Microsoft Windows Intune versus System Center Configuration Manager


Microsoft Windows Intune offers its users cloud based services that help to manage and secure devices, regardless of whether they are in the office, or at a remote location. Also Microsoft Windows Intune helps safeguard the business data. The best thing about it is that it does not limit the employees’ access to any business application. That they might need, where they need it, and when they need it.

Features of Microsoft Windows Intune Compared

There are a multiple different ways of managing mobile devices. The device and application management capabilities often differ depending on the device platform under use for managing functionality related needs. For your better understanding, a basic comparison of the capabilities of Intune and Configuration Manager On-premises is under:

CapabilitiesMicrosoft Windows IntuneSystem Center Configuration Manager
Microsoft WindowsYesYes
Microsoft Windows ServerNoYes
Windows PhoneYesWindows 10 only
Windows RTYesNo
Compliance Settings
Deploy and customize Windows PC device configuration settings (e.g., WMI, registry)NoYes
Deploy configuration settings to mobile devices.YesYes
Deploy apps to devices and Windows PCsYesYes
Deploy Windows operating systemsNoYes
Security and Privacy
Manage Windows software updatesYesYes
Administration and Reporting
Monitor and report on how often software is being used with software meteringNoYes
Hardware and software inventoryYesYes
Use role-based administration and reporting to control who has access to product capabilitiesNoYes
Data Protection for mobile devices
Deploy security settings to mobile devicesYesYes
Remote lockYesYes
Company resource access
Email profilesYesYes
Mobile application managementYesYes
Manage access to Exchange email and SharePoint with conditional accessYesYes
Managed Internet browser policyYesYes

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