The UMS Server is a server application which requires a database management system (RDBMS). Information regarding supported database management systems can be found under Installation Requirements. The database can be installed on the server itself or on a remote host.

The UMS Server communicates internally with the database and externally with the registered thin clients and the UMS Console:

The backend

Typically, the UMS Console and UMS Server are installed on different computers. Data transmission between the UMS Server and thin clients as well as between the UMS Server and Console is encrypted.

All configurations for the managed thin clients are saved in the database. Changes to a configuration are made in the database and are transferred to the thin client if necessary. The thin client can retrieve the information from the database during the booting procedure or you can send the new configuration to the thin client manually. A scheduled configuration update is also possible.