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Old 07-28-2005, 12:00 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi everyone -

I have a 7750 on Verizon that I have been using with my comany's BES for 6-8 months, and have recently acquired a 7250 and am planning on giving my 7750 to a friend who does NOT work for my employer. One of the things that my company's BES does is force a security policy on the handheld recquiring a password with certain characteristics, etc. I'm trying to get rid of this policy setting since it has nothing to do with the future user of this device.

I have attempted to install the non-company version of OS 4.0 - directly from the Verizon website - but the installer seems to look only at the version number, and my company version has the same version number. In short, I can't force the installer to overwrite everything that's already there.

My question is how do I clear EVERYTHING off the device and reinstall the OS, or how do I force the installer to overright regardless of version stamping? I have cleared the device by entering an incorrect password more than 10 times, and also by specfically choosing the "clear device" option in the security options menu. This gets rid of all the data, but the security policy stuff still remains.

Help?

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On Desktop Manager:
Options => email Profile Settings => [check "prompt for the profile to be used"] [OK]
Close and re-open Desktop Manager, when prompted for a profile click Cancel
Desktop Manager should show Not Logged In in the status bar

Run the Application Loader and select all your chosen software to load => Next
[Advanced] be sure to tell it not to perform a back up and to Erase all application data and Erase all currently installed applications => Next => [Finish]

As the Blackberry is not associated with an e-mail profile when you do this, you should no longer have the security policy on it.
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Unhappy Disable Company Security Policy?

I still work for this company, but the password stuff is a pain. Any way to stay under the radar of my company's password policy and disable it?

I tried the suggestion, but once I registered back on the network to the Enterprise Service the policy was forced back on the device. Any suggestions?
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Originally Posted by carrera32
I still work for this company, but the password stuff is a pain. Any way to stay under the radar of my company's password policy and disable it?
Football or concert tickets (make sure they are great seats),
Spare computer components, Chocolate, case of beer/wine etc.
What ever it takes to sweet talk your BES admin, who can create a seperate IT policy for you.

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I tried the suggestion, but once I registered back on the network to the Enterprise Service the policy was forced back on the device. Any suggestions?
The above suggestion is to help remove the IT policy for another user who is not with the same company.
Once you connect the Blackberry back to your mail server (Desktop Manager in Online mode),
if it is the same one you had an IT policy on, you will get the same IT policy back.
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