The Windows Desktop Agent Application page lets you configure the various options for the AirWatch Protection Agent.

  • Current Setting – Select whether to Inherit or Override the displayed settings. Inherit means use the settings of the current organization group's parent OG, while Override enables the settings for editing so you can modify the current OG's settings directly.
Setting Description
Publish AirWatch Protection Agent

Enable to use the AirWatch Protection Agent for Windows 8.1 devices to configure device security and protection settings.

  • Device Ownership Type – Select which ownership types you want to require enrolling with the AirWatch Protection Agent enrollment method.
Protection Agent Automatic Updates Enable to automatically update the AirWatch Protection Agent when a new version is available.
  • Child Permission – Select the available behavior of child organization groups that exist below the currently selected organization group. Inherit only means child OGs are only allowed to inherit these settings. Override only means they override the settings, and Inherit or Override means you can choose to inherit or override settings in child OGs that exist below the currently selected OG.