Device enrollment establishes the initial communication with AirWatch to enable Mobile Device Management (MDM). Windows 7 requires the AirWatch Agent for Windows devices to enroll.

Enrollment Basics

Windows 7 must begin communicating with AirWatch to access internal content and features. This communication uses the AirWatch Agent. The AirWatch Agent provides a single resource to enroll a device and provides device details.

The Windows 7 enrollment methods all use the AirWatch Agent to complete enrollment. End users enroll using the AirWatch Agent enrollment flow. You can also enroll devices using the silent enrollment or device imaging enrollment.

The Windows 7 platform supports Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and Windows 10 devices. The functionality changes when enrolling devices as Windows 7 devices. For more information, see Windows Desktop and Windows 7 Devices.

AirWatch Agent Enrollment

The simplest enrollment workflow uses the AirWatch Agent for Windows to enroll devices. End users simply download the AirWatch Agent from and follow the prompts to enroll. For more information on Agent-based enrollment, see AirWatch Agent for Windows Enrollment.

If you use a proxy server, you must configure the AirWatch Agent proxy settings. For more information, see Enroll Windows 7 Devices Through a Proxy.

Silent Enrollment

You can bypass end-user interaction and simplify enrollment using the silent enrollment work flow. This enrollment method uses BAT files and command-line entries to download and configure the AirWatch Agent and complete enrollment. For more information, see Windows 7 Silent Enrollment.

Device Imaging Enrollment

If you are imaging Windows 7 devices, you can download and configure the AirWatch Agent onto the base operating system image. With this enrollment method, you can ship devices to end users with the AirWatch Agent preinstalled, only requiring the end users to enter their user credentials. For more information, see Install the AirWatch Agent on a Base Operating System Image.