Exporting Apps and Creating Configuration Files

As of Workspace ONE UEM 1811, the IT administrator can leverage the provisioning wizard in the console to create the configuration file and export the apps. The IT administrator can configure OOBE, domain join and MDM enrollment from the wizard. Additionally, with a Windows 10 Enterprise license, the IT administrator can also choose to set the provisioning configuration for removal of consumer applications bundled with Windows 10. The active directory types that are supported for provisioning configuration are on-premises domain join, Azure Active Directory Premium, Azure Active Directory - No Premium and local user/workgroup. 

Let's take a look at how to export apps to provisioning packages and create the configuration file in the Workspace ONE UEM Console.

The above diagram shows the process of uploading, exporting and leveraging factory provisioning to load the apps and deliver the device to the end user.

  1. Workspace ONE UEM admin uploads apps to Workspace ONE UEM manually or using Workspace ONE AirLift.
  2. Workspace ONE UEM admin exports selected apps and configuration file as a provisioning package (.ppkg).
  3. Admin provides the provisioning package along with a configuration file to Dell.
  4. Dell performs factory provisioning using the exported apps and configuration file.
  5. Devices are shipped directly to end users or IT.
  6. End users boot device and device onboard into Workspace ONE UEM and receive app updates and other policies over-the-air.

1. Retrieve the Workspace ONE Enrollment Details

Before configuring the Windows Provisioning Package, you will need to retrieve the Workspace ONE Enrollment settings that you will need to provide during the Windows Provisioning Package configuration.  Follow the next steps to retrieve this information.

1.1. Open Notepad

You will need to record values from different sections of the Workspace ONE UEM Console for the upcoming exercise.  You will utilize Notepad to record these values to copy and paste them later.

  1. Click the Search button next to the Start button.
  2. Enter notepad.
  3. Click the Notepad Desktop app result.

1.2. Find Your Group ID

In the Workspace ONE UEM Console,

  1. Click the Organization Group tab at the top of the console.
  2. Click and drag the Group ID value to highlight your Group ID.
  3. Right-Click and select Copy.

1.2.1. Record your Group ID in Notepad

  1. Click the Notepad icon.
  2. Enter Group ID: in Notepad.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Click Paste to insert your copied Group ID.

1.3. Find your Workspace ONE Enrollment Details

  1. Click Groups & Settings.
  2. Click All Settings.

1.3.1. Navigate to the Staging and Provisioning Settings

  1. Click Devices & Users.
  2. Click Windows.
  3. Click Windows Desktop.
  4. Click Staging & Provisioning.
  5. Click and drag to highlight the UPN value.
  6. Right-click and click Copy.

1.3.2. Record the UPN in Notepad

  1. Click the Notepad icon.
  2. Enter UPN: in Notepad.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Click Paste to insert your copied UPN.

1.3.3. Find the Enrollment Secret

Back in the Workspace ONE UEM Console,

  1. Scroll down to the bottom.
  2. Click and drag to highlight the Secret value.
  3. Right-click and click Copy.

1.3.4. Record the Enrollment Secret

  1. Click the Notepad icon.
  2. Enter Secret: in Notepad.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Click Paste to insert your copied Secret.

1.4. Close the Staging and Provisioning Settings

Click Close in the Workspace ONE UEM Console.

2. New Provisioning Package

Navigate to the Windows Provisioning Package screen to build a new provisioning package.

  1. Click Devices.
  2. Click Lifecycle.
  3. Click Staging.
  4. Click Windows.

2.1. Create a New Windows Provisioning Package

Click New.

2.2. Enter the General Provisioning Package Details

  1. Enter On-Prem Corp Domain for the Provisioning Package Name.
  2. Click Next.

2.3. Configure Provisioning Package for On-Premises Active Directory

You will configure the Provisioning Package to join the lab corp.local domain when the package is applied.

  1. Select On-premises Active Directory Join from the Active Directory Type dropdown.
  2. Enter corp.local for the Domain Name.
  3. Enter CORP\administrator for the Domain User Name.
  4. Enter VMware1! for the Domain Password.
  5. Scroll down to continue configuring the Provisioning Package.

The following screens will be leveraging the On-premises Active Directory Join Type; reference the table with all options for more information and explanations of all required fields.

2.4. Configurations Details

The following table details all of the options for the configuration file. Leverage the below table for a detail explanation of each field.

2.5. Set Up the Built-in Administrator Account

You must enable the built-in administrator account to facilitate Workspace ONE enrollment. You can later disable this account after enrollment is complete.

  1. Enter VMware1! for the Administrator Password.
  2. Scroll down to continue setting up the Provisioning Package.

2.6. Enter the Workspace ONE Enrollment Details

  1. Enter hol.awmdm.com for the Enrollment Server.
  2. Copy the Group ID value you saved in Notepad and paste it in Enrollment OG.
  3. Copy the UPN value you saved in Notepad and paste it in Staging Account.
  4. Copy the Secret value you saved in Notepad and paste it in Staging Password.
  5. Click Next.

2.7. Select Applications

  1. Click the checkbox at the top to select all apps.
  2. Click Next.

2.8. Summary

Click Save and Export.

2.9. Success Message

  1. Notice the Success message.
    NOTE: Depending on how many apps you have chosen to export will determine how long the export takes. In this lab, it may take a few minutes to process the request, then you can refresh the page.
  2. Press the Refresh button to check if the Status has changed from Queued to Download Dell Provisioning.

Continue to the next step after you see the Status change from Queued to Download Dell Provisioning.

2.10. Confirm Unattend and Provisioning Package Download

  1. Click the Download Dell Provisioning dropdown.
  2. Click the PPKG link to download the file.
  3. Click the Unattend XML link to download the file.
  4. If prompted about keeping the unattend.xml file, click Keep.

Wait for both files to finish downloading.  You will use this exported provisioning package and unattend.xml in a future step.

NOTE: These are the files which need to be sent to the Dell Factory for Provisioning, however, you will first want to test and validate that these apps and configuration work on a test device. The next steps will walk you through how to validate on a virtual machine (VM).


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