Commonly Asked Questions About Intune:
What is the Intune Company Portal?
The Intune Company Portal is a mobile app that allows users to access corporate resources and services from their personal (BYO) or company-owned mobile devices. It is commonly used in conjunction with Microsoft Intune and provides a central location where users can access company apps, data, and other resources that have been made available to them by their company. Users can also view their device compliance status and take necessary actions to ensure their device is compliant with their business’s security policies.
The Intune Company Portal app helps businesses maintain control over their data and resources while enabling employees to work from anywhere, on any device, securely. It is available for download on various mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, and Windows. Once downloaded, users can sign in with their corporate credentials and access company resources securely.
How do I Enroll a Device in Intune?
A very typical question we hear from new Intune users is simply how to enroll devices into Intune. The process is fairly straightforward and can be achieved by following these general steps.
Go to the Endpoint Manager admin center and create a new device enrollment profile. This profile will determine the settings and policies that will be applied to the enrolled devices.
Configure the device enrollment settings for your business. Some things you’ll want to set include authentication methods and enrollment restrictions.
Choose the enrollment method you want to use. Intune supports various enrollment methods, including:
User-driven enrollment: This allows users to enroll their devices using the Intune Company Portal app.
Automated enrollment: This allows devices to be enrolled automatically, for example during the device setup process or using a device management solution.
Enrollment via Apple Business Manager or Apple School Manager: This method allows iOS devices to be enrolled using Apple’s device management programs.
4. Once you have chosen your enrollment method, follow the instructions to enroll your device. The exact steps will depend on the enrollment method you chose, but you’ll typically need to enter your credentials and follow the prompts to complete the enrollment process.
After the device is enrolled in Intune, it will be managed and secured according to the settings and policies you configured in the device enrollment profile.
How do I Deploy Win32 Applications with Microsoft Intune?
First, you’ll want to prepare your application for deployment. First, you’ll need to package your Win32 application into an Intune-compatible format. Microsoft recommends using the Microsoft Win32 Content Prep Tool to convert your application into a format that Intune can handle.
Next, upload the application to Intune. Once your application is prepared, you can upload it to the Intune portal using the Intune Win32 App Packaging Tool. This tool will create an Intune package for your application that can be deployed to devices.
Create an app deployment policy: In the Intune portal, create a new app deployment policy that specifies the settings and configurations for deploying the Win32 application to devices. You’ll need to specify the target devices, the installation command line, and any additional configurations for the application.
Once you’ve created the app deployment policy, you’ll need to assign it to a group of devices or users that will receive the application. You can specify the group based on device properties, user properties, or a combination of both.
Finally, you’ll need to monitor and troubleshoot the deployment. After you’ve assigned the app deployment policy, you can monitor the deployment status in the Intune portal. You can also troubleshoot any issues that may arise during the deployment process.
How Does Intune Autopilot Work?
Intune Autopilot is a cloud-based deployment technology that streamlines the process of setting up new Windows devices in a business. It is designed to make a device’s lifecycle easier from deployment to retirement. It streamlines device management for end users and IT teams alike by automating the image deployment of new machines.
Here’s how Intune Autopilot works:
Before deploying a new Windows device with Autopilot, the device needs to be pre-registered with the Autopilot deployment service. This can be done by uploading the device’s hardware ID to the service using a CSV file or via the Microsoft Store for Business.
Configure Autopilot profiles:
Once the devices are registered, Autopilot profiles need to be configured in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center. Autopilot profiles are sets of configuration policies that are applied to devices during the deployment process.
Ship devices to end-users:
After devices are registered and Autopilot profiles are configured, they can be shipped directly to end-users without any manual setup required.
Devices connect to Intune:
When a new device is turned on for the first time, it connects to the Intune service and downloads the Autopilot profile assigned to it.
The Autopilot profile configures the device automatically, applying settings and policies defined by the administrator. This includes joining the device to Azure Active Directory (AAD), installing apps, and configuring device settings.
The deployment status can be monitored in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, allowing administrators to track the progress of device deployments and troubleshoot any issues that may arise.