In today’s post, I continue my discussion of mobile device management (MDM). In my last post preparing for mobile device management, I described how to prepare for MDM. Now, I talk about how to prepare for and execute device enrollment for Windows, Windows Phone, Apple iOS, and Google Android devices. Let’s start off by talking about how you prepare for device enrollment.
You can think of device enrollment preparation as the next logical step after preparing for MDM. But device enrollment preparation is specific to the types of devices you want to support. So, you only need to prepare for those devices that you need to support. In the next few paragraphs, I’ll walk you through each device type and how you can prepare for its enrollment.
Prepare for Windows device enrollment
To prepare your Windows Intune subscription for Windows devices, complete the following steps:
Prepare for Windows Phone device enrollment
Preparing your Windows Intune subscription for Windows Phone devices is almost as easy as for Windows devices. Complete the following steps for Windows Phone devices:
But what if you want to evaluate Windows Phone management? Do you have to go through all these steps? Not to fear! You can download the Support Tool for Windows Intune Trial Management of Windows Phone. This tool helps simplify the configuration process; but remember that it’s for evaluation purposes only. For production environments, use the process above.
Preparation for iOS device enrollment
Preparing for iOS device enrollment is similar to the process for Windows Phone. Here are the steps you must complete:
Prepare for Android device enrollment (including Samsung KNOX)
To prepare for Android device enrollment (including Samsung KNOX), simply select the Enable Android enrollment check box on the Android tab of the Windows Intune Subscription Properties dialog box.
Just as with preparation for device enrollment, the device enrollment process is different for each device type. Let’s look at how you would enroll each type of device.
Windows device enrollment process
The Windows device enrollment process is the same for Windows 8.1 and Window RT 8.1 devices. Complete the following steps:
It can take 5 to 10 minutes after enrollment begins before the Company Portal can be accessed.
Note If your Windows account does not have a public domain and you are using a *.onmicrosoft.com account, you will need to create a new REG_SZ registry key called DiscoveryService with the value manage.microsoft.com in the following registry subkey:
Windows Phone device enrollment process
Just as with the Windows device enrollment process, Windows Phone device enrollment is slightly different for Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1. Here are the steps you must complete:
Note If your Windows Intune account does not have a public domain and you’re using a *.onmicrosoft.com account, you must manually enter the Windows Intune server address as manage.microsoft.com.
iOS device enrollment process
To enroll an iOS device, complete the following steps:
After you have signed in to Windows Intune, you will see an exclamation point ("!").
Android device enrollment process
Enroll an Android device (including Samsung KNOX) by completing the following steps:
Well, now you know how easy it is to prepare for device enrollment and enroll devices. You can find more about device enrollment preparation and the device enrollment process for each type of device at Mobile Device Enrollment. In my next installment, I’ll discuss how to configure compliance settings for mobile devices by using System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and Windows Intune.
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