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37 VOTE
Status SHIPPED
Categories Publishing Service
Created by Mathew Sonnet
Created on Apr 1, 2021

Application Dependencies for Intune

Be able to set and retain application dependencies for applications updated by PMP. The reason for this, is because I have some apps like Adobe that need to have a base install done first and then get the update package from PMP.


Currently there are two ways of doing this, manually setting the new application with dependencies of the old update and then manually remove the old application (wont auto-delete with dependencies set) or you can use the new Supersedence option that is in public preview.

https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/apps/apps-win32-supersedence

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  • Ben Lee
    Mar 3, 2022

    Same situation with Box for Office, although update frequency is low, it depends on Visual Studio Tools for Office Runtime 2010, which is a manually packaged app, but the dependency does not get copied from the old to new version of Box for Office


    The other comment about apps that depend on PMPC apps would also be useful for, but I could see that potentially breaking things if the main application requires a certain major revision and PMPC updates past that.

  • Nick Wiley
    Dec 11, 2021

    I think my request is similar, but a bit different. I have some non-PMPC apps that have a dependency of PMPC apps. When those PMPC apps are updated the new versions are deployed still, but the non-PMPC app has the previous version still as a dependency. It would be helpful to have the non-PMPC app dependency updated with the new version of the PMPC app.

  • Phil Bain
    Oct 27, 2021

    This functionality would be great as there are some applications (within the catalog) which have prerequisites. e.g. Cisco AnyConnect Umbrella requires the base Cisco AnyConnect in place.

    I suspect this may be a limitation within InTune if done natively so would require PatchMyPC to introduce functionality similar to MECM Application Groups

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    Scott McAllister
    Oct 19, 2021

    Being able to retain the dependencies set on Intune apps when PMPC update them would be great!

    Especially for things like iTunes which requires Bonjour and App Mobile Device Support installed along with it.


  • Guest
    Oct 14, 2021

    This would be a great feature. running into this issue with TechSmith needing WebView2 Runtime and C++ Redistributable

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