MSI application can be deployed to MDM enrolled clients using new SCCM ConfigMgr Current Branch (CB) and Intune Hybrid. Does MDM enrolled client mean full Intune client? No, it’s not full Intune client rather it’s lightweight MDM client. How do we install/configure Intune lightweight MDM Client? The Intune/MDM enrolment of lightweight client is done by Workplace join (Windows 8.1) and Work Access (Windows 10) -“Enroll into device management – Select this option if you want to enroll into device management (MDM)”. In this post, we are going see to how to deploy a MSI application to Intune MDM lightweight client (via SCCM CB). Video tutorial on “How to deploy MSI application on to Windows 10 machines using Intune MDM client” here.
How to deploy MSI applications to Windows 10 machines using Intune (+ SCCM) ?
Navigate through SCCM CB console via \Software Library\Overview\Application Management\Applications, right click and select new application. Select “Windows Installer Through MDM(*.MSI)” as application type and provide the UNC path for application source.
This will automatically detect all the properties of MSI and configure your application similar to normal MSI deployment. The properties which are automatically filled are Installation command line, Detection method and uninstall command line etc..
One the application is created, right click on the application and select Deploy. As this is an MDM MSI deployment, we have to make sure that the package is deployed to cloud Intune DP (manage.microsoft.com) as mentioned in the following screen capture. Rest of the deployment process is very similar to normal deployment. You can select either Available or Required.
Make sure that the content distribution is completed successfully on Intune cloud DP and all other deployment options are configured correctly.
You can login to Windows 10 device with lightweight MDM Intune client and launch either the company portal application or open Intune company portal website ” https://portal.manage.microsoft.com/ ” to install the application. If the deployment option you have selected is AVAILABLE then you have to initiate the installation process from Intune company portal 🙂