Windows Phone 8.1 MDM protocol documentation

One of the best pieces of documentation that I have used when developing content for Windows Intune for Windows Phone 8.1 is the MDM protocol guide.


Windows Phone 8.1 provides an enterprise management solution to help IT administrators manage company security policies and business applications while avoiding compromise of the users’ privacy on their personal phones. A built-in management component in Windows Phone 8.1 can communicate with the device management server. There are two parts to the Windows Phone management component, the enrollment client, which enrolls and configures the phone to communicate with the enterprise management server and the phone management client, which periodically synchronizes with the management server to check for updates and apply the latest policies set by an IT administrator. Third-party MDM servers can manage Windows Phone 8.1 by using the Enterprise Device Management protocol. The built-in Windows Phone 8.1 management client is able to communicate with a third-party server proxy that supports the protocols outlined in this downloadable document to perform enterprise management tasks.

Windows Phone 8.1 MDM protocol documentation : 

Direct link to document : Windows Phone 8.1 MDM protocol documentation

Lets take this example :

You want to understand how to block or allow an application to run on Windows Phone 8.1. Currently today in Windows Intune this can not be achieved via the GUI from Configuration Manager.

The Windows Phone 8.1 MDM Protocol document will enable you to understand the structure of the OMA URI string that needs to be created as a setting into Configuration Manager


You can then find the relevant setting


And craft a string / setting to be deployed into Configuration Manager that is then targeted for your Windows Phone 8.1 users.

You also get examples of the XML that you may require to set that policy


There is a whole number of configurations and capabilities that you can look to set.

This document is extremely powerful and can really help you deliver some great customisations/controls for your Windows Phone 8.1 platform using OMA URI in Configuration Manager with Windows Intune.

Reference :

Windows Phone 8 MDM protocol documentation PDF : Windows Phone 8 Enterprise Device Management Protocol 

Windows Phone 8.1 MDM protocol documentation : 

Windows Phone 8.1 MDM protocol documentation PDF : Windows Phone 8.1 MDM protocol documentation

Black or Whitelist applications on Windows Phone 8.1 with Windows Intune :