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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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      • Andrew Norris commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Causing issues on my rollout, it seems this has the most votes but no comments from MSFT. Could someone please advise if this will ever get traction to being implemented

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        why isn't this implemented already??

        I have to unscrew a huge number of Kiosk mode iOS devices from the wall, which I then need to re prepare in Apple Configurator 2 JUST to log back into intune as the original account required a password reset for security reasons..

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Like everyone else has stated, being able to deploy machines to users and have them properly affiliated to the user, and that user account has Standard account, not Local Admin, is absolutely essential for the intent of Intune to be met by countless organizations.

      • DanM commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Any comments from MSFT on this? Let's a status update please.

      • Derek Nathan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I understand the security argument, however this should be up to the admin to allow device reassignment. It is a critical feature, makes managing installations very difficult. Why is it taking so long to get this feature back !

      • Joseph Owen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        I looked into using Graph API and PowerShell. I was able to reassign devices in Azure AD but could not change the registered user/owner in Intune. That was late 2017 tho, I haven't tried again. If you figure it out please dear god let us know. This is about the most frustrating and ridiculous issue to have, along with not being able to track company android devices.

      • John commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Has anyone looked into using Microsoft Graph API and PowerShell together to do this? I just looked and it seems like it would not be much work at all to make a script to do it.

      • BW~Merlin commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This is an absolute must. How was this not even an included ability from day one? Microsoft you want us to move away from our old tools you need to make sure the new ones have ALL the features from day one not slowly give us back what we use to be able to do.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Same thing here, extremely needed to change just the username without reenroll the device.

      • Leroy DSouza commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We're running an onboarding project where we're moving devices from Classic to Azure Intune. This feature would be very helpful.
        Wish this feature was available the way it was with the old Intune Classic

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Either that or let me enroll on behalf of. The issue is that I can't deploy an incomplete setup to some end users who may not have good enough connectivity to pull down 30gb worth of apps so this part has to be done before issuing the device.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Agree. Although AutoPilot appears to have the ability to assign users to a device in Intune it does not seem to resolve the issue in regards to the Company Portal application assignment. We too are have been using the DEM account but since AutoPilot is not fully matured we are kind of stuck. I would love to use AutoPilot but none of the Vendors. including Microsoft, have provided us the AutoPilot bits to upload into our tenant. Until this happens we are currently working to come up with a workaround for Intune.

      • Joseph Owen commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This issue is such a pain point! I am angry right now just thinking about this. Trying to not cuss here. I think part of it is because it is such a ridiculous problem to have to deal with. The limitations around a DEM setup kills that solution for us. I truly cannot find the words that express my frustration with this. Just typing this up is making me want to go throw something at a wall. Fix it.

      • Nigel Clark commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        This appears to be an issue following pre-registration of an AzureAD joined windows device and changing the owner in AzureAD (via powershell) does not reflect in Intune. I would like the ability to re-assign a device following setup of a laptop before it is issued to an end user to login as at the moment it looks like our IT guys setting up the devices are assigned lots of laptops on Intune when they are not.

      • Darren commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        Other MDM's handle this just fine via a device checkin/checkout system. When checked-in the device gets a basic set of apps/policies and when a user signs in a full set of policies and configured apps are pushed down to the device. It is also useful for shared devices.

      • Richard commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        For security reasons, we would not even consider changing the user assignment of a PC or smartphone without wiping the device and reenrolling. Protects the privacy of the old user (bookmarks, history, auto-type, stored passwords, etc) and any stray company data the new user should not see. Also, the new user starts with default preferences and settings.

      • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        One option is to use (DEM) device enrollment management. (I use enrollment@mydomain.com) and set this user in Intune as the enrollment manager:
        Home/Microsoft Intune/Device enrollment/Device enrollment managers

        This will make the enrollment@mydomain.com as the User Principle (local admin rights).
        All other users who log into the computer will have limited rights and will be prompted when elevation is required.

        There are caveats though. Read this before implementing.
        https://docs.microsoft.com/en-gb/intune/device-enrollment-manager-enroll

        Hope this helps.

      • Craig Mew commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

        We need this functionality, for over 8000 devices that have been deployed, we have to factory reset a device each time it needs a new owner registered against it. It's a step back in the collaborative functionality that Intune should be delivering to Enterprise Businesses.

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