How to use Intune to manage Windows 10

Intune Windows 10

Microsoft Intune is digitally changing how Microsoft manages the devices issued to its workers. It has adopted modern device management and transformed to Microsoft Endpoint Manager using Intune, Azure Active Directory, and various associated technologies. The guidelines below help you learn how to use Intune to manage Windows 10 devices.

Microsoft has developed the modern management experience to enable employees with a smooth, effective device experience. It also provides a comfortable and efficient management environment for the Microsoft Digital teams that maintain users’ devices.

Guidelines for managing Windows 10 using Intune

There are different ways to enroll Windows 10 devices into Microsoft Intune for device management. While deploying Microsoft Intune to manage your organization’s devices, you should start with preparing Intune for mobile device management (MDM) or creating a migration campaign (move to Intune). Here are some guidelines you can follow to use Intune to manage the devices running on Windows 10


Planning is the first step toward a successful Microsoft Intune deployment or migration. In this step, you have to:

  1. Determine your objectives
    Organizations use MDM and MAM (Mobile Application Manager) to control data securely with minimum disruption. Intune grants access to organizations’ applications.
  1. Add devices to your inventory

Add devices to your inventory and carefully review them before granting access to your organization’s resources.

  1. Determine costs and licensing fees
    You need to determine the products and services your firm needs for its daily routine and how much its subscription costs.
  1. Review existing policies and infrastructure

Review the policies and infrastructure of these services and understand the purpose of these policies and strategies.

  1. Create a rollout plan

Create a rollout plan after implementing your goals and objectives in upcoming activities. Let your employees understand why the organization chose Intune for device management. Ideally, you should take feedback from first users and improve accordingly.

  1. Communicate changes

After taking feedback from users, involve them in making new changes. Ask them about important information, determine a communication plan, and when to plan it.

  1. Support help desk and end users
    Engage your helpdesk, and IT support early in Intune deployment planning. It shows your support and helps identify the issues and resolve them from the start.
Intune Windows 10

Deployment (setup or move to Microsoft Intune)

Here are some aspects you should consider before deploying Microsoft Intune.

  • If you don’t use any MDM or MAM provider, then you can choose Intune + Endpoint Manager or Configuration Manager + Endpoint Manager.
  • If you currently use a third-party MDM provider, you can move to Microsoft Intune. Users must enroll their devices in Intune from the current MDM provider.

Configuration Manager

In this step, you must sign up for Intune, add your domain name, and configure Intune as the MDM authority. Then, choose a suitable migration approach based on your organization’s requirements.

Configuration Manager supports Windows 10, macOS, and Windows Server. If you are using configuration manager currently and want to deploy Intune, then you can choose any of the following options:

  1. Add a tenant attach
    Tenant attach allows you to upload Configuration Manager devices to your organization in Intune. After it is attached to the device, you use the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center to run remote actions, like the sync machine and user policy. You can also check your on-premises servers and get OS information.
  1. Set up Co-management
    In the Configuration Manager, you can set up Co-management. You can deploy Intune and set the MDM Authority to add devices to Intune automatically. After the process is complete, the devices are ready to be enrolled.
  1. Move from Configuration Manager to Intune

In this step, Microsoft allows you to continue using Configuration Manager, or you can migrate. It includes beneficial services for on-premises devices, such as Desktop Analytics.

  1. Start from scratch with Microsoft 365 and Intune
    In this step, you must first deploy Microsoft 365, including creating users and groups. Then you will deploy Intune along with the MDM Authority settings. For existing devices, you need to uninstall the Configuration Manager client.


Microsoft Endpoint Manager provides a framework for simple and effective device management. Microsoft Intune works as a global administrator and provides a configuration in an environment that supports and promotes digital transformation. Intune uses role-based access to control what users can see and change on their devices. This modern technique helps organizations to manage their own and users’ devices.

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