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Selective Synchronisation With DirSync For Windows Intune

The popularity of Windows Intune grows as more people want to use it for mobile device management. I have written a couple of blogs on the matter, but felt the need to write another blog, since I did a couple of proof of concepts for Windows Intune lately. When you want to use your Active Directory accounts in Intune you have the possibility to synchronize your users to Intune (actually Azure directory) and the tool to use is DirSync. If you follow the steps in the Intune portal you will do an installation of DirSync, however by default it will synchronize all the users in your AD to Intune. This might not be what you want, there usually is no real need to synchronize service accounts for instance. It is possible to do a selective synchronization and below I will walkthrough the steps on how to accomplish this. In my…

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ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 and Windows Intune: Configure and Install DirSync tool

In the previous 2 blogs I have prepared the ConfigMgr environment for Mobile Device Management (MDM), well I made a beginning to first create the subscription http://focusonsystemcenter.nl/?p=216 and then I created the Windows Intune Connector role http://focusonsystemcenter.nl/?p=245 Now I will take a next step in the process. What I want to accomplish is that my management is handled from ConfigMgr and that my internal users can access the Intune portal with their already used credentials. I defined a user collection in ConfigMgr for users that are allowed to use the Intune portal and their mobile devices. Windows Intune offers synchronization from your internal AD to Intune. The sync process is handled with a tool called Dirsync. When you sign up for an Intune trial, you get a username looking like rverbeek@rlvit.onmicrosoft.com, however you probably want to use your internal domain credentials, in my case rverbeek@rlv-it.nl. Also when you create a new user you want the object…

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