Microsoft Intune from A to Z – Devices Introduction

By | December 21, 2017

The following guides and articles will described the Microsoft Intune, features benefits and how to configure and deploy the important features for Mobile devices.
This specific article focused on Microsoft Intune activation and registration process whether you have Office 365 service or you are new to the Office 365 service.
In the previous posts we focused on  Microsoft Intune and Microsoft Intune Activation process and this post will describe the requirements for device and the way to enroll and register devices to the Microsoft Intune.

Like any other Cloud services or any systems the Microsoft Intune require some planning, from goals and objective through scenario and the way to deploy the Microsoft Intune including devices.
The most important this is how to deploy devices and the user experience with the enrollment and using the applications and resources through devices with Microsoft Intune.

Devices, Enrollments and Requirements

First thing first you need to know what exactly do you have and how you going to enroll devices and that mean how the users use theirs mobile, what is the company policies with mobile, which device they have, what resources they need to consume, some security requirements and other questions.
Once you’ve these answers you can start with the enrollment, if not hold everything and perform assessment for this requirements and this is very important because many times when it comes to the enrollment and user experience and this goes wrong.

Enrollment Methods

With Microsoft Intune you’ve few enrollment methods and conditions for each type of device and each device can be enroll with some options. the enrollment method is:

BYOD – the classic “Bring your own device” and user experience is, install and run the Company Portal app to enroll their devices.

DEM – Device enrollment manager is for some users that need to use multiple devices and the users experience is, enroll and manage multiple corporate-owned devices.

DEP – Device Enrollment Program management allow you to create and deploy policy over the air (OTA) to iOS devices that are purchased and managed with DEP.

COD – Corporate-owned devices enrollment scenarios. iOS devices can be enrolled directly through the tools that are provided by Apple. All device types can be enrolled by an admin or manager using the device enrollment manager.

USB-SA – IT admins use Apple Configurator, through USB, to prepare each corporate-owned device manually for enrollment using Setup Assistant. The IT admin creates an enrollment profile and exports it to Apple Configurator. When users receive their devices, they are then prompted to run Setup Assistant to enroll their device.

USB-Direct – For direct enrollment, the admin must enroll each device manually by creating an enrollment policy and exporting it to Apple Configurator. USB-connected, corporate-owned devices are enrolled directly and don’t require a factory reset.




Intune Supported Devices


  • Apple iOS 9.0 and later
  • Mac OS X 10.9 and later


  • Android 4.4 and later (including Samsung KNOX Standard 4.4 and higher) *
  • Android for Work


    Windows 10 (Home, S, Pro, Education, and Enterprise versions)

  • Windows 10 Mobile
  • Windows 10 IoT Enterprise
  • Windows 10 IoT Mobile Enterprise
  • Windows Holographic & Windows Holographic Enterprise
  • Windows Phone 8.1, Windows 8.1 RT, PCs running Windows 8.1

Samsung KNOX Standard devices

Based on the following url list of supported KNOX devices

Enroll Devices

Before enroll devices to the Microsoft Intune services we need to prepare few settings, these settings based on devices scenario and that mean the type of device that we need to work with.
The preparation include the following settings:

Enrollment restrictions

Device Type Restrictions
Platform – allow or block enrollment platforms


Platform Configurations – configure restrictions to enroll device based compliance policies and restrict devices after enrollment


Device Limit Restrictions
Device Limit – maximum number of devices a user can enroll


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