Device Enrollment

You must enroll your devices to manage them with BigFix MDM. BigFix MDM servers interact with the enrolled devices through APIs and based on the MDM policies applied on the devices.

BigFix MDM supports multiple enrollment methods based on the device’s operating system and the requirements in an organization. With BigFix MDM, you have options to allow device users to self-enroll devices or let admin users configure settings to automatically enroll devices in large numbers. The following table shows the different combinations of enrollment methods and operating systems along with the scenarios.

Enrollment method Operating System Scenario
Enrolling through enrollment URL Windows 10, macOS
  • The devices are already with the employees.
  • The number of devices to be enrolled are relatively less.
Bulk enrollment Windows 10
  • Large number of Windows 10 devices to be enrolled with MDM Server.
  • The enrollment needs to be automated without user intervention.
  • The devices have BigFix Agent installed already.
Autopilot enrollment - Windows Windows 10
  • Large number of company-owned Windows 10 devices that need initial OS setup to be enrolled with MDM Server.
  • The enrollment needs to be automated without user intervention.
Apple Automated Device Enrollment macOS
  • Large number of company-owned macOS devices that need initial OS setup to be enrolled with MDM Server.
  • The enrollment needs to be automated without user intervention.