How to Create and Deploy Compliance Policies Using SCCM CB Hybrid and Intune Environments? We are going to How to Create and Deploy Compliance Policies Using SCCM CB Hybrid and Intune Environments? Ok, at 3 topics in this post.
1. How to Create Compliance policies using intune and SCCM CB Hybrid environment.
2. How to deploy Compliance policies and
3. Differences between the compliance policy settings !!
I have created a quick and dirty video tutorial to explain all these steps, and the video is embedded in this post as well 🙂 First and foremost, the compliance policies work along with Conditional Access policies.
To have permission to access corporate resources like Mails, SharePoint online, etc… the device must be compliant with the policies we set! SCCM CB and Intune Compliance policies can be deployed only to users, not device collections or groups.
How to Create SCCM CB Hybrid Compliance Policy?
As you can see in the following picture: – In SCCM CB, we can specify the type of compliance policy that you want to create. There are two options 1. Compliance rules for devices managed with SCCM clients 2. Compliance rules for devices managed without SCCM clients (MDM clients etc…).
Moreover, it gives the granularity to select the different device platforms like Windows 8.1, Windows 10 mobile, iOS and Android and KNOX, etc… a Very useful option in SCCM CB Hybrid compliance settings! The steps to create an SCCM CB compliance policy are explained in the video tutorial above.
How to create a Compliance Policy using Intune?
As you must have noticed one general compliance policy for all the platforms. There is no option to create different compliance policies for different device platforms like iOS, Android, and Windows.
Yes, in Intune compliance policies, we don’t have the option to select a specific OS platform.
The three common segregation available is
1. System Security
2. Device Health and
3. Device Properties.
All the steps to create Intune compliance policy is explained in the video tutorial above.
How to Deploy Compliance Policies using SCCM CB Hybrid?
Yes, compliance policies can deploy only to User Collections, not to device collections in SCCM. No DEVICE Collections in the drop-down menu !! Yes, this makes sense because compliance policies are associated with conditional access policies in BYOD and CYOD scenarios.
And another point is the granularity that SCCM CB provides in terms of Compliance rules/policy evaluation schedule. You can change the Compliance policies evaluation schedule !!! By default SCCM CB compliance policy evaluation schedule is 23 hours. You can change and customize it according to your needs. The steps to deploy the SCCM compliance policy are explained in the video tutorial above.
How to deploy compliance policy using Intune?
Yes, compliance policies can deploy only to User Groups in Intune, not device groups. Moreover, there is no granularity given in the scheduling of the compliance policies if you compare it with SCCM CB. Rather Intune provides global settings for all the compliance policies we create for that tenant.
Check out the Intune compliance policy settings… what is that?? It’s compliance status validity period ……Nice !! It’s a global setting – We can’t specify 31 days for one compliance setting and 20 days for another compliance setting!! All the steps to deploy Intune compliance policy is explained in the video tutorial above.
Difference Between Intune vs SCCM CB Hybrid Compliance Policies
Following are the differences that I have noticed in Intune vs SCCM CB Hybrid Compliance Policies:-
– There is no option to select a specific supported platform in Intune. However, with SCCM CB, we can create platform-specific compliance policies.
– There is no Granularity in Deploy Scheduling options with Intune. However, many more scheduling options are available for SCCM CB compliance policies.
Outcome/Result of Compliance policies – Windows 10 device
Following is an example of a Windows 10 machine that is AAD and MDM joined, but it’s not in compliance. The device encryption is not enabled on the Windows 10 machine.
Following is an example of a Windows 10 device that is compliant with the policies which an organization set. Once Windows 10 is compliant, the user can access corporate mail and other resources.
Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect in enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. E writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc…