MSI to Intune "The selected app package does not appear to have an app id"

OllieSaleh 1 Reputation point

Hi there,

We're looking to use Intune more for application deployments. On just the first try to add an application into Intune, an MSI file that is vendor supplied, the following error appears - "The selected app package does not appear to have an app id".

The error comes up when you select Add > LOB > and browse to and select an MSI file to add as an app package file.

I have heard a similar error for MSIX packages, but seen nothing around MSI. Some brief details, the name, platform and size, are identified but as per the screenshot below I cannot go any further.


Microsoft Intune Application management
Microsoft Intune Application management
Microsoft Intune: A Microsoft cloud-based management solution that offers mobile device management, mobile application management, and PC management capabilities.Application management: The process of creating, configuring, managing, and monitoring applications.
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  1. Nick Hogarth 3,436 Reputation points

    Have you tried packaging it up as a Win32 app? Microsoft are investing more into the Win32 apps rather than LOB

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  2. Lu Dai-MSFT 28,356 Reputation points

    @OllieSaleh Thanks for posting in our Q&A. From your description, I know that a LOB app with the .msi extension is failed to upload . If there’s any misunderstanding, feel free to let us know.

    For this error information, it seems there is something wrong with the app id. Could you please contact the app developer to check if the app id is correct?

    At the same time, we can try to deploy the app via win32 app to see if it can be successful. The detailed steps we can refer to the article Nick provided.

    If there’s any update, feel free to let us know.

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  3. José Oliveira 1 Reputation point

    I solved this problem using Adobe's tutorial:

    Best regards.


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