Support Tool for Windows Intune Trial Management of Window Phone 8


As promised Microsoft provides a long awaited tool which enables you to try out Windows Phone 8 software distribution scenarios during a Windows Intune Trail subscription without the need of acquire a Windows Phone Dev account and purchasing a code signing certificate! This tool facilitates Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager admins to try out Windows Phone 8 software distribution scenarios during the Trial period.

Details

The Support Tool for Windows Intune Trial Management of Window Phone 8 enables Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager administrators to enable Windows Phone 8 Device management during the Intune Subscription trial period. The downloaded support tool contains a script that populates a sample Application Enrollmlent Token in the Microsoft System Center 2012 Configuration Manager environment, a sample Windows Phone 8 Company Portal app, and two sample applications that can be used for WP8 software distribution scenarios.

System Requirements

  • Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012
  • System Center 2012 SP1 Configuration Manager with Windows Intune Subscription

Install Instructions

  1. Create an Intune subscription in the System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1 console and leave WP8 disabled
  2. Create SSP.XAP (included in the msi) as Application within the Configuration Manager console
    • Deploy this application to cloud DP (manage.microsoft.com) targeting cloud managed users
  3. Enable management of WP8 devices
    • Open command prompt and run the script ConfigureWP8Settings.vbs in query mode to get Company Portal name
      cscript ConfigureWP8Settings.vbs <server> QuerySSPModelName
      where <server> is server name for top level site (standalone site or CAS)
      The result looks like this "ScopeId_D863212F-F5D5-48EA-9C42-1CC6C0DDA03A/Application_95ac8248-d8fe-4686-9c16-e0a2fb0fe256". This will be used in the next step.
    • Run the script ConfigureWP8Settings.vbs in save mode with SSP name. This will populate the necessary certificate information to enable Windows Phone 8 device management
      cscript ConfigureWP8Settings.vbs <server> SaveSettings <Company Portal name>
      where <Company Portal name> is the output from the earlier step.
  4. After completion of the steps above, administrator can verify that WP8 device management is enabled. Admin can verify by going to Intune subscription properties, WP8 tab. WP8 should be enabled, certificate should be present, and company portal app should be populated with whatever app the admin selected in step 2.
  5. Deploy the sample apps provided in this package as appropriate
  6. Users will now be able to enroll their WP8 device and could browse the deployed sample apps in their SSP.

The support tool for Windows Intune Trial Management of Window Phone 8 can be download here

 

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