Wrox Programmer Forums

Need to download code?

View our list of code downloads.

Go Back   Wrox Programmer Forums > Other Programming > BOOK: Professional BlackBerry
Password Reminder
| FAQ | Members List | Search | Today's Posts | Mark Forums Read
BOOK: Professional BlackBerry
This is the forum to discuss the Wrox book Professional BlackBerry by Craig J. Johnston, Richard Evers; ISBN: 9780764589539
Welcome to the p2p.wrox.com Forums.

You are currently viewing the BOOK: Professional BlackBerry section of the Wrox Programmer to Programmer discussions. This is a community of tens of thousands of software programmers and website developers including Wrox book authors and readers. As a guest, you can read any forum posting. By joining today you can post your own programming questions, respond to other developers’ questions, and eliminate the ads that are displayed to guests. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free .
DRM-free e-books 300x50
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
  #1 (permalink)  
Old September 9th, 2005, 12:30 PM
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: , , .
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default 3rd Party App OTA Deployment


First, thanks Mr. Johnston and Mr. Evers for writing the book. It has been very informative.

I have a question (many actually, but one to start) about OTA "Pushing" of 3rd party apps via a BES 4.x w/ Exchange using an Application Control Policy. Is it possible to control or determine when an application will arrive on a handheld device?

I found Mr. Johnston's PPT here: http://www.ibbug.org/en-us/meetings/...gJJohnston.pps which refers to the "next app push interval" and states "the default app push interval is 4 hours" which gives me hope the default can be changed. Can it? Is it in the BESMgmt DB and hackable or is it on the RIM NOC side and hopeless?

I also read this: http://www.blackberryforums.com/arch...hp/t-3419.html which is consistent with what I experience, but very close to unacceptable. If it can take 12+ hours and you are testing but "never" get an app push, how do you know where the problem is? Is there a trace or log?

Anyway, hopefully you have a "trick" to push an app in some reasonable timeframe and know it got there.

Thank you,

Reply With Quote
  #2 (permalink)  
Old September 9th, 2005, 01:41 PM
Authorized User
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: , NJ, USA.
Posts: 23
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to ibanyan Send a message via MSN to ibanyan Send a message via Yahoo to ibanyan

Hi David.

You can change the default (4 hour) app push window. Be careful though because you may cause the BES to work too hard if the interval is too low.
Here is what you need to do:

  • Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\BlackBerry IT Admin Server.
  • Create a new DWORD called AppProvisioningPollInterval. Give it a value. This sets the interval to X number of minutes.
  • After making this change, restart the BlackBerry Policy Service.

I caution you to be very careful when changing this interval and if you change it on a production BES, do it for testing only, then set it back to default.

If the application never arrives on the handheld, you can look in the logs. They are:
\Program Files\Research In Motion\BlackBerry Enterprise Server\Logs. The name of the log is <Servername>_POLC_<Date>.txt.

Sometimes the device will need to be nuked and reloaded to correct a situation which causes the push to fail.

I hope that this helps.


Craig J. Johnston
Reply With Quote
  #3 (permalink)  
Old September 15th, 2005, 09:53 AM
Registered User
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: , , .
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

Thank you so VERY much!!! That will really help troubleshoot the issues we are having.

I am hoping this will let me work out way the Handheld Configuration Tool shows incorrect Modules, versus what the Options Applications Modules shows on the actual device. This is causing "Handheld state invalid" Configuration Status and never seems to clear or resolve.

This all relates to a Software Policy that attempted to drop a 2.0 version over a 1.0 and it can't do that upgrade. (The app. is the RSA SecurID soft token).

Thanks again.

Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Where to obtain 3rd party components MichaelBate General .NET 1 August 29th, 2008 08:00 PM
3rd party application invoke from ASP MehulCSC Classic ASP Professional 1 June 9th, 2008 01:45 PM
3rd party application from ASP MehulCSC Classic ASP Basics 1 June 9th, 2008 01:18 PM
Favorite 3rd party software with MySQL MySQLGeek MySQL 0 January 11th, 2008 05:32 AM
Crystal and Oracle and 3rd Party narooma.12 Crystal Reports 0 January 4th, 2005 04:08 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:29 PM.

Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
© 2013 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.