System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) enables Windows Mobile 6.1 devices to become a trusted member of your company network. As soon as it is domain-joined, the managed device can access internal network resources for your company that the administrator enables.

This includes file shares, internal applications, Microsoft® Exchange e-mail messages, Microsoft SharePoint® sites, and other services that before only desktop and portable computers could access.

The following MDM features help you manage, control, and make your mobile messaging environment more secure:

With MDM architecture, you can configure MDM in your company infrastructure in many ways. However, this depends on the scalability option that you select and the availability of system requirements for your company. The following illustration shows an overview of the three primary server configurations:

There are three primary configuration options:

For more information about these configuration options, see Planning for Mobile Device Managerin the MDM Planning Guide.