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Reference for the Microsoft Intune administrative console

Updated: December 12, 2014

Applies To: Microsoft Intune

Different administrative tasks for Microsoft Intune require you to use one of two administrative websites, the Microsoft Intune account portal or the Microsoft Intune administrator console.

The following information can help you identify where in each console you do various tasks.

The Microsoft Intune account portal is where tenant administrators manage the subscription.

A tenant administrator’s assigned administrator role determines what details that user can view and manage in the account portal. For example, an administrator with the Billing Administrator role can manage all options under Subscriptions, has read-only access to Users and Security Groups, but cannot view the Domains page of the portal.

 

Node Page Tasks

Dashboard

Not applicable

View information about common tasks you do to set up your subscription.

Setup

Overview

There are no configurations to make on this page. However, the information you find here can help you to set up key components of your subscription.

Management

Users

Manage user accounts, including:

  • Add, edit, delete users, and reset passwords.

  • Assign users a license to use Intune.

  • Assign administrator roles (permissions) to users to grant access to the account portal.

This page also contains links to:

  • Set up single sign-on for your users.

  • Set up Active Directory synchronization.

Security Groups

Manage logical groups of user accounts that are stored in your instance of Azure AD. You can use security groups as criteria for groups you create in the Groups page of the Microsoft Intune administrator console.

This page also contains links to:

  • Set up single sign-on for your user.

  • Set up Active Directory synchronization.

Domains

Set up the domain name for your subscription.

By default, your subscription includes a domain name as part of the Microsoft Online Services domain, and appears as <domain>.onmicrosoft.com.

After you subscribe to Intune, you can reconfigure you subscription to use a domain name you own.

For more information, see Internet domain management, in the Microsoft Azure AD documentation.

Subscriptions

Manage

View details of your subscription and its expiration date. You can also drill through to purchase or modify your subscription, including:

  • Convert a free 30-day trial into a full, paid subscription.

  • Buy licenses and add-ons, like Microsoft Desktop Optimization Pack, or buy extra cloud storage space.

  • Set up an authorized partner.

Licenses

View how many licenses you have available.

Purchase

Manage your subscription, including:

  • Convert a free, 30-day trial into a full, paid subscription.

  • Buy licenses and add-ons.

Software

View the software you have bought from Microsoft Online Services on the Microsoft Online Services Customer Portal.

Support

Overview

This page contains a link to TechNet forums for Microsoft Intune.

You can also manage delegated administrators who are Microsoft Certified Partners for Microsoft cloud services and who manage your subscription on your behalf. If you do not use a partner to manage your subscription, you do not use delegated administrators.

Service Requests

Find details for getting support by phone or by email.

Service Health

View the status of the Intune service.

The Microsoft Intune Administrator console is where service administrators manage day-to-day tasks for Microsoft Intune. These tasks include but are not limited to deploying software, managing Endpoint Protection and software updates, configuring policy, and monitoring the devices you manage.

A service administrator has either Full access or Read-only access to all objects and pages in the administration console. Any service administrator with full access permissions can manage the permissions of other service administrators.

 

Workspace Page Details

Dashboard

Not applicable

The dashboard provides a quick way to assess the health and status of your Intune subscription. Tiles appear and display status and information about the features and configurations you use. When you click on a tile for more information, you are taken to the overview page for that node of the console where more information is available.

Groups

Overview

View high-level details to identify and prioritize issues that require your immediate attention, including:

  • Device health

  • Status for alerts, updates, and Endpoint Protection

  • Policy issues

  • Software status

You can also create new groups and run reports for hardware inventory.

All Users

View and manage users that have permission to use the subscription, including:

  • Create groups of users.

  • View details about users and groups of users.

  • View and manage the device associations for users.

To add a new user or grant a license to use the subscription, use the Users page in the Management node of the Microsoft Intune account portal.

All Devices

View and manage the devices that are enrolled with your subscription, including:

  • Create groups of devices.

  • View details about the device, and view groups that include the device.

  • Associate users with devices.

  • Retire or wipe devices.

  • Run Remote Tasks on devices.

Updates

(This node is only available when you manage computers)

Overview

View high-level details for Update status and Cloud Storage status to identify and prioritize issues that require your immediate attention.

You can also select Upload to start the Microsoft Intune Software Publisher to deploy non-Microsoft updates with Intune.

This page also links to common tasks including:

  • Select classifications and products for updates in the Administration node of this console.

  • Configure Automatic Approval Settings in the Administration node of this console.

  • View reports for updates.

For information about update management, see Keep your computers up to date with software updates in Microsoft Intune.

All Updates

Manage which updates you plan to deploy to computers, including:

  • Approve or decline updates for deployment.

  • Select Upload to start the Microsoft Intune Software Publisher to deploy non-Microsoft updates with Intune.

  • View details about updates including which computers need or have an update, and computers that have failed to install an update.

  • Access additional information about an update from Microsoft.com.

By default, Non-Microsoft Updates and Mandatory Updates always appear, even if there are no updates available in those categories. Other classifications appear only after you enable those classifications in the Updates page of the Administration workspace of the Microsoft Intune administrator console.

Protection

(This node is only available when you manage computers)

Overview

View high-level details for Endpoint Protection to identify and prioritize issues that require your immediate attention, including:

  • Current malware and computer status

  • Top malware instances in your environment

  • Links to relevant Microsoft Malware Protection Center topics

All Malware

Manage tasks for protecting your computers and for investigating malware that was found on computers in your environment, including:

  • View the status of malware threats in your environment.

  • Initiate quick and full scans for malware.

  • Update malware definitions on computers.

  • Learn more about specific malware.

For information about configuring Endpoint Protection for computers and scheduling automatic scans, see Help secure your computers with Endpoint Protection and Windows Firewall policy for Microsoft Intune.

Alerts

Overview

View high-level summaries for alerts to assess the overall health of managed computers in your organization.

This page also links to common tasks, including:

  • Configuring alert types.

  • Configuring notification rules.

All Alerts

Manage details for alerts, including:

  • Configure alert types.

  • Close or reactivate alerts.

  • View troubleshooting information when it’s available.

Software

Overview

View high-level details for software status.

This page also links to common tasks including:

  • Start the Add Software – Microsoft Intune Software Publisher to prepare software for deployment to devices.

  • View Managed Software.

Detected Software

View a list of the software that Intune detected on computers that you manage.

Managed Software

Manage software you deploy to computers, including:

  • Deploy software as a package as a link to a web-based application or as a Windows Store app.

  • Configure automatic deployments.

  • Modify or delete managed software.

For more information about deploying software, see Get started with software deployment in Microsoft Intune.

Licenses

(This node is only available when you manage computers)

Overview

View high-level details for the software license agreements you have added to Microsoft Intune.

This page also links to common tasks, including:

  • Add Microsoft Software License Terms information to the Microsoft Volume Licensing Service Center (VLSC) site.

  • Add and track license or software agreement information for Microsoft and non-Microsoft software that was purchased by other means.

  • Compare the entitlement information that Intune retrieves from VLSC to the inventory of Microsoft software that Intune detects on your managed computers.

  • Create custom license groups to organize the view of your licenses.

  • View license reports.

For more information, see Manage license agreements for computer software in Microsoft Intune.

TipTip
Use the Microsoft Intune account portal to manage Intune licenses

All Agreements

Manage details for software licenses you have added to Intune.

Policy

Overview

View high-level details for policy issues to identify and prioritize issues that require your immediate attention.

This page also links to common tasks including:

  • Add new policies.

  • View the list of policies you already have.

For information about using policies, see Manage computers with Microsoft Intune.

Policy Conflicts

Manage policy conflicts, including:

  • Identify conflicting policy settings.

  • View recommended actions.

Configuration Policies

Manage configuration policies, including:

  • Define or add new policies, and edit or delete policies

  • Deploy policies to groups of users or devices

  • View information about policies you previously created.

Compliance Policies

Configure polices that define the compliance level that is required by devices to access specific Office 365 services, like Exchange.

Conditional Access

Configure polices that manage access to specific Office 365 services, like Exchange, including:

  • Define when devices that are not compliant with a compliance policy are blocked or exempted from accessing services

Device Enrollment Profiles

Apply a one-time configuration for company owned devices during enrollment. This lets you configure enrollment settings such as initial device group affiliation and user association.

Reports

Overview

View descriptions of the different report categories.

Update Reports

Manage reports about updates, by device, including criteria for:

  • Update classifications and status

  • Microsoft Security Response Center (MSRC) rating

  • Effective approval

Detected Software Reports

Manage reports about software in your environment, including criteria for:

  • Device group

  • Publisher

  • Categories

Computer Inventory Reports

Manage reports about hardware installed on computers in your environment, including criteria for:

  • Device groups

  • Operating systems

  • Manufacture and models

  • Disk space, memory, and processor speed

Mobile Device Inventory reports

Manage reports about the mobile devices in your environment, including criteria for:

  • Device groups

  • Operating systems

  • Jail-broken or rooted devices

License Purchase Reports

Manage reports about licenses, including criteria for:

  • License type

  • License groups

License Installation Reports

Manage reports about the software that is in the Software Asset Catalog for which you have license details, including criteria for:

  • License type

  • License groups

  • Device groups

Terms and Conditions Reports

View details about users who accepted your terms and conditions.

Noncompliance Apps Reports

Manage reports for non-compliant users and devices for app policies.

Certificate Compliance Reports

Configure report criteria and then view a report for certificate compliance.

Device History Reports

View historical details for retire, wipe and delete actions you have managed in the last 90 days.

Administration

Overview

View high-level details of your service, including:

  • Details about your subscription

  • Details about your cloud storage

  • Links to check the status of the service

Updates

Configure settings for managing updates, including:

  • Product categories to synchronize

  • Update classifications

  • Automatic Approval Rules

For more information, Keep your computers up to date with software updates in Microsoft Intune.

To approve or decline updates, use the All Updates page of the Updates workspace.

Alerts and Notifications

Manage alerts, including the following:

  • Enable or disable alert types you want to view.

  • Set alert thresholds.

  • Set up email notification for alerts.

For more information, see Configure alerts in Microsoft Intune.

Administrator Management

View and manage administrator accounts, including:

  • Add and manage existing service administrators.

  • View a list of tenant administrators, service administrators, or device enrollment manager.

  • Assign users to be device enrollment managers

For more information, see Microsoft Intune administrator accounts in this topic.

For information about configuring administrator accounts, see Task 5: Assign administrative users in the Set up Microsoft Intune topic.

Client Software Download

Manage the Intune client, including:

  • Tasks to complete prior to deploying the client software

  • Download and deploy the client software.

  • Tasks to complete after you deploy the client software.

For more information, see Set up your computers to be managed by Microsoft Intune.

Storage Use

Manage and review your use of your cloud storage:

  • View the amount of cloud storage you have available.

  • View a list of applications and updates that are stored in your cloud storage.

  • Delete objects from your cloud storage.

Mobile Device Management

Manage mobile devices, including:

  • Set Mobile Device Management Authority to be Microsoft Intune.

  • Upload required certificates for mobile devices.

  • Download and deploy company portal apps.

  • Download a connector for Exchange ActiveSync.

For more information, see Prepare for mobile device management.

Company Portal

Customize your information for the Microsoft Intune company portal.

For more information, see Task 7: Configure the Company Portal.

 
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