As we know, in order to deploy apps with Intune on macOS the app needs to be a signed .pkg file wrapped into a .intunemac file.
From Adobe Admin console we can create a pkg file containing the Adobe CC app or other Adobe apps if needed. Unfortunately this file is not signed, and multiple forum threads confirm that signing them is not supported.
So how do we get around that? I was searching around to find a proper solution. I couldn’t find anyone who had come up with a solution, so I decided to find one my self. What if we don’t sign the Adobe CC pkg file it self but wrap it into another pkg file and run the Adobe CC pkg as a postscript? I did that and it’s actually working!
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.
Just a quick step-by-step guide on how the configure Android Zero Touch with Intune.
Why do we want to use Corporate-owned, fully managed user devices? In order to give the user an out-of-box experience that automatically enrolls devices into our MDM solution, just like Apple DEP but for Android Enterprise devices. Also, it gives a less confusing user experience, as we only have a work profile and not a private AND work profile, like we do with personal owned android devices.
Of course this is still a preview feature in Intune, and context is subject to change.
A compatible device running Android Oreo (8.0) or Pixel phone with Android Nougat (7.0), purchased from a reseller partner
Quick and simple tip on how to get a Logon script like experience with Intune. On Azure AD joined devices, there’s currently no option to create Logon/Logoff or Startup/Shutdown script like we can with GPOs. I had a customer that needed a solution to start a command file as admin everytime the user signed on to the device.
There’s a workaround – Use Scheduled Tasks to create tasks that runs on Log On, and runs with Administrator rights / Local System if needed. It’s a very simple Powershell script, that created a scheduled task:
Create the scheduled task
Runs at Logon
Runs with Local SYSTEM account
Runs a command specified (in this example it runs a .cmd file that requires administrative rights. The .cmd file is already present on the devices – a software vender has placed it here)