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Distribute Enterprise Apps (MSI) to Windows 10 devices

An enterprise app/in-house app is developed to be used within an organization, and it cannot be distributed to the public. Hence, they are often not available in the Microsoft Store. Thus, the deployment of these apps becomes a hefty job.

With Hexnode, you can now silently deploy MSI apps to Windows devices.

Note:

This feature is available only on Ultimate & Ultra subscription plans.

Add Enterprise Apps to Hexnode App Inventory

  1. Login to your Hexnode portal.
  2. Navigate to Apps tab.
  3. Select +Add Apps > Enterprise App.
  4. Choose the platform as Windows.
  5. Provide the App Name.
  6. You can either upload with:
    • MSI file: Click on Choose the MSI file and select a file from the system.
    • Or

    • From Manifest URL: Input the URL where the app resides.
  7. Select a category where the app can be placed or input a new category by clicking on the + button.
  8. Provide a description for the application and click Add to upload the file.

Note:

While uploading the MSI file, you can check the option Notify admin via email once app upload succeeds/fails to receive the email notifications on the app upload status.




Deploy the apps to target devices

With Hexnode MDM, you can install enterprise apps on devices either through remote actions or via automated rollout through policy.

Install apps via Actions

Method 1

  1. Login to your Hexnode portal.
  2. Navigate to Manage > Devices.
  3. Click on the device.
  4. On the device summary page, click Actions > Install Application.
  5. Select the app and click Done.

Method 2

  1. Login to your Hexnode portal.
  2. Navigate to Manage > Devices.
  3. Check the device, and from Actions, select Install Application.
  4. Select the app and click Done.

Install apps via Policy

  1. Login to your Hexnode portal.
  2. Navigate to Policies tab.
  3. Create a new policy with the New Policy button or select an existing policy.
  4. From Windows > App Management, select Mandatory Apps.
  5. Click on Configure and +Add button to either add an app or a group of apps from the app inventory.
  6. Select the required app(s) and click on Done.
  7. Next, associate the policy to target devices by navigating to the Policy Targets tab.
  8. Select the required Devices/Device Groups/Users/User Groups/Domains to which the policy is to be associated.
  9. Click on Save.


Notes:

  • The app installation may take a couple of minutes depending, on the app size and network connectivity.

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