Join Brien Posey for an in-depth discussion in this video Link Intune to an App Store app, part of Windows 10: Deploy and Manage Virtual Applications.
- [Instructor] Microsoft Intune can be configured to provide a link to applications that reside in an App Store. To do that, click on APPS and then click on Add Apps. At this point, you're going to see a security warning from Microsoft asking you if you want to run the software publishing app. Go ahead and click run. And now you're going to see a prompt asking you to enter your password. So click on your username and type your password.
And now you're going to be taken into the Microsoft Intune Software Publisher. Go ahead and click Next on the Before you begin screen and now you'll be prompted to specify the application that you want to upload. By default, this wizard is set to use a Software installer. In other words, it's configured to have you upload an .exe or an .msi file. But in the case of an App Store app, you're not going to be able to do that. So instead, you'll need to choose external link from this dropdown.
Now we have a field that prompts us to specify the URL of the application within the app store. Now when you get to this point, if you enter the URL for a Windows Store application you can just hit upload. But if you type the URL for an Android or an iOS application then you're going to receive an error message unless you've configured Intune to act as the mobile device authority. Let me show you. So here's a URL for an Android application.
And you can see that we have an error message saying that based on your current mobile device management authority settings, only Windows app packages in the Windows Store and web apps can be published from the Microsoft Intune administrator console. So I'm going to go ahead and cancel out of this. And let's set up the mobile device authority. I'm going to go to ADMIN, and I'm going to go to Mobile Device Management. And you'll notice that we have a link right here, Add Intune as a mobile device management authority.
I'm going to click on this link. Now we can see that the available mobile platforms include Windows, Windows Phone, and Android. So with that said, I'm going to go back to APPS and click on Add Apps and click run, enter my password and I'm taken back into the Intune software publisher wizard. I'm going to click Next and then I'm going to choose the external link option.
Now I'm going to specify a URL. I'll use the same URL as last time and this time we don't see the error message. So I'm going to click Next and I'm prompted to enter a software description. So I'm just going to enter Instagram. And I'm going to leave the category set to Other Apps and click Next. I'm taken to the summary screen. Everything looks good here and I'm going to click Upload. And now the application is being uploaded to Intune.
It's worth noting that Intune doesn't actually host the Android application. The application remains in the App Store. It's just that Intune now contains the metadata necessary to make that application available to Android users.
- Installing and deploying App-V
- Sequencing an application
- Editing or upgrading an application
- Configuring applications for deployment in App-V
- Deploying apps with Intune