Windows Intune: Wave D and SCCM 2012 Service Pack 1 integration

It took some time, but now I have finally tested the combination of Windows Intune and System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Service Pack 1. This function is new in the update of Windows Intune: Wave D (v4) and SCCM 2012 SP1. With this option you have the functionality to add the Windows Intune environment to the SCCM environment. You have the opportunity to manage your Windows Intune clients, such as Mobile devices, in SCCM 2012.

This integration feature is nice for users who are using Windows RT tablet or iOS tablet in a corporate environment. With this feature the administrator has the possibility to manage the Windows RT tablet from a single location. This will be also nice for a BYOD concept for the Enterprise that already has SCCM 2012 infrastructure.

Support for mobile platform in Windows Intune was in the previous version great, but in SCCM is that a little bit disappointed. So, with this integration, you have a good support for all mobile platforms, such as Android, Windows Phone 8/RT and iOS. Also you could make a new package for a mobile platform via SCCM. The wizard for that is customized and so you have the option to choose an installer, like an APK for Android, or for a direct link (deep link) to the appstore or market. This means that you don’t have to download the installer/file and add it in SCCM.

Let’s see. The integration is not difficult to configure. You have a membership/account by Windows Intune (30-days trial) With this account you have to connect SCCM 2012 with Windows Intune. After that the function will synchronize with Windows Intune. When it’s finished you have the possibility to manage de mobile device via the SCCM console or if you are not inside the corporate network you have the possibility to use the Windows Intune console but this only for the Windows Intune clients and not for the SCCM clients.

To add the subscription go to Administration -> Hierarchy Configuration and right click on Windows Intune Subscriptions. Choose for Create Windows Intune Subscriptions.

Click Next.

Click Sign In.

Sign in with your Windows Intune subscription.

Select “Allow the configuration Manager console to manage this subscriptions”, because we want to manage mobile devices via SCCM console. 😉

Select a collection. I’m using “All users”, but it’s better to make a new collection. Add the name of the company and select the correct site code.

Select the platforms. I have selected Android. For iOS, Windows Phone 8 and Windows RT you need a certificate. I don’t have a certificate and also devices to test it. I have only an Android 4.1 mobile for testing. Direct management doesn’t work for Android devices. They, Windows Intune developers, hoping that direct management is available in the next version, Wave E (v5). Direct Management is only working for iOS, Windows RT and Windows Phone 8 in the Wave D version.

Click Next.

Click Close.

Now you have added a subscription into SCCM 2012.

Now we have to install the Windows Intune Connector role in SCCM. Go to Administration -> Site Configuration -> Sites. Click Add Site System Roles in the menu.

Click Next.

Click Next.

Select Windows Intune Connector

Click Next.

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Click Close

These are the steps to configure Windows Intune subscription in SCCM 2012. Next part is a howto configure Dirsync for Windows Azure and Corporate Active Directory.

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16 thoughts on “Windows Intune: Wave D and SCCM 2012 Service Pack 1 integration

  1. Great guide, helped me alot. However, Isn’t it supposed to show in wither Intune and SCCM2012 that you are connected?
    I’ve just followed what you did, but I don’t see change in either Intune nor SCCM2012

    1. Thanks for your reply.

      It does, both. Only in SCCM you see only the subscription and the connector. Further you don’t see any changes in SCCM.
      In Windows Intune you have to check Mobile Device Management in Administration. In my environment only Mobile Device Management Authority is black and the others are “greyed out”. Also it says “Set to Configuration Manager”.

      The best way to check the status of the connection is in SCCM in the Monitoring menu. Monitoring -> Distribution Point Configuration Status -> in the right panel you have to see MANAGE.MICROSOFT.COM. Or, you can also check the log file. Distmgt.log in X:\Program Files\Microsoft Configuration Manager\Logs
      This is the only way to check or you have to test the distribution by adding and deploying an app via SCCM.

      If you have more questions, let me know! 

      PS: Screenshot of Windows Intune

      1. Thanks! Great reply yet again.

        I can see that your blog is really great and very insightful. I’ve read some of them. Very good. I’m new at both SCCM2012 and Windows Intune you see.

        Is there anyway you can do a OS deployment or Software deployment?(preferably to multiple users).

      2. Thanks, nice to hear that!

        Yes of course I can do that. That was also the planning to blog the deployment of Windows 8, MSI packages and App-V packages. So, check now and then my blog for new blogposts. 🙂 I’ll start with OSD (OS deployment) today.

        It’s nice stuff to know and work with 😉 Good luck!

  2. I tried to install intune connector on server manage.microsoft.com, as you show on screenshot. It is not possible. How do you do it? My SCCM 2010 SP1 (Win 2008 R2) all RTM, not beta or RC.

    1. Why is it not possible to install the connector? Could you post the warning/error (from the log)? The connector must be installed on the Site server, don’t forget to select first the site server and then add role from the menu.

      Let me know!

      1. Look at your screenshot. You selected Intune cloud DP for connector role. This is wrong and confusing. I already got system running, but before that I spent a long time trying to understand basic principles.
        And your example lead me in wrong direction. But anyway, thank for info, it helps me.

      2. Ahh shoot, you are right. That screenshot is wrong. In that screenshot I selected the Sites instead of Servers and Site System Roles. Sorry about that!

        You problem is solved or do you need more help/info?

  3. Great Post Thanks!
    Also did you ever do the blog on “Dirsync for Windows Azure and Corporate Active Directory.”?

  4. Perfect guide, but in SCCM 2012 when i am giving my 30 days Windows intune trail id in intune connector out SCCM, it block at that point & we are getting white screen at that time can you help in this issue.

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