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You can push a provisioning XML file over the air (OTA) to a Windows Mobile device using a one-way WAP push and the OMA Client Provisioning protocol. This method is useful if the mobile operator prefers to bootstrap the device over the air at the point of sale or after purchase.

Microsoft does not provide an OMA Client Provisioning server. The OEM, mobile operator, or a third party must create their own server. For information about server requirements, see Server Requirements for OMA Client Provisioning.


The following illustration shows how a device is provisioned using an OMA Client Provisioning server.

The illustration shows the dataflow explained in the following steps:

  1. A provisioning XML file is placed on the OMA Client Provisioning server, also known as the WAP Push Gateway.

  2. Using a WAP push, the server sends a Short Message Service (SMS) message that contains the WAP provisioning XML file to the device.

    The device is updated.

For greater detail of what occurs on the device, see OMA Client Provisioning Device Management Architecture.

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