This article can help you plan and deploy your wireless infrastructure using Microsoft System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) 2008. This includes establishing Wi-Fi access through public and private connection points for Windows Mobile devices to MDM. Also it provides you with best practices and guidelines to help ensure a more secure and more reliable MDM wireless architecture. You must have MDM fully installed and configured in your company network before proceeding with any MDM Wi-Fi implementation.


You must have a general understanding of the following to proceed:

  • Wireless architecture and wireless access points

  • MDM Device Management Server

  • MDM Enrollment Server

  • MDM Gateway Server

  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003

  • Domain controllers

  • Active Directory directory service

  • Group Policy management

  • Virtual private networks (VPNs)

  • Network protocols

  • Domain Name System (DNS)

  • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)

  • Secure Socket Layers (SSL)

Best Practices

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

In This Section

MDM Wireless Deployment Topologies

Provides an overview, best practices, and setup guidance for the supported MDM wireless topologies.

Windows Mobile Device Enrollment using Wi-Fi

Enrolling a Windows Mobile 6.1 device by using Wi-Fi from wireless access points that are both external and internal to your company network.

Procedures for MDM Wireless Deployment

Assists you in configuring your mobile devices.