You must plan your deployment and configure your company IT environment by following the steps and guidelines in the MDM Planning Guide before you can install MDM. Do not deploy MDM by following the procedures in this guide until you complete the steps outlined in the MDM Planning Guide.

Configuration Requirements

The following MDM Planning Guide topics provide an example of the steps that you must follow for the pre-deployment planning and configuration that is required.


To deploy MDM, you have a general understanding of the following:

  • Microsoft® Windows Server® 2003

  • Domain controllers

  • Global catalog servers

  • Active Directory® Directory Service

  • Group Policy management

  • Virtual private networks (VPNs)

  • Network protocols

  • Domain Name System (DNS)

  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

  • Microsoft Internet Information Service 6.0 (IIS)

  • Certificates and Secure Socket Layers (SSL)

Best Practices

You have read and understand the following topics in the MDM Planning Guide:

You have read and understand the following topics in the MDM Architecture Guide:

You have read and understand the following topic in Security and Protection:

Deployment Steps

After you have planned and configured the IT infrastructure for your company as described in the MDM Planning Guide, you are ready to deploy System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM).

The following are the steps that are required to deploy MDM.

Step 1: Configuring Active Directory for MDM

Step 2: Installing MDM Enrollment Server

Step 3: Installing MDM Device Management Server

Step 4: Installing MDM Administrator Tools

Step 5: Installing MDM Gateway Server

After deployment is complete, you are ready to perform systems administration using MDM Operations Guideat this Microsoft Web site: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=112415 .

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