Exporting an IT Policy – Part 3

As the final in the Exporting an IT Policy series I just wanted to mention how you can export (all) BlackBerry Enterprise Server (BES) IT policies by using the BlackBerry Administration Service (BAS).

When logged on to the BAS you expand “Policy” under BlackBerry solution management and select “Manage IT Policies”. This will show you a list of the IT policies in the BlackBerry domain. At the bottom of the list you will have the option to export the “IT Policy list”. After clicking “Export IT policy list” you will be asked to provide a password to encrypt the export with.

The primary function seems to be transporting the policies to a different (new or rebuilt) BlackBerry domain.

Some disadvantages come to mind:

  • This exports all policies, you cannot select a single policy for export;
  • The content of the export is not readable preventing use for documentation purposes.

You can find step-by-step instructions in the BlackBerry Administration Guide.