Manage Windows RT with Windows Intune

January 31, 2013

Hi all,

As you might have seen in the previous post it is possible to manage iOS devices using Windows Intune.

In this post I’ll describe how to enroll and manage a Windows RT device.

To start, logon to the Intune Admin Page:

Open the admin console and go to Administration, select Mobile Device Management, Windows RT Management


A Sideloading key can be added to install line of business apps on Windows RT devices.

On the Windows RT device open the charms bar and search for company applications.


The Company applications setting opens in desktop mode


Login using the credentials known in the Windows Intune Console.

Also fill in the serveraddress (this is the serveraddress that can be seen in the Windows RT Mobile Device Enrollment Setup). If there was a domain name provided earlier enter it again here (possibly this will not be needed if the Windows RT device is connected to a corporate WLAN network).


Wait until connection succeeds


Click Install the management application


You will be redirected to Internet Explorer, from there you can can choose to view the application in the Windows Store.

From there the application can be installed.



Open the application and sign in with the Windows Intune account



After being logged in the company portal shows an overview off all available applications. They can be ordered using categories. Some information about the devices is also present and contact details which can be useful for support. These contact details are provided in the Windows Intune Admin Console.


The complete enrollment procedure shown here, can also be found on This website also describes the enrollment of other mobile devices.

An additional device is shown in the Intune console.


Now you can enforce all kinds of items like :

-> Remote wipe

-> Allow picture password

-> …

A full list is available at

In the next post I’ll show you how an app from the Windows Store can be made available in the company portal.




Manage iOS with Windows Intune

January 30, 2013


Did you know you can manage iOS, Android, Windows Phone 8 and Windows 8RT through direct management ( without EAS ) using Windows intune ?

Windows Intune is the SaaS Microsoft management Client solution.

Let’s complete the steps for managing a standard Ipad.

First take an Intune 30-day trial account and verify the online help :

Log on to the Intune Admin Page :

Open the admin console and set Intune as mobile device management authority.

Now the next steps are described in the help file on the right. You need to create a certificate in order to allow your intune service to communicate with the Apple push notification service.

First download the CSR from the intune portal.

Then use this csr in order to create a apple certificate. Use the following website :

Log on with an Apple ID and use the create certificate in order to create the certificate.

Watch out ! There is a certain procedure that needs to be followed if you create the certificate using IE. Details are provided in the help file or you can just use a Safari browser for the creation of the certificate.

Now browse using your Ios device ( 5.0 or higher ) to in order to enroll the device.

But … The following error occured when browsing to the site :

Solution was to open the Intune portal and verify the the user used to log on is part of the Intune Group. This is not the case default.

Retry and … Success !

Install the profile.

After the correct installation you’ll see a new app on the iOS device, this supplies access to the company portal where you can offer signed application package.

Now the device appears in the intune console.

Now you can enforce all kinds of items like :

-> Enforce passwords

-> Allow camera

-> …

A full list is available at

We’ll perform this next time. Bye.

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