Updated May 15, 2015: Yesterday the latest service pack, for ConfigMgr 2012 R2 and ConfigMgr 2012 SP1, was released. With the new functionalities in this service pack it’s now also possible to perform the same remote device actions in ConfigMgr 2012. The look-and-feel is an exact match with everything described in this post about the first technical preview of ConfigMgr vNext.
This morning I’ve started exploring the technical preview of ConfigMgr vNext. I’ve been quite busy tweeting about the stuff I could easily find, but I would also like to devote a small blog post to some new features, from a ConfigMgr perspective, for mobile devices. The reason for that is because it’s cool and because the speed of it scared the crap out of me. For mobile devices new actions are added to remotely reset the passcode of the mobile device and to remotely lock the mobile device.
Disclaimer: This blog post is based on ConfigMgr vNext Technical Preview (5.00.8239.1000). The configurations described in this post might change in future releases.
Let’s start with the first new action for mobile devices, which is to remotely reset the passcode of a mobile device.
And now continue with the second new action for mobile devices, which is to remotely lock a mobile device.
For a lot more information about this first public release of ConfigMgr vNext technical preview have a look at the documentation here and the download the bits here.
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In our compagny we have multiple device with different OS android,Iphone,Windows Mobile, with android we have some difficult to change the long passcode.
Do you know if it’s possible to change easily that or we have to wait for a new release ?
You mean when you reset the passcode? If so, you don’t have any possibilities to interact with that process. It resets the passcode and after that you can logon with the new (but long) passcode.
Have been trying this with SCCM 1606 and inTune Hybrid and its not working on an ios device, remote device actions information simply says pending on passcode reset state or remote lock state along with the date and time stamp at which the action was triggered. Also I cannot retrieve the activation lock passcode or pin passcode using their respective actions. Any suggestions
Hi Chris, I’ve just tested it with build 1606 and it seems to work fine for the available options. You can verify the activity performed by the tool in the SMSProv.log.