The following cases require Internet access to the Administration Server:
By default, Internet connection is not required for Administration Server to install Microsoft software updates on the managed devices. For example, the managed devices can download the Microsoft software updates directly from Microsoft Update servers or from Windows Server with Microsoft Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) deployed in your organization's network. Administration Server must be connected to the Internet in the following cases:
Internet connection is required for Administration Server to perform the following tasks:
This section describes typical ways of providing access to the Administration Server over the Internet. Each of the cases focusing on providing Internet access to the Administration Server may require a dedicated certificate for the Administration Server.