Is there a way that I can get Microsoft Intune to stop automatic downloads?
I won't shut down my laptop, just sleep it for a while, usually by closing the lid. I'll leave tabs open, naturally, because I plan to go back on within the hour. The problem is, almost every time I open my laptop, I have to log in and my tabs are gone. Lo and behold, a window in the bottom right hand corner will tell me Microsoft Intune restarted my device. I am seriously tired of these useless updates, especially because Intune restarts my device practically twice a day. (How many updates do I need? Seriously!) Anyway, unless I'm sitting in front of my computer when a window pops up asking me if I want to "restart now" or "restart later", Intune will take the privilege of restarting my laptop on its own, and it's infuriating. If this wasn't a school-issued computer, I'd chuck it out the window, because I'm fed up with Microsoft Intune and can't seem to get rid of it.
I’m sorry you’re frustrated. As a user of a school-issued computer, there’s nothing you can do. Your administrator has decided that you need Intune to keep your computer updated. Your administrator has some control over which updates go out and when, but it’s important for administrators to reduce risk to the school network by keeping all computers as well-patched as possible. If not, well, think about some of the unsafe computing behavior your classmates may be doing, and imagine that infecting all the rest of the computers – yours, your instructors, your IT staff.
Believe me, I know how frustrating this is. When I introduce myself to other people at Microsoft, I usually say something like “You know that product that gives you those annoying messages and reboots your computer at the worst possible time? Yeah, that’s my product.” But in the end, it’s a “safety first” thing.
This happens to me every 10 min.
@Jane - As mentioned below, complain to your IT department. I administer Intune in my environment and ultimately, it comes down to company policy (written not compliance/configuration) as to when, how and which updates are applied to any devices managed by Intune.
@Jon - If end users were meant to have control over the administration of a company managed device, there'd be no reason to manage the device...
Seriously, that's the answer, deal with it?? Apple doesn't have these ridiculous and productivity-killing issues...? When will Microsoft stop applying draconian and antiquated thinking to its products?
Rich Johnson commented
@Jon and Ellie - You are complaining in the wrong place. Tell your IT admins.
i use my computer for work;
this intune garbage is infuriating - I have lost work because I walked away from the computer for a couple minutes and it restarts, and I am constantly getting these pop ups while working to restart.
PLEASE give me more control over this - it is not right that I buy a computer to be more efficient, and that computer causes inefficiency.