10-24-2018 02:45 PM
10-25-2018 06:13 AMSolution
The dream was that software installation would happen through the Microsoft Store For Business. However, if you would like to deviate from the Microsoft dream, the Intune team has exposed a few alternatives:
10-25-2018 09:24 AM - edited 10-25-2018 01:20 PM
Yes, With Intune you can deploy MSI and EXE, including acrobat reader and Firefox.
Currently, there are two ways to deploy, the first based on Win32 application and the second is based on PowerShell script.
To deploy acrobat reader via PowerShell follow this guide https://www.eshlomo.us/deploy-acrobat-reader-via-intune-based-powershell/
Note: for Firefox you can do the same action with a different script that available on GitHub https://github.com/eshlomo1/Intune/blob/master/DeployFirefox
10-25-2018 02:06 PM
Could either push out the new versions.... or rely on the Auto-Update features built in to applications like Firefox and Chrome.
This is why Microsoft would prefer software was pushed through the Store for Business; much the way Google and Apple have done for years.
10-25-2018 02:09 PM
You can add the update parameter to the specific Win32 app or add another Win32 app package for update only, for example with Acrobat Reader you will use the following command with specific update parameter /Update “%~dp0AcroRdrDCUpd1801120063.msp” /qn /L*v
The rest of the process will be the same for Intune Win32 App packaging tool.
10-25-2018 02:22 PM - edited 10-25-2018 02:31 PM
How you manged it?
If Acrobat Reader installed then update and when it not installed than installed it.
Where Intune saves the file and how much storage I can use for it?
10-27-2018 09:30 PM - edited 10-27-2018 09:31 PM
It depends on the app and PowerShell script itself, you can work with the same PowerShell script that checks if the acrobat is installed an update or if it's not installed and install.
In most cases, the files save locally but you can work with external location and do a remote install.
It's better to work with Win32 App to allow better deployment that allows creates a packaged container of the setup files along with command line installation and uninstall commands.