Deploy ARM64 Teams client with Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Published 12-14-2020 12:16 PM 1,649 Views
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Earlier in fall 2020, we were pleased to announce that Surface Pro X users and others with Windows ARM 64 devices could download Microsoft Teams for ARM64. And although the Teams client is not yet available via Microsoft 365 Enterprise channels, there’s a command line tool that provides a temporary workaround for commercial customers who want to deploy the ARM64 client across their organization.

 

And you can still deploy the Teams ARM64 client as a Win32 application package using the Intune Management Extension, which also supports ARM64 application deployments.

Until the ARM64 Microsoft Teams client is available via the Microsoft 365 Enterprise channel, we wanted to provide some steps to help you deliver the client using Microsoft Intune, part of Microsoft Endpoint Manager.

 

  1. Begin by reviewing the following documentation: Install Microsoft Teams using Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager, which includes guidance for x86 and x64 platforms.
  2. Download the Win32 Content prep tool for Intune. Yes, even though it is called Win32, this versatile command line tool can also be used for ARM64 packages.
  3. Download the Microsoft Teams ARM64 installer.
  4. Follow these instructions for wrapping and packaging the installer.
  5. When you run the Win32 Content prep tool, you can follow the prompts to enter required parameters or choose from other available parameters if needed. Here’s an example:

win32contentpreptool.png

 

  1. Once the .IntuneWin package has been created, you can upload the application package into your Intune tenant and deploy it as a Win32 application package. Refer to the following documentation for the processes and steps: Add, assign, and monitor a Win32 app in Microsoft Intune.

    Special thanks to Steve Thomas in our Commercial Management & Experiences Group for helping us out with these steps.

 

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