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ConfigMgr 2012 CEP – Mobile Device Mgmt Session Key Takeaways

Just a few days ahead of the next Configuration Manager CEP session I’m publishing my notes from the previous session on Mobile Device Management. Session presented by Hassen Karaa, Program Manager at Microsoft.

Microsoft Mobile Device Mgmt summary

  • Formerly accomplished using Configuration Manager 2007 R3 and Mobile Device Manager 2008 SP1
  • Functionality now unified in Configuration Manager 2012
    • ConfigMgr will become the "single pane of glass" for managing servers, desktops and mobile devices.
    • Using Exchange connector
    • Depth Management of WinCE 6.0 Windows Mobile 6.x, WP 6.5 and Nokia Symbian based devices
    • Secure enrollment
    • Monitoring and remediation on device compliance
    • Deployment of applications and configuration policies

    Exchange connector

  • Provides the single pane of glass for all assets in the enterprise
  • Transfers management aspect of mobile devices from the Exchange admin to Configuration Manager
  • Supports Exchange 2010 (and hosted Exchange)
  • Supports all EAS capable devices (WP7, iOS, Symbian, Android, Palm, Etc …)


  • Overview:


Device Enrollment

  • Secure over-the-air enrollment to simplify the end-user experience
  • Establishes mutual trust between the device and the management server

Remote Device Wipe

  • Administrator can wipe devices from the console
  • Users can wipe devices from the application catalog

New features for Software Distribution:

  • Application model
    • Incorporates all supported Software types (MSI, Script, Etc …)
    • Dependency handling improvements
    • Requirement rules for installation
    • Application supersedence and uninstall
  • UDA (User Device Affinity)
  • Unified monitoring experience
  • Content Management (DP Groups and content library)
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