Why Available Action is Disabled from Android for Work App Deployment in Intune Endpoint Manager

Why Available Action is Disabled from Android for Work App Deployment in Intune Endpoint Manager? Android for Work configuration for Intune is not very difficult. I have published a post about “How to set up Android for Work management in Intune” here.

There are some restrictions when you deploy a volume purchased an application to Android for Work devices.

We can deploy Android for Work Volume Licensed apps only to user groups. The ONLY deployment actions/options enabled in the drop-down list are Not Applicable, Required, and Uninstall actions. The “available” deployment Action/option is DISABLE for Android for Work applications.

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Android for Work Application Deployment experience

Android for Work Application Deployment experience as explained in the video here

Why Available Action is Disabled from Android for Work App Deployment in Intune Endpoint Manager
Why Available Action is Disabled from Android for Work App Deployment in Intune Endpoint Manager

Recently, it came to my notice that the Android for Work Volume-Purchased App deployment action called “Available” has been enabled for some of the tenants. These “Google play for Work” applications can be deployed to user/device groups in those tenants where the available action is enabled.

I have a more detailed explanation in the above video, and you can watch it here. So what does that mean?

Details Why Available Action is Disabled from Android for Work App Deployment in Intune Endpoint Manager

Android for Work Volume-Purchased application deployment option called “Available” and volume purchased app deployment to device groups are ONLY available with new grouping experience in the Azure portal. Hence, this feature is tied to Azure AD group targeting, requiring migration from Intune silver light portal to Azure.

Even when you go to the “Google Play for Work” app store from your “Android for work” supported devices, you can’t see all the Android for Work apps. It will only list the apps which are deployed from Intune console. Why Available Action is Disabled from Android for Work App Deployment in Intune Endpoint Manager

Why Available Action is Disabled from Android for Work App Deployment in Intune Endpoint Manager
Why Available Action is Disabled from Android for Work App Deployment in Intune Endpoint Manager

App deployment action details are well documented in the TechNet article here. When the app is displayed in the Volume-Purchased Apps node of the Apps workspace, you can deploy it just like any other app.

You can deploy the app to groups of users only. Currently, you can only select the Required and Uninstall actions. From October 2016, we will begin adding the Available deployment action to new tenants.

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Anoop is Microsoft MVP! He is a Solution Architect in enterprise client management with more than 20 years of experience (calculation done in 2021) in IT. He is a logger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. He writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc…

4 thoughts on “Why Available Action is Disabled from Android for Work App Deployment in Intune Endpoint Manager”

  1. Hi Anoop

    I need to ask you for help. Im not sucessful with this problem “Why Available Action is Disabled from Android for Work App Deployment in Intune”. I have groups in Azure AD (new experience) but i dont have “available” choice in application deployment. Could u help me with my problem? Thanks

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    • Hi Lubomir! – Hope you are trying to deploy the app from Intune Silverlight portal. I shall double check whether your Intune Silverlight migration has been completed or only the first phase of the migration is completed?

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      • We have this:
        – Office 365 full AD synced premise to azure AD
        – Intune on tenant o365
        – We are using Intune management online and all is integrated with Azure AD

        I have google account and bought developer console for google apps. Next we synced this account with Android for work on Intune portal. I have approved some apps from google play.

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