Execute the SCCM Application on your Windows 10 Device

We will now execute the SCCM application on a Windows 10 system to enroll via a staging account and verify the enrollment switches to the aduser as we defined in the pre-registration.  

1. Execute the SCCM Application on your Windows 10 Device

  1. Right-click the Windows Start button.
  2. Click Run.

1.1. Open Configuration Manager Client Properties

  1. Enter "control smscfgrc" for the Open field.
  2. Click OK.

1.2. Force policy update on SCCM Client

Typically, an SCCM client will check for policy updates approximately every 30 minutes.  We will next force a policy refresh so we can immediately run the application to register this device.

Do the following on the Configuration Manager Properties window

  1. Click the Actions tab.
  2. Select Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle.
  3. Click Run Now.
  4. Click OK for the Machine Policy Retrieval & Evaluation Cycle popup noting the run time.
  5. Click OK to close the Configuration Manager Properties window.

1.3. Watch for application assignment to be received

After the SCCM client policies are updated, it can take a couple of minutes for the application assignment to show up.  You will see the icon above and a notification that new software is available.  

  1. Click the arrow from the task bar to view additional options.
  2. Confirm that the icon for new software is displayed on the task bar.  You should have also received a notification alerting you that new software was available.

1.4. Open Software Center and run AirWatch Enrollment Application

Click the SCCM Software Center icon from the Windows task bar to open Software Center and review the application.  

1.5. Open AirWatch Enrollment Application

You will notice the AirWatch Enrollment application is now showing in Software Center.   Double-click AirWatch Enrollment to open the application.

1.6. Install AirWatch Enrollment Application

Click the Install button to install the AirWatch Enrollment application.  

This process will install the SCCM Integration Client, then enroll the device as the Win10 Staging user you created earlier.  Since we did a pre-registration of the serial number and the aduser username, during the enrollment process the device will be assigned to the aduser account.  

1.7. Verify the Powershell Script Output

You will see the PowerShell script which runs the enrollment process.  You will notice the script has detected aduser is the current user and it shows the serial number which will be registered.  This matches the serial number we pre-registered earlier.  

You can now exit out of the Win10 system.  Go back into the AirWatch console to verify the enrollment process.

2. Verify Enrollment in the AirWatch Console

Click the Google Chrome icon from the task bar to return to the AirWatch Console.

2.1. Verify Enrollment in AirWatch Console

If you get into the AirWatch console fast enough, you will notice that the device is initially registered as the stating account we created earlier StagingWin10.  This is the account that the enrollment process used, since we don't want to manage the password of each user.   Since we created a pre-registration, it will quickly switch the enrollment over to the user we defined in that process aduser.

In the AirWatch Console,

  1. Click Devices.
  2. Click List View.
  3. Review the recently enrolled device.
  4. Notice the enrollment is initially using the StagingWin10 user account.


2.1.1. Verify Enrollment switches to pre-staged User

  1. Click the Refresh button until you see that that the device is assigned to aduser instead of StagingWin10.
  2. Click the aduser link for the device.

2.1.2. Verify the Enrollment Details Show the aduser User Details

  1. Click the Summary tab.
  2. Ensure the User Info displays the user details for aduser.

Congratulations!  You have successfully created and deployed an SCCM application to register a pre-staged device into AirWatch.


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