Controlling LOB Install Time

Wes Reinke 0 Reputation points
2023-02-28T18:00:56.2666667+00:00

We are wanting to update one of our LOB apps (Zoom) with a new MSI.

Is there a way to control when the machines will take the new app update when they check in? For example, set a time window of 11 p.m.-5 a.m. for the app to update?

Or, even better, is there a way for Intune to not close the application when the user is using it to update the app? We have seen this behavior happen when we've had updates for both Zoom (LOB app) and Citrix Workspace (Win 32 app).

We're wanting to update apps, but want to be able to have that degree of control where it won't boot a user out of a program in the middle of what they're doing for Intune to apply the update.

Thanks!

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  1. Crystal-MSFT 44,931 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-03-01T01:33:11.4133333+00:00

    @Wes Reinke, Thanks for posting in Q&A.

    For LOB app, if it is deployed via Line-of-business app. then it can't choose the app update time. Here is a link with more details:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/apps/lob-apps-windows

    Meanwhile, for the app update behavior, it is controlled by the app itself. Intune can't determine whether it close the application or not when the user is using it. Intune can only help to deploy the app.

    To control the app download and install time. you can choose to deploy it via win32 app. In this type, we can configure the start time and deadline time for a Win32 app. At the start time, the Intune management extension will start the app content download and cache it for the required intent. The app will be installed at the deadline time. Here is a link with more details for your reference.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/apps/apps-win32-app-management#set-win32-app-availability-and-notifications

    Hope it can help.


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