Windows Intune Agent Deployment

<p>Hi guys,</p>
<p>As you probably already know,&nbsp;a pre release of the next version of Windows Intune has been announced during MMS 2012. if you want more information about the new features, a lot of content is already available at this address : <a href=”http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsintune/hh850598.aspx”>http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsintune/hh850598.aspx</a&gt;.</p>
<p>My favorite new feature is the one that will let you control non Windows mobile devices using ActiveSync. Brilliant !</p>
<p>But this blog posting is not about the new features but about the Windows Intune Deployment options. The key takeaway is that the Windows Installer archive checks for Windows Intune Service availability during setup and fails if it is not available. Therefore, if you plan to create a master that includes the Windows Intune Agent using MDT (for example🙂, you have to :</p>
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<li>Make sure that you don’t do a standard agent setup during the reference image creation</li>
<li>Prepare your reference computer as described in this article <a href=”http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/fr-fr/windowsintune/hh850795.aspx”>http://onlinehelp.microsoft.com/fr-fr/windowsintune/hh850795.aspx</a>&nbsp;so that the agent is installed after the reference image is deployed as soon as the computer gets connected to the internet. Actually the article explains that there a command line switch that will create a scheduled task and try to install the agent regularly for a month, if the setup fails, it will retry later.</li>
<li>Finally you have to make sure that Windows Intune setup file as well as the accountcert file are part of the image and located at the very location where you launched the /PrepareEnroll command line</li>
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<p><img src=”/resized-image.ashx/__size/550×0/__key/communityserver-blogs-components-weblogfiles/00-00-00-00-60/6787.intune_5F00_scheduled.png” border=”0″ style=”margin-left: auto; display: block; margin-right: auto;” /></p>
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<p>Don’t hesitate to try it for free right now <a href=”http://prerelease.windowsintune.com/”>http://prerelease.windowsintune.com/</a>&nbsp;</p&gt;
<p>If you need more information or technical assistance, shoot an email at <a href=”mailto:contact.nus@nelite.com”>contact.nus@nelite.com</a></p>
<p>Cheers !</p>
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