Disable Microsoft Teams Auto Start Using Intune

Let’s learn how to disable Microsoft Teams Auto Start using Intune aka Endpoint Manager. You can prevent Microsoft Teams from starting automatically using multiple methods. The Intune policy setting controls whether Microsoft Teams start automatically when the user logs into a device after Teams is installed.

Once a user starts Teams for the first time, Teams is configured to start automatically the next time the user logs into the device.

If you enable this policy setting, Teams does not start automatically when the user logs in to the device and the user have not started Teams previously.

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The important thing here is If you enable this policy setting, you must do so before Teams is installed. Microsoft Teams has a default behavior to start with the computer upon boot and remain active in the background.

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Disable Microsoft Teams Auto Start Using Intune

This section will help you assign the policy to prevent Microsoft Teams from starting automatically using Intune setting catalog policies. You can refer to the following guide to Create Intune Settings Catalog Policy and deploy it only to a set of Intune Managed Windows 11 or Windows 10 devices using Intune Filters.

  • Sign in to the Endpoint Manager Intune portal https://endpoint.microsoft.com/
  • Select Devices > Windows > Configuration profiles > Create profile
Intune – Configuration Profiles
Intune – Configuration Profiles

In Create Profile, Select Platform, Windows 10, and later and Profile, Select Profile Type as Settings catalog. Click on Create button.

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Intune Configuration Profiles – Select Platform, Profile type

On the Basics tab, enter a descriptive name, such as Disable Microsoft Teams Auto Start. Optionally, enter a Description for the policy, then select Next.

Create Profile - Disable Microsoft Teams Auto Start Using Intune
Create Profile – Disable Microsoft Teams Auto Start Using Intune

In Configuration settings, click Add settings to browse or search the catalog for the settings you want to configure.

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Settings catalog – Add settings

On the Settings Picker windows, Select Administrative Templates > Microsoft Teams to see all the settings in this category. You will see, 2 settings in “Microsoft Teams” subcategory.

Here, you need to select the below settings Prevent Microsoft Teams from starting automatically after installation (User). After adding your settings, click the cross mark at the right-hand corner to close the settings picker.

Administrative Templates > Microsoft Teams - Disable Microsoft Teams Auto Start Using Intune
Administrative Templates > Microsoft Teams – Disable Microsoft Teams Auto Start Using Intune

The setting is shown and configured with a default value Disabled. Set Prevent Microsoft Teams from starting automatically after installation (User) to Enabled.

Prevent Microsoft Teams from starting automatically after installation (User): This policy setting controls whether Microsoft Teams start automatically when the user logs into a device after Teams is installed. If you enable this policy setting, Teams does not start automatically when the user logs in to the device and the user have not started Teams previously. 

Set Prevent Microsoft Teams from starting automatically after installation (User) - Enabled
Set Prevent Microsoft Teams from starting automatically after installation (User) – Enabled

Under Assignments, In Included groups, click Add groups and then choose Select groups to include one or more groups. Click Next to continue.

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Assignments – Select groups to include

In Scope tags, you can assign a tag to filter the profile to specific IT groups. Add scope tags (if required) and click Next.
In Review + create, review your settings. When you select Create, your changes are saved, and the profile is assigned.

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Review – Disable Microsoft Teams Auto Start

A notification will appear automatically in the top right-hand corner with a message. Here you can see that Policy “Disable Microsoft Teams Auto Start” created successfully. The policy is also shown in the Configuration profiles list.

Policy "Disable Microsoft Teams Auto Start" created successfully
Policy “Disable Microsoft Teams Auto Start” created successfully

Your groups will receive your profile settings when the devices check-in with the Intune service. Once the policy applies to the devices. Users will not see Microsoft Teams starting automatically after installation.

You can check Intune settings catalog profile report from Intune Portal, which provides an overall view of device configuration policies deployment status.

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About Author -> Jitesh has over 5 years of working experience in the IT Industry. He writes and shares his experiences related to Microsoft device management technologies and IT Infrastructure management. His primary focus area is Windows 10, Windows 11 Deployment solution with Configuration Manager, Microsoft Deployment Toolkit (MDT), and Microsoft Intune.

2 thoughts on “Disable Microsoft Teams Auto Start Using Intune”

  1. Thanks for the detailed steps.
    Am I correct that if I deploy this config, then deploy Teams it won’t auto start but if the user then starts Teams and sets it up it will auto start from then on?

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