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System Center Mobile Device Manager

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Developer(s)  Microsoft
License  Proprietary
Stable release  1.0 / April, 2008
Operating system  Windows, Windows Mobile

System Center Mobile Device Manager is a Mobile device management (MDM) solution providing over-the-air (OTA) management of Windows Mobile Smartphone security, applications and settings. System Center Mobile Device Manager supports devices running the Windows Mobile 6.1 and above operating system. Earlier, functions of this product provided by System Center Configuration Manager.


Important: Mainstream support for System Center Mobile Device Manager 2008 ended on July 9, 2013, and extended support ends on July 10, 2018.


Through ActiveDirectory-based policies, the product provides the following functions:

  • Provisioning of device settings: provisioning the managed devices with settings, such as E-mail accounts and access points.
  • Settings monitoring: setting and verifying the settings of managed devices, gathering diagnostics information and application inventory.
  • Device security: back up, restore, lock, wipe and set up functionality restrictions for managed devices.
  • Asset and application management: install/remove, update, gather inventory, version check and the starting or stopping of mobile applications, such as virus protection, encryption and mobile email clients.
  • Client

    System Center Mobile Device Manager client is located in ROM. All device management activities are centrally managed from the server side.


    System Center Mobile Device Manager server components are deployed on multiple server computers, including a Mobile VPN server, a Windows Update server,and an ActiveDirectory domain controller.


    System Center Mobile Device Manager Wikipedia

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