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Learn About Supported Configurations for Windows Intune

Updated: November 1, 2013

Applies To: Windows Intune

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-premises Exchange and Active Directory Domain Services, or use the management tools that are available beginning with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager 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. You can upload and publish software packages, manage policy, and track computer inventory. For a list of supported operating systems and platforms, see the Operating System Requirements section in the Windows Intune Client Software Requirements topic.

    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, when you use Windows Intune in conjunction with your on-premises 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.

  • Windows Intune with System Center Configuration Manager - With this release of Windows Intune, you have the option to use the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager management console to manage computers and mobile devices in your enterprise. This configuration can help you manage all of your 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 environments. For more information, see How to Manage Mobile Devices by Using Configuration Manager and Windows Intune in the Documentation Library for System Center 2012 Configuration Manager.

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