You can enroll your Windows devices into one of two platforms. The platform determines the available device management functionality for your Windows devices.

The Windows Desktop platform supports Windows 8.1 and Windows 10 devices using the native MDM enrollment. The Windows 7 platform supports Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10 devices enrolled using the AirWatch Unified Agent for Windows.

The table shows the differences in enrollment methods. Consider enrolling Windows 8 and Windows 10 devices as Windows Desktop devices because of the increased device management functionality.

Functionality Windows 7 Windows Desktop
Native MDM Enrollment Method  
AirWatch Agent Enrollment
AirWatch Protection Agent Support
Supports Full Windows 10 functionality  
Supports SCCM Managed Devices
Supports Windows 7 Devices