- A typical Mobile Device Manager system
- Extending Active Directory to Windows Mobile
- Enrolling, provisioning, and inventorying Windows Mobile devices
- Password settings include password requirement; type and minimum length; password expiration; and local device wipe after a specified number of failed tries (including user notification of the number of tries remaining).
- Platform lockdown settings enable administrators to selectively enable or disable device functionality including camera, wireless LAN, infrared, Bluetooth, and removable storage. Post Office Protocol (POP), Internet Message Access Protocol (IMAP), Short Message Service (SMS), and Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS) messaging can all be turned off, and Windows Update for Windows Mobile can be disabled.
- Mobile Device Manager provides granular application control. It can prevent devices from running unsigned applications or applications with non-approved signatures, or allow specific unsigned applications at the administrator's discretion.
- To help protect data, the administrator can enforce encryption of files created on removable storage cards (with the encryption key tied to the device). Device encryption is also available for protection of sensitive data on the device. Besides the files that are protected by default, the administrator can specify additional files to be encrypted.
- Mobile VPN settings determine what control users have over their devices' VPN connections and can also be used to set data encryption levels.
- ActiveSync® settings set message format, e-mail age filters, size limits, synchronization settings, and more.
- S/MIME settings can require message signing, message encryption, or the use of specific algorithms.
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