Group Policy Edition
When you're using PolicyPak Group Policy Edition, you get to also license your MDM environment. That’s right! You can immediately use PolicyPak with the Group Policy Edition as you transition to MDM.
TIP: You only need to pay for each machine one time; even if the machine is Hybrid Azure AD joined.
If all or most the computers you’re working with are domain-joined, PolicyPak Group Policy Edition is best for you.
PolicyPak works with your existing Active Directory and however you currently deliver settings. So if you use Group Policy, SCCM, Altiris, KACE, Tivoli, or some other delivery method, then PolicyPak Group Policy Edition is for you.
If you have a handful of non-domain joined machines, you have two options:
If you’re a Managed Service Provider, or someone who has to maintain a lot of remote or non-domain-joined machines, PolicyPak Cloud Edition is best for you.
That being said, if you are already invested in an MDM service (like Airwatch, Intune or MobileIron) and want to deliver settings to those non-domain joined machines, then you can use PolicyPak MDM Edition.
Either choice enables you to deliver, update, enforce and remediate the whole range of PolicyPak Suite settings AND real Microsoft Group Policy settings over the internet – wherever your non-domain-joined machines are located. If you currently have some domain-joined machines or might have in the future, both editions will support those as well.
|Settings delivery to domain-joined machines|
|Settings delivery to non-domain-joined machines|
|Compliance retained if machine goes offline|
|Delivers settings via GPO|
|Delivers settings via PolicyPak Cloud|
|Delivers settings via SCCM, and other on-prem tools|
|Delivers settings via MDM|
Yes. PolicyPak Group Policy, MDM and PolicyPak Cloud work together perfectly. As seen in the graphic, policies are targeted specifically, or are simply merged together. If there’s a conflict, the on-prem directive (eg. Group Policy) wins.
Bonus: when you purchase a PolicyPak Cloud license, you automatically get a PolicyPak Group Policy license. Therefore, you can use either the PolicyPak Cloud to deliver your setting and/or, say, Group Policy or SCCM to deliver your setting (after the computer has consumed a PolicyPak Cloud license).
See diagram for How to license PolicyPak Group Policy method, PolicyPak MDM method, PolicyPak Cloud or a combination.