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BlackBerry have a password policy set?

My BlackBerry is attached to a BlackBerry Enterprise Server that passes a password policy to it.  My profile on the BES was messed up and I needed to remove the password policy from the BlackBerry.  Well, I came across an entry on the BlackBerry forums that gave detailed instructions on how to remove this.  Here they are…

  1. Make sure you have the most updated BlackBerry Desktop Software on your computer.  You can download this software from the BlackBerry site, just search for it.
  2. Download the file policy.bin and save it in your Blackberry installation directory (C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry).
  3. Wipe your Blackberry, creating a backup if necessary. Select Options/Security/Wipe on the Device.
  4. Close the Desktop Manager if it is open.
  5. From the Windows Start Menu select Run…, and at the prompt type regedit. In the tree on the left hand side, navigate to:

    HKEY_Current_Users\Software\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\PolicyManager

    Right-Click the Policy Manager Folder and select New/String Value. Name the value Path. Now, Double-Click the Path Subkey and set Value Data to:

    C:\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry\policy.bin

  6. Open the Desktop Manager.
  7. Connect the Device.

Now, this process worked on my 8830, but I am not guaranteeing that it will work on your BlackBerry.  I am not responsible for any data loss/corruption/bricking that can occur with the steps above.  If you hose up your BB, then you are on your own.  Don’t send me emails stating that your BB is broke and asking questions on how to fix it.  As my boss says, “Not my problem.”

Also, I am not responsible if you get in trouble with your work for removing a corporate policy.  The steps above are for those that purchased their BB on the web and it came with a policy installed on it and they need to remove it.

Don’t blame me.  You are doing this at your own risk.


15/11/2009 - Posted by | how-to

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