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 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.
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.
Select Windows Intune Connector
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.