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Mobile device management

Last Updated: 10/28/2016

Windows 10 provides an enterprise management solution to help IT pros manage company security policies and business applications, while avoiding compromise of the users’ privacy on their personal devices. A built-in management component can communicate with the management server.

There are two parts to the Windows 10 management component:

  • The enrollment client, which enrolls and configures the device to communicate with the enterprise management server.
  • The management client, which periodically synchronizes with the management server to check for updates and apply the latest policies set by IT.

Third-party MDM servers can manage Windows 10 by using the MDM protocol. The built-in management client is able to communicate with a third-party server proxy that supports the protocols outlined in this document to perform enterprise management tasks. The third-party server will have the same consistent first-party user experience for enrollment, which also provides simplicity for Windows 10 users. MDM servers do not need to create or download a client to manage Windows 10. For details about the MDM protocols, see [MS-MDM]: Mobile Device Management Protocol and [MS-MDE2]: Mobile Device Enrollment Protocol Version 2.

Learn about device enrollment

Learn about device management

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