This walkthrough describes how to include scripts in a Windows client provisioning package to install Win32 applications. Scripted operations other than installing apps can also be performed. However, some care is needed to avoid unintended behavior during script execution (see Remarks below).
Create a script to perform whatever work is needed to install the application(s). The following examples are provided to help get started authoring the orchestrator script that will execute the required installers. In practice, the orchestrator script may reference many more assets than those in these examples.
This is the same as the previous installer, but installs the app from an MSI installer. Notice that msiexec is called with the /quiet flag in order to meet the silent requirement of scripts run from within a provisioning package.
This is an example script with logging that shows how to run a PowerShell script from the provisioning commands setting. The PowerShell script referenced from this example must also be included in the package, and obey the same requirements as all scripts run from within the provisioning package: it must execute silently, with no user interaction.
You are allowed one CommandLine per provisioning package. The batch files shown above are orchestrator scripts that manage the installation and call any other scripts included in the provisioning package. The orchestrator script is what should be invoked from the CommandLine specified in the package.
Using Windows Configuration Designer, specify the full details of how the script should be run in the CommandLine setting in the provisioning package. This includes flags or any other parameters that you would normally type on the command line. So for example if the package contained an app installer called install.exe and a script used to automate the install called InstallMyApp.bat, the ProvisioningCommands/DeviceContext/CommandLine setting should be configured to:
No user interaction or console output is supported via ProvisioningCommands. All work needs to be silent. If your script attempts to do any of the following it will cause undefined behavior, and could put the device in an unrecoverable state if executed during setup or the Out of Box Experience:a. Echo to consoleb. Display anything on the screenc. Prompt the user with a dialog or install wizard
The command line will be executed with the directory the CommandFiles were deployed to as the working directory. This means you do not need to specific the full path to assets in the command line or from within any script.
The scripts are executed in the background as the rest of provisioning continues to run. For packages added on existing systems using the double-click to install, there is no notification that provisioning or script execution has completed
Use the Microsoft Intune management extension to upload PowerShell scripts in Intune. Then, run these scripts on Windows 10 devices. The management extension enhances Windows device management (MDM), and makes it easier to move to modern management.
Once the Intune management extension prerequisites are met, the Intune management extension is installed automatically when a PowerShell script or Win32 app is assigned to the user or device. For more information, see Intune Management Extensions prerequisites.
PowerShell scripts, which are not officially supported on Workplace join (WPJ) devices, can be deployed to WPJ devices. Specifically, device context PowerShell scripts work on WPJ devices, but user context PowerShell scripts are ignored by design. User context scripts will be ignored on WPJ devices and will not be reported to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.
The Intune management extension supplements the in-box Windows 10 MDM features. You can create PowerShell scripts to run on Windows 10 devices. For example, create a PowerShell script that does advanced device configurations. Then, upload the script to Intune, assign the script to an Azure Active Directory (AD) group, and run the script. You can then monitor the run status of the script from start to finish.
The Intune management extension agent checks after every reboot for any new scripts or changes. After you assign the policy to the Azure AD groups, the PowerShell script runs, and the run results are reported. Once the script executes, it doesn't execute again unless there's a change in the script or policy. If the script fails, the Intune management extension agent retries the script three times for the next three consecutive Intune management extension agent check-ins.
The Intune management extension has the following prerequisites. Once they're met, the Intune management extension installs automatically when a PowerShell script or Win32 app is assigned to the user or device.
Co-managed devices that use Configuration Manager and Intune. When installing Win32 apps, make sure the Apps workload is set to Pilot Intune or Intune. PowerShell scripts will be run even if the Apps workload is set to Configuration Manager. The Intune management extension will be deployed to a device when you target a PowerShell script to the device. Remember, the device must be an Azure AD or Hybrid Azure AD joined device. And, it must be running Windows 10 version 1607 or later. See the following articles for guidance:
Scripts deployed to clients running the Intune management extension will fail to run if the device's system clock is exceedingly out of date by months or years. Once the system clock is brought up to date, script will run as expected.
Run this script using the logged on credentials: Select Yes to run the script with the user's credentials on the device. Choose No (default) to run the script in the system context. Many administrators choose Yes. If the script is required to run in the system context, choose No.
Enforce script signature check: Select Yes if the script must be signed by a trusted publisher. Select No (default) if there isn't a requirement for the script to be signed.
Run script in 64-bit PowerShell host: Select Yes to run the script in a 64-bit PowerShell host on a 64-bit client architecture. Select No (default) runs the script in a 32-bit PowerShell host.
PowerShell scripts in Intune can be targeted to Azure AD device security groups or Azure AD user security groups.However, when targeting workplace joined (WPJ) devices, only Azure AD device security groups can be used (user targeting will be ignored). For more information, see Win32 app support for Workplace join (WPJ) devices.
In Review + add, a summary is shown of the settings you configured. Select Add to save the script. When you select Add, the policy is deployed to the groups you chose.
The Microsoft Intune Management Extension is a service that runs on the device, just like any other service listed in the Services app (services.msc). After a device reboots, this service may also restart, and check for any assigned PowerShell scripts with the Intune service. If the Microsoft Intune Management Extension service is set to Manual, then the service may not restart after the device reboots.
For possible permission issues, be sure the properties of the PowerShell script are set to Run this script using the logged on credentials. Also check that the signed in user has the appropriate permissions to run the script.
If the script reports that it succeeded, but it didn't actually succeed, then it's possible your antivirus service may be sandboxing AgentExecutor. The following script always reports a failure in Intune. As a test, you can use this script:
To capture the .error and .output files, the following snippet executes the script through AgentExecutor to PowerShell x86 (C:\\Windows\\SysWOW64\\WindowsPowerShell\\v1.0). It keeps the logs for your review. Remember, the Intune Management Extension cleans up the logs after the script executes:
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