When you enable Make App MDM Managed if User Installed for Win32 applications, the system processes the command to assume management of the Win32 application. Assuming management of Win32 applications includes certain caveats to work.

Considerations for User-Installed Win32 Applications

When you enable Make App MDM Managed if User Installed for Win32 applications, the system processes the command to assume management of the Win32 application. Assuming management of Win32 applications includes certain caveats to work.

This feature works for devices that meet these caveats.

  • Devices that enrolled or were assigned after you enabled this option and did not have the application installed.
  • Devices that enrolled or were assigned after you enabled this option and did have the application installed with a status of user-installed.

This feature does not support the management assumption process on devices that meet these caveats.

  • Devices that enrolled or were assigned before you enabled this option and have the application installed with a status of user-installed.
  • Devices that are employee owned. If users have BYODs, you cannot assume management of Win32 applications on these devices.

User-Installed Win32 Application Workflow

When you enable Make App MDM Managed if User Installed for Win32 applications, the system processes the command to assume management of the Win32 application.

If you enable Make App MDM Managed if User Installed, the management assumption process begins with an install command.

Note:

If you disable the option and the user installs the application, the system marks the application as user-installed.

  1. Workspace ONE UEM sends install commands to all the enrolled devices after publication.
  2. The device responds and confirms the acceptance of the app installation command.
  3. The system checks if the Make App MDM Managed if User Installed for the Win32 application is enabled and the administrator is assuming management.
  4. The system looks for the application on the device. If the application is already installed, the system downloads the installer to the app management cache.This step is required for management tasks such as app updates and app removal.
  5. If the application is not installed, the system installs the application as per the configured deployment options.
  6. The device reports the status of the application as managed to the console.