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Testing scenarios for Windows Information Protection (WIP)

LizRoss|Last Updated: 4/13/2017

Applies to:

  • Windows 10, version 1607 and later
  • Windows 10 Mobile

We've come up with a list of suggested testing scenarios that you can use to test Windows Information Protection (WIP) in your company.

Testing scenarios

You can try any of the processes included in these scenarios, but you should focus on the ones that you might encounter in your organization.


ScenarioProcesses
Encrypt and decrypt files using File Explorer.For desktop:

  1. Open File Explorer, right-click a work document, and then click Work from the File Ownership menu.
    Make sure the file is encrypted by right-clicking the file again, clicking Advanced from the General tab, and then clicking Details from the Compress or Encrypt attributes area. The file should show up under the heading, This enterprise domain can remove or revoke access:<your_enterprise_identity>. For example, contoso.com.
  2. In File Explorer, right-click the same document, and then click Personal from the File Ownership menu.
    Make sure the file is decrypted by right-clicking the file again, clicking Advanced from the General tab, and then verifying that the Details button is unavailable.
For mobile:

  1. Open the File Explorer app, browse to a file location, click the elipsis (...), and then click Select to mark at least one file as work-related.
  2. Click the elipsis (...) again, click File ownership from the drop down menu, and then click Work.
    Make sure the file is encrypted, by locating the Briefcase icon next to the file name.
  3. Select the same file, click File ownership from the drop down menu, and then click Personal.
    Make sure the file is decrypted and that you're no longer seeing the Briefcase icon next to file name.
Create work documents in enterprise-allowed apps.For desktop:

For mobile:

  1. Start an allowed mobile app, such as Word Mobile, create a new document, and then save your changes as Work to a local, work-related location.
    Make sure the document is encrypted, by locating the Briefcase icon next to the file name.
  2. Open the same document and attempt to save it to a non-work-related location.
    WIP should stop you from saving the file to this location.
  3. Open the same document one last time, make a change to the contents, and then save it again using the Personal option.
    Make sure the file is decrypted and that you're no longer seeing the Briefcase icon next to file name.
Block enterprise data from non-enterprise apps.
  1. Start an app that doesn't appear on your allowed apps list, and then try to open a work-encrypted file.
    The app shouldn't be able to access the file.
  2. Try double-clicking or tapping on the work-encrypted file.
    If your default app association is an app not on your allowed apps list, you should get an Access Denied error message.
Copy and paste from enterprise apps to non-enterprise apps.
  1. Copy (CTRL+C) content from an app on your allowed apps list, and then try to paste (CTRL+V) the content into an app that doesn't appear on your allowed apps list.
    You should see a WIP-related warning box, asking you to click either Change to personal or Keep at work.
  2. Click Keep at work.
    The content isn't pasted into the non-enterprise app.
  3. Repeat Step 1, but this time click Change to personal, and try to paste the content again.
    The content is pasted into the non-enterprise app.
  4. Try copying and pasting content between apps on your allowed apps list.
    The content should copy and paste between apps without any warning messages.
Drag and drop from enterprise apps to non-enterprise apps.
  1. Drag content from an app on your allowed apps list, and then try to drop the content into an app that doesn't appear on your allowed apps list.
    You should see a WIP-related warning box, asking you to click either Keep at work or Change to personal.
  2. Click Keep at work.
    The content isn't dropped into the non-enterprise app.
  3. Repeat Step 1, but this time click Change to personal, and try to drop the content again.
    The content is dropped into the non-enterprise app.
  4. Try dragging and dropping content between apps on your allowed apps list.
    The content should move between the apps without any warning messages.
Share between enterprise apps and non-enterprise apps.
  1. Open an app on your allowed apps list, like Microsoft Photos, and try to share content with an app that doesn't appear on your allowed apps list, like Facebook.
    You should see a WIP-related warning box, asking you to click either Keep at work or Change to personal.
  2. Click Keep at work.
    The content isn't shared into Facebook.
  3. Repeat Step 1, but this time click Change to personal, and try to share the content again.
    The content is shared into Facebook.
  4. Try sharing content between apps on your allowed apps list.
    The content should share between the apps without any warning messages.
Verify that Windows system components can use WIP.
  1. Start Windows Journal and Internet Explorer 11, creating, editing, and saving files in both apps.
    Make sure that all of the files you worked with are encrypted to your configured Enterprise Identity. In some cases, you might need to close the file and wait a few moments for it to be automatically encrypted.
  2. Open File Explorer and make sure your modified files are appearing with a Lock icon.
  3. Try copying and pasting, dragging and dropping, and sharing using these apps with other apps that appear both on and off the allowed apps list.

    Note
    Most Windows-signed components like File Explorer (when running in the user’s context), should have access to enterprise data.

    A few notable exceptions include some of the user-facing in-box apps, like Wordpad, Notepad, and Microsoft Paint. These apps don't have access by default, but can be added to your allowed apps list.
Use WIP on NTFS, FAT, and exFAT systems.
  1. Start an app that uses the FAT or exFAT file system (for example a SD card or USB flash drive), and appears on your allowed apps list.
  2. Create, edit, write, save, copy, and move files.
    Basic file and folder operations like copy, move, rename, delete, and so on, should work properly on encrypted files.
Verify your shared files can use WIP.
  1. Download a file from a protected file share, making sure the file is encrypted by locating the Briefcase icon next to the file name.
  2. Open the same file, make a change, save it and then try to upload it back to the file share. Again, this should work without any warnings.
  3. Open an app that doesn't appear on your allowed apps list and attempt to access a file on the WIP-enabled file share.
    The app shouldn't be able to access the file share.
Verify your cloud resources can use WIP.
  1. Add both Internet Explorer 11 and Microsoft Edge to your allowed apps list.
  2. Open SharePoint (or another cloud resource that's part of your policy) and access a WIP-enabled resource by using both IE11 and Microsoft Edge.
    Both browsers should respect the enterprise and personal boundary.
  3. Remove Internet Explorer 11 from your allowed app list and then try to access an intranet site or enterprise-related cloud resource.
    IE11 shouldn't be able to access the sites.

    Note
    Any file downloaded from your work SharePoint site, or any other WIP-enabled cloud resource, is automatically marked as Work.
Verify your Virtual Private Network (VPN) can be auto-triggered.
  1. Set up your VPN network to start based on the WIPModeID setting.
    For specific info about how to do this, see the Create and deploy a VPN policy for Windows Information Protection (WIP) using Microsoft Intune topic.
  2. Start an app from your allowed apps list.
    The VPN network should automatically start.
  3. Disconnect from your network and then start an app that isn't on your allowed apps list.
    The VPN shouldn't start and the app shouldn't be able to access your enterprise network.
Unenroll client devices from WIP.
  • Unenroll a device from WIP by going to Settings, click Accounts, click Work, click the name of the device you want to unenroll, and then click Remove.
    The device should be removed and all of the enterprise content for that managed account should be gone.

    Important
    On desktop devices, the data isn't removed and can be recovered, so you must make sure they content is marked as Revoked and that access is denied for the employee. On mobile devices, the data is removed.
Verify that app content is protected when a Windows 10 Mobile phone is locked.
  • Check that protected app data doesn't appear on the Lock screen of a Windows 10 Mobile phone.
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