Change registereed owner for corporate owned devices
We shouldnt have to reenroll a device everytime a device changes owner. Please can you make it possible to change the device owner for corporate devices so we can propally audit without additional software? Kinda the purpose of an MDM
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Lars Steenberg commented
Also need "primary user" added to the list of columns so it can actually be displayed on the device lists :) Yes please.
We need it also for iOS devices.
We need this for iOS devices, especially in Education. You should be able to change the primary user without wiping the device.
Chris Whiting commented
Also need "primary user" added to the list of columns so it can actually be displayed on the device lists :)
Stefan Ditlev Jønsson commented
Okay so I can change the registereed own of a device.
But the user that enrolls the device is the owner and administrator.
The registereed is just a name, it is really not important unless he/she becomes the real owner. And administrator of the device.
When will this be available for Apple iOS devices? Excellent to see mention of it for Windows devices coming soon but the scope of the change seems to have forgotten non Windows devices.
Can we expect this to be released by the end of April?
Nikesh Kanani commented
I see primary user in preview but no option to change owner
It seems that the Intune console is prepared for the update in March:
Unfortunately this option seems only available for Windows devices, not for Apple devices...
Wayne Singh commented
Not sure if this is available to everyone but we noticed this morning that if we go to the properties of a device in Intune we can now change the Primary User. There are two options, Change primary user and Delete primary user.
Now if only we can get Primary User added as a column on the devices list :)
Dashboard\Microsoft Intune\Devices - All Devices\[PC Name] - Properties
When is this going to get fixed?
Did no one think, "Maybe people will switch PCs from time to time!"
The ability to change the primary user and enrolled by should be available. Please make it available soon!
Francesco Porta commented
customer registered all devices with admin credential for policy configured in Intune/Azure.
then customer would assign the device to real user tha use the device. it's impossible now for MDM. please permit this feature asap.
Need this for Android (dedicated) devices too
Is this functionality just for Windows devices or will it be also possible for Apple devices ?
@hollambl: It would be great to join the focus group, please invite.
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I'm extremely interested in this for my windows 10 devices. I am the only tech guy at a company of about 60 people.
I am reading now about device affinity, but that doesn't make sense to me.
I don't have time to redo every computer when an intern leaves.
I just want to change the name of the primary user, or have it dynamically update based on who is logged in all the time.
Tim Wootton commented
How early in 2020? (it's almost April now) This a total no brainer and should have been in the first release.
@Cathy Moya, any update on this?
Platform: Windows 10
In the company portal any apps I make available (such as Chrome) are only there for the device owner. All other users get a message that another user is the owner and to contact their IT department to have this changed.
After enrolling a device and adding it to deployment groups the first time login is still a mess as it tries to update every built in app and deploy user apps. Making the first user the device owner prevents me from logging in first and updating/installing everything in advance. The option to remove or change the device owner from the admin portal would be ideal.