Managing AIDC Mobile Device Profiles

You can use a mobile device profile to change settings on your AIDC mobile devices. This includes devices that run on Windows Mobile, WindowsCE, Palm, and DOS operating systems. An AIDC mobile device profile allows you to modify settings on the device such as custom properties and registry keys. It also allows you to configure Remote Control for devices that have a Remote Control client installed.

If you want to manage Smart devices such as iOS or Android devices, use a Smart mobile device profile. For more information on Smart mobile device profiles, see Managing Smart Mobile Device Profiles.

An AIDC mobile device profile has the following general options:


Enables or disables the profile.

Home folder

Sets the home folder for the profile.

Mobile device selection criteria

Determines which devices the profile is applied to. For information on selection criteria, see Using Selection Criteria.

Orphan Package Removal

Removes packages that have been orphaned from the device. A package is considered orphaned if it has been deleted from the Avalanche Console, if the software profile it belongs to has been disabled, or if the package has been disabled. Orphaned packages must be listed by name. Orphan package removal will only happen once, when the profile is first applied.


Any notes for the profile.

Set Server Address

Specifies the address of a specific mobile device server you want the devices to connect to.

Enable SMS Notification

Allows SMS messages to be sent to the device from the Avalanche Console.

Force Package Synchronization

Synchronizes each file of each package on the device without checking the meta-file, which provides information about the state of the files. When the option is not enabled, the server checks the meta-file, and then synchronizes only the files that have been altered or do not match.

Restrict simultaneous device updates

Limits the number of devices using the profile that are allowed to update simultaneously. This may be useful if there is a particular update that will take significant bandwidth or time. Restrict how many devices receive that update at a time so that other functions aren't affected.

Authorized Users

The Authorized Users panel allows you to assign privileges for a profile to a user that does not have rights for that profile. This allows you to give a user permission for one specific profile, rather than all profiles of a specific type. Users that already have permission for the profile will not appear in the list of available users. For information about creating users and assigning permissions, see Managing Console User Accounts.

The folder selected when you create the profile will be the profile's home folder. Other options on a mobile device profile such as custom properties, registry keys, device wipe folders, and advanced configurations are described in the following sections:

Configuring Device Wipe Folders

Editing Custom Properties for Mobile Device Profiles

Editing Registry Keys

Remote Control Settings

Configuring Mobile Device Profile Advanced Settings

To create, configure or clone an AIDC mobile device profile from the Profiles tab:

1  If you are configuring a profile that has already been created, click on the profile from the Profiles tab. When the Mobile Device Profile page appears, click Edit.


If you are creating a new mobile device profile, click New Profile in the Available Profiles panel. In the New Profile dialog box, click Mobile device settings under the Windows Mobile / CE / DOS Devices heading.


If you are creating a clone of an existing profile, its current settings, and any assigned payloads, click on the profile from the Profiles tab. When the Mobile Device Profile page appears, click Clone. This creates an unassigned clone of the profile that can be applied to any other folder location.

2  Configure the profile settings.

3  Click Save to save your changes.


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