AIDC Mobile Device Settings 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 device profile. For more information on smart device profiles, see Smart Device Settings Profiles.

To create an AIDC mobile device profile

1.From the Profiles tab, click New Profile in the Available Profiles tab.
The New Profile dialog box appears.

2.Click Mobile device settings under the Windows Mobile / CE / DOS Devices (AIDC) heading.

3.Configure the profile settings.

4.Click Save.

An AIDC mobile device profile has the following configuration 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 User Accounts.

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: