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ManageEngine Mobile Device Manager Plus can be used to deploy configuration settings, security commands, and retrieve asset data over-the-air (OTA). The diagram given below is a representation of how the On-Premise version of Mobile Device Manager Plus functions.

Note: For the architecture of Mobile Device Manager Plus Cloud, refer to this page.

Fig : Mobile Device Manager Plus- Architecture

All Communications from Mobile Device Manager Plus to the managed mobile devices will be routed through intermediate services such as Apple Push Notification service(APNs) for Apple devices, Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) for Android devices, and Windows Push Notification Services (WNS) for Windows devices. A live TCP connection is maintained for the notification services. APNs, FCM, and WNS act intermediate services to wake up managed devices whenever an action is triggered to be performed from the MDM server. But WNS is used only for devices running Windows 8.1 and is not available for mobile devices running Windows 8.0. Managed mobile devices communicate with Mobile Device Manager Plus to receive instructions and report the status and data back to the MDM server. For the above setup to work, the following should be done.

Assuming users' mobility, Mobile Device Manager Plus Server should be reachable via public IP address (or FQDN). If you are installing Mobile Device Manager Plus Server in the LAN, add an entry in your external router to direct the requests to your public IP address to the internal IP of the computer where Mobile Device Manager Plus Server is installed. If all the devices managed are within the LAN, this requirement is not needed.

Refer the following to know about the list of Ports used and Domains accessed by MDM for enrolling and managing devices:

Click here to know the steps to verify the reachability of the required domains.

Click here to know MDM Cloud architecture

Setting up and Enrolling mobile devices:

Apple devices

Android devices

Setting up Knox devices

Setting Up Windows devices

Setting Up Chrome devices

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