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
Thank you for your feedback on this! I can confirm we have started work on this item. We anticipate releasing it sometime before the end of the year. We appreciate your patience.
We'll have to wait over a year for another reply...
In January you asked for some feedback, it was given. It's now April and the silence from MS is deafening. CAN WE PLEASE HAVE AN UPDATE.
Can we please get an update from MS!!
Considering this is supposed to be an enterprise deployment tool, the inability to change devices to other users without blowing it away is ridiculous.
So we are deploying Windows 10 devices to users. Some are Hybrid and others are Direct Azure AD joins. Due to this issue we have to make sure that our desktop guy does not login to the machine first otherwise he is stuck re-enrolling devices with the user which can waste about 30 minutes of time with each user.
This is a big problem for a few reasons.
1) It makes deployment difficult and time consuming which is what we are trying to fix by using Intune.
2) Our desktop guy cannot login to a machine and make sure it is up to date BEFORE giving it to the user. Unless he re-enrolls it which wastes time.
3) On several occasions we have had a user accidentally login to machine and then we have to re-enroll. These are not shared machines. Sometimes a manager checks to make sure the machine is working for instance.
I am actually surprised that this is not a part of Intune or at least implemented in powershell. We need this for all of our Windows 10 machines as it makes looking up machines extremely difficult if not useless for inventory purposes.
William Arrington commented
Win10 devices only for my company needs.
Re-deployment is the main issue. 98% of our users use the same apps on the devices, so keeping the apps would be nice. Our company does not deploy shared devices.
Justin Kearney commented
The Azure version of Intune is so user centric. I agree, having to wipe a device to change the user is absurd. I am new to the Azure Intune we are trying to move from the Silverlight version which was more device focused. My users get a machine that has all of our apps installed and are assigned by device, not user so when I want to change users I need to reinstall all of my applications. Please make this product Enterprise worthy and not just small business for people with 2-3 machines.
I think this action is not yet implemented by MSFT. I have the same problem. Reasign a windows 10 device to another user but the ownership cant be modified even from powershell.
In my case, the policy OOB Enrolled user exist is marked as an error.
I had searched everywhere but no one have a solution :(
Joseph Owen commented
Update on this? Huge issue for us from a hardware management aspect. We have to reset devices when there is turnover, or promotions, demotions, roll changes...
still no update
This is a MUST for Windows 10 PCs but would be nice for other platforms too. At present every time I need to change ownership of a PC I have to fresh start the machine and have the user go through the OOBE which takes far too long! This really needs sorting!!
I was talking to our IT support company about rolling out Intune. He said it takes 2 hours per PC. I was thinking "wtf?" He then said because we joined our PCs to AAD using IT admin accounts, you have to backup the user's profile, unjoin Azure AD, and rejoin it using the user's account. This also means the user also has a new profile, which is why a backup is taken so we can import everything back in.
I thought there's no way such an idiotic system would be implemented, he must be mistaken. And now here I am, voting on this topic at 1:20am.
In our case we would like to change the owner of Windows 10 laptops in Azure AD. Or be able to view who's actively or last logged in to each machine. So we have a way to tell who has what machine.
For some of our machines, I initially enrolled them under my own account, then added the actual user of the machine as a second account. Even-though they are logged in and using it each day, it still shows me as the owner.
For auditing and troubleshooting purposes it would be nice to see in Intune who has which device.
Any update on this?
Alexander Kanakaris commented
Same here. Our IT stuff has “ownership” on just about all of our Windows 10 machines and we can’t change or reassign.
Is Bulk Enrollment with an ICD package from now on ?
This is crazy in order to change the device owner on a windows device, i have to retire it. Sign in with an account that has admin access then get the new user to sign up to MDM then get them on there own profile. All this to change the device owner. Crazy! just give us the ability to do it in the console.
I think there is enough info - any chance of having an update? this has been open for over a year and the updates are sporadic to say the least. Come on, someone give us some sort of an update.
For iOS as well, we have use case to pre-stage all applications using a staging account, once the user picks the device up all they need to do is to sign out of company portal app and sign in again with thier own account.
Right now company portal app is complaining device attributes mapping failed and the device refuses to register under the new user.
No users have the time to sit and wait for all apps to be installed.
VMware WorkspaceONE [Airwatch] has this ability and we might just ditch Intune and go there instead!
All devices but specifically Windows PCs - Agree with the below comments - If we enrol with a DEM account, we should be able to then assign to a user AND have the ability to switch users without the need for unenrolling