Automatically Deploying the Client Software by using Group Policy in Windows Intune
Updated: December 17, 2012
Applies To: Windows Intune
The Windows Intune client software installation supports silent installations and automated deployment. You can use Group Policy to install the Windows Intune client software. When you deploy the client software to multiple computers by using Group Policy, we recommend that you schedule installations for off-peak hours to reduce network traffic. For this release, we also recommend that you deploy the client software to no more than 500 computers per package.
|After you install the Windows Intune client software, Windows Intune installs additional software on the computer so that Windows Intune can manage the computer. All Windows Intune client software is update automatically.|
To automatically deploy the client software
Download the Windows Intune client software by following the instructions at Downloading the Windows Intune Client Software.
Right-click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, and then click Windows Explorer. Navigate to the folder that contains the client software.
Right-click the Windows_Intune_Setup.zip file, and then click Extract All. In the Extract Compressed (Zipped) Folders dialog box, browse to a secure location to which the Windows Intune setup files will be extracted, and then click Extract.
The folder should contain the following files:
Important The extracted ACCOUNTCERT file must be in the same folder as the extracted .exe file or the client software installation fails.
Copy the Windows_Intune_Setup.exe file and the ACCOUNTCERT file to a file share that can be accessed by all computers to which the client software is to be installed.
Important Do not separate or rename the files or the client software installation fails.
For specific instructions about how to use Group Policy to automatically deploy software, see How to use Group Policy to remotely install software in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows Server 2008.