How to Manually Add Users to Intune Console Portal Microsoft Endpoint Manager Portal | Azure AD

How to Manually Add Users to Intune Console Portal Microsoft Endpoint Manager Portal | Azure AD? Simple and straightforward post đŸ™‚ Isn’t it? How to add users to Intune console, and how to provide permissions to users in Intune console?

This post is not applicable to Intune Microsoft Endpoint Manager Portal. For Microsoft Endpoint Manager Portal, you need to add users to the Azure AD portal and follow the guide Intune RBAC Roles To Intune Jobs – Anoopcnair.com.

Introduction – Manually Add Users to Intune?

We don’t have to do this when Intune Silverlight console is migrated to the Azure AD portal?? Before you try to provide service administrator access (Only limited roles available in Intune Silverlight console Full Access, Read-Only access, or Helpdesk – Group Node access) to users in Intune, you should make sure the administrator or server administrator user is already available in Intune administrator console.

How do we ensure that? Add users to Intune console đŸ˜‰ Can this be done from Intune console? The answer is NO? đŸ˜‰

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How to Manually Add Users to Intune Console Portal Microsoft Endpoint Manager Portal | Azure AD
How to Manually Add Users to Intune Console Portal Microsoft Endpoint Manager Portal | Azure AD

So in my Intune console, I’ve only 2 users, as you can see in the below screen capture. There is no way directly add users to Intune console from Azure Active Directory. The way to add users to Intune console is to add Intune or EMS license to those users from the Office admin portal (here).

Earlier, there was a site called “http://account.manage.microsoft.com/” to manage Intune accounts, but now it’s depreciated, and if you try that site, you will get redirected to the office admin portal.

How to Manually Add Users to Intune Console Portal Microsoft Endpoint Manager Portal | Azure AD
How to Manually Add Users to Intune Console Portal Microsoft Endpoint Manager Portal | Azure AD

ACTION:- How to Manually Add Users to Intune Console Portal

Go to Office Admin portal “https://portal.office.com/AdminPortal/Home#/” and navigate through Billing -> Subscriptions and click on “Assign to Users” as you can see in the following screen capture.

How to Manually Add Users to Intune Console Portal Microsoft Endpoint Manager Portal | Azure AD
How to Manually Add Users to Intune Console Portal Microsoft Endpoint Manager Portal | Azure AD

Once you click on Assign Users, new windows will get open. Over there, you can select the users available in your Azure Active Directory or create a new account in the Azure active directory.

Once you select the user, you want to add to Intune console, click on the “more” drop-down menu option and select “edit product licenses”. This will get you to the following screen capture page. On this page, you can add Intune/EMS licenses to that user.

Result:- How to Manually Add Users to Intune Console

Once you complete the activity mentioned above, the newly licensed user “Intune Admin” should get automatically added to the Intune administrator console (I had seen this behavior in one of the other tenants).

But in this tenant, the newly added tenant didn’t get added automatically. Rather I manually added the email id to the Intune service administrator.

So I assume that the newly licensed user should automatically get added to Intune console. If not getting added (automatically), then we can manually add those users into Intune service admin once you add the license to that user.

I will check for more clarification and update the post however it’s very clearly mentioned in Intune console that Listed Users have enrolled devices, were manually added, or are linked to devices. Now you can see 3 users in Intune Admin console, and the new user has not enrolled in any devices.

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How to Manually Add Users to Intune Console Portal Microsoft Endpoint Manager Portal | Azure AD

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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 blogger, Speaker, and Local User Group HTMD Community leader. His main focus is on Device Management technologies like SCCM 2012, Current Branch, and Intune. E writes about ConfigMgr, Windows 11, Windows 10, Azure AD, Microsoft Intune, Windows 365, AVD, etc…

2 thoughts on “How to Manually Add Users to Intune Console Portal Microsoft Endpoint Manager Portal | Azure AD”

  1. Hi Anoop,

    How can we grant local admin rights to the users on the device. The device is on hybrid ad joined and managed by Intune. The user a CTO and need local admin rights so that he can install the stuff he needed.

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    • It’s pretty straightforward for a Hybrid scenario. You can either use Intune to push CSP policy with admin group details from on-prem AD or use small script

      net localgroup administrators domainname\username /add

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