01-29-2013 11:50 AM
Quick question. When implementing the gatekeeping functionality of UDS it is necessary to set the default state of unmanaged devices to Blocked. Given that Playbook and BB10 devices will use ActiveSync for mail, how will these devices be allowed if the gatekeeping feature is UDS specific? Does BDS also flag these devices as allowed, or does it become necessary to flag all Playbook and BB10 devices as allowed by default in Exchange?
In our environment we can't really test this since doing so would impact users, so I need to know what RIM has to say about this feature.
01-30-2013 02:44 AM
01-30-2013 09:14 AM
Thanks, that is sort of a pain. Easy enough to set all BB devices to Allow, but then it also means that these users can gain access to ActiveSync directly which sort of defeats the purpose. I guess for now we'll have to Quarantine them and enable them manually.
You'd think that, considering both components are part of the same product, they'd have given this some thought before releasing the feature....
02-11-2013 12:21 PM
Don't know if we are able to set something with the Device User Agent setting ?
02-11-2013 01:43 PM
This would work however it also would allow users with Z10 or Playbook devices to connect directly to ActiveSync without being managed by BDS. I suppose the workaround is to Quarantine them and then manually allow or block as required.
Hardly ideal though and more manual work.