What are the pre-requisites for setting up Microsoft Intune

Samir Jain 21 Reputation points
2023-03-14T18:58:31.8933333+00:00

I want to understand pre-requisites for enabling Microsoft Intune for my environment. I have around 300 Windows 10 OS Azure VM that runs MSOffice, NodeJS, Python, Adobe Acrobat reader etc. I use GPO to update Windows security patches automatically and rest apps are updated manually.

Will Intune help manage patching for all these third party apps. Also, help me with the cost of the Intune. Is this possible to provision Intune and create POC for a few Windows 10 and see the results before actually using it for PROD.

Regards,

Samir

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A Microsoft cloud-based management solution that offers mobile device management, mobile application management, and PC management capabilities.
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  1. Pavel yannara Mirochnitchenko 10,196 Reputation points
    2023-03-14T20:38:04.6233333+00:00

    Intune is only for Windows Client and its 3rd party app update capabilities are quite fresh, not mature yet. You need at least M365 Business Premium license to use Intune. And sure you can always test stuff :)

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  2. Crystal-MSFT 32,656 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-03-15T03:08:47.73+00:00

    @Samir Jain, Thanks for posting in Q&A.

    In general, Intune supports managing virtual machines running Windows 10 Enterprise with certain limitations. Here is a link with more details:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/fundamentals/windows-10-virtual-machines

    To deploy app, there are many types of apps we can deploy. Some can update automatically. Others needs to do it manually.

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

    To manage windows update, Intune can create update ring policy to specify how and when Windows as a Service updates your Windows 10/11 devices with feature and quality updates

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/protect/windows-10-update-rings

    To manage device or app via Intune, Microsoft Intune license is required. And it included in the licenses in the following link

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/fundamentals/licenses

    You can contact our licensing support to know the detailed cost:

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/licensing/licensing-orders-invoices-payments-support

    Hope the above information can help.


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