Do you own a business with a mid-sized or big IT infrastructure? Want somebody to take care of hassles of managing all PCs with respect to software installation, update, and protection against Internet vulnerabilities and physical wear and tear. If yes, then Windows Intune can be an answer to all. This cloud-based web management tool, as per the vendor will take the ownership of your IT investment. Hence, no needs to get indulged in day-to-day problems rather focus on your core business. Current version of the tool is compatible with the Windows XP Professional, Service Pack (SP) 2 or Windows XP SP 3, Windows Vista Enterprise, Ultimate, or Business editions and Windows 7 Enterprise, Ultimate, or Professional editions, and is supported on both x86-based and x64-based architect of the discussed operating systems.
The subscription-based Windows Intune service is currently available for 30-day trial period, and bears the potential to take care of up to 25 PCs in a row. Go through this PC help article to know about the setup, deployment and management of the service.
Windows Live ID is the gateway of Windows Intune service. However, you may also need to give some contact details and accept the terms and conditions of the program. Afterwards, an email will be sent to the Live ID’s email address confirming the account is active, and you can click on the provided link to manage your account. In order to manage PCs with Windows Intune, the client computers just need to have Internet access and the Windows Intune client software installed on the PC. Remember, Windows Intune sign-up process helps Microsoft to collect the system information of your machine/network, which is later used by it to facilitate real-time solutions to fix computer problems as well.
Deployment and Management
After receiving and verifying the username and password, the Windows Intune Administration console displays an overview page mentioning features as how to manage the service. The entire window is divided into three main panels. On the left pane you will come up with computers, updates, endpoint protection, alerts, software, licenses, policy, reports and administration categories. The middle one is the main information panel which explores the content of the left pane. Finally, on the right is the Tasks panel that provides a context sensitive list of available tasks for that view as well as points to additional information to help guide you through the task as needed.
Attention, don’t, use the Group Policy and Windows Intune both to manage and configure the settings and policies for the above functionalities at a time. It may conflict and probably the Group Policy will dominate.
However, if you are getting any errors or issues, then consult or take support from computer technical support vendors. Experts can remotely look into the settings of the Windows Intune and can diagnose and fix problems instantly. Use of the Windows Intune helps not only to effectively manage the structure but also to proactively shield it from software conflicts and malware. Based on the report you can amend the settings as and when required.