Test drive Microsoft Intune – Part 2 Application Deployment


This is a continuation of blog post Test drive Microsoft Intune – Part 1 Setup Trial Environment. The purpose of this blog article is for guide someone on how to deploy an application on a Window 10 PC using Microsoft Intune.

Deploying an application with file extension .exe

Since we are using a demo account of Intune it has been pre-configured by Microsoft. We can now do customization and application deployment.

Let’s begin by clicking on Apps the left hand navigation and then clicking on the Add Apps

You will be asked to save and run a file named setup.exe. Download and save the file to your preferred location and Install the file.

Click to Run Microsoft Intune Software Publisher application in your PC.

Now Download will start

You will be asked to sign is using your Office 365 admin account from blog part 1. Image below is just an example.

Select Add Software and click Next

Quick Guide for Newbies https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/intune/

Click Next to proceed…

For this example I’ll be using notepad ++ installer file to deploy on my Windows 10 PC. Click Next button to proceed…

Enter Application Publisher, Name, and Description of Notepad ++. Items with * are mandatory. Click Next to proceed…

Under architecture please select 64-bit since I am using Windows 10 x64 PC. For OS choose Any and click Next to proceed…

Select Default Detection Rules and click Next to proceed…

Ref. https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/intune/deploy-use/add-apps-for-windows-pcs-in-microsoft-intune#bkmk_conf

Select Yes and provide command line arguments. Since we are installing notepad ++ we need use /S, so the full Command line argument will be npp.6.9.2.Installer.exe  /S

For more information: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/intune/deploy-use/add-apps

Leave the screen as default example below and click Next to proceed…

Review the summary and click Upload to proceed.

Upload in progress…

Application has been created and uploaded to Intune. Click Close.

Now let’s create a test user account. Go to Groups on the left hand side and then click Add Users on the right hand side.

Fill in the First name, Last name, Display name & User name and click Next

Leave as default see example below and click Next

Leave as default example below and click Next

Note: this is adding license for Enterprise Mobility Suite which include Intune to the user.

Check on send email and provide your email address and click Create

On the summary screen click OK. Sample below.

Go to Groups and click Create
Group and enter the Group
name you want. On the left hand side pick All Users which will select Associate your group to All Users Group (Parent Group) and click on Next to proceed…

On Criteria Membership page click on Next to proceed…

One the left hand side we need to select a User, click Add and then they will appear on the right hand side

On the Summary, review then click Finish.

Click on Group and then click on My Test Group or whatever you named it above on the previous step.

Now let’s install Intune client software on my Windows 10 test machine.

Log in to your test machine and log in to Microsoft Intune Portal. Go to ADMIN, click on the Client Software Download and in step two click on Download Client Software. Once completed extract Microsoft_Intune_Setup.zip files to a preferred location on ex. C:\temp\ and Run Microsoft_Intune_Setup.exe file.

To validate and show that Microsoft Intune is installed. Click on the Start Menu Icon and in the Search Box type Microsoft Intune Center. Select Microsoft Intune Center which will load the following screen.


Back in the Microsoft Intune Portal on your management machine

Now let’s deploy the Notepad++ application via Intune management console. Go to APPS and Click APPS and select Notepad ++ to highlight. Right Click on Notepad ++ and select Manage Deployment

Select Groups and Click My Test
Group. Click on Add to move it to the right hand side and then click Next

On Deployment Action page select Available Install on deployment state and then click Finish.

Go back to the test machine

Now I’ll check my Windows 10 PC to see if Notepad ++ is now available on my Microsoft Intune Center. Click on Get application from the Company Porta link.

Log in using Test User. Image for reference only this will vary on your trial account.

Oppsss…I forgot something. “The Device is not yet enrolled via Intune Management Portal”

Enroll my Windows 10 PC by performing the following. Click on Windows Start icon and type Settings. Then select Accounts, then click on Your email and accounts, then click on Add a work or school account link.

Log in using testuser@MODxxxxxx.onmicrosoft.com

Looks promising…


Now let’s go Microsoft Intune Center and click on get all applications from Company Portal

Sign in using test user account.

On successful log in you will see information about your device via Intune Company Portal. Click on Company Name or your user ID name.

And behold notepad is now ready to be installed on my Windows 10 PC.

Click on npp.6.9.2.Installer exe to Install Notepad ++ Application. You will see a Window 10 notification once Notepad ++ has been installed successfully.


  1. 30 days of free trial access to all Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) + Office
    365 and Intune = Enterprise Management Cloud
  2. We’ve learned how to use Intune to manage a Windows 10 PC and deploy Notepad ++ on a managed device.

Important Note

  • Do not forget to cancel your Intune trial account when your trial period expires. You will start getting billed for any usage.

Test drive Microsoft Intune – Part 1 Setup Trial Environment


The purpose of this blog article if for someone to get familiar with and learn how to complete a test trial of Microsoft Intune.


  1. Microsoft Account – To setup Microsoft Intune demo it is recommended to establish a new Microsoft Account even if you already have an existing one. Reason being that the demo is tied to the email address and may limit you from running additional demos or production after you have completed the demo.

    Go to URL https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/outlook-com and follow Setup steps provide by Microsoft for setting up a new Microsoft Account.

  2. Office 365 Trial Tenant – This will create an Office 365 tenant account that will be integrated with Azure Active Directory and Microsoft Intune which our demo will use.

Create an Office 365 Trial Tenant

Go to http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=403802. And you will then be asked to create your user ID. The first text box is the name of the initial admin user with Admin permission. The second text box is the name of the tenant, which is typically a company name.

WARNING – For this demo IT IS HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to not use a real company name. A trial Office 365 subscription it more difficult to cover to a non-trial subscription later. Also a Tenant name cannot be deleted or reused.

Select next on the previous screen. You will now need to prove you are not a robotJ. Choose from text or call verification. For this demo I have selected call verification. In my case I need to click Call me in order to receive the verification code.


In a minute or so you will receive an automated call from Microsoft providing you with a 6 digit verification code. Enter this 6 digit code on the verification code box and click verify. I recommend you write the tenant information provided while your Office 365 E3 trial tenant account is created


The next page shown will be your new Welcome Page for Office 365. You will notice that most of Office 365 software service are still being provisioned during your initial log in on the site.

Create an Intune Free Trial Account

Go to URL http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/server-cloud/products/microsoft-intune. Click on Try Now button…


You will be automatically redirected where you can click on Yes, add it to my account. This will link you Intune subscription to you Office 365 Trial Account created pervious in this article.

Click on Try now button to activate your Intune subscription via the Office 365 Portal.

Welcome to Intune management portal! Log in using the Office 365 admin user account created pervious in this article.

Now click on Click here more info where is says “The Intune Account Portal is merging with the Office 365 Portal”.

I am using Mozilla browser through-out this article as my personal choice but you can use most of the modern browses as long as they support Silverlight. Click on Get Microsoft Silverlight to download and install to your computer if required.

Finally we can now see Windows Intune Management Portal.

Configure Remaining Components of Office 365 for Microsoft Intune

Go to https://portal.office.com and login as the admin user account created in the Office 365 Trial Account created previously in this article. Since this is an admin user it will automatically go to Office 365 Admin Center. If you are not automatically redirected click on the 9 dots in the top left and click Admin.

You may be asked to re-enter your Office 365 admin user account password. If you see this screen you will need to verify and click Setup on missing requirements.

Welcome screen of Office 365 Admin Center

Expand the side left menu by clicking on the > arrow just below the 9 dots in top left. Click on Intune


p style=”margin-left:43pt;”>Note: I was redirected to this portal https://manage.microsoft.com/MicrosoftIntune/Error.aspx?E=5. If you see this error go to the Intune portal manually using URL https://portal.manage.microsoft.com.

Log into the Intune Management Portal using your Office 365 admin user Account.

You should now see the Intune Management Portal


Important Note

  • Do not forget to cancel your Intune trial account when your trial period expires. You will start getting billed for any usage