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One very common request when implementing Intune is to distribute a Wi-Fi profile with WPA2 and a preshared password. This is currently not possible either with Intune standalone or with Intune integrated with Configuration Manager 2012 using the UI. I have already written a post on how to create a custom iSO profile using Apple Configurator and deploy it using Intune standalone here: http://ccmexec.com/2015/03/creating-and-deploying-a-custom-ios-policy-using-intune/

In this post I will use the same custom profile I used in the post above but distribute it using Configuration Manager 2012 R2 SP1 instead as deploying a custom iOS profile is a new feature.

In the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 Sp1 console do the the following:

1. Create a new Configuration Item, specify that it is a Mobile Device configuration item you want to create.
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2. Select iOS Custom Profile as the settings group.

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3. Enter a name for the profile note that it will be visible to the end-users, and the import the .xml file created as described in my earlier blog post, note that the SSID name in that .xml file is “Office1″CustomIOS3

4. Select which platforms the setting should be applied to, as it is only applicable on iOS devices there is no point in selecting anything else.

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5. Then the Configuration Item itself is finished and ready to be added to a Configuration baseline.

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6. Next step is to create a Configuration baseline so we can deploy the Wi-Fi policy to our devices. Select Create a new Configuration Baseline give it a name and add the Configuration Item we created earlier by clicking the Add button and selecting Configuration Item. Note that you can add more than one Configuration Item if you are deploying multiple settings to a group of devices it could be smart move to add them to the same baseline.

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7. The next step is to deploy the Configuration Baseline, here we can select to generate an alert if a certain percentage fails to apply the policy and it is also here we select which collection we should deploy the Configuration Baseline to as well.

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Then we are done and ready to test it, we can verify it easily one the iOS device by looking in the Management Profile and look for the Wi-Fi network we deployed.

A really cool new announcement was just made: a new feature in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 / Windows Intune that makes it possible to provision ActiveSynce email profiles using ConfigMgr 2012 and Windows Intune. Thought that I would post this here as well as it is bigger news than just the fact that you can provision ActiveSync email profiles using Configuration Manager 2012 R2 and Windows Intune.

This new feature uses a new component in Configuration Manager 2012 R2 that makes it possible for Microsoft to publish new Windows Intune Mobile Device Management features to the Configuration Manager 2012 R2 console / site without having to do it in a Service Pack or in a new release.  This is a really cool feature as it makes it possible to ship new features more often than you could with the normal approach with Service Packs and R2 releases.

The Mobile Device Management segment is driving innovation really fast. I have several customers who now have more iOS devices in their environment than they have PC’s, so there is a big market out there.

The blog post about how to provision email profile can be found here:  http://blogs.technet.com/b/configmgrteam/archive/2014/01/29/provision-activesync-email-profiles-to-mobile-devices-using-configmgr-and-windows-intune.aspx

Now it is time to provision some email accounts :-)