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Enroll standalone MacBooks in to Intune - Risks?

Hi y'all,

So we are trying to migrate our standalone MacBook users to Office 365, managed by Intune.

What are the pitfalls or common mistakes during this kind of transition?

I'm a little bit worried about the fact they using now the corporate-owned MacBook solely as a personal device.

Our rollout plan will be:

  1. Let the user backup all data to OneDrive or thumb drive

  2. Assign Intune MDM profile @ Apple Business Manager

  3. Manually install macOS Big Sur (latest version)

  4. During setup, signin & enroll into Intune

  5. Done

I know they are using a personal Apple ID, would this be something which could result in errors?

Every users will use the same MacBook as before.

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@LeoJohnson-5897 , For macOS, there are three enrollment methods. If there are all the corporate-owned devices, we can choose ADE enrollment method. Here is a link for the reference:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/enrollment/device-enrollment#macos-enrollment-methods

To automatically enroll macOS devices with ABM, we can follow the steps in the link below which is related with the step 2, 4 in our plan:
https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/enrollment/device-enrollment-program-enroll-macos

As a pilot phase, we can enroll one or two devices to see if there's any issue. If all are working well, we can plan the rest devices to enroll. Hope it can help.


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@LeoJohnson-5897 Hope things are going well. If there's anything else we can help, feel free to let us know.

Thanks and have a nice day!

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Thanks Crystal, question:

I know they are using a personal Apple ID, would this be something which could result in errors?

Every users will use the same MacBook as before.

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@LeoJohnson-5897, For ADE enrollment, the apple ID we used to get apple ADE token, is company Apple ID. If we want the user to sign in to their personal apple ID, we can configure "Setup Assistant screen settings" as Show in the above article. I think it's OK. But before doing enrollment, user data backup is necessary.
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