Workplace is the native MDM enrollment method for Windows 8.1 devices. Enrolling through Workplace and using the Windows Auto Discovery provides a quick and easy enrollment flow for end users.

Service (WADS) provides a quick and easy enrollment flow for end users.

To enroll through Workplace with WADS:

  1. Navigate on the device to Settings > Change PC Settings > Network > Workplace.

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  2. Enter the user name you provided to your end user into the Email text box, followed by the domain for the environment in the format Username@domain.com (such as jdoe1@acme.com).

    The email address text box does not display for devices that are domain joined. Registering the UPN domain during WADS configuration removes the need to enter the email address for all AD users.

  3. Under Turn on device management, leave the Automatically detect server address slider set to On.
  4. Leave the Enter server address text box blank.

  5. Select Turn On.
  6. Enter the Group ID and select Next.

    Registering your domain in AirWatch removes the need to enter the Group ID during enrollment. For more information on Auto-Discovery, see Introduction to the Windows Auto-Discovery Service.

  7. Enter your username and password and select Next.

    These credentials may be your directory services credentials or dedicated credentials specific to your AirWatch environment.
  8. Select Turn On. If the button changes from Turn On to Turn Off, you have successfully enrolled the device. Do not select Turn Off or the device unenrolls from AirWatch.