Pre-Requisites of Windows MDM Setup

What

FileWave can integrate and use the framework of Microsoft Windows MDM to manage Windows endpoints, but there are licensing requirements that need to be satisfied (outside of FileWave).

When/Why

Windows MDM requires certain licenses based on your organization's relationship with Microsoft.  As far as FileWave-specific licensing is concerned, each endpoint need only have a FW client license.

How

All Windows MDM function relies on Microsoft Entra Active Directory, so that must be in place for your organization.  Specifically Microsoft Entra Premium P1 or P2. Many of their license bundles include that license. Additionally, you'll need AutoPilot access and access to the Microsoft store for business:

Licensing requirements for AutoPilot:

Windows Autopilot licensing requirements | Microsoft Learn

(AutoPilot is the framework that allows your devices to enroll into FileWave when initially setup)

Information on Microsoft Endpoint Management / InTune for Business:

Endpoint Management at Microsoft | Microsoft Learn


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Created 15 June 2023 15:26:12 by Andrew Kloosterhuis
Updated 13 July 2023 12:45:52 by Josh Levitsky