Android

Deploying Android Apps with Windows Intune

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Using Windows Intune standalone?  You can quickly deploy apps using the following process!  This example utilizes an Android emulator being managed through Intune.  For more information on how to set that up for testing, see https://t3chn1ck.wordpress.com/2013/05/01/setting-up-windows-intune-to-manage-android/.

Upload Android APK App

To begin, be sure to obtain a safe APK that you can deploy (e.g. don’t download an infected app!)

Click button to Add Software

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Select the Android app installer type

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Enter the desired app properties

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Specify the Android OS version that the app can be installed upon

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Finish the wizard

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Deploy App to Device Group

Click button to Manage Deployment

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Select the target group (this example just uses a static membership with my Intune user account)

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Ensure the approval is set to be Available

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Install App on Android Device

On your Android device (an emulator in this example), go to https://m.manage.microsoft.com and sign in

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Select the app category

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Select the app

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Click “Get app”

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When the app has been download, click the “drop arrow” that appears in the upper-left corner

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Select the app

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Select to Install (lower-right)

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And voila…you’re app is installed!!

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Setting up Windows Intune to Manage Android

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Android with Windows Intune

Use this guide to help you get started testing management of Android devices with Windows Intune (Wave D) standalone.  This guide assumes Office 365 has been completely set up, configured, and operational for your organization.

Create the emulator

First and foremost, create an Android emulator.  One of the best guides that I have found for doing this is at http://www.javaexperience.com/10-easy-steps-to-install-android-emulator-in-windows/ (just make sure you’ve installed the latest version of Java first!).  Below are the settings that I used for my emulator.

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O365 Mailbox enabled for ActiveSync

Next, ensure that the user account(s) which will be used for testing the Android devices are enabled for ActiveSync.

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Enable ActiveSync

Launch the Email app

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Enter your username@domain.com and password

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Select Exchange

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Set the domain/username and server as m.outlook.com

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Accept the cert

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Configure settings as desired

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You’re ready to go!

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Activate the device

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Once the sync has completed, then you’re connected

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Exchange Connector (even for O365)

http://technet.microsoft.com/library/jj733621.aspx

Download the Exchange Connector from Intune (as this has an additional cert included):

Administration > Mobile Device Management > Microsoft Exchange > Exchange Connector

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Managing Device Information

Confirm device

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Create Android Device Group

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Create Android User Group

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Create Policy

“Create and Deploy a Custom Policy”

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Set a policy name and require a password changed to require a password

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Deploy the policy

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