MDM Associating Profiles to Groups

MDM - Associating Profiles to Groups

MDM Profiles that are published can be associated to Groups. To associate profiles to Groups,

  1. Select MDM tab and click Groups and Devices from the left pane

  2. Select the Groups tab

  3. Select the Groups that you wish to associate to a profile and click Associate Profile

The Available Profiles will list all the profiles that have been published. If you have modified a profile and published, the latest version of the profile will only be listed here. Select the profiles that you wish to associate and move them to Added Profiles and Click Save Changes.
When a profile is associated to an iOS group or Android SAFE and KNOX groups, then the profile gets applied to the device immediately. When a profile is associated to the Android group, the profile will be listed under Polices and Restriction Tab in the managed mobile device. If you try to associate a SAFE or KNOX  profile like Email or Exchange Active Sync to normal android devices other than SAFE or KNOX devices, the status of the profile will be displayed as succeeded but the remarks will be updated as Not Applicable. In case of KNOX devices, Device profile will get associated to mobile devices in the group whereas the KNOX container profile will get associated to the containers within all the devices of the group.

When a profile is distributed to Windows device, it will not be applied immediately. Profiles will be applied to the devices, only when the device contacts the Mobile Device Manager Plus server. As soon as the profile is distributed, the status will be updated as initiated, the status will be modified only when the mobile device reaches the Mobile Device Manager Plus server.

 When a Profile is associated to any group, the profile gets applied automatically if the device is reachable. Any time, a profile is removed from a managed device, all the restrictions applied to it will be removed automatically. If a profile is associated to a group and a new device is added to a group via enrollment, the new device will get all the profiles associated to it automatically. Similarly if any Device to which a profile has been applied is removed from the Group, the installed profile will not be removed automatically.

Dis-associating Profiles from Groups

You can disassociate the profile from the Groups. When you disassociate a profile from the group all the restrictions applied using that profile will be reverted in the devices. You can disassociate a Profile from the Groups by following the steps mentioned below:

  1. Select MDM tab and click Groups and Devices  from the left pane

  2. Select the Groups tab

  3. Click the name of the Group and choose the Profile that you want to disassociate

  4. Click button to disassociate the profile from the Group.  

As soon as a profile being disassociated from the Group / Devices, all the restrictions has been applied using the profile will be reverted automatically.

 

See Also: Configuring Mobile Device Manager Plus, Device Enrollment, Location Tracking,App Management,  Asset Management, Security Management , Reports

 

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