Deploy File to Intune Enrolled Devices as Win-32 App

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I had a request to Deploy a pdf file to user's desktop and could not find clear documentation, hence here is how I successfully deployed it and decided to share is with this amazing community.

Deploy File to Intune Enrolled Devices

Deploy a file to Intune enrolled device's to "C:\Users\Public\Desktop" through Intune

Step 1: Prepare the files:

  1. The File
  2. Install-file.ps1
  3. Remove-file.ps1
  4. Detect-file.ps1

Step 2" Create an Install, Remove & Detect script & save each scripts

A. Install:

#Installation Script: Install-file.ps1

$FileName = "FileToDesktop.pdf"

$ScriptPath = [System.IO.Path]::GetDirectoryName($MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)

Copy-Item -Path "$ScriptPath\$FileName" -Destination "$Env:Public\Desktop"

B. Remove:

# Remove Installation: Remove-file.ps1

$FileName = "FileToDesktop.pdf"

Remove-Item -Path "$Env:Public\Desktop\$FileName"



C. Detect:  # save this in a separate folder

#Detect File : Detect-file.ps1

$FileName = "FileToDesktop.pdf"

if (Test-Path -Path "$Env:Public\Desktop\$FileName"){

    Write-Output "0"



Step 3: collect Install-file .ps1, Remove-file .ps1 and the required files in one folder as shown above and create an Intune installation Package.


PS C:\Intune\WindowsIntunePrepTool> .\IntuneWinAppUtil.exe

Please specify the source folder: C:\DeployFile\FileToDeploy

Please specify the setup file: FileToDesktop.pdf

Please specify the output folder: C:\DeployFile

Do you want to specify catalog folder (Y/N)?N




Step 4. Deploy Intune installation file with the following commands

  • Upload the IntunePackage as " App : Windows app (Win32)



  • Install Command: %windir%\system32\windowspowershell\v1.0\powershell.exe -executionpolicy bypass -file "Install-file.ps1"
  • Uninstall Command: %windir%\system32\windowspowershell\v1.0\powershell.exe -executionpolicy bypass -file "Remove-file.ps1"
  • Operating system architecture = select both 32/64-bit
  • Detection rule: use custom detection script and upload the Detect script created above.






Following the above steps, it is straight forward and easy to deploy a file to Intune Enrolled devices when required.

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