Deployment of Microsoft Intune – Part 2

Deployment of Microsoft Intune – Part 2

In the first part of this series, we saw how to create a Microsoft Intune tenant and how to synchronize your local Active Directory to it. Now we have to grant users right to connect to this platform and more important to enroll their mobile devices (only WP 8.1 devices on this part).

In order to do this, you have to go back to your Account portal (https://account.manage.microsoft.com/admin/default.aspx).

Then you need to edit the properties of selected users and add them to Microsoft Intune user group.

Then you have to wait for the update process to complete (between 2 and 60 minutes). You know it’s done when you can see your users in the admin console (https://admin.manage.microsoft.com/).

Like in Configuration Manager with a collection, you have to work with groups in Intune. It will permit to apply all kind of configuration directly to a group of users or devices. Let’s see how to create a standard dynamic group with all our end users.

Then you have to set mobile device management authority. This is an important choice and you cannot change it later without the help of Microsoft support. You can either choose Microsoft Intune or SCCM 2012 R2 as mobile device management authority. In our case, we will set it to Microsoft Intune.

When it’s done you can now enable and configure additional features to enroll mobile devices. In this part, we will only focus on Windows Phone 8.1.

To simplify enrollment of mobile devices by users, you need to add two CNAME records to your public domain name.

At this time you can enroll Windows Phone 8.1 devices. We will see how to configure policies just after adding a device. The device used has been reset to factory settings and no Microsoft account has been configured. In order to add the device, you need to open settings pane.

Then go to Workplace configuration pane and sign-in with your company account.

Once your device is enrolled to your Microsoft Intune tenant you can retrieve it directly in the admin portal.

In the next part, we will see how to configure specific settings on Windows Phone devices through policies (Implementation of Microsoft Intune – Part 3).

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