ConfigMgr Co-Management Workload Client Apps | SCCM

Let’s learn more details about ConfigMgr Co-Management Workload Client Apps. The Client apps workload change helps Intune deploy and manage application & PowerShell scripts on co-managed Windows 10 devices.

Co-management can manage Windows 10 devices with two device management platforms called Intune and ConfigMgr (a.k.a SCCM). As you can see in the below diagram, Microsoft’s strategy for device management is three (3) folded.

  1. Tenant Attach (More details about Tenant Attach).
  2. Co-Management Workloads (this post is related to Client App Workload).
  3. Cloud-Native Management.
Co-Management Tenant Attach - ConfigMgr Co-Management Workload Client Apps | SCCM
ConfigMgr Co-Management Workload Client Apps | SCCM

Client Apps Workload

Once you transition client app workload from co-management properties, I explained in the previous blog post – How to Setup SCCM Co-Management to Offload Workloads to Intune. You could manage apps and PS scripts from both SCCM and Intune.

  • Any available apps deployed from Intune are available in the Company Portal.
  • Apps that you deploy from Configuration Manager are available in Software Center.

NOTE! – Starting in ConfigMgr version 2006, you can configure the Company Portal to also show SCCM apps. If you change this app portal experience, it changes the behaviors described in the below diagram. I have explained this behavior in the below section.

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Client Apps Workload is NOT Switched to Intune?

In a scenario, the device is already enrolled to Intune using group policy, but what if the client apps workload is not switched to Intune? As per my testing, the Intune application deployment won’t work on the Windows 10 co-managed device until you switch the client app workload to Intune. However, SCCM application deployment works as expected.

How to Change Co-Management Client Apps workload?

Now, let’s see how to switch the Co-Management Client Apps workload to pilot Intune or Intune.

  • Navigate to \Administration\Overview\Cloud Services\Co-management
  • Click on CoMgmtSettingProd.
  • Select the properties option from the ribbon menu.
  • Click on the Workloads tab.
  • Slide the Client Apps switch to Pilot Intune or Intune.
ConfigMgr Co-Management Workload Client Apps | SCCM
ConfigMgr Co-Management Workload Client Apps | SCCM
  • Click on the Staging tab (Only if you selected the Pilot Intune option).
  • Select the pilot collection for the Client Apps workload.
  • Click Apply and OK.
ConfigMgr Co-Management Workload Client Apps | SCCM
ConfigMgr Co-Management Workload Client Apps | SCCM

ConfigMgr Deployments

You can check the ConfigMgr (a.k.a SCCM) deployments from the device propertiesDeployments tab. This helps you to get the list of applications deployed to Windows 10 devices. I feel the below view could help analyze the application deployment details.

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ConfigMgr Co-Management Workload Client Apps | SCCM
ConfigMgr Co-Management Workload Client Apps | SCCM

How to Check Co-Management is Enabled

This section helps to confirm whether Windows 10 device is co-managed or not.

ConfigMgr Co-Management Workload Client Apps | SCCM
ConfigMgr Co-Management Workload Client Apps | SCCM
  • You can also Confirm the co-management status from ConfigMgr Applet from Windows 10 device.
    • Co-management = Enabled.
ConfigMgr Co-Management Workload Client Apps | SCCM
ConfigMgr Co-Management Workload Client Apps | SCCM

Client Apps Behavior

This section will explain the Co-management deployment behaviors with Intune and ConfigMgr (a.k.a SCCM) how the application and PowerShell script deployment behaves co-managed world.

  • Company Portal shows the applications deployed from Intune and Configuration Manager (a.k.a SCCM).
    • IntuneAvailable Applications deployed to users AD Group.
    • ConfigMgr Available applications deployed to users or devices collection.

NOTE! – To install & manage SCCM applications from the company portal, you need to have connectivity back to SCCM infrastructure via corporate network/VPN/CMG. The same applies to software Center as well.

ConfigMgr Co-Management Workload Client Apps | SCCM
ConfigMgr Co-Management Workload Client Apps | SCCM
  • Software Center shows only the applications deployed as available & required from ConfigMgr (a.k.a SCCM).
ConfigMgr Co-Management Workload Client Apps | SCCM
ConfigMgr Co-Management Workload Client Apps | SCCM

Tips & Updates

More details Apps in Company Portal – Configuration Manager | Microsoft Docs.

Also there are options in client settings policies to enable either software center or Company portal for the following workloads.

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WorkloadSettingBehavior
Client appsConfiguration ManagerYou can see only Configuration Manager client apps
Client appsPilot Intune or IntuneYou can see both Configuration Manager and Intune client apps
Office Click-to-run appsConfiguration ManagerYou can see only Configuration Manager Office click-to-run apps
Office Click-to-run appsPilot Intune or IntuneYou can see only Intune Office click-to-run apps

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