How to deploy the Microsoft Intune Application
on Windows 10 Devices?
This article has been created to assist I.T. Professionals like you dear readers who uses Microsoft Intune cloud based “Mobile Device Management” solution in deploying applications to Windows 10 devices on a corporate setting or on a lab environment.
If this is your first time to use Microsoft Intune to deploy application I strongly suggest that you try to do a test application deployment using a known or common application like 7-zip or adobe reader in .msi (MSI is an installer package file format used by Windows) file installer program.
At present Microsoft Intune support msi based installer so if you have a setup.exe file you would still need to convert or repackage it using a thirdparty application packager to convert it to msi installer format so you can deploy Windows 10 devices via Microsoft Intune.
Application package preparation
1 – On your Windows 10 pc or laptop open edge browser and access this page
2 – Click on Mobile apps
3 – Click on Apps
4 – Click + Add
5 – In App Type > Select Line-of-business app
6 – Click on *App package file > Click on the folder icon
7 – Go and browse your installer file eg. Appx or Msi format
8 – Sample:
9 – Click OK button
10 – Now click on App information > Configure
11 – Enter a * Description , * Publisher items with asterisk * are mandatory fields the rest of information needed are optional
12 – Please follow this template for reference:
13 – Click on Logo > Select Image
14 – Click on Folder icon to browse a image file. Use JPG or PNG file types
15 – Use google search to download desired image file.
16 – This is just a sample!
17 – Click OK
18 – Click OK once more to save application package
19 – Now you will see this notification in Intune
20 – 7-Zip Line-of-business application is now ready for deployment to Windows 10 devices
21 – Now let’s start to deploy the application.
Application Deployment via Intune to Windows 10 Devices
23 – Click on 7-Zip 18.05 (x64 edition)
24 – Click on Assignments
25 – Click on Add Group
26 – Select Assignment type
27 – Select Available for enrolled devices (this option will make 7-Zip available to company portal when user opens company portal on his or her Windows 10 device. Application is available for install) or you can choose Required so that the application will automatically install install itself on the device (mandatory install)
28 – Now click on OK button to deploy the application
29 – Click Save
30 – Application deployment will now commence
31 – You will see this notification
32 – Validate application deployment on Windows 10 Device
33 – On your Windows 10 Device > Go to Windows Home
34 – Look for Recently Added 7-Zip Application
35 – or you can go to Windows Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features
36 – Locate 7-Zip application from the list of installed application on the Windows 10 device
After following these steps in order, you can now enjoy your application!