Lab Guidance

Note: It may take more than 90 minutes to complete this lab. You should expect to only finish 2-3 of the modules during your time.  The modules are independent of each other so you can start at the beginning of any module and proceed from there. You can use the Table of Contents to access any module of your choosing.

The Table of Contents can be accessed in the upper right-hand corner of the Lab Manual.

Discover how Workspace ONE UEM with Windows 10 enables Policy Configuration, OS Patch Management, Software Distribution and Security.  Also, learn about new SCCM co-management capabilities in order to ease the transition from traditional to modern management for Windows 10.

Lab Module List:

  • Module 1 - Introduction to Windows 10 Management (30 minutes) (Beginner) Explore how Unified Endpoint Management for Windows 10 enables you to configure restrictions and deploy applications to your managed devices.
  • Module 2 -  Windows 10 Software Distribution and Troubleshooting (30 minutes) (Beginner) Many issues in PC management arise from the delivery, integration, and support of applications. As end-user demand drives organizations to adopt more applications, these issues only grow in complexity and number. Today's sophisticated user requires control over apps on both personal and corporate-owned devices. VMware AirWatch on Windows 10 introduces features and tools to simplify application integration and management.
  • Module 3 - Windows 10 Real-Time and Automated Security Protection and Compliance (30 minutes) (Beginner) The release of Windows 10 introduced fundamental changes to the Windows operating system to address the security and data concerns of today’s digital workspace. Combining traditional client requirements with modern enterprise management capabilities creates a simplified, cost-effective management solution. Use Workspace ONE UEM to establish user trust, assess the device posture, enforce conditional access, and enable data loss prevention.
  • Module 4 - Manage Windows 10 Policy with Workspace ONE (30 minutes) (Intermediate) One of the biggest challenges with migration to Modern Management is moving from traditional GPO to Configuration Service Providers (CSPs).  In this module you will configure and deploy CSPs for common policy settings.  
  • Module 5 - Migrating Devices from SCCM (45 minutes) (Intermediate) This this module, you will use existing tools to migrate devices from SCCM into Workspace ONE to enable co-management.   This allows moving selected workloads from traditional to modern management.   
  • Module 6 - Migrating Applications from SCCM (45 minutes) (Intermediate) In this module you will migrate existing applications from SCCM to Workspace ONE.  This eases the transition from legacy PCLM to modern management.   The applications can be delivered over the air leveraging CDN instead of traditional delivery methods.
  • Module 7 - Migrating Group Policy Objects to Workspace ONE UEM (45 minutes) (Intermediate) In this module you will download and run the GPO migration tool in order to move local and group policy settings from domain managed to over the air delivery with Workspace ONE.  

 Lab Captains:

  • Roger Deane, Sr. Manager, Technical Marketing, USA
  • Shardul Navare, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, USA
  • Chris Halstead, EUC Staff Architect, USA
  • Andreano Lanusse, EUC Staff Architect, USA
  • Justin Sheets, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, USA

Subject Matter Experts:

  • Josue Negron, Sr. Technical Marketing Architect, USA

 This lab manual can be downloaded from the Hands-on Labs Document site found here:

This lab may be available in other languages.  To set your language preference and have a localized manual deployed with your lab, you may utilize this document to help guide you through the process:

Location of the Main Console

  1. The area in the RED box contains the Main Console.  The Lab Manual is on the tab to the Right of the Main Console.
  2. A particular lab may have additional consoles found on separate tabs in the upper left. You will be directed to open another specific console if needed.
  3. Your lab starts with 90 minutes on the timer.  The lab can not be saved.  All your work must be done during the lab session.  But you can click the EXTEND to increase your time.  If you are at a VMware event, you can extend your lab time twice, for up to 30 minutes.  Each click gives you an additional 15 minutes.  Outside of VMware events, you can extend your lab time up to 9 hours and 30 minutes. Each click gives you an additional hour.

Alternate Methods of Keyboard Data Entry

During this module, you will input text into the Main Console. Besides directly typing it in, there are two very helpful methods of entering data which make it easier to enter complex data.

Click and Drag Lab Manual Content Into Console Active Window


You can also click and drag text and Command Line Interface (CLI) commands directly from the Lab Manual into the active window in the Main Console.  

Accessing the Online International Keyboard

You can also use the Online International Keyboard found in the Main Console.

  1. Click on the Keyboard Icon found on the Windows Quick Launch Task Bar.

Click once in active console window

In this example, you will use the Online Keyboard to enter the "@" sign used in email addresses. The "@" sign is Shift-2 on US keyboard layouts.

  1. Click once in the active console window.
  2. Click on the Shift key.

Click on the @ key

  1. Click on the "@ key".

Notice the @ sign entered in the active console window.

Activation Prompt or Watermark

When you first start your lab, you may notice a watermark on the desktop indicating that Windows is not activated.  

One of the major benefits of virtualization is that virtual machines can be moved and run on any platform.  The Hands-on Labs utilizes this benefit and we are able to run the labs out of multiple datacenters.  However, these datacenters may not have identical processors, which triggers a Microsoft activation check through the Internet.

Rest assured, VMware and the Hands-on Labs are in full compliance with Microsoft licensing requirements.  The lab that you are using is a self-contained pod and does not have full access to the Internet, which is required for Windows to verify the activation.  Without full access to the Internet, this automated process fails and you see this watermark.

This cosmetic issue has no effect on your lab.  

Look at the lower right portion of the screen

Please check to see that your lab is finished all the startup routines and is ready for you to start. If you see anything other than "Ready", please wait a few minutes.  If after 5 minutes you lab has not changed to "Ready", please ask for assistance.


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