VMware AirWatch can be installed on corporate and personal devices to access company resources such as email, documents and productivity apps. When a company tells employees to install AirWatch on their phones to access company email, they might ask, “What can my manager see? […]
After the wipe completed the Macbook reboots and you are presented with this Lock Screen. This is to prevent unwanted access if the device is lost or stolen.
On the Erase tab you have the ability to rename the volume, select the new formatting and then click Erase. After the volume has been reformatted you can then go back to the First Aid Tab.
you will see that the option to verify disk has been enabled and if you run it you will see something like this.
As long as you get this then I would say you are safe to proceed. Click the close button in the upper left hand side (looks like a red circle) and this will bring you back to the OS X Utilities Screen.
I have worked in IT for more than 15 years, and I have seen all kinds imaging and deployment of operating systems but this was pretty cool.
After you click install the laptop reboots with the Apple Loading Screen.
Then the OS actually gets installed, and after about 2 hours of downloading and installing we are back to the welcome screen as if it was fresh out of the box.
Then after going through the setup wizard I am now back to the desktop.
In my previous post I mentioned about how Airwatch destroyed the OSX volume on my test Macbook Pro. Just encase you were wondering what steps I took to do this with Airwatch I have decided to document the process for you here.
First, while logged into Airwatch you will need to find the device you are looking to wipe.
Click on the device name to be brought to the details window.
Click on more in the upper right hand corner and go to wipe device.
Enter a description of why you are wiping the device and click continue.
So I have been working on installing and configuring VMWare Airwatch on a Macbook Pro running macOS High Sierra.
In the process of configuring the profiles I ended up really messing up the GUI, and things did not look right.
I have quite a bit of experience using AirWatch on mobile devices (phones and tablets) but I had never done it on a mac.
So I figured what the heck, let’s give it a go.
After messing things up I decided to test the device wiping feature which I figured would behave much like the phone.
I was wrong, not only did it wipe the OS, but it corrupted the volume so I could not reinstall without deleting the volume.
This was my first try at this so as I continue this further I will post updates but sheeh, that is rough.