Platform Management installs, maintains, and configures applications and services on the client. There are two platform management services.
The Update Manager enables end-users to directly install applications and components from standard Eclipse update sites onto managed clients.
The Enterprise Management Agent works cooperatively with the Device Management Server provided by the Lotus® Expeditor Server to perform management operations. The agent and server use the SyncML/DM protocol defined by the Open Mobile Alliance to communicate management requests. An administrator can schedule management jobs for devices that include software installation, update, and configuration. When installing and updating software components, the management system determines which components are already on the device and then installs only the missing components.
Parent topic: Overview of the managed client platform: XPD622