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General settings for Mobile Devices in Configuration Manager

 

Updated: June 4, 2015

Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1

Setting name

Details

Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 (enrolled by Microsoft Intune)

Windows RT

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1

iOS

Android and Samsung KNOX

Exchange ActiveSync

Windows Mobile

Nokia Symbian

Require password settings on mobile devices

Require a password on supported devices.

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes (Android only)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Minimum password length (characters)

The minimum length for the password.

Yes

Yes (password length must not be less than 6 characters)

Yes

Yes

Yes (Android only)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Password expiration in days

The number of days before a password must be changed.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes (Android only)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Number of passwords remembered

Prevents re-using previously used passwords.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes (Android only)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Number of failed logon attempts before device is wiped

Wipes the device if this number of login attempts fail.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes (Android only)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Idle time before mobile device is locked

Specifies how many minutes of inactivity before the device is locked.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes (Android only)

Yes

Yes

Yes

Password complexity

Choose whether you can specify a PIN such as ‘1234’, or whether you must supply a strong password.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Password quality

Select the password complexity level required and also whether biometric devices can be used.

No

No

No

No

Android only

No

No

No

Send password recovery PIN to Exchange Server

Applies to Windows Mobile 6.1 and later devices only.

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

n/a

Setting name

Details

Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1

iOS

Android and Samsung KNOX

Exchange ActiveSync

Windows Mobile

Nokia Symbian

Voice dialing

Allows use of the voice dialing feature on the device.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

Voice assistant

Allows use of a voice assistance app like Siri.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Voice assistant while locked

Allows use of a voice assistance app like Siri when the device is locked.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Screen capture

Allows you to take a screenshot of the device display.

No

No

Windows Phone 8.1 only

Yes

No

No

No

No

Video conferencing

Allows use of video chat apps such as Facetime.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Add game center friends

Allows you to add friends in the game center app.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Multiplayer gaming

Allows you to play games with other players on the Internet.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Personal wallet software while locked

Allows use of personal wallet software like Passbook.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Diagnostic data submission

Allow submission of app log files.

Yes

No

Windows Phone 8.1 only

Yes

No

No

No

No

Geolocation1

Allow the device to use location services information.

No

No

Windows Phone 8.1 only

No

No

No

No

No

Copy and Paste1

Use copy and paste to transfer data between apps.

No

No

Windows Phone 8.1 only

No

No

No

No

No

Factory reset

Allow the user to perform a factory reset on the device.

No

No

No

No

Samsung KNOX only

No

No

No

Clipboard share between applications

Use the clipboard to copy and paste between apps.

No

No

No

No

Samsung KNOX only

No

No

No

1 Available for Windows Phone 8.1 devices when you are using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 or later, or when you have installed the optional Windows Phone 8.1 extension for Microsoft Intune.

Setting name

Details

Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1

iOS

Android and Samsung KNOX

Exchange ActiveSync

Windows Mobile

Nokia Symbian

POP and IMAP email

Allows connection to email accounts that use the POP and IMAP standards.

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Maximum time to keep email

How long to keep email before it is deleted from the server.

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Allowed message formats

Specify whether user emails can be HTML, or plain text only.

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Maximum size for plain text email (automatically downloaded

Controls the maximum size of plain text emails when automatically downloaded.

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Maximum size for HTML email (automatically downloaded)

Controls the maximum size of HTML emails when automatically downloaded.

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Maximum size of an attachment (automatically downloaded)

Configures the maximum size email that will be automatically downloaded.

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Custom email account1

Allow using a non-Microsoft account on the device.

No

No

Windows Phone 8.1 only

No

No

No

No

No

Make Microsoft Account optional in Windows Mail app

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

1 Available for Windows Phone 8.1 devices when you are using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 or later, or when you have installed the optional Windows Phone 8.1 extension for Microsoft Intune.

Setting name

Details

Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1

iOS

Android and Samsung KNOX

Exchange ActiveSync

Windows Mobile

Nokia Symbian

Application store

Allows access to the app store on the device.

No

No

Windows Phone 8.1 only

Yes

No

No

No

No

Enter a password to access the application store

Users must enter a password to access the app store.

No

No

No

Yes (iTunes only)

No

No

No

No

In-app purchases

Allows users to make in-app purchases.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Setting name

Details

Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 (enrolled by Microsoft Intune)

Windows RT

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1

iOS

Android and Samsung KNOX

Exchange ActiveSync

Windows Mobile

Nokia Symbian

Default browser

User can change the default Internet browser.

No

No

Yes (Windows Phone 8.1 only)

Yes

No

Yes

No

No

Autofill

User can change autocomplete settings in the browser.

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Active scripting

Browser can run scripts, such as Active X scripts.

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Plug-ins

User can add plug-ins to Internet Explorer.

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Pop-up blocker

Enables or disables the browser pop-up blocker.

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Cookies

Allow cookies to be saved on the device.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Fraud warning

Enable or disable warnings of potential fraudulent websites.

Yes

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Setting name

Details

Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1

iOS

Android and Samsung KNOX

Exchange ActiveSync

Windows Mobile

Nokia Symbian

Always send Do Not Track header

Prevents browsing information from being sent to third-party sites.

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Intranet security zone

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Security lever for Internet zone

Configure the security level for the Internet zone.

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Security level for intranet zone

Configure the security level for the intranet zone.

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Security level for trusted sites zone

Configure the security level for the trusted sites zone.

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Security level for restricted sites zone

Configure the security level for the restricted sites zone.

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Namespaces for intranet zone

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Go to intranet site for single word entry

Enables or disables the setting that allows Internet Explorer to automatically go to an Intranet site if a valid site name is entered without a preceding HTTP:

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Enterprise Mode menu option1

Allow users to activate and deactivate Enterprise Mode from the Internet Explorer Tools menu.

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Logging report location (URL)1

Specify a URL where visited websites will be logged when Enterprise Mode is active.

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Enterprise Mode site list location (URL)1

Specify the location of the list of websites that will use Enterprise Mode when it is active.

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

1With System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, the optional Enterprise Mode Internet Explorer extension introduces Enterprise Mode for Internet Explorer 11 and later, which allows access to sites that would otherwise only work in earlier versions of Internet Explorer.

If you are using Configuration Manager SP2, this functionality is built-in and you do not need to install the extension.

These settings apply to iOS devices only.

Setting name

Details

iOS

Explicit content in media store

Specify if you want to allow adult content to be accessed from the app store.

Yes

Ratings region

Specifies the country for which you want to apply ratings restrictions.

Yes

Movie rating

Specify the maximum rating of movie content you want to allow.

Yes

TV show rating

Specify the maximum rating of TV show content you want to allow.

Yes

App rating

Specify the maximum rating of app content you want to allow.

Yes

System_CAPS_noteNote

The ratings you can select will vary depending on the Ratings region you selected.

Setting name

Details

Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1

iOS

Android and Samsung KNOX

Exchange ActiveSync

Cloud backup

Allow backup to a cloud service like iCloud.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Encrypted backup

Allow the backup to a cloud service to be encrypted.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Document synchronization

Allow document synchronization to a cloud service.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Photo synchronization

Allow photo synchronization to a cloud service.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Settings synchronization

Allows synchronization of settings between devices.

Yes (get only)

No

Windows Phone 8.1 only

No

No

No

No

No

Credentials synchronization

Allows synchronization of credentials between devices.

Yes (get only)

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Microsoft Account1

Allow the use of a Microsoft account on the device.

No

No

Windows Phone 8.1 only

No

No

No

No

No

Settings synchronization over metered connections

Allow settings to be synchronized when the Internet connection is metered.

Yes (get only)

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Google backup

Allow the use of Google backup.

No

No

No

No

Samsung KNOX only.

No

No

No

Google account auto sync

Allow Google account settings to be automatically synchronized.

No

No

No

No

Samsung KNOX only.

No

No

No

1 Available for Windows Phone 8.1 devices when you are using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 or later, or when you have installed the optional Windows Phone 8.1 extension for Microsoft Intune.

Setting name

Details

Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1

iOS

Android and Samsung KNOX

Exchange ActiveSync

Windows Mobile

Nokia Symbian

Unsigned file installation

Allows the loading of unsigned files.

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Unsigned applications

Allows the loading of unsigned apps.

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

SMS and MMS messaging

Allow SMS and MMS messaging from the device.

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Removable storage

Allow use of removable storage, like an SD card on the device.

No

No

Yes

No

Android 4.1 and later

Yes

Yes

No

Camera

Allow use of the device camera.

No

No

Windows Phone 8.1 only

Yes

Android 4.0 and later

Yes

Yes

Yes

Bluetooth

Allow use of the devices Bluetooth capability.

Yes (get only)

No

Windows Phone 8.1 only

No

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Near field communication (NFC)1

Allow communication using NFC on the device.

No

No

Windows Phone 8.1 only

No

No

No

No

No

YouTube

Allows use of the YouTube app on the device.

No

No

No

No

Samsung KNOX only.

No

No

No

Power off

Allows the device to be powered off.

No

No

No

No

Samsung KNOX only.

No

No

No

Profile file

Provisions a VPN profile for Windows RT devices.

Windows RT only

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Profile name

Provisions a VPN profile for Windows RT devices.

Windows RT only

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Profile for all users

Provisions a VPN profile for Windows RT devices.

Windows RT only

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

1 Available for Windows Phone 8.1 devices when you are using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 or later, or when you have installed the optional Windows Phone 8.1 extension for Microsoft Intune.

Setting name

Details

Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1

iOS

Android and Samsung KNOX

Exchange ActiveSync

Windows Mobile

Nokia Symbian

Specify peak time

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Peak synchronization frequency

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Off-peak synchronization frequency

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Setting name

Details

Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1

iOS

Android and Samsung KNOX

Exchange ActiveSync

Windows Mobile

Nokia Symbian

Mobile device management while roaming

Allows the device to be managed by Configuration Manager when it is roaming.

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Software download while roaming

Allows the download of apps and software when roaming.

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Email download while roaming

Allows e-mail downloads when roaming.

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

Voice roaming

Allows voice calls when roaming.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Automatic synchronization while roaming

Allows the device t automatically synchronize when roaming.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Data roaming

Allow roaming between networks when accessing data.

Yes

No

Windows Phone 8.1 only.

Yes

No

No

No

No

Setting name

Details

Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1

iOS

Android and Samsung KNOX

Exchange ActiveSync

Windows Mobile

Nokia Symbian

Storage card encryption

Require any storage cards used with the device to be encrypted.

No

No

No (apps and associated data are automatically encrypted)

No

No

No

Yes

No

File encryption on mobile device1

Requires that files on the mobile device are encrypted.

Yes

No

Yes

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Require email signing

No

No

No

No

No

No

Yes

No

1 Additional information for devices that run Windows 8.1

  • To enforce encryption on devices that run Windows 8.1, you must install the HYPERLINK "http://support.microsoft.com/kb/3013816" December 2014 MDM client update for Windows on each device.

  • If you enable this setting for Windows 8.1 devices, all users of the device must have a Microsoft Account.

  • For encryption to work, the device must meet the Microsoft InstantGo hardware certification requirements.

  • When you enforce encryption on a device, the recovery key is only accessible from the users Microsoft Account, accessed from their OneDrive account. You cannot recover this key on behalf of a user.

Setting name

Details

Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1

iOS

Android and Samsung KNOX

Exchange ActiveSync

Windows Mobile

Nokia Symbian

Wireless network connection1

Enable or disable the devices Wi-Fi capability.

No

No

Windows Phone 8.1 only

No

No

No

Yes

Yes

Wi-Fi tethering1

Let’s users use their device as a mobile hotspot.

No

No

Windows Phone 8.1 only

No

No

No

No

No

Offload data to Wi-Fi when possible1

No

No

Windows Phone 8.1 only

No

No

No

No

No

Wi-Fi hotspot reporting1

No

No

Windows Phone 8.1 only

No

No

No

No

No

1 Available for Windows Phone 8.1 devices when you are using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 or later, or when you have installed the optional Windows Phone 8.1 extension for Microsoft Intune.

To configure a wireless network connection

  1. On the Configure mobile device wireless communication settings page, click Add.

  2. In the Wireless Network Connection dialog box, specify the following information about the wireless connection that will be provisioned on mobile devices:

    Setting

    More information

    Network name (SSID)

    Network connection

    Choose from Internet or Work.

    Authentication

    Choose the authentication method for the wireless connection from:

    • Open

    • Shared

    • WPA

    • WPA-PSK

    • WPA2

    • WPA2-PSK

    Data encryption

    Choose the encryption method used by this connection. The values you can select will differ depending on the Authentication method you selected:

    • Disabled

    • WEP

    • TKIP

    • AES

    Key index

    Select a key index from 1 to 4 that will be used with a Data encryption setting of WEP.

    This network connects to the Internet

    Select this option if you want to supply proxy settings that let mobile devices on a wireless connection connect to the Internet.

    Proxy server settings

    Specify as required, Server and Port settings for HTTP, WAP and Sockets.

    Enable 802.1X network access

    Select this option if you want to secure the connection by specifying an EAP type.

    EAP type

    Choose the EAP type to use from:

    • PEAP

    • Smart card or certificate

  3. When you are finished, click OK.

Let’s you import certificates to install on mobile devices.

Click Import, and then specify the following values:

  • Certificate file – Click Browse and then select the certificate file with the extension .cer that you want to import.

  • Destination store – Choose one or more destination stores where the imported certificate will be added on the mobile device from:

    • Root

    • CA

    • Normal

    • Privileged

    • SPC

    • Peer

  • Role – If SPC (Software Publisher Certificate) is selected as the destination store, choose the role that will be associated with the certificate from:

    • Mobile Operator

    • Manager

    • User Authenticated

    • IT Administrator

    • User Unauthenticated

    • Trusted Provisioning Server

Setting name

Details

Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1

iOS

Android and Samsung KNOX

Exchange ActiveSync

Windows Mobile

Nokia Symbian

User to accept untrusted TLS certificates

If Allowed, lets the user accept these certificates. If Prohibited, automatically rejects untrusted certificates.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

User Account Control

Enables or disables Windows User Account Control on the device.

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Network firewall

Enables or disables Windows Firewall.

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Updates

Choose how Windows software updates will be downloaded to computers. For example, you can automatically download updates, but let the user choose when to install them.

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Minimum classification of updates

Choose the minimum classification of updates that will be downloaded to Windows computers, None, Important, or Recommended.

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

SmartScreen

Enable or disable Windows Smart Screen.

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Virus protection

Yes (get only)

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Virus protection signatures are up to date

Yes (get only)

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Lock screen control center1

Controls whether the control center app can be accessed when the device is locked.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Lock screen notification view1

Controls whether notifications can be viewed when the device is locked.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Lock screen today view1

Controls whether the Today view can be seen when the device is locked.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Fingerprint for unlocking1

Allow the use of the fingerprint sensor to unlock the device.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

1 Available for iOS devices when you are using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 or later, or when you have installed the optional iOS 7 and iOS 8 Security Settings extension for Microsoft Intune.

Setting name

Details

Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1

iOS

Android and Samsung KNOX

Exchange ActiveSync

Work Folders URL

Configures the location of a Windows Server work folder that users can connect to from their device.

Yes

No

No

No

No

No

Setting name

Details

Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1

Windows RT

Windows Phone 8 and Windows Phone 8.1

iOS

Android and Samsung KNOX

Exchange ActiveSync

Windows Mobile

Nokia Symbian

Open documents in managed apps in other unmanaged apps1

For use with apps managed by Configuration Manager application management policies.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Open documents in unmanaged apps in other managed apps1

For use with apps managed by Configuration Manager application management policies.

No

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

1 Available for iOS devices when you are using System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2 or later, or when you have installed the optional iOS 7 and iOS 8 Security Settings extension for Microsoft Intune.

The iOS custom profile lets you deploy settings that you created using the Apple Configurator tool to iOS devices. This tool lets you create many settings that control the operation of these devices and export them to a configuration profile. You can then import this configuration profile into an iOS custom policy and deploy the settings to users and devices in your organization.

For more information, see Custom Settings for Mobile Devices in Configuration Manager.

Kiosk mode allows you to lock a device to only allow certain features to work. For example, you can allow a device to only run one managed app that you specify, or you can disable the volume buttons on a device. These settings might be used for a demonstration model of a device, or a device that is dedicated to performing only one function, such as a point of sale device.

For more information, see Kiosk Mode Settings for Mobile Devices in Configuration Manager

Let’s you specify a list of iOS apps that are compliant, or not compliant in your company. You can then display a report showing noncompliant app installations.

For more information, see App Compliance for Mobile Devices in Configuration Manager.

Let’s you specify a list of Android apps that are compliant, or not compliant in your company. You can then display a report showing noncompliant app installations.

For more information, see App Compliance for Mobile Devices in Configuration Manager.

Let’s you specify a list of Windows Phone apps that are compliant, or not compliant in your company. Apps that you specify as blocked cannot be installed by users. If you specify a list of allowed apps, users can only install apps in the list.

For more information, see App Compliance for Mobile Devices in Configuration Manager.

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