Before iOS 9 I came up with the following solution for automatic app installations for our shared devices:
We have a boolean custom field value for each of our Apps. Then we create a policy using the custom field. If the field is set to yes then the device was sent to that policy and received the automatic installation of said app.
With iOS 9 we have the ability to assign apps to a device instead of a user and send an install command for the app. BUT I have not seen automatic installations work for my iPads that do not have a user assigned/vpp enrolled for my policies.
Can Policies be used for automatic App Assignment for devices that do not have a user assigned to them? If so is there anything I need to do to enable this? Has anyone else been working with this?
The automatic assignment and installation for applications is key to maintaining our fleet of 3,000 iPads. I can easily check and uncheck custom fields for numbers of iPads and have them install or remove apps on the fly.