How to manage which device with Configuration Manager 2012 SP1?

sccm2012-logoWith the release of Service Pack 1 of Configuration Manager 2012 more platform support is added to support the Unified Device Management vision of Microsoft. Some of the platforms are managed directly by Configuration Manager 2012 by installing a client, some of them are managed via a Windows Intune Wave D subscription and some of them via the Exchange connector. This blog will give you an overview which platform is supported via which way. 

The table beneath will give you an overview of the supported platforms with the way to manage them from the Configuration Manager 2012 SP1 Console.

 

Platform Manage via Features
Android Via Windows Intune connector
and/or
Via Exchange connector
Settings Management
Software Distribution (only via Intune)
Hardware Inventory
Remote wipe/retire/block
Apple IOS Via Windows Intune connector
and/or
Via Exchange connector
Settings Management
Software Distribution (only via Intune)
Hardware Inventory
Remote wipe/retire/block
Apple MAC OS-X 10.6, 10.7 (check blogs 1 and 2) Directly via client Settings Management
Software Distribution
Hardware Inventory
Software Inventory
Linux – Redhat version 4, 5 ,6 Directly via client Software Distribution
Hardware Inventory
Software Inventory
Unix – Solaris version 9, 10 Directly via client Software Distribution
Hardware Inventory
Software Inventory
Linux – Suse version 9, 10,   11 Directly via client Software Distribution
Hardware Inventory
Software Inventory
Nokia Symbian Belle Via Exchange connector
and/or
Direct via client
Settings Management
Software Distribution (only via client)
Hardware Inventory
Remote wipe/retire/block
Windows 8 RT Via Windows Intune connector Settings Management
Software Distribution
Hardware Inventory
Remote wipe/retire/block
Windows CE 5.0, 6.0, 7.0 Via Exchange connector
and/or
Direct via client
Settings Management
Software Distribution (only via client)
Hardware Inventory
Remote wipe/retire/block
Windows Mobile 6.0, 6.1, 6.5 Via Exchange connector
and/or
Direct via client
Settings Management
Hardware Inventory
Remote wipe/retire/block
Windows Phone 7.x Via Exchange connector Settings Management
Hardware Inventory
Remote wipe/retire/block
Windows Phone 8 Via Windows Intune connector
and/or
Via Exchange connector
Settings Management
Software Distribution (only Intune)
Hardware Inventory
Remote wipe/retire/block
Windows Server 2003 SP2, 2003 R2 SP2, 2008 SP2, 2008 R2 SP1, 20012 Directly via client All features
Windows XP SP3, Vista SP2, 7, 8 Directly via client All features

 

The settings management varies per platform, more on that in a later blog.

Hope this helps choosing the right way to manage your (mobile) devices.

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