UDM: Enrolling an iOS device step by step

August 29, 2014 Leave a comment

To be able to demonstrate Unified Device Management scenarios we recently added some new mobile devices to our demo environment. Amongst these devices are also iPads and iPhones which we had to enroll. The integration between Windows Intune and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager was done earlier on.

Over-the-air enrollment of iOS devices is a rather straightforward process. In this blog post we will outline the step by step procedure to enroll an iPhone.

 

Enrollment

Time to fire up our iPhone 3GS and get started:

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First you need the get the Windows Intune Company Portal app from the App Store. Be aware that this app can only be installed on devices that are running iOS 6 or a later version.

 

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As soon as the Company Portal app is opened you will have to provide your user credentials and tap Sign In. We have ADFS implemented in our demo environment so we provide our AD credentials.

 

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So far so good – but at this point our device is not enrolled yet. The notification icon in the top right corner, and the blue ‘i’ icon on the device name indicate there are still further actions to be taken. Tap the icon at the top or the device name at the bottom.

 

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Tap Add this device.

 

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Tap Add in the top right corner.

 

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The device is being enrolled. This may take a minute.

 

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Tap the install button to install the management profile.

 

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A notification is displayed. Confirm by tapping Install Now.

 

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Tap Install in the top right corner.

 

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Profile installed successfully. Tap Done in the top right corner.

 

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And that is all there is to it!

 

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The device then also becomes visible in the ConfigMgr console. Our ConfigMgr administrators are now able to manage this device.

 

Troubleshooting

 

If you encounter any problems during the enrollment process you can shake the iOS device to get a diagnostics screen. Make sure the Company Portal app is running when you start shaking.

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A diagnostics dialog box is shown where you can open up the log file for further analysis or email it.

 

Removing the profile

 

The management profile can be removed afterwards as well.  This is the out-of-the-box behavior. We can block the user from doing this but that is a subject for a future blog post.

 

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To remove the management profile go to Settings > General > Profile – Management Profile.

 

I hope you found this information helpful.

Until next time!

Tim

IT/Dev Connections 2014 Speaker

August 21, 2014 Leave a comment

In a few weeks I will be heading to Las Vegas for IT/Dev Connections. This conference is taking place at the Aria Resort from September 15th to the 19th.

With MMS being discontinued, this is an event I have been really looking forward to for the past few months. Next to being a first time attendee I am also honored to be able to deliver 2 sessions in the Windows track.

The Windows track has a great line-up of speakers and sessions, and the keynote for this track will be presented by Brad Anderson, Corporate VP at Microsoft (blog).

These are the session titles and abstracts of the sessions that I will be delivering:

Session 1 : System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Intune: Setup and deployment Notes from the field, with a focus on Single Sign on.

This session dives into what you’ll do at the server level to drive System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune integration for mobile device management.

The session includes real-life experience from the field to set up a subscription, connectors, certificates, Active Directory Federation Services (AD FS 2.0/2.1/3.0), DirSync, and workplace join scenarios among all possible server configurations that enable mobile device management.

Learn best practices for setting up AD FS from the field for user authentication and Single Sign-On; prepare for the challenges if you invested in previous AD FS 2.0/2.1 and want to take advantage of AD …

Session 2 : Managing your hybrid Mobile cloud workforce demystified with System Center Configuration Manager 2012 R2.

Do you need to manage Windows 8.1/RT, including non-Microsoft mobile devices, with Microsoft’s UDM solution (Configuration Manager 2012 R2 plus Intune)? Do you need to provide functionality for deploying the new Intune extensions (such as email profiles), managing your MDM settings, configuring VPN and wireless profiles, and deploying certificates?

Compliance settings, company resource access, and Intune extensions delivered in Configuration Manager are mostly unexplored territory for the Configuration Manager administrator. In this session we’ll use numerous demos to demystify these features. …

I will be co-hosting these sessions together with my friend and ECM expert Kenny Buntinx. Both are currently scheduled on Wednesday September 17h. You can browse the full session catalog here.

Note that Kenny and myself will not be the only Belgians presenting at the conference. Also in the Windows track there will be 2 sessions from our fellow SCUG member Dieter Wijckmans and a session from Michael Van Horenbeeck. Together we will show some serious Belgian Community Power!

Interested? Registrations for the event are still open. Click here for details.

Hope to see you there!

Tim

TechNet Webcast–Configuration Manager 2012 Compliance Settings 101 slide deck published

August 4, 2014 Leave a comment

A few weeks ago I delivered a Technet Webcast on Configuration Manager Compliance Settings. This was the session abstract:

Compliance settings, formerly known as DCM, remains one of the often unexplored features in Configuration Manager. During this session we will walk through the new capabilities and improvements of this feature in ConfigMgr 2012, discuss implementation details, and demonstrate how you can  start using it to fulfill actual business requirements.

The content of that webcast has been published on SlideShare by the Microsoft Technet Belux team. Click here to view it.

As always: questions, feedback and comments on this session are welcome!

Until next time!

Tim

Week in Review – CW31

August 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Time for my weekly wrap-up of stuff to catch up with:

See you next week!

Tim

Week in Review – CW30

July 27, 2014 Leave a comment

Last week I was on vacation so I skipped my weekly review. I am not back in full force yet but did have some time to check the radar and list up some interesting blips. Here they are for this week:

Tim

Cumulative Update 5 for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1 Released

July 23, 2014 1 comment

After the release of Cumulative Update 2 for System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager end of June Microsoft has now also released the next CU for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1: Cumulative Update 5. This update replaces any of the CU’s that were released earlier.

An overview of the issues that are fixed with this cumulative update and further download details can be found here.

The implementation process for this Cumulative Update will be identical to the previous ones, so until I post the implementation experience from our labs please use this blog post as a reference for implementing the CU.

Week in Review – CW28

July 13, 2014 Leave a comment

A short list of items that caught my interest during the past week. I expect things to slow down a bit further during the holiday period.

See you next time!

Tim

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