Good Day to You all. If you are using SCCM + Windows Intune or Just a standalone Intune subscription, here is the good news. If you are a Windows Intune user, probably you may know that its possible to manage Windows Phone 8. But for that you need to have a special certificate from Symantec and also to get this again you need to have a Windows Phone developer account. Definitely this will be a much complicated scenario for IT Pros who needs to test the functionally of the behavior of Windows Phone with Windows Intune. Therefor, Microsoft has released a Support Tool for Windows Intune Trial Management of Windows Phone version 1.2 on 10th of April 2014. This tool is working with SCCM + Windows Intune and also with the Standalone Windows Intune subscription.
So in my below steps I have given you the each step by step guide explaining “How you can enroll Windows Phone with Standalone Windows Intune Subscription”.
So lets start then J
You must download the Support Tool for Windows Intune Trial Management of Windows Phone version 1.2. To download it please Click Here
Install the downloaded MSI file in to your PC which you use to login in to Intune Portal. When you are installing the MSI file, It will extract the sample SSP.xap and other sample xap files in to the default installation location which is “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Support Tool for Windows Intune Trial management of Windows Phone\”
Then you must login to your Windows Intune Trial account via http://manage.microsoft.com
On the Windows Intune portal Go to “Administration —-> Mobile Device Management —–> Windows Phone “. Yellow colour notification box stated go directly to step 5. Since we are going to use the trial tool, we can ignore Step 1-4.
“Administration —-> Mobile Device Management —-> Windows Phone”. As stated in the text
When you click the Upload Signed App File. It will ask you to download the Setup.exe file. Just run the .exe file to launch the Windows Intune Software Publisher Portal.
Step 6 –
Select the Upload Windows Phone 8 Company Portal App file Option and Click Next to Continue the installation as follows
Click the Next on the Before You Begin Page
Step 8 –
On the Software Setup Page Click the Browse tab and Go to “C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft\Support Tool for Windows Intune Trial management of Windows Phone\SSP” and select the SSP.xap file and click Next.
Note– Under Software Setup page, leave the checkbox as it is “Use the Company Portal App file signed by the sample Symantec code-signing certificate” checked.
Step 9 –
On the Software Description page just fill the details as you want and click Next and finally Click Upload Tab to Upload the file to your Windows Intune Subscription.
Step 10 –
Then you can upload the sample Applications to Windows Intune Portal and deploy those to your windows phone.
Step 11 –
Now next is to enroll the Windows 8 Phone with your Windows Intune trail account.
On the Phone, go to Settings and select “Company Portal”
Click “Add account” and type your account User name and Password
Step 11 –
After you successfully added your Windows Phone 8 to the company Account you will prompt a window with “Install Company App” checked. Make sure to leave it as it is and Click Done tab as follows.
Step 12 –
Finally there you are. If all the above steps works fine, then you will enrolled the Windows Phone 8 to your Company account as follows.
Step 13 –
Below shows you the Company Portal Icon.
Step 14 –
The below screen (In my example) shows you how it looks like after you logged in to your company portal through your Windows Phone.
So I believe you all get some idea how you can enroll your WP8 devices for your trial period and test it out.