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
    Note: If using a ZIP file, compress application packages that are 4GB or larger using 7-Zip. Workspace ONE UEM does not decompress ZIP packages containing application packages of 4GB or larger when compressed using the native Windows zip compressor.

CDNs and File Storage Systems

It is considered to be a best practice to use 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 - SaaS Environments

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

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.

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

Enable Software Package Deployment - On-premises Environments

Software distribution is now turned on by default in the Workspace ONE UEM console for all on-premises customers. By default, customers get up to 5 GB of storage for applications in the database. For storing large Win32 applications, you can use a file storage system.

It is considered to be a best practice to use the content delivery network (CDN) to deploy applications. This option has the advantage of reducing the bandwidth on other servers.