Profiles are the primary means to configure your Windows 10 devices to connect to Wi-Fi, use a VPN, restrict access to settings, and more. For Windows platform, some of the profiles such as BIOS, Kiosk, and OEM Updates have dependency on the installation of certain applications before the profiles can be installed on the devices. For example, the OEM Updates and the BIOS profiles are dependent on Dell Command Update or Monitor apps and the Windows Kiosk profile is dependent on installation of few internal apps.

As an admin, you can use Freestyle workflows to sequence the installation of apps and profiles to the devices as desired. Using workflows, the admins can view the status of the installation of the apps and profiles on the devices. The BIOS, Kiosk, and OEM Updates profiles have an option in the profiles edit view to a create workflow for the installation of the profile. VMware recommends using Freestyle workflows to install these special profiles on your Windows devices.

The following sections describe the procedure to create workflows to install the BIOS, Kiosk, and OEM Updates profiles for Windows devices.

Create a Workflow to Configure BIOS Profile on Windows Desktop Devices

Configure BIOS settings for select Dell enterprise devices with the BIOS profile. This profile requires integration with Dell Command | Monitor. For more information on configuring the BIOS Profile for Windows Desktop Devices, see the Dell Command | Product Integrations chapter in Windows Desktop Documentation guide.

Prerequisites

Before you create a workflow and install a BIOS profile, you must perform the following steps to add Dell Command Monitor (DCM) app to your inventory.

  1. Add the DCM app to your inventory. For more information on adding DCM app to your inventory, see the Add Dell Command | Update to Workspace ONE UEM section in the in the Windows Desktop Documentation guide.
  2. Save this profile without assignments.

Procedure

The following procedure describes the steps to create a workflow to install BIOS profile on Windows devices.

  1. Navigate to Freestyle > Freestyle Orchestrator > New and enter a name in the New Freestyle Workflow.
  2. In the right Admin Panel Workflow Settings, select the Platform from the drop-down menu, and select Smart Groups to which you want to assign this workflow.
  3. In the left pane, click + and select Resource > Application.
  4. In the right Admin Panel search and select Dell Command Monitor (DCM) app.
  5. Click + and select Resource > Profile.
  6. Search and add BIOS profile to your workflow.
  7. Click Save to save your workflow.
  8. Click Publish to publish your workflow to the devices upon device check-in.

Create a Workflow to Configure OEM Updates Profile for Windows Desktop Devices

Configure OEM Update settings for select Dell enterprise devices with the OEM Updates profile. This profile requires integration with Dell Command | Update.

Prerequisites

Before you create a workflow and install an OEM Updates profile, you must perform the following steps to add Dell Command Update (DCU) app to your inventory.

  1. Add the DCU app to your inventory. For more information on adding DCU app to your inventory, see the Configure the OEM Updates Profile topic in the Windows Desktop Documentation guide.
  2. Save this profile without assignments.

Procedure

The following procedure describes the steps to create a workflow to install OEM Updates profile on Windows devices.

  1. Navigate to Freestyle > Freestyle Orchestrator > New and enter a name in the New Freestyle Workflow.
  2. In the right Admin Panel Workflow Settings, select the Platform from the drop-down menu, and select Smart Groups to which you want to assign this workflow.
  3. In the left pane, click + and select Resource > Application.
  4. In the right Admin Panel search and select Dell Command Update (DCU) app.
  5. Click + and select Resource > Profile.
  6. Search and add OEM Updates profile to your workflow.
  7. Click Save to save your workflow.
  8. Click Publish to publish your workflow to the devices upon device check-in.

Create a Workflow to Configure a Kiosk Profile for Windows Desktop Devices

Configure a Kiosk profile to turn your Windows Desktop device into a multi-app kiosk device. This profile allows you to configure the apps that display in the device start menu.

Prerequisites

Before you create a workflow and install a Kiosk profile, you must perform the following steps to add all the required apps to your Kiosk profile.

  1. Add all the required apps to include in Kiosk mode to your inventory.
  2. Save the profile without assignments.

Procedure

The following procedure describes the steps to create a workflow to install Kiosk profile on Windows devices.

  1. Navigate to Freestyle > Freestyle Orchestrator > New and enter a name in the New Freestyle Workflow.
  2. In the right Admin Panel Workflow Settings, select the Platform from the drop-down menu, and select Smart Groups to which you want to assign this workflow.
  3. In the left pane, click + and select Group.
  4. Click + and select Resource > Application and add all the applications you want to include in the Kiosk mode.
  5. Click + and select Resource > Profile and add Kiosk profile to the workflow.
  6. Click Save to save your workflow.
  7. Click Publish to publish your workflow to the devices upon device check-in.
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