Windows Intune With SCCM 2012 SP1 on a restricted site


I work in a restricted site with sccm 2012 sp1 as our management software. We recently moved from blackberry to nokia lumias and we would like to plug these into sccm and manage them.

As we are a restricted site, we are not allowed to venture to the cloud, its a no go area so how do we do this? We need windows Intune to be able to manage the mobiles but cant use any cloud stuff.



May 30th, 2013 5:38pm

Hi John,

Windows Intune is a cloud based service.  Using the Windows Intune connector plus SCCM 2012 SP1 enables you to manage devices via the Cloud all through you SCCM Admin Console.

Without access to the cloud the solution will not work.


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May 30th, 2013 6:14pm

Thanks for that.

Is there any other solution I can use, otherwise we clearly cant use windows phones on our windows environment...

May 30th, 2013 6:21pm

Hi John,

You could use Exchange Active Sync + Exchange Connector in SCCM 2012 SP1 (assuming your devices use Exchange for email), but it will still require your SCCM environment to communicate to the exchange server (either on premise or hosted exchange like Office 365)

Hope that helps.


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May 30th, 2013 6:34pm

We're doing that already but it doesn't have the same level of control as we would get from having windows Intune. Do Microsoft not have a in house solution to this as it seems like such an oversight and a very big assumption that everyone can use the cloud to manage phones.



May 30th, 2013 7:04pm

Unfortunatley there isn't. Microsoft's Mobile Device Management offerings are

1. Intune (online service - web-based portal). You can review in my Intune Step by Step Guide

2. SCCM and Intune integration - Unified Management. You can review in my SCCM 2012 SP1 Step by Step Guide

Intune is required for both solutions. According to all the roadmaps I have seen/heard this is not likely to be changing. 

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May 31st, 2013 11:31am

That's very frustrating. I guess we will have to go back to blackberry and their dreaded BES!

Many thanks.

June 5th, 2013 6:03pm

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