Learn About Supported Configurations for Windows Intune
Updated: December 17, 2012
Applies To: Windows Intune December 2012 Release
You can configure your deployment of Windows Intune in a number of ways to manage and secure your company's computers. You can also synchronize with your on-premise Exchange and Active Directory Domain Services, or use the management tools in System Center Configuration Manager 2012 SP1.
Supported Configurations for Windows Intune
Windows Intune Stand-Alone (Cloud-Only) configuration
– Use the web-based administration console in Windows Intune to manage client computers in your organization, including Windows 8 (Pro and Enterprise), Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, and Apple iOS devices. You can upload and publish software packages, manage policy, and track computer inventory.
Note The cloud-only configuration does not support discovery of mobile devices.
Windows Intune Cloud and On-Premise configuration
- In addition to the features of the Stand-Alone configuration, by using Windows Intune in conjunction with your on-premise Exchange and Active Directory Domain Services you can:
Manage mobile devices through the Mobile Device Management feature of Windows Intune.
Discover mobile devices through Exchange ActiveSync.
Synchronize user accounts with on-premises Active Directory Domain Services.
- Manage mobile devices through the Mobile Device Management feature of Windows Intune.
Windows Intune with System Center Configuration Manager
With this release of Windows Intune, you have the option to use the System Center Configuration Manager management console to manage computers and mobile devices in your enterprise. This configuration can help administrators manage all the organization’s devices through a single console and get added insight into the ways employees use their mobile devices to access company data. The Configuration Manager infrastructure supports very large installations. This release of Windows Intune supports installations of up to approximately 100,000 users, computers, and mobile devices in a single management infrastructure. For more information, see System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.