Export (0) Print
Expand All

Using Windows Intune to Distribute Software Applications and Non-Microsoft Updates

Updated: November 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.

ImportantImportant
Please ensure that you have the appropriate licenses to upload, distribute and use this software.

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.

The topics in this section include step-by-step procedures for software distribution.

 
Was this page helpful?
(1500 characters remaining)
Thank you for your feedback
Show:
© 2014 Microsoft