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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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ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 and Intune: the Windows Intune Connector role

A short blog in the ConfigMgr and Intune series. In my previous blog  http://focusonsystemcenter.nl/?p=216 I started off with creating the subscription in ConfigMgr. This blog continues with creating the Windows Intune Connector role. The role is needed make mobile management from ConfigMgr possible. With creating the subscription, beside the cloud distribution point, a new site role became available, namely the Windows Intune Connectorrole. We need to create this role to get mobile device management into place. I have prepared the screenshots to guide you through the process. First go to the Administration node in the ConfigMgr Console, Site configuration and click Servers and Site System Roles. Right click the site server you want to create the role on and click Add Site System roles. The wizard starts and you just have to follow the screens. Check the Windows Intune Connector Role. This concludes the connector role installation, not a complicated process…

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ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 integration with Intune for Mobile Device Management

One of the new features in ConfigMgr 2012 SP1 is the Intune integration to manage mobile device. It seems that mobile device management is hot, since more and more companies want to see what it is and what it can do. Given that, I decided to take a deep dive into the matter. Since there is a lot to tell here I will probably be writing more than one blog about MDM (mobile device management). To shine a bit more light on the subject you can find a lot of information at the following TechNet link: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj884158.aspx When we talk about MDM we mean iPads, iPhones, Windows Phone, Windows RT devices and Android devices. So what is needed to get the integration going, first we need a Windows Intune subscription. If you don’t have a subscription already you can take a 30 days trial for free, all you have to do…

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