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Modernize Windows 10 Management Using EMM/UEM

Published: 24 January 2018

ID: G00349960

Analyst(s): Manjunath Bhat , Rich Doheny , Stephen Kleynhans


The modern management capabilities in Windows 10 present a paradigm shift for organizations that rely on client management tools to manage PCs. I&O leaders managing Windows PCs should extend the use of EMM tools to manage Windows 10 PCs as they mature into UEM suites.

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Case Study

Impacts and Recommendations

  • Windows 10's Modern Management Capabilities Allow a Lighter-Touch Approach to Device Enrollment Using EMM Tools
    • Windows AutoPilot
    • Dynamic/Runtime Provisioning
  • Managing Windows 10 PCs Using EMM Tools Requires Switching From Group Policy Objects to MDM Policies
  • Windows 10 App Management Using Native EMM Capabilities Is Limited to Only Single-File MSIs and Modern Apps
    • Store Apps and Private Enterprise-Signed Apps
    • Windows Desktop Bridge
    • Volume Licensing
    • App Whitelisting Methods
  • EMM Controls in Windows 10 Allow I&O Leaders to Manage the Rapid Cadence of Windows 10 Updates
    • Delivery Optimization Using Peer-to-Peer Distribution of Updates
    • Advantage of EMM Over CMT for Windows OS Patching

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