Custom app intune integration with Microsoft Store for Business and Education
What is a custom app intune?
A custom app intune is an app that is created in-house or as a custom app for your organization. It can be a modern app, such as a Universal Windows Platform (UWP) app or a Windows App Package (AppX), or a Win32 app, such as a Microsoft Installer package file (MSI). A custom app intune can help you meet your specific business needs and requirements, such as security, functionality, and compatibility.
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By using Microsoft Intune, you can add, assign, protect, and monitor your custom app intunes on Windows 10 devices. Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based service that helps you manage your mobile devices and apps. You can use Intune to deploy your custom app intunes to your users and devices, control how they access and use them, and update them when needed. You can also use Intune to collect data and reports on the status and performance of your custom app intunes.
How to add a custom app intune to Microsoft Intune?
Before you can add a custom app intune to Microsoft Intune, you need to meet the following requirements:
The app type must be supported by Intune. The file extensions for Windows apps include .msi, .appx, and .appxbundle.
The file format must be compatible with Intune. You may need to convert or wrap your file using the Microsoft Win32 Content Prep Tool or the Microsoft Application Packaging Tool.
The device must be enrolled in Intune. You can enroll devices manually or automatically using various methods.
The following steps help you add a custom app intune to Microsoft Intune:
Sign in to the Microsoft Intune admin center.
Select Apps > All apps > Add.
On the Select app type pane, under the Other app types, select Windows app (Win32).
Click Select and browse to the file that you want to upload.
On the App information pane, enter the required information about the app, such as name, description, publisher, category, and icon.
On the Program pane, enter the required information about the installation and uninstallation commands for the app.
On the Requirements pane, enter the required information about the operating system architecture, minimum operating system version, disk space requirement, and detection rules for the app.
On the Detection rules pane, enter the required information about how Intune detects whether the app is installed on the device.
On the Return codes pane, enter the required information about how Intune interprets the return codes from the installation commands.
On the Assignments pane , select the groups that you want to assign the app to. You can choose from Required, Available for enrolled devices, or Uninstall.
On the Review + create pane, review the app information and settings, and click Create to add the app to Intune.
How to assign a custom app intune to users and devices?
Before you can assign a custom app intune to users and devices, you need to meet the following requirements:
The app must be added to Intune as described in the previous section.
The users and devices must be assigned to groups. You can create groups based on various criteria, such as location, department, or device type.
The users and devices must have licenses for the app. You can assign licenses using the Microsoft Store for Business or the Microsoft 365 admin center.
The users and devices must have policies for the app. You can create policies using the Intune app protection or app configuration policies.
The following steps help you assign a custom app intune to users and devices:
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Sign in to the Microsoft Intune admin center.
Select Apps > All apps > select the app that you want to assign.
Select Assignments > Add group.
On the Add group pane, select the assignment type. You can choose from Required, Available for enrolled devices, or Uninstall.
Select Included groups > Select groups to include > select the groups that you want to assign the app to > Select.
Select Excluded groups > Select groups to exclude > select the groups that you want to exclude from the assignment > Select.
On the Assignments pane, review the assignment settings, and click Save to assign the app to the selected groups.
How to monitor and update a custom app intune?
Before you can monitor and update a custom app intune, you need to meet the following requirements:
The app must be added and assigned to Intune as described in the previous sections.
You must have access to the reports and alerts for the app. You can view them in the Microsoft Intune admin center or in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.
You must have permission to update the app. You can update the app using the same method that you used to add it, such as uploading a new file or changing the settings.
The following steps help you monitor and update a custom app intune:
To monitor the app, sign in to the Microsoft Intune admin center or the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.
Select Apps > All apps > select the app that you want to monitor.
Select Overview > Device install status or User install status to view the status of the app installation on each device or user.
Select Troubleshoot > select a device or user > select an issue to view more details and possible solutions.
To update the app, sign in to the Microsoft Intune admin center.
Select Apps > All apps > select the app that you want to update.
Select Properties > App information > Edit > browse to the new file that you want to upload > OK > Save.
Select Assignments > Edit > change any settings that you want to update, such as assignment type, included groups, or excluded groups > Save.
Notify your users about the app update and ask them to restart their devices if needed.
A custom app intune is a great way to create and manage your own apps for your organization. You can use Microsoft Intune to add, assign, protect, and monitor your custom app intunes on Windows 10 devices. You can also use Intune to update your custom app intunes when needed. By using a custom app intune, you can enhance your productivity, security, and efficiency in your business operations.
Here are some frequently asked questions and answers related to custom app intune:
What are some examples of custom app intunes?
Some examples of custom app intunes are internal apps that are developed by your IT department or external apps that are customized for your organization. For instance, you may have a custom app intune for your employee portal, your inventory management system, or your customer relationship management system.How can I test my custom app intune before deploying it?
You can test your custom app intune by using the Intune app installation troubleshooter. This tool helps you verify the app installation commands, detection rules, and return codes. You can also test your custom app intune by using the Intune Company Portal app. This app helps you install, launch, and uninstall your custom app intune on your device.
How can I protect my custom app intune from unauthorized access and use?
You can protect your custom app intune by using the Intune app protection policies. These policies help you control how your users access and use your custom app intune on their devices. For example, you can require a PIN or biometric authentication, encrypt the app data, restrict the copy and paste functions, or wipe the app data remotely.
How can I configure my custom app intune for different scenarios and preferences?
You can configure your custom app intune by using the Intune app configuration policies. These policies help you customize the settings and behavior of your custom app intune on your users' devices. For example, you can set the language, theme, or mode of your custom app intune, or enable or disable certain features or options.
How can I get support for my custom app intune?
You can get support for your custom app intune by contacting the Microsoft Intune support team. You can also visit the Microsoft Intune documentation site, the Microsoft Intune community forum, or the Microsoft Intune blog for more information and guidance.