Ability for end users to uninstall apps using Company Portal
We would like end users to be able to uninstall applications using the Company Portal. Right now you appear to be able to select Reinstall, but you cannot remove an app once it has been installed unless you have Admin permissions and can manually remove it using Control Panel.
this is such a basic feature I assumed it was there. Now that I went back to look at how to do it I found out it's not possible.. Agree with the post and all the other comments.
This boggles me. Why is there an uninstall command section in the app if you can't actually uninstall the app?
otherwise you have to create a dedicated uninstall group and assign it to the uninstall section.
Should be an option, check box. So you can specify for which applications you want to enable this. We don't want users de-installing all applications (f.e. basic toolbox apps should be left alone).
I also find it strange that it's not implemented.
Warren Dodd commented
Absolutely agree. Reinstall fails too often.
Totally agree, we need this feature quickly!
Completely stunned that this feature is NOT implemented already. The app wizard even requires an uninstall command.
Why is this not available in the interface?
Jeremy Kowalski commented
This really needs to be available for optional applications. If you are able to choose whether or not it should be there, you should be able to complete that decision.
When a large program is accidentally requested for a computer with a tiny hard drive, there should be an option besides removing the computer fully from AAD and MEM to stop it from repeatedly automatically redeploying the optional programs and bringing the computer to a half.
Thomas T commented
It is silly how basic this functionality is and how easy it would be to implement. Come on, Microsoft...
Surender Bisht commented
This feature is absolutely necessary for Windows end users. Please add this feature. End User should have option to uninstall apps using Company Portal.
Sumit Kumar commented
Its a very basic feature which any app store should offer. The way iOS/Android app stores give the flexibility to users to install and uninstall their applications.
The ability for users to uninstall apps using Company portal is vital when the user doesn't need that software. Also, it would be handy to have a single application (Company Portal) to install and uninstall a piece of software similar to Software Center rather than using Company Portal to install and Control Panel to uninstall which then causes confusion when Company Portal displays "Failed to install" status.
I agree with the thread if an end user has the option to install a piece of software they should have the facility to remove the software.
As mentioned this helps with licensing costs but also the management of the device. Removing old/unwanted software reduces potential conflicts with file types but also helps improve stability and helps prevent the OS becoming bloated.
I understand the need for the restriction for software that is a company requirement but for user optional (through the portal/app store) then it should be a necessity to be able to remove.
Especially as some of these surface devices have limited storage.
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I agree with everyone. So I have to make an app for each action? I wonder if something can be done with Powershell and Microsoft Graph API?
Lenny vaknine commented
Echoing what others have said. This is basic functionality and should be available in company portal.
Software inventory for Company Portal and Intune managed devices is lacking. This is basic functionality. Since Removing the app from anything besides a "required uninstall" deployment in Intune results in inaccurate reporting... Non-administrator users should be able to remove apps from the company portal, as well as re-install. The app inventory needs to run more often, and accuracy needs improvement as well. It seems that this data is collected, as it will appear in Defender ATP... it's just not usable by Intune.
Marios Andreou commented
On top of that, if you uninstall an app from Control Panel, the installation status on Intune reports that installation has failed.