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How to Enroll Windows Mobile Phone to Intune via Workplace Join

This is a quick post to tell you about the Windows Phone Enrollment Process. First of all your infrastructure should be ready to support Windows Phone enrollment. Follow Support Tool for Microsoft Intune Trial Management of Windows Phone 8/ 8.1 guide to setup Microsoft Intune Company Portal application and .PFX certificate for Windows Phone enrollment. In this post, I’m going to provide the steps you need to follow in the phone to enroll the Windows Phone devices into SCCM + Intune infrastructure.

Following are the technet Links which would be useful for you to learn more about Intune :-

1. What is new with Microsoft Intune

2. Getting started with Microsoft Intune: walkthrough guide

3. What to know before setting up Microsoft Intune – Network Bandwidth usage, User accounts etc..

4. How to Manage mobile devices with Microsoft Intune 

5. How to Manage Mobile Devices by Using Configuration Manager and Microsoft Intune

Go to Settings of the Windows Phone then Click on Workplace.

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Inside Workplace Settings, click on “add account” option. On the next window put in one of your Intune enrollment (email) account (apptest@acnconfigmgr.onmicrosoft.com) and click on Sign in.

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Once you sign in you’ll be able to see “the connection dots” ….. on top of your Windows Phone and it’s “we’re looking for your settings”. On the next window, you would be able see it asking for server details. Email id will automatically published, enter the name of the servermanage.microsoft.com“. The server is common for all the devices. Once you enter server name CLICK on Sign IN.

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You’ll be able to see BLUE dots in the Windows Phone screen, don’t worry, it’s trying to connect to server and authenticate you. On the next page, you’ll be able to see Workplace window and below that you’ll be asked to log into Windows Intune with your organization account. In my case it’s the account (email id) used above as I’m using trail version of Intune. Enter email id and password click on Sign IN option.

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On the next windows you will be able to see BLUE dots in the blank screen of Windows Phone. Don’t worry it’s working in the background. Here you go!! Next screen is the confirmation screen where you can see the message “ACCOUNT ADDED“.

Also, the following message “You’ve successfully added your Anoop’s (your company name) account. Changes from your company policy will usually be applied on your phone within the next hour. Just one more thing. Your company also has an app you can install. If you skip this step, you can install it later. Go to Settings –> Workplace, then tap your account “.

Make sure you’ve checked the box “Install Company App” then tap on DONE button.

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On the next screen you would be able to see Settings –> Workplace and at the bottom Anoop’s enrolled. Anoop’s is my company name in my LAB environment. Now, You’re successfully enrolled your devices.

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Anoop is Microsoft MVP and Veeam Vanguard ! He is a Solution Architect on enterprise client management with more than 13 years of experience (calculation done on the year 2014) in IT. He is Blogger, Speaker and Local User Group Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012,Current Branch, Intune. He writes about the technologies like SCCM, SCOM, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, RMS, Hyper-V etc...

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4 Comments

  1. ckanishka says:

    Hi,

    Once i enter the email address and the server name it is saying “Make sure you have a cellular data or wifi connection, then try again. If you still can’t connect check the email address and the server address are correct”. This comes even when data and wifi is connected.

    Thanks,
    Kanishka

    • Anoop says:

      Hi Kanishka ! – So the data connection always on? Are you trying to enroll windows device? Which version of Windows?

      Regards
      Anoop

  2. ckanishka@hotmail.com says:

    It’s windows 8.1

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