With PolicyPak MDM Settings manager you can deliver Windows 10 MDM settings using your existing Group Policy infrastructure. See this video for a quick demonstration.
PolicyPak MDM Settings manager and PolicyPak Cloud
So in the first video we delivered MDM settings using Group Policy. In the second video, we used PolicyPak Exporter Utility and we were able to export these guys as XML files, wrap them up into an MSI and use the Not-Group Policy method to get our MDM settings out there, say using SCCM or whatever tool you have. But you could also export these settings and then, get this, upload them to our PolicyPak Cloud Service.
So in this example here I’ve got a group called Traveling Sales Laptops. I’m simply going to click on them and link – I’m sorry, I’m going to upload a new XML data file and link to this computer group. So I’m going to browse for those XML files we already exported earlier. So they are right here. So I’ll go ahead and click on this first one here to prevent Cortana from being used. So I’ll call this maybe “MDM- Cortana Prevent”. Okay, click “add” on that guy and we’ll do it again. We’ll upload and link to the computer group and we’ll do it for the other one: the “forced start screen size large” setting. So I’ll call this “MDM- Start Screen Large”, and click “add”.
Now, remember PolicyPak cloud service doesn’t just get you these settings. We get everything – all the Group Policy, all the Group Policy Preferences, all the Group Policy Security Settings and all of our stuff including Application Settings. In this quick demonstration I’m showing you just MDM settings that we’re going to deliver. Remember, these XML settings are only going to affect computers when they are in the “Traveling Sales Laptops” group.
So if I were to go over to my endpoint machine here, my Windows 10 machine, I’ve already downloaded the PolicyPak Cloud Client Setup Utility. This is going to enable us to join PolicyPak Cloud and not only get MDM settings, but get all sorts of settings including Group Policy, Group Policy Preferences, Security Settings and Application Settings from PolicyPak Application Manager. In this quick example I’m simply going to show you the MDM settings manager.
So you can see it’s connecting and it will join the PolicyPak Cloud and when it does you can see we joined what’s called the “All” group and also “Unassigned”. So a whole lot of nothing special happens. We want to move the computer that we just had. So we’ll go to computers here and we will “assign computers to group” and that’s it. So the computer we’re after is this guy, “desktop”, with that special name ‘that’s how it came out of the box.’ So, go ahead and click “add” here. Now he is now in the “Traveling Sales Laptops” group which has those MDM settings linked.
All we’re going to do is run “ppcloud/sync” or you could run “ppupdate”, that’s another command we have. It will connect to the cloud, download these settings, and at this point – there we go, it showed us what groups we’re a member of. We’re a member of “All” and the “Traveling Sales Laptops”. You can also see that we got those two MDM settings. Remember, not every MDM setting is going to work until sometimes you log off or log back on. Sometimes you reboot. That’s not up to us, that’s up to the MDM setting itself.
So all we’re going to do is to log off and log back on. At this point all of our MDM settings should take effect. Again, the Cortana one should already be configured to disabled, and also the start screen has been set to full.
So in review, to get your settings to your domain joint machines it’s easy. You can simply use Group Policy to do that. If you want to use another method like SCCM or your own management tool that’s great. All you have to do is right-click and export those settings and wrap them up into an MSI. We give you the utility for that. Or if you want to use PolicyPak Cloud its super easy to do. Simply upload those settings to PolicyPak Cloud, use the PolicyPak Cloud Client and get all the settings you want, existing Group Policy and new MDM settings.
I hope this gives you what you need in order to help you make a decision about getting a trial with PolicyPak and looking forward to working with you soon, thanks.