Planning for Mobile Device Manager


The Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008 Service Pack 1 Planning Guide helps administrators design and plan an MDM 2008 SP1 deployment in an enterprise environment. It provides detailed information and recommendations to help you make accurate design decisions while planning your organization's deployment.

By implementing MDM, you can manage Windows Mobile devices similarly to how you manage desktops, laptops, and servers, including enforcing Group Policy settings, distributing software updates, and wiping data from mobile devices. MDM provides device management capabilities while addressing the challenges of wireless wide area network (WWAN) connectivity and helping ensure end-to-end security.

In This Section

  • MDM System Topologies
    Describes primary system configurations and considerations for scaling and load-balancing as you implement MDM in your company network.
  • MDM Server Topologies
    Describes the recommended distributed and scaled-out server configurations and their requirements.
  • MDM Deployment Worksheets
    Provides infrastructure information and firewall setting worksheets to help you prepare to deploy MDM for your enterprise.

System Requirements for MDM Servers and Managed Devices