SCCM 2012 R2 SP1 – No longer Need of Company Portal for Windows Phone 8.1

Hi all, here’s Martin serving some new Informations about the Intune Integration in System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 SP1.

With the newly available Service Pack 1 for SCCM 2012 R2, there is no Need to create a self-signed Company Portal for the Windows Phone 8.1. For old Windows Phone 8.0 you will still need the signed Company Portal, but who really does still use Windows Phone 8.1? Continue reading

Microsoft EMS – Intune – ADFS federation relying party trust secure hash algorithm

Hi, here’s Martin again with a short blogpost about the ADFS federation for Intune.

I was going through the Options of the ADFS Infrastructure after reading this very interesting Blog on TechNet from David Gregory:

There is the Secure Hash algorithm Pointed out:

The relying party trust in ADFS must be configured with the correct secure hash algorithm. Most SAML applications will support SHA-1 while most WS-Fed applications will support SHA-256.

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SCCM 2012 R2 + Microsoft Intune – Exchange Conditional Access

Hi, here is Martin with a Blogpost about the new Feature that has been shipped to the Microsoft Mobile Device Management Solution Intune: Conditional Echange/Sharepoint Access. This means, you are now able to restrict the Access to Exchange Online, On-Premise Exchange and SharePoint Online to Devices, which has to be Intune enrolled.

Update: Intune in combination with SCCM currently only allows you to restrict the Access to Exchange Online.
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SCCM 2012 R2 – Create your own Windows Phone 8.1 App and deploy it with SCCM/Intune

Hey, here’s Martin.

Today I decided to create a simple App to demonstrate how you can deploy our own Apps within System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2 connected to Microsoft Intune.

Before you begin: Be sure that you have a Code Signing Certificate for windows mobile Devices.

Everything starts with Visual Studio Express 2013 for Windows, you can get it for free from Microsoft. Continue reading

SCCM 2012 R2 – Windows Phone 8.1 Compliance Rules

Today I looked for the new security settings for iOS 7, which are available through the new Windows Intune Extension “iOS 7 Security Settings”, so a searched for Screen, to see, what Options are available:
Windows Phone 8.1 Compliance
But because I don’t know what was available before, and I don’t want to compare the compliance Settings before and after enabling the extension, I just decided to make something different from writing a post about the new iOS 7 security possibilites. But right before I closed the compliance rule browser, I noticed an interesting Detail, did you noticed it too? Let me Highlight it for you: Continue reading

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:
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SCCM 2012 R2 – BYOD with Windows To Go and Bitlocker in Enterprise

Hi there, here’s Martin again.

My last Blog Post was about to create a Windows 8.1 To Go deployment with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2, and which configurations are required or are nice to set. In this Blog post, I tell you about how I expand the Task Sequence with enabling Bitlocker for the Windows ToGo and how to set a computername. Continue reading

Azure Directory Sync Initial Configuration

When you are implementing Windows Intune with SCCM, you always come to the Point, where you got to install Azure Directory Synchronization, otherwise you will need to create your user account manually, and the users have also to manage two Passwords for their user account, one for on-premise and one for the cloud.
Two big questions in this Topic is, what attributes will be synchronized and from which objects?
The other part is how to manage the Password, either with ADFS or Password synchronization? Continue reading

SCCM 2012 R2 – Windows 8.1 To Go deployment

Today I would like to tell about my struggles when I tried to implement Windows 8.1 Togo with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2.
First, I would highly recommend to use this TechNet article as starting Point:
Let me Point out two hints to this “How to”:
1. Do not forget to set the Task Sequence Variable “SMSTSPreferredAdvertID”! (See TechNet link above)
2. You can really use your normal Task Sequence, but… see my TS Settings for Windows 8.1 Togo below.
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SCCM 2012 R2 – Intune Company Portal App

Make sure that you have updated your Company Portal app to Version 4.0.14264.0 when using Intune with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager R2. It was released at 18.10.2013 and you will find it here:

For signing the app refer to this blog post: