Review the VMware Policy Builder

We will now open and review the VMware Policy Builder.  

On the desktop of the Main Console, double-click the Policy Builder shortcut to open the VMware Policy Builder

2. Sign up for a My VMware Account (Optional)

If you already have a My VMware account, please skip ahead to the Log into the VMware Policy Builder step.

If you currently don't have a My VMware account, you will need to sign up for one in order to access the Policy Builder.  

You need to sign in with a My VMware account in order to access the Policy Builder!

If you don't currently have a My VMware account, follow the next steps to sign up for one. https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/registration

If you believe you have a VMware account, but you are not sure of the password, go to the following link to reset your password: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/forgot-password

Both of these options will be detailed in following optional steps.

 

Click the Sign up for an account link or go to: https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/registration

2.1. Register for My VMware Account

Enter the following required information

  1. Email Address you want to use - you will need access to this email address during the lab to retrieve the activation code
  2. Verify the Email Address
  3. Enter a Password with at least 6 characters
  4. Verify the Password
  5. Enter your First Name
  6. Enter your Last Name
  7. Select if you are a VMware Partner or not on the radio button

2.2. Register for My VMware Account (continued)

Continue entering in the required information:

  1. Select a Department
  2. Select a Job Role
  3. Enter a Business Phone Number
  4. Select a Preferred Language
  5. Enter your Company Name
  6. Select your Industry
  7. Enter your Company Address
  8. Enter the City of your Company
  9. Enter the zip or postal code of your Company

2.3. Enter the Captcha Code

Enter the Captcha code shown in the box.

NOTE - Please match the captcha visible on your screen and not the manual.

2.4. Accept the My VMware Terms of Use

Continue entering in the required information:

  1. Review the My VMware Terms of Use
  2. Check the box indicating you agree to the Terms of Use
  3. Uncheck the box indicating you would like to receive email communications
  4. Click the Continue button

 

2.5. Check your Email Account

You will receive an activation email next.  If you don't receive it in a few minutes, you can click the Resend Email button

2.6. Activate your new My VMware Account

When you get the activation email, click the Activate Now button, you will now be redirected to an activation webpage.  

2.7. Enter your My VMware Account Password

On the My VMware activation page,

  1. Enter the password you entered when setting up your My VMware Account
  2. Click the Continue button

 

2.8. Confirm Your Login Was Successful

Your My VMware account is now verified and you can use it to log in to the VMware Policy Builder.  We will log in to Policy Builder in the next step.

 

3. Log into the VMware Policy Builder

If you have a My VMware account do the following to log in.

  1. Enter the email address you use for My VMware
  2. Enter the password for your My VMware account
  3. Click the Login button to log into the Policy Builder

 

One you are logged in, take a few minutes to review the features of the VMware Policy Builder.  

  1. This link takes you back to the list of Configuration Service Providers which can be configured via the tool.
  2. One a CSP is selected, this link allows you to enter configuration parameters and have the SyncML generated automatically.
  3. When this link is clicked, you are taken to a page which allows you to paste in existing SyncML which can be modified graphically.
  4. This link allows you to generate a unique GUID and copy it to the clipboard.  Some CSP configurations require a GUID to be passed in.  
  5. This is the list of supported Windows 10 operating systems.  The CSPs are unique and specific to the OS version you are targeting.  
  6. This is the list of CSPs and associated DDF files.  Device Description Framework (DDF) files contain the configuration details of a CSP in XML format.

We will use the VMware Policy Builder to create custom SyncML for Windows 10 profiles in Workspace ONE UEM in the next section.  

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