Using Windows Intune to Distribute Software Applications and Non-Microsoft Updates
Updated: October 1, 2013
Applies To: Windows Intune
Windows Intune lets you deploy and install software on computers and mobile devices in your organization. You can accomplish two types of installations using Windows Intune: a required install which automatically installs or pushes the software to managed computers, and an available install which deploys the software, or a link to the software, to the Windows Intune company portal so that users can choose whether to install it on their computers or mobile devices. These two types of installations necessitate different considerations when deploying software.
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The following terms help in understanding the process:
Managed software is any software that you deploy to your organization using Windows Intune.
Detected software lists an inventory of any product or program that exists on managed computers.
Required install is any software that you deploy using Windows Intune that you want to be installed without user interaction on the users’ computer.
Available install is any software that you deploy to be made available for targeted users on the Windows Intune company portal or on mobile devices.
Software Distribution Topics
The topics in this section include step-by-step procedures for software distribution.
Checklist for Deploying Software using Windows Intune
Follow these tasks learn about and configure your software deployments.
Planning for Software Distribution in Windows Intune
The content in this section describes the necessary prerequisites for deploying software.
Adding and Deploying Software in Windows Intune
The content in this section describes the process to add and deploy software by using Windows Intune.
Monitoring the Deployment Status in Windows Intune
The content in this section describes how to monitor the status of software in Windows Intune administrator console after you have deployed your software.
Troubleshooting Software Distribution in Windows Intune
The content in this topic describes troubleshooting procedures for the software distribution process.