SCCM 2012 R2 / BYOD – Deploy Exchange Active Sync Profile with Windows Intune

It was announced, and I was strongly waiting for it: The availability to deploy EAS profiles to Mobile Devices like iOS and Windows Phone 8 with Intune and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2. Microsoft brought us this Feature last week like a wave, you will be noticed that your Intune Instance is updated, if you receive this message box when starting the config Manager console:
Intune Extnesion
This means, we can now deploy a fully automated bring your own device Scenario with Windows Intune.

I was a Little bit excited, finally my Instance got the update. So I just headed to the Administration node and opened “Extensions for Windows Intune”:
Email Profiles Extension
There I just enabled the Email Profile Extension and had to accept the license Terms:
License Terms
Now you can Close and reopen the console. The following message appears, if you click OK, you will be prompted for administrative credentials to install the console Extension:
Extension Installation
The extensions will be installed:
Install Extension progress
And when the Installation is finished, this Dialog will be shown:
Extension Installation success
When the console is open again, just go to “Compliance Settings” and open the tree “Company Resource Access”, With a right-click on “Email Profiles” you can create a new Exchange ActiveSync Profile:
Create EAS Profile
Type a Name for the EAS Profile:
EAS Profile Name
Enter the properties for the EAS Connection, the “Account Name” is the name used on the Device as identification of the Mailbox:
EAS settings
The next step is to define the synchronization Settings:
Extension Settings
You can also select on which platform this Profile is allowed, and also see which platforms are supported:
Intune Extension Platform support
In the summary page Review your Settings and finish the wizard by clicking on Next twice:
Extension summary
You can now deploy the Email Profile to a collection:
Deploy Email rule

This also enables you to use the selective wipe on an iOS device. Unfortunately a selective wipe on a Windows Phone 8 is currently not possible (grrr….). But the best Thing: It is really working out of the box! 🙂

Kind regards, Martin

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