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How to enroll Windows PC in Hexnode

The management of windows PC is similar to that of Windows mobile devices. The only difference is that upon enrollment Hexnode Notifications apps will get installed automatically in the Windows PC. Windows Phone doesn’t support this app.
The broadcast messages send by the admin from the Hexnode device management portal are received through Hexnode Notifications app.

Windows laptops can be enrolled in 4 different ways based on the different scenarios

  1. Enrollment without user authentication/Open Enrollment
  2. Email or SMS enrollment
  3. Active Directory based enrollment
  4. PPKG enrollment

Enrollment without user authentication/Open Enrollment

In Hexnode MDM Portal (steps for the admin to follow):

  1. Go to Enroll → Platform Specific → Windows → Windows PCs & Tablets.
  2. Switch to Open Enrollment.
  3. Select a Default User and enter a Default Password.
  4. Change the Ownership based on the enrolling device to either Personal or Corporate.
  5. Click Next.

In the device (steps that users should follow):

  1. Go to Settings → Accounts →Access work or school.
  2. Select Enroll only in device management.
  3. Enter your work mail ID and click Next.
  4. Now, you will be asked to enter your Microsoft password, simply neglect this by closing the tab.
  5. Enter the server URL which will be in the format: https://<portalname>.hexnodemdm.com and click Next.
  6. Click Got it. You have now successfully enrolled your laptop.

Email or SMS enrollment

In Hexnode Portal (steps for the admin to follow):

  1. Go to Enroll → Platform Specific → Windows → Windows PCs and Tablets.
  2. Click on Switch to Authenticated Enrollment → Authenticated Enrollment.
  3. Select the types of users to be enrolled either via Enrollment Request or Self Enrollment or both.
  4. Change the Ownership to Personal, Corporate, let the user choose or Choose it later.
  5. Click Next.
  6. A message “Enrollment settings successfully updated” will be displayed.
  7. Check the box corresponding to Email or SMS based on how you want to send the enrollment request.
  8. Change the Domain and select the User.
  9. Click on Send.


In the device (steps that users should follow):

  1. Go to Settings → Accounts →Access work or school.
  2. Select Enroll only in device management.
  3. Enter your work email as mentioned in the enrollment mail and click Next.
  4. Now you will be asked to enter your Microsoft password, simply neglect this by closing the tab.
  5. Enter the server URL which will be in the format: https://<portalname>.hexnodemdm.com and click Next.
  6. Enter the password received via the enrollment mail and click Authenticate.
  7. Click Next > Got it. You have now successfully enrolled your PC in Hexnode server.

Note:


If the domain is not configured in DNS, while enrolling Windows devices, entering the email ID that matches “User Principal Name set for the user identity”, the device auto-discovers the server as Intune. It then starts the Intune enrollment process without prompting you to enter the Hexnode enrollment server.

So, either point the CNAME record to the Hexnode enrollment server or leave it blank in your DNS. If you are doing the latter, you might have to manually enter the server address during enrollment.

Active Directory based enrollment

For AD enrollment, you should have to first setup Hexnode AD agent on the Windows Server and sync your AD.
In Hexnode Portal (steps for the admin to follow):

  1. Go to Enroll → Platform Specific → Windows → Windows PCs and Tablets.
  2. Click on Switch to Authenticated Enrollment.
  3. Click on Authenticated Enrollment.
  4. Go to either Enrollment Request or Self Enrollment and click on AD Users.
  5. Change the Ownership to Personal, Corporate, let the user choose or Choose it later.
  6. Click Next.
  7. A message “Enrollment settings successfully updated” will be displayed.
  8. Check the box corresponding to Email or SMS based on how you want to send the enrollment request.
  9. Domain doesn’t have to be changed as it will be by default the AD Domain and select the User.
  10. Click on Send.

In the device (steps that users should follow):

  1. Go to Settings → Accounts →Access work or school.
  2. Select Enroll only in device management.
  3. Enter your work email.
  4. Enter the server URL which will be in the format:  https://<portalname>.hexnodemdm.com and click Next.
  5. Enter the Domain name, Email/SAM Account Name.
  6. Enter the Active Directory password and click Authenticate.
  7. Click Got it. You have now successfully enrolled your laptop.

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