Intune Training: Device Enrollment Profiles and Restrictions
- December 29, 2023
- Posted by: Lara Administrator
- Category: End User Computing
Let’s see about the device enrollment profiles and how to put restrictions on what devices can be enrolled into your Intune tenant. By understanding this, you can enhance the security of your organization and ensure that only trusted devices are connecting to your Intune tenant.
Understanding Device Enrollment Profiles
When it comes to device enrollment in Intune, it is important to differentiate between corporate and personal devices. This differentiation allows you to have control over which devices can access your tenant and ensures that sensitive company information remains secure.
Enabling device enrollment profiles allows you to determine whether a device is corporate-owned or personally-owned and apply the appropriate restrictions. This is especially crucial from a security standpoint, as it prevents nefarious actors from gaining access to your company configuration and sensitive data.
To set up enrollment restrictions, we will be using the InTune portal. Navigate to the device enrollment option under the manage section. From there, click on enrollment restrictions. By default, there are device type restrictions and device limit restrictions assigned to all users.
Device type restrictions specify which hardware models are allowed to be enrolled in Intune. By default, Android Enterprise is supported, but you may need to enable other options depending on your environment. Additionally, there is a legacy option called PC agent installation, which should not be deployed as it is being deprecated.
When it comes to personally-owned devices, the Windows MDM option is allowed for all users by default. However, it is recommended to block personally-owned devices from enrolling in Intune to maintain better control over your tenant and prevent unauthorized access.
Device Limit Restrictions
Device limit restrictions are important for managing the number of devices per user. While most users will not encounter any issues, IT staff may face device limit restrictions when conducting testing. By default, the limit is set to 15 devices for Intune and unlimited devices for Azure Active Directory.
It is essential to keep an eye on these limits and adjust them if necessary to ensure smooth operations and prevent any disruption due to device limits.
Conditional Access and Additional Security
Once enrollment restrictions are in place, you can also explore additional security measures such as conditional access. Conditional access allows you to further control access to your tenant based on specific conditions or criteria, providing an extra layer of security.
Enabling Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) is also recommended to enhance security. By requiring users to go through an additional authentication step, you can prevent unauthorized access and better protect your company data.
Managing device enrollment profiles and restrictions in Intune is crucial to ensure the security of your organization’s data. By differentiating between corporate and personal devices and applying the appropriate restrictions, you can prevent unauthorized access and maintain better control over your tenant.
Remember to regularly review and adjust device limits, as well as explore additional security measures such as conditional access and MFA to further enhance the security of your Intune environment.