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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 you work email.
  4. Enter the server URL which will be in the format:  https://<portalname>.hexnodemdm.com and click Next .
  5. 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.
  4. Enter the server URL which will be in the format:  https://<portalname>.hexnodemdm.com and click Next.
  5. Enter the password received via the enrollment mail and click Authenticate.
  6. Click Next > Got it. You have now successfully enrolled your PC in Hexnode server.

Note:


While enrolling devices to Azure AD users, make sure that you have not restricted Windows PC in enrolling to Hexnode. If so, you can change the enrollment restriction configuration,

  1. Navigate to https://devicemanagement.microsoft.com/#home.
  2. Go to Devices > Enrollment Restrictions > All Users > Properties > Edit Restriction.
  3. Change the configurations according to your requirements.
  4. Click on Review > Save.

Windows enrollment restrictions.

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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