In System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, there’re multiple ways to manage a device: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682022.aspx. In this blog, we will give the detailed step by step guidance on how to install the mobile device legacy client.
In general, there’re five steps:
1. Prepare the necessary PKI certificate
Follow the link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg699362.aspx for the PKI certificate requirements for Management Point, Distribution Point and mobile devices.
Follow the link http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/gg682023.aspx for step by step guidance on deploy the certificate for Management Point, Distribution Point, and mobile device.
2. Configure CA Web Enrollment server to use SSL
This is required for CM 2012
3. Enable Device Management Point and Configure Distribution Point on CM Site Server
4. Prepare client installation files
5. Transfer the installation files to device and start install
Now we will give the details on step 3 & 4.
Open SCCM Admin Console, and go to Administration \ Overview \ Site Operations \ Servers and Site Systems roles. In the Site System Roles panel, right click “Management Point”, and choose “Allow mobile devices to use this management point”.
To verify DMP is installed successfully, you can either check the DMPSetup.log or use self-test URL: https://<siteserName>/devicemgmt?selftest
Open SCCM Admin Console, and go to Administration \ Overview \ Site Operations \ Servers and Site Systems roles. In the Site System Roles panel, right click “Distribution Point”, in the “General” Panel, select “Allow intranet and Internet connections”
To install mobile device legacy client, we need to prepare for the installation files. Each device platform has its own specific installation files. Generally, for all the platforms, they will need 7 files:
The file is located under
Re-name is required. Please rename the file to “enroll.exe”.
Don’t rename this file. It will fail to install if the file names changes.
The sample setting file is located under
Don’t rename this file.
In the ClientSettings.ini, we need configure below settings before kick-off the installation.
How to configure
FQDN of the machine which hosts the CA.
FQDN of the machine which hosts the DMP site system role
Site code the primary site which DMP belongs to.
FQDN of the machine which hosts the FSP site system role. If your site has no FSP, please ignore this setting
You can get the key from file
%SCCM_Installed_Dir%\bin\i386\MobileClient.tcf (open the file with notepad)
After file preparation, we will have 7 files for each platform. Let’s take WinCE 6.0 for example, and assuming the CE machine is ARM. We will have below files.
Now to install client agent becomes easier.
Copy files to the device
Kick off the process dmclientsetup_arm.exe
Log files are located at CE machine’s \Temp\ folder. If the installation failed, please check the network connectivity between CE machine and CA, between CE machine and DMP.