Sequence of Policy/Applications
Other MDM solutions allow policies and mandatory applications to be ordered. Or a priority set to them. So what I'm looking for a is a priority for a deployment. This way I can enforce that WIFI policy or line of business apps are installed before the Office apps (at 500MB a piece).
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Lee E commented
We're trying to adopt Autopilot over PPKG deployment and this is preventing us doing so. Please get this up so I don't have to drive 300 miles to re-image a laptop for an hour and come back.
Alex B commented
I desperately need this feature. We need to deploy policies and apps which are critical first before all other useless apps get installed.
Having to install MSI packages as win32 apps to work around this by using dependencies is not an elegant solution. This only resolves a small portion of problems.
We need the ability to dictate what is the sequence everything should be deployed easily.
This is desperately needed, but should not be limited to policies and applications. Powershell scripts need to be included as well.
John Sharpe commented
With the compliance requirement of being under a threat level, this would be incredibly helpful in getting devices set up quickly rather than having to wait for potentially all other apps to deploy before registration can be completed. Prioritizing Lookout for Work and Authenticator would make worlds of difference in iOS devices.
This would definitely be a good feature to have especially during Autopilot deployment.
Alastair Sutherland commented
This is taking too long .. C'mon Microsoft, You Can Do It!
Share your creation? I need this!
If you configure the app as "Windows app (Win32)" then you can use dependencies there but only for apps deployed in that way.
2020 now. Still no solution for this in place. I have an AV client that ends up blocking the Google Chrome installer. I've tried whitelisting this in the AV to no avail. This would easily be remedied by allowing us to set the install order. Seems like a bit of an oversight and unlikely to be resolved any time soon given how long this issue has been open.
So.... i see this request has been in the queue for a few years now, are we any closer?
nExoR LU commented
agree - policies should be evalueted in the order - just as firewall polices. currently creating any exception is extremely hard and could be addressed with a single 'catch all' policy. in my environment i need to create couple policies for each group/type and they are unsustainable as any change require a full redesign, just because policies are not ordered but summed up.
this is IMHO the biggest pain in CA architecture.
Qaiss Aria commented
I couldn't wait, so I built my own, using PowerShell Script, C#, Intune API. So Now I have full control of step by step in a perfect order.
@Jon, What do you want us to acknowledge? That we're reading these? We do. But unless we have an update we're allowed to share, all we can say is, "there is no update at this time".
MS - will you at least acknowledge?
Absolutely required. We push out various scripts and installers that require specific items to already be installed. It's ridiculous this isn't available in 2019!
Chipping in to request the same - Start Menu template before apps is a big frustration.
Don Duvall commented
This feature is SORELY missed and is the main reason I cannot use AutoPilot in an enterprise environment. Random application installation order? In 2019?
Niel Dejonghe commented
Another vote for this much needed feature, win32 app dependency is not enough!
Tyler Reichelt commented
And yet another vote for this being essential to enterprise deployment. We want users to be able to customize their start menu AFTER we lay down our template. Intune doesn't support that scenario, so we're left with home-grown solutions that modify the default user template. It works, BUT, if for example my template layout includes Teams and various O365 apps, you're left with gaps in your start menu until those apps install. Unfortunately, when they do install, the apps just fill the gaps in what I'm assuming is the order they're installed. Being able to install my custom start menu AFTER O365 and Teams have installed would solve this.