The Microsoft Device Emulator uses the following two emulator images to simulate the use of a Windows Mobile 6.1 device:

Use the appropriate Device Emulator to simulate the use of a Windows Mobile 6.1 device on your System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) system. You will get both emulators in the Windows Mobile 6.1 Emulator Images download which is available on the Downloads page of the following Microsoft Web site: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=115896 .


Before you install and configure the Device Emulator, make sure that the computer hosting the Device Emulator meets the following requirements:

  • Is running a 32-bit version of the Microsoft Windows® operating system

  • Has Microsoft Virtual PC installed

  • Has a connection to the MDM Gateway Server.

Host Computer

Do not install the emulator software on a computer running a 64-bit version of Windows. Install the software on an x86-based computer that is running a 32-bit version of Windows.

Microsoft Virtual PC

To establish communications, the Device Emulator requires a virtual machine (VM) network driver that enables you to configure the emulator to use the physical network card. This VM network driver is available with Microsoft Virtual PC, which is a free download at this Microsoft Web site: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=46859

Direct Internet Connection

For MDM features to function, the Device Emulator must be running in an environment that has a direct connection to the Internet. If you are working in a lab environment and can connect directly to the MDM Gateway Server, you do not need an Internet connection.

Process Overview