You will need to install the Intune client software on Windows if you want your device to be able to be reported to the Microsoft Intune console itself . This Microsoft program has a cloud-based mechanism and is specialized in device management and communication within a company.
So, if you have already purchased the service, and what you want is to download and install the software on a Windows device, it is very simple.
Steps to download the Intune client software on Windows
In order to download the Intune client software on Windows, which is the pre-installation step, you must open Microsoft Intune and have successfully logged in.
Now, in the left side panel you will have to press the last icon, called “Administrator” and which has the image of some tools. Consequently, the menu of said section will be displayed, in which you will be able to see all the relevant options and, in which, you will have to choose “Download client software “.
This will update the main window, showing you the possibilities and step-by-step instructions for the procedure. The first of these is equipment preparation, allowing you to extend the mandatory software requirements for the client.
On the other hand, being the second step, there is the download and implementation mode, where you can read the explanation and click on the “Download client software” button . You will have to save a compressed file called “Microsoft_Intune_Setup.zip”, by pressing the button at the bottom of the screen.
What do I do with the downloaded file?
In order to continue with the procedure, you must pass this .zip file to the computer where you want to install the Intune client software in Windows so that it can report that device to the service.
But, before continuing, you have to know that the component you have downloaded is valid for any type of OS, so it will be functional on your Windows.
If you want your staff to install the client software, you must make sure you send them the file, as well as explain the next steps. Next, you or the worker will have to give the right button of the mouse on the element and go on to unzip or “Extract all”.
Finally, choose the folder where you want to place it in order to successfully extract the package. After preparing the equipment, and having the installation element located in it, you can go ahead and install the Intune.
Performing the installation
The steps to install the Intune client software in Windows are very simple, you just have to start by opening the package or its folder. Next, you will have to run or double click on the application file called “Microsoft_Intune_Setup” to start the installation wizard.
In this you will have to click on the “Next” button to start the process; where you will also need to allow the application to make changes to your computer.
After this, you just have to wait for the procedure to complete, which you can continue with the progress bar shown by the wizard; and then click on “Finish” and wait for the installation to complete (approximately 15 minutes).
How to monitor and manage device activity?
After installation on the computer. If you are the administrator, you will be able to access the information of the unit, as well as manage its activity from your Microsoft Intune session.
You just have to open said portal and select the “Groups” section in the panel , so when the menu opens you will choose the “Devices” option to have access to all the elements that they report.
For these groups it is recommended to previously create a directory of devices and users, this can be done with the Azure Active Directory tool .
In this window you will be able to manage user devices , this means that you will be able to see lists all the devices that have installed the client software, in addition, you will be able to know what type of equipment it is, as well as to whom it belongs, the operating system it has, and many more basic data
However, it will not be all the information that will be at your disposal, since you will also be able to see the specific properties of each one; Malware, updates and various categories that you can easily manage.
Another Microsoft tool that you could use is Microsoft Office Online , with which you can work with programs such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint, from a cloud, sharing documents.