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Shared PC's in Intune vs Intune For Education

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My school district has about 40,000 students and instead of assigning PC's directly to each student, each class has a cart of PC's that the student logs in with his / her Office 365 account and uses the pc. We are currently in the process of moving off of Active Directory and into Intune to manage our pc's. However, due to our naming conventions, the pc's will all be hybrid ad joined machines. With all this being said, is it better for us to set up the pc's as Kiosk mode, and use a devices license for each, set them up as a Shared PC with the current users' credentials deleted when they sign off, and the new user signs in, or to follow the procedures in Intune for Education, which is what we are currently following. 

 
M thought would be the Shared PC route, and to have each cart be represented as though it was a lab setting. Does this make sense? 

 

I am open to any and all suggestions and feel free to be as detailed as possible.

 

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I would definitely go the Shared PC route (it should not even be in Kiosk, looks like when looking at the general requirements) but that's up to you. With SharePC mode you can also link your Education policies if necessary  with this key SetEduPolicies (I have no direct experience with this though). We have several customers that have similar use cases and they use Share PC Mode and it works for them. 

 

If you combine this with Autopilot Self Deploying mode, you can enroll this devices unattended and quickly. This is really useful. 

 

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Microsoft Intune and Intune for Education both provide management solutions for devices, but they are tailored to different types of environments and use cases. Here are the primary differences between Shared PC management in Intune and Intune for Education:

Microsoft Intune (Standard)

  1. Target Audience: Primarily used by enterprises and organizations to manage a wide variety of devices including desktops, laptops, mobile devices, and more.
  2. Features:
    • Comprehensive Device Management: Supports a broader range of devices and operating systems, including Windows, iOS, macOS, and Android.
    • Policy Customization: Extensive options for customizing policies, including security policies, compliance settings, and configuration profiles.
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best response confirmed by StevenTPowers1961 (Copper Contributor)
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@StevenTPowers1961 

 

I would definitely go the Shared PC route (it should not even be in Kiosk, looks like when looking at the general requirements) but that's up to you. With SharePC mode you can also link your Education policies if necessary  with this key SetEduPolicies (I have no direct experience with this though). We have several customers that have similar use cases and they use Share PC Mode and it works for them. 

 

If you combine this with Autopilot Self Deploying mode, you can enroll this devices unattended and quickly. This is really useful. 

 

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