Join Brien Posey for an in-depth discussion in this video Install an app using the company portal, part of Windows 10: Deploy and Manage Virtual Applications.
- [Instructor] The technique that is used to install an application from the Company Portal varies a little bit, depending on whether you're using a mobile device or a PC. The technique can also vary depending on the type of application that you're installing. Now, in the case of a mobile device, such as a tablet or a smartphone, the process is really simple and intuitive. You simply open the Company Portal application, tap on the application that you want to install, and then usually there's another button that you have to tap on, such as install.
The process is really simple and intuitive and it's meant to be performed by end users. Now, in the case of a PC, the process is a little bit more involved but not by much. And the reason why it's a little bit more involved is because there's a bit of administrative work that has to take place before you'll be able to install applications to the PC. So, if you look at the screen, you can see that I'm logged in to the Intune classic portal. And I've got the Admin container selected. And the reason for this is because I wanted to show you the Client Software Download option.
You can see that option right here. And when I click on this, there's a button to Download Client Software. This is an agent that gets installed on the PC, so what you would do is download this and then install the agent. Now, I've gone ahead and done this ahead of time in the interest of time because once you download the agent and install it, it can take maybe half an hour to an hour before Intune recognizes the PC. Now, once you've done that, then there's another thing that has to happen. What you typically have to do is go into Groups and then click on Devices.
And then this is going to display a list of all of the devices that are registered with Intune. And from there, you have to identify the PC that you've just registered and then right-click on that PC and then choose the Link User option. And then that's going to bring up a list of users and you have to choose who is going to be the primary user of that PC. Because, as far as Intune is concerned, there's one user that's allowed to install applications to the PC and you have to determine who that user is.
So, for this PC, I've already gone ahead and completed the registration process because it is a bit time-consuming. So, with that said, I'm going to go ahead and minimize my web browser and when the entire process completes, there's an application that Intune installs on the PC. It's called the Microsoft Intune Center and when I click on the start button, you can see the application right here. I'll go ahead and open this up. So this is what the Intune Center looks like. And you can see that we've got options for Applications, Updates, Endpoint Protection, and a Remote Assistance.
Now, in the case of Applications, there is a link beneath this to get applications from the Company Portal. But when I click on the link, Intune is actually going to open my web browser. So, at this point, I'm prompted to log in. And I would log in as the user that is registered to use the PC. In this case, I've linked User5 to this particular PC, so I'll log in as User5. When I complete the login process, I'm taken to a web-based version of the Company Portal.
And you can see that I have a list of recently published applications. So, I've got a variety of applications here. Some of these are desktop applications, others are Windows Store applications. In the case of a desktop application, what I would do is click on the application and then I would click on Install to install it onto the desktop. So, I'm going to go ahead and cancel out of that and I'm going to click on this application. This is a Windows Store application. And when I click on that, instead of having an option to install the application, I have an option to view this application in the Store.
I'll go ahead and click on that. And I should be taken directly to that application in the Windows Store. And so, the Windows Store opens and I can get the application by clicking on Get. Okay and I receive a message saying that Messenger was just installed. And I can launch Messenger, if I want to. I'm not going to worry about that, I'm just going to close out Windows Store and go back to the Intune portal. And if I click on the start button, I can see that Messenger was installed on my PC.
So, that's how you go about installing an application through the Company Portal.
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