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Planning for Software Distribution in Windows Intune

Updated: October 1, 2013

Applies To: Windows Intune

With Windows Intune you can distribute software to be deployed in the Windows Intune company portal. Subsequently, users can access this software to install it on managed computers and devices.

This release of Windows Intune supports the following application types:

  • Windows desktop applications – can be deployed to Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8 devices.

  • Android applications – can be deployed to Android devices.

  • iOS applications – can be deployed to iOS devices.

  • Windows Phone 8 applications – can be deployed to Windows Phone 8 devices.

  • Windows Store applications – can be deployed to Windows 8 and Windows RT devices.

  • External links to app store applications – can be deployed to Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows Phone 8, and iOS and Android devices.

  • External links to web applications – can be deployed to all managed devices, and will open the web app in the default browser on the computer or device.

The topics in this section provide you with steps to take before you begin the software distribution process. This material will help you to maximize the success of your deployment.

Before you add software

Before you add software to Windows Intune, you should gather certain information as described in the points that follow. You will be prompted to enter this information in the Add Software – Windows Intune Software Publisher wizard.

  • Make sure you have the Setup files that are required to install the software. These files must exist in a storage location that Windows Intune can access by using a standard File Open dialog box.

    If the Setup file is an executable program (.exe) file, the wizard might not be able to extract this information.

  • Make sure you have the correct link addresses for web-based applications and for applications that will be installed from the Windows Store.

  • Make sure no single file size is larger than 2 GB.

  • You must have a minimum Internet speed of 768 kbps to use the Windows Intune Software Publisher

Planning for software distribution steps

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