JumpCloud is investing in its core device management foundation by integrating Windows Mobile Device Management (MDM) with the JumpCloud agent, unlocking unrivaled management possibilities for IT organizations.
At launch (4/4/2023) Windows MDM capabilities include a new streamlined user portal device enrollment method and JumpCloud agent tamper protection.
Coming soon admins will have the ability to enroll all existing Windows 10 & 11 devices into Windows MDM with a single toggle and can have peace of mind in knowing that devices enrolled in JumpCloud Windows MDM will not be able to be tampered with by nefarious end users attempting to remove JumpCloud agent or MDM management
Over time this integration will grant JumpCloud customers access to the latest device enrollment and management capabilities offered by Microsoft, and allow JumpCloud to develop cutting-edge solutions for managing Windows devices using both the JumpCloud Agent and the Windows MDM protocol.
On the new “Windows tab” of the MDM page admins will find a checkbox to “Allow users to enroll devices into Windows MDM through the User Portal” and see a visual of their devices Windows MDM enrollment status.
By default this checkbox will be disabled for all orgs.
End users will see a new method to enroll Windows devices from within the JumpCloud User Portal when the following features are enabled
Settings → Organization Profile → User Portal Settings “Allow all users to enroll devices through the User Portal” = Checked
MDM → Windows → “Allow users to enroll devices into Windows MDM through the User Portal” = Checked
Admins can enable both features with a single click by enabling the checkbox for “Allow users to enroll devices into Windows MDM through the User Portal” on the Windows MDM page.
Disabling “Allow all users to enroll devices through the User Portal” from the Settings → Organization Profile page also disables the checkbox for allowing users to enroll devices into Windows MDM.
Admins will be able to identify the Windows devices that are enrolled in Windows MDM from the API, the main device list, and the device aside.
When the checkbox “Allow users to enroll devices into Windows MDM through the User Portal” is enabled end users see a new Windows Device Enrollment option from within their user portal on the security tab.
Find screenshots for the two possible enrollment methods available to end users from within the user portal.
By clicking “Start MDM Enrollment” and clicking through on device prompts end users can enroll their devices into JumpCloud. The below GIF highlights this experience.
End users on devices enrolled in JumpCloud MDM will be able to clearly see their devices are managed by JumpCloud in the “Access work or school” Windows preference pane and the JumpCloud account that enrolled them.
Once a device is enrolled into Windows MDM if end users attempt to use the “Disconnect” button to unenroll the device they will see a prompt that highlights that the device cannot be removed due to an enforced system policy.
It will be soon! When we enable the checkbox to enroll all existing capable devices all devices enrolled via the agent will auto enroll into Windows MDM. Expect another community post when this comes out.
We're also actively working on a feature to allow admins to download the required configuration files to use the Windows Configuration Designer to create a PPKG to enroll devices in JumpCloud MDM. This will be a very efficient method to bulk enroll devices.
Given its MDM enrolment is a one-way process, what are people experiences with the enroll and the users experience afterwards?
I need to understand this fully before "pressing the button" as not having a rollback is an uncomfortable position for a support technician!
There is no end user facing experience for enabling this. Turing the toggle on silently enrolls existing agent managed devices into JumpCloud MDM. The net result is if an end user attempted to uninstall the JumpCloud agent via add/remove programs on an MDM enrolled devices the agent would be reinstalled automatically within 15 minutes by MDM.