What is Co-management
Since a couple of weeks Microsoft has introduced Co-management with Intune and System Center Configuration manager. So what does co management means? Co-management enables the device to be managed by both ConfigMgr agent and Intune MDM. This allows organizations to move parts or workloads to the cloud. Where they first used sccm.
As an example you can move the workload for Windows 10 update management from ConfigMgr to Intune while continuing to use ConfigMgr yet for other workloads such as software distribution and device security configurations.
In simple words, SCCM Intune co-management is a dual management capability offered for Windows 10 1709 (Fall Creators Update) devices.
To use Co-management you must make sure your environment has the following prequisites.
- Your system center environment (sccm) must be updated to SCCM CB 1709
- The Windows 10 devices must be rolled out with the fall creators update Windows 10 1709
- You need an active Intune with subscription
- You need an active Azure ad Premium with subscription
If you have the prequisites from above you can start configuring the setup.
Setting up Co-management
When you have installed verion 1709 of system center you can start configuring the Co management feature. You can do this as followed.
Step1: Launch you sccm console
Step2: Go to administration
Step3: Go to overview
Step4: Cloud Services
Step5: Click on Co-management and select Configure Co-management
Enable System center Co-Management for SCCM Intune Managed Devices
When you have configured Co-manangement for Intune and system center you need to enable the feature. There are two ways to enable SCCM co-management.
- Enable Co-management for SCCM managed devices
- Enable Co-management for Intune managed devices
Enable Co-management for SCCM Clients
To enable co-management for SCCM Managed Devices with Intune, you need to select one of the following options.
- Select ALL or Pilot from the drop-down menu to manage all/pilot SCCM clients via Intune
Enable Co-management for Intune Managed Devices
To enable co-management for Intune managed devices with SCCM, so you need to create an application in Intune. The application will install a SCCM client at the Intune managed devices. SCCM team provided sample command line to install SCCM client. (you can find this in the Wizard).
Seems like this is actually it. So If you need more information You can use the following resources at Microsoft
- Co-management for Windows 10 devices – here
- Migrate hybrid MDM users and devices to Intune standalone – here
- Microsoft 365 and SCCM Windows 10 Co-Management – here