Deploy Win32 application with Intune

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Intune Win32 Application

Last September, Microsoft announced that Intune was finally able to distribute Win32 applications. This was a major show stopper to go full MDM for Windows 10 devices for many company and would keep using SCCM to fulfill this duty. The feature is now out of the preview state and fully ready to roll!

In this post, we will detail how to deploy a Win32 application with Intune. We’ll use Google Chrome with the MSI installer.

Prerequisites

Intune Win32 Application

Prepare Intune Win32 application

This step consist of “wrapping” all the required files into an Intune format (.intunewin).

Important Info

To view help, run IntuneWinAppUtil.exe -h.

Intune Win32 Application
  • Open a command prompt as admin and browse to the folder of IntuneWinAppUtil.exe
  • Run the following command line IntuneWinAppUtil.exe -c <source folder> -s <source setup file> -o <output folder>
    • in the example we used Google Chrome : IntuneWinAppUtil.exe -c D:\Sources\Google\Chrome\72.0.3626.121 -s GoogleChromeStandaloneEnterprise64.msi -o D:\Sources\IntunePackages
Intune Win32 Application
  • Process is completed
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  • At this point the source files are ready for Intune

Create Intune Win32 Application

  • Go to the Azure portal
  • Browse to Intune/Client Apps – Apps and click Add
Intune Win32 Application
  • Select Windows app(Win32) from the App type drop list
Intune Win32 Application
  • Point the App package file to the previously created .intunewin file and click Ok
Intune Win32 Application
  • Select App Information and complete the missing required fields. Click Ok.
Intune Win32 Application
  • Depending on the application format, install and uninstall command lines will be auto-completed. Adjust parameter as needed.
Intune Win32 Application
  • Select Requirements. OS architecture and minimum OS are required.
Intune Win32 Application
  • Detection rules works the same way as in ConfigMgr application model. In case of an MSI it is simple. Select Manually configure detection rule, select rule type MSI and it should be auto-populated
Intune Win32 Application
  • Just as detection rules, the Return codes can be configured as in ConfigMgr. Modify if needed
Intune Win32 Application
  • Click Add to complete the wizard. At this point it will upload the .IntuneWin file.
Intune Win32 Application
  • Soon after, a notification will display to say it’s ready to go!
Intune Win32 Application
  • At this point, the application can be deployed the exact same way as other application from Intune. The End user notifications are similar to what SCCM provides.
Intune Win32 Application
  • In the Company portal, again similar experience from SCCM.
Intune Win32 Application
  • Installation are log in the IntuneManagementExtension.log that can be found under C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\IntuneManagementExtension\Logs
Intune Win32 Application

See Microsoft documentation for more details on Intune Win32 Application

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