Introduction to Email Profiles in Configuration Manager
Updated: June 26, 2015
Applies To: System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP2, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1
The information in this topic applies to System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager and System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1.
If you are using the Email Profiles extension for Microsoft Intune, the functionality of this extension is now included in the core product, and the extension is no longer displayed in the Extensions for Microsoft Intune node of the Configuration Manager console.
Email profiles in System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager is an optional extension for Microsoft Intune that allows you to provision devices with email profiles and restrictions by using Exchange ActiveSync. This enables your users to access corporate email on their devices with minimal setup required on their part.
Before you can create, deploy, manage, and monitor email profiles, you must install the Email Profiles Extension for Microsoft Intune to your System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager site. For more information, see Configuring Email Profiles in Configuration Manager.
For general information about planning for, and configuring Configuration Manager extensions, see Planning to Use Extensions in Configuration Manager.
You can configure the following device types with email profiles:
Devices that run Windows Phone 8
Devices that run Windows Phone 8.1
To support Windows Phone 8.1, you must install the optional Windows Phone 8.1 extension. For information on how to install the extension, see Planning to Use Extensions in Configuration Manager.
IPhone devices that run iOS 5, iOS 6, iOS 7 and iOS 8
IPad devices that run iOS 5, iOS 6, iOS 7 and iOS 8
For System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager SP1 only: Devices that run Android Samsung KNOX 4.0 and later
To deploy profiles to iOS, Android Samsung KNOX, Windows Phone, and enrolled Windows 8.1 devices, these devices must be enrolled into Microsoft Intune. For information about how to get your devices enrolled, see Manage mobile devices with Microsoft Intune.
In addition to configuring an email account on the device, you can also configure synchronization settings for contacts, calendars and tasks.
When you create an email profile, you can include a wide range of security settings, including certificates for identity, encryption and signing that have been provisioned by using Configuration Manager certificate profiles. For more information about certificate profiles, see Certificate Profiles in Configuration Manager.