To deploy Win32 applications with the software distribution, use supported file types, operating systems, and platforms.

Supported Platforms

The supported platform to deploy Win32 Applications is Windows Desktop.

Supported File Types

  • MSI
  • EXE
  • ZIP

CDNs and File Storage Systems

All deployments use a content delivery network (CDN) to deploy applications. This option has the advantage of sending content to devices in the network and to remote devices. It also offers increased download speeds and reduces bandwidth on Workspace ONE UEM servers. However, in some scenarios, a CDN is not a viable option. For these instances, use a file storage system.

Enable Software Package Deployment

Configure Workspace ONE UEM to recognize the deployment of Win32 applications through the software distribution method.

SaaS Environments

For the Software Package Deployment option to display, Workspace ONE UEM enables the CDN for the environment. Go to Groups & Settings > All Settings > Device & Users > Windows > Windows Desktop > App Deployments and enable Software Package Deployment.


If your deployment whitelists Workspace ONE UEM IP addresses, the CDN does not work.

On-premises Environments

On-premises environments use a file storage system to store the large Win32 applications. They also use a CDN to download the applications and to reduce the bandwidth on other servers.

  1. First, enable the CDN at Groups & Settings > All Settings > System > Enterprise Integration > CDN.
  2. Enable the file storage system. See Introduction to File Storage for more information and server requirements.