ie. profile ring tones, time zone, display settings) on the blackberry and it can be quite time consuming.

i tried to backup the profile database, but while restoring it back to the bb, an error message states 'Cannot restore readonly database(s) on device.'


does anyone have any insight on this? it'd be much appreciated!

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Old 06-22-2006, 01:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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My users buy a new T-Mobile 8700g and get time zones set to Casablanca GMT (we're located in Midwest USA Central Time), email reconciliation set differently than we like, a different theme than what's preferred by most and a phone profile and ring tone that needs adjustment.

I've been trying to find a way to make these changes for my users via our new BES 4.1 server, but so far - no luck.

Any help or ideas on how to make these changes for my users (without manually adjusting each device) would be appreciated.
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Ditto that! I need to be able to adjust the ability to reconcile as well as change the way the emails are deleted (handheld only, mailbox and handheld, prompt) on a per user basis in some cases. Any way to setup an IT policy for this?
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that does suck. I make quite a few setting changes as well to an out of the box BB. it would be great to be able to push those settings out.
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that does suck. I make quite a few setting changes as well to an out of the box BB. it would be great to be able to push those settings out.
I agree completely. The issue with the first guy's post is that they are turning on Wireless prior to restoring the backup. You could easily restore an entire device backup to another device, provided you don't turn on Wireless. This wouldn't be from the server, though.

But for the last guy's question (the 8-months-later-bump dude), those trivial settings cannot be configured centrally, unfortunately.
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so I could set up a device the way I wanted it, create a back up, and then restore onto devices as they come in? But would I have to create a backup per model? or would one backup work for all models?
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Depends on what you wanted to restore. Some things can be restored, but wouldn't be applicable as the activation hadn't taken place. Just give it a whirl and see what it does for you.
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so I could set up a device the way I wanted it, create a back up, and then restore onto devices as they come in? But would I have to create a backup per model? or would one backup work for all models?
Yes, this is what you would do.

1. Build a BB1 with all the settings you want but do not add it to the BES.
2. Do a full backup of BB1.
3. Do a full restore to BB2.

Most of the settings are the same across models and any info that are not compatible will be discarded. So you don't need a settings file for each model depending on your changes.
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Sweet. I'll play with it tomorrow as I still have two new BB to dole out. Thanks!!
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Yes, this is what you would do.

1. Build a BB1 with all the settings you want but do not add it to the BES.
2. Do a full backup of BB1.
3. Do a full restore to BB2.

Most of the settings are the same across models and any info that are not compatible will be discarded. So you don't need a settings file for each model depending on your changes.
...great idea! Thanks for that...small problem though in that our BES is (going) to be virtualized so we won't have any physical access to USB ports for backing up devices, etc.

Can I do this from a centralized workstation or other or do I need to do it from the BES itself?

Thanks!

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