Intune Application Management Using ManageEngine Patch Connect Plus

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Intune Application Management ManageEngine Patch Plus Connect

A robust solution/product is one that is upgraded regularly to suit the current organizational requirements and market trends. Patch Connect Plus is no exception to this rule. Working in tandem with System Center Configuration Manager (SCCM) to ease third-party application patching, it only makes sense that Patch Connect Plus also grows to complement the expanding feature set of SCCM.

As most SCCM users are aware, SCCM can now integrate with Microsoft Intune. This hybrid SCCM comes with capabilities that enable users to manage both on-premises and roaming endpoints. However, hybrid SCCM also has a handicap: third-party application management.

Patch Connect Plus, with its latest addition of Intune Application Management, aims to overcome this limitation by expediting third-party application creation and deployment in Microsoft Intune.

Configuring Intune application management in Patch Connect Plus

The following steps help you configure Intune application management in the Patch Connect Plus console.

  • Register a new application in Azure AD
    The first step is to create a client ID and a tenant ID in Azure AD. Navigate to App
    registrations and click + New registration.
Intune Application Management - Patch Connect Plus
Intune Application Management – Patch Connect Plus
  • Once you have provided a suitable name and configured the account type according to
    your requirement, click Register, and your application will be registered with a unique
    client ID and tenant ID.
Intune Application Management - Patch Connect Plus
Intune Application Management – Patch Connect Plus
  • Add API permissions to the registered application
    The next step is to provide adequate permissions to the application created.
    • Click + Add a permission. Under Application permissions, click DeviceManagementApps and enable DeviceManagementApps.Read.All, DeviceManagementApps.ReadWrite.All, and Group.Read.All.
Intune Application Management - Patch Connect Plus
Intune Application Management – Patch Connect Plus
Intune Application Management - Patch Connect Plus
Intune Application Management – Patch Connect Plus
Intune Application Management - Patch Connect Plus
Intune Application Management – Patch Connect Plus
  • Once that’s done, grant admin consent to approve the permission, and select Yes
    whenever prompted for consent.
Intune Application Management - Patch Connect Plus
Intune Application Management – Patch Connect Plus
  • Create a new client secret
    Navigate to the Certificates & secrets tab, and create a new client secret. Give it a
    suitable description, and set the client secret to Never expire.
Intune Application Management - Patch Connect Plus
Intune Application Management – Patch Connect Plus
  • Once the client secret for Patch Connect Plus has been successfully created, copy and
    save the secret key to a secure location for any future use.
Patch Connect Plus
Patch Connect Plus

Intune configuration in the Patch Connect Plus console

  • Copy the unique client ID and tenant ID. Navigate to Patch Connect Plus’ web console > Admin> Application Mgmt Settings > Intune Configuration. There, paste the client ID, tenant ID, and client security details, and click Save.
Patch Connect Plus
Patch Connect Plus

You have successfully configured Intune application management. The next step is to
deploy third-party applications.

Deploying third-party applications using Microsoft Intune

Let’s take a look at how to deploy third-party applications in Intune using Patch Connect
Plus.

  • Open the Patch Connect Plus web console > Application Management > INTUNE.
  • Select the third-party application you wish to create. You can customize the deployment
  • using scripts, then click Create Application.
Intune Application Management - Patch Connect Plus
Intune Application Management – Patch Connect Plus
  • The selected third-party application will appear under Client apps as shown below.
ManageEgine - Patch Connect Plus
ManageEgine – Patch Connect Plus
  • The next step is to assign a group under the enrolled devices for the application created. Under Properties, edit Assignments and click + Add group. Once the group is added, click Review + save.
Intune Application Management - Patch Connect Plus
Intune Application Management – Patch Connect Plus
Patch Connect Plus
Patch Connect Plus
Intune Application Management - Patch Connect Plus
Intune Application Management – Patch Connect Plus

Results – End-User View

  • Once the groups have been assigned and saved, you can find the application created listed under the Apps section in the Company Portal.
Intune Application Management - Patch Connect Plus
Intune Application Management – Patch Connect Plus
  • Click the application and install it as shown below.
Company Portal Intune App Installation
Company Portal Intune App Installation

You have successfully created and deployed third-party applications in Intune using Patch Connect Plus.

Try Out

As you can see, setting up and configuring Intune application management in Patch Connect Plus is a simple process, and requires no additional infrastructure.

With Intune settings configured, you can now create and deploy third-party applications in Microsoft Intune using Patch Connect Plus. Try the 30-day free trial to get a hands-on experience of this feature and much more.

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