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

Enrollment Basics

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

The Windows 7 enrollment methods all use the AirWatch Unified Agent to complete enrollment. End users enroll using the AirWatch Unified 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 Unified Agent Enrollment

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

If you use a proxy server, you must configure the AirWatch Unified 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 Unified 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 Unified Agent onto the base operating system image. With this enrollment method, you can ship devices to end users with the AirWatch Unified Agent preinstalled, only requiring the end users to enter their user credentials. For more information, see Install the AirWatch Unified Agent on a Base Operating System Image.