Manage packages

A package is a container where the manager configure settings, for example passcode policies and email settings for a device. The package is then sent to the device in a deployment. The device receives the deployment, reads the package settings, and executes them. For more information about Deployments, see Manage deployments.

It is strongly recommended to add only one package step per package, for example, one package with passcode settings and one package with wifi settings. If it is necessary to add several package steps in one package, it is recommended to add the wifi settings package step as the last step.

This chapter describes how to create for example passcode, mail, Wi-Fi, and application packages in Snow Device Manager. The packages are sorted in groups according to the following tables.

Table 10. Package step groups for Android devices.

Package step group

Description

Top picks

The most commonly used package steps.

General

Package steps common to all Android devices.

Samsung

Package steps available specifically to Samsung devices.

Sony 

Package steps available specifically to Sony devices.

Device Owner

Package steps available specifically to devices where Snow Device Manager has been provisioned as Device Owner.



Table 11. Package step groups for iOS devices.

Package step group

Description

Top Picks

The most commonly used package steps.

General

 General package steps common to all iOS devices. 

Supervised

Package steps available specifically to devices enrolled using Apple DEP.



Table 12. Package step groups for Windows devices.

Package step group

Description

General

General package steps for Windows devices.

Windows 10 mobile

Package steps available  specifically to Windows 10 mobile devices.