A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about how to deploy Microsoft Office 365 ProPlus with Microsoft Intune. One of the steps during this configuration was to select which application must be part of the installation. I deselected Skype for Business with the reason that we are now using Microsoft Teams for Instant Messaging (chat) and online meetings.
Therefor I will show you how to deploy the Microsoft Teams Desktop client with Microsoft Intune.
Download the latest version of the Teams Desktop Client
Publish Microsoft Teams Desktop Client in Microsoft Intune
Open a browser and navigate to the Microsoft Azure portal.
Navigate to Microsoft Intune > Client apps > Apps and click on the +Add button.
Select Line-of-business app as app type
Click on App package file and upload the Microsoft Teams Desktop client MSI file. Click OK
Click on App information. Here you must fill in the App Name, Description and Publisher. You can also configure the Enterprise App Store appearance. Click OK
The MSI file will now be uploaded to the Azure tenant and takes a moment.
After the upload is finished, open the Assignments tab and click Add group
Here you can configure to make this application a Required or as Available (optional app), and select the group you want to publish this application to. You can also publish this app to all users or devices.
Test the result
Let’s test the results on an enrolled Windows 10 device.
When pushing the Microsoft Teams Desktop client to a Windows 10 device, a folder with the name Teams Installer will be created in the folder c:\Program Files (x86) (no matter if you publish the 64bits or 32bits version) on that device.
The next time a user logs in to this device the installer will be running and Microsoft Teams will be installed into the user profile.
I have logged off and back in again. As you can see, the Microsoft Teams application is appearing in my user profile ( %localappdata%\Microsoft\Teams)
Also the Microsoft Teams icon will be placed on the desktop.