Packaging and signing macOS apps for distribution with Intune

Disclaimer: I’m by no means a macOS guy, I’m a Windows guy and have always been :-). There might be things in this post that can be done smarter or in another way – if so, please let me know.

As stated on docs.microsoft.com, in order to distribute apps to macOS, they need to be in .pkg format and converted to the .intunemac format. Furthermore the .pkg file needs to be signed with a Apple Developer certificate.

 Quote from docs:

The .pkg file must be signed using “Developer ID Installer” certificate, obtained from an Apple Developer account. Only .pkg files may be used to upload macOS LOB apps to Microsoft Intune. Conversion of other formats, such as .dmg to .pkg is not supported.

But what if we need to distribute an app there’s is not in the AppStore or is not in a signed .pkg file? Then we’ll have to repackage it with a packaging tool. I’m using an app called packages. Let me show it and explain.

Prerequisites

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KB2894518 October 2014 new updates that breaks the TS

New updates was releases on yesterdays patch Tuesday, and again one of them breaks the Task Sequence.
Sadly, http://support2.microsoft.com/kb/2894518 Task sequence fails in Configuration Manager if software updates require multiple restarts – has not been updates yet, so i had to troubleshoot a little bit.

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Kernel Mode Driver-Framework 1.11

If you’re experiencing problems deploying Windows 7 images to newer hardware such as Lenovo T440 or X240, it might be due to the drivers for those models, are requiring a newer version of Kernel Mode Driver-Framework.
The problems i have seen is when Windows setup tries to install component, and error message pops up and saying something like “Windows could not configure one or more system components”

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