Monday, 27 January 2014

MDM in SCCM 2012 R2 - Legacy Devices

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We previously discussed the devices that can be enrolled by ConfigMgr 2012 R2

Windows Phone 8
iOS 6.0 or later
Android 4.0 or later
Windows 8 RT, Windows 8.1 RT
Windows 8.1 non-domain joined.
 

You can use the Exchange Server Connector when you want to manage mobile devices that connect to Exchange Server (on-premises or online- Exchange 2010 SP1 or later) by using the Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync protocol, and you cannot enrol them by using Configuration Manager.

When you manage mobile devices by using the Exchange Server connector, this does not install the Configuration Manager client on the mobile devices. Some management functions are therefore limited eg. you cannot install software or use configuration items.


ConfigMgr 2012 R2 also supports legacy management for Windows Mobile, and Windows CE when you install the Configuration Manager mobile device legacy client. Features for these mobile devices vary by platform and client type.


Exchange Server Connector

Navigate to Administration > Hierarchy Configuration.



See Exchange Server Connectors.


Right click and choose to "Add Exchange Server".


Specify the URL for your Exchange Client Access Server (CAS).


Specify the domain account to connect to Exchange. Note the permissions that are required - quite a few. It can be easier just to make this account Exchange Enterprise Administrator.


Select the options you require.


Click Next. You can configure mobile device settings afterwards. Note that settings configured here will override settings that are configured in the Default Exchange ActiveSync mailbox policy.


Click Next to create the connector.


Close the wizard.


See new Exchange Server Connector.


Right click and "Synchronize Now".



Verify success and check for errors in the EasDisc.log file.


Devices can now be seen in the ConfigMgr console. Note the Exchange symbol confirming that the devices are being managed by the Exchange Connector.


Properties of a device. Note the Agent Name.

Legacy Client

ConfigMgr 2012 R2 supports legacy management for Windows Mobile, and Windows CE when you install the Configuration Manager mobile device legacy client. Features for these mobile devices vary by platform and client type.


You must install the mobile device legacy client by using a package and program. This solution also requires PKI certificates that must be installed independently from ConfigMgr.

This solution supports:

Windows CE 5.0, 6.0 and 7.0
Windows Mobile 6.0 

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