After creating provisioning packages, you can manage your templates and packages from the Windows list view. This page allows you to create, edit, and delete your existing packages. After creating a configuration file for Workspace ONE Drop Ship Provisioning (Offline), test the file to ensure your devices are correctly configured. Testing configuration files requires a test device or virtual machine.
Creating a Provisioning Package
Create a provisioning package to configure your Dell devices. To create a package, navigate to Devices > Lifecycle > Staging > Windows and then select New.
Provisioning Package Templates
After creating a provisioning package, you can choose to either export the package or save it as a template. The templates are the saved settings for provisioning packages. When you save a template, the settings you configured are saved, but templates do not generate PPKG files until you export the package. Use templates to save and edit packages without exporting them.
Workspace ONE UEM purges PPKG files from storage based on the Purge job in the scheduler. Once the Purge job initiates, PPKG files are deleted, but the template is saved and you can export the package again.
In the Windows list view, templates show a Draft status. Active exports show the status of the export (Queued, In Progress, and so on).
Editing a Provisioning Package
You can edit existing provisioning packages. Select a package to edit and then select Edit.
From the editing page, you can edit any of the provisioning package settings. You can also export a saved template by selecting Save and Export.
Deleting a Provisioning Package
You can delete provisioning packages and templates as needed. To delete, select the package or template, and select Delete. When you delete a package, you also delete any stored PPKG files.
Testing a Workspace ONE Drop Ship Provisioning (Offline) Configuration File
Test the configuration file to ensure your devices are correctly configured. Testing configuration files requires a test device or virtual machine.
- You must have a test device or virtual machine. To test the file, you must run the System Provisioning Tool in audit mode.
- You must have one of the following items to test:
- A PPKG containing the apps you want to install onto the device.
- A Workspace ONE Drop Ship Provisioning (Offline) configuration file.
- The test device must be offline (disconnected from the internet) before running the VMware Workspace ONE Provisioning Tool to prevent Windows Updates from deploying during provisioning.
- Download the VMware Workspace ONE Provisioning Tool to the test device.
- Start the VMware Workspace ONE Provisioning Tool.
- In the tool, select a PPKG or a Configuration to test.
- Select the test method you want to use. Select Apply Apps Only to only apply the apps in the PPKG to the device. Select Apply Full Process to apply the apps and the settings in the configuration file.
- If you select a configuration file to test, you can select what happens after by setting After Applying Sysprep. You can choose to shutdown, restart, or quit after configuration. If you restart the machine, the OOBE runs. If you select quit, the VMware Workspace ONE Provisioning Tool closes after applying sysprep.
Only device-context apps are applied during this test. As there is no user for the device, user-context apps do not apply. If an app requires a reboot to finish installation, the tool prompts you to schedule a reboot. During the reboot, the device is told to resume installation after reboot and the tool relaunches.
The VMware Workspace ONE Provisioning Tool applies the PPKG and the configuration file based on the test method selected. On the right-side of the tool, you can see the status of each step. You can view the logs after running the tool. The logs are found in C:\ProgramData\Airwatch\UnifiedAgent\Logs\PPKGFinalSummary.log.