New Configuration Manager extension to deploy Win32 MSI apps via MDM

While working on our testlab, I tested the recently released new ConfigMgr extension to deploy MSI apps via MDM with ConfigMgr. You can find more information at this Microsoft Blog Post:

I grabbed 7zip and started the Application Wizard. There is a new Type «Windows Installer through MDM (*msi)» to deploy MSIs via MDM, so choose it and add the source.

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Assign a name and other description if you want.

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Finish.

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Next step is to create a deployment.

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I added the content to both distribution points. (on-premises and Intune)

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After some time, the deployment status changed to “In Progress”.

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After a couple of more minutes, the deployment status showed surprisingly “Success”.

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OK, so I checked the eventlog on the client and effectively an installation started some minutes ago. Next step was to check the path.

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And here we go, the downloaded installer is really 7zip.

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So Microsoft is offering a nice feature to deploy MSI`s via ConfigMgr and Intune to mobile devices without the need to install the Intune Agent.

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