Application Groups

Application Groups can be used to automatically update applications deployed only into Company Portal as an available type deployment.

For this feature to function, an additional consent from a Global Administrator is required.

Configuration Overview

  1. Configure additional permissions for the Application Groups feature.
  2. Configure Application Groups feature.

Once the feature is configured and an application is deployed into Company Portal:

  1. The user installs an application created by Application Manager for Intune from Company Portal.
  2. The application is installed on the user's workstation.
  3. The workstation is automatically added to the group corresponding to the installed application. This relationship is specified in the Application Manager for Intune Application Groups settings.
  4. All upcoming versions of the application will be automatically installed on the user's workstation through a required type deployment.

To configure application groups:

  1. Create a new Azure AD group from Azure Portal for each application you want to update with the Application Group feature. AM for Intune will update group members automatically.
    • Group type: Security
    • Membership type: Assigned
  2. In the Portal, browse to Services > Application Manager for Intune > Administration > AM Application groups.
  3. Click Create Application Group and search for the previously created Azure AD group to be used with the specific application.
  4. From the Application drop-down menu, select the application that corresponds to the specified group.
  5. Add the group into a new application-specific deployment process from Services > AM for Intune > Administration > Deployment processes. You should use the deployment process to update only the specific application.
  6. Add the group to the application-specific deployment process on the Deployments tab.
    • Search for the group and click Select.
    • Configure a deployment schedule and click Add. Make sure the assignment type is Required.
  7. Make sure you have a deployment process that deploys the application into Company Portal with Available type deployment. Available type deployment should be targeted to the User group.
    • You can add an available type deployment into the same deployment process as a required deployment, or you can use a separate deployment process for all of your applications.

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