The System Center Mobile Device Manager (MDM) client application that lets you manage a Windows Mobile device through MDM is built into Windows Mobile 6.1 devices. It is not included in earlier versions of Windows Mobile. Windows Mobile 6.1 supports the standards needed to allow the client to establish an authenticated and encrypted communications channel to MDM Gateway Server.

Mobile operators can disable the MDM management functionality on your managed devices. Check with the operator to make sure that it will allow this functionality on devices that you purchase from them.

The following illustration shows the architecture of the MDM client on a Windows Mobile 6.1 device:

The MDM client architecture consists of the following primary components: