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Windows MDM

by jhon duncen

Windows device management lets IT admins simplify the management of Windows devices used in companies by implementing Windows MDM solutions to protect, manage, and examine devices. It assists IT admins, in enrolling devices, assigning them to users, distributing apps and content, and implementing security policies to stop data leaks. The majority of employees these days use Windows laptops, making them an integral part of almost every company. Unlike desktops, laptops are carried everywhere, thus making remote working more convenient. However, laptops can become a serious threat to the company if they are stolen or left somewhere, as they contain corporate data. Managing laptops becomes a difficult task without a mobile device management solution.

Features of Windows Device Management

Device enrollment

  • Users can enroll devices over the air (OTA) with the help of Microsoft’s built-in device management client. Thus, easing the deployment of device management in Windows.
  • Users can help themselves with a self-service portal.
  • The enrollment is authenticated with a one-time passcode or with the user’s Active Directory credentials.
  • Several devices can be enrolled for a single user.

Profile management

  • Create and configure the e-mail policy for IMAP (Internet Message Access Protocol), POP (Post Office Protocol), and Exchange ActiveSync.
  • Configure users’ Wi-Fi, VPN, and cellular data usage while roaming.
  • Customise the security level of passcodes differing from simple to complex depending on the requirements.
  • Companies can separate Windows devices based on corporate or BYOD (bring your own device) and implement policies and restrictions.
  • Companies can provide e-mail access to only MDM enrolled devices with the help of Exchange ActiveSyncProvide.
  • Companies can lock down devices to run a specific app or a set of apps with the help of a single app and multi-app Kiosk mode.

App management

  • Companies can safely manage and distribute store apps and custom in-house apps, including Windows line-of-business (LOB) apps.
  • Companies can distribute the apps in the App Catalogue to the employees.
  • Companies can test and deploy apps in the absence of any user intervention.
  • Companies can separate the apps that are blocked and those that are allowed.
  • Companies can delete distributed apps automatically with actions like Remove device or Corporate Wipe.
  • Companies can gather reports to examine the status of installed apps on all the devices. MDM enables the companies to schedule reports as well.

Security management

  • Companies can remotely lock the devices to secure their data if the devices are lost or stolen.
  • Companies can protect their devices by configuring restrictions to disable copy and paste operations, location services, camera, NFC (near field communication), and more.
  • Companies can locate devices that are missing by remotely locking it and raising an instant alarm.
  • Companies can perform a complete wipe to stop data loss or theft.
  • Companies can execute a corporate wipe to delete all the 

corporate data, without affecting the personal user data.

Audit & Reports

  • Companies can examine the status of their Windows devices by generating updated reports.
  • Companies can generate customised reports based on criteria like applications by devices, devices by model, and more.

Reference Links:

https://www.manageengine.com/mobile-device-management/windows-phone-management.html

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/client-management/mdm/

https://www.miradore.com/platforms/windows-management/

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