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247 VOTE
Status SHIPPED
Created by Gregg
Created on Aug 1, 2023

Intune Uninstall option for Available Apps

Microsoft finally gave us an uninstall button for available apps so users can uninstall no longer required apps themselves from the company portal. This needs to be set individually on each app.

Would PMPC be able to add this to the publisher so we can toggle the uninstall option as on (default is off) to apps we have published as available.

https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/microsoft-intune-blog/what-s-new-in-microsoft-intune-2307-july-edition/ba-p/3884051

Thanks

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  • Guest
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    May 30, 2024

    Updated PmPC to 2.1.23 (Intune), but still cannot find from where I can enable the Uninstall option.

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    Cody Mathis
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    May 29, 2024

    This is shipped in our latest production build. You can find the release notes here.

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    Cody Mathis
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    Apr 11, 2024

    Ticket concluded with Microsoft yesterday, 4/10/24.

    Sounds like they claim it is 'intended' behavior, so we will update our code and should have this released in either April or May.

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  • Joseph Bartha
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    Mar 8, 2024

    Is this also being worked for Scappman?

  • Nathanael Barg
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    Feb 29, 2024

    Is there an update on this, 3 weeks later?

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    Cody Mathis
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    Feb 7, 2024

    This work is largely complete, but we are hitting one issue described briefly here. In short, 'patching' some unrelated properties in Intune is clearing the allowAvailableUninstall property. We can definitely write some code to work around this, but it is unclear if it is expected behavior. We have reached out to MSFT through a couple of avenues.

    Once we understand if this will be fixed or if we need to adjust our code, we will get this shipped!

  • Rick Jones
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    Feb 1, 2024

    This will be a very welcomed feature.

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    Ben Whitmore
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    Jan 26, 2024

    Currently in code and undergoing testing. The recent code modification necessitated a refactor, causing a delay in the feature's release. Our target now is the next (upcoming) preview release of the Publisher. We'll also provide a KB article to give clarity when this feature works and when it doesn't.

    The Uninstall button only appears if the app made "Available" is the actual Win32 app used to install the app on the device. In many cases, a different Win32 app was subsequently deployed as "Required" to a device to bring it up-to-date. Let me give you an illustration:-

    1. The admin makes 7-Zip 22.01 available in the Company Portal for their users

    2. The user installs 7-Zip 22.01 from the Company Portal

    3. A policy evaluation occurs for 7-Zip 22.01, and upon successful installation, a status of the app install is sent to the Intune Service

    4. Roll forward a few weeks/months and a vendor release 7-Zip 23.01

    5. The Patch My PC Publisher builds the 7-Zip 23.01 Intune app and deploys it as available. The available assignments are removed from the 7-Zip 22.01 Intune app

    6. The Patch My PC Publisher builds the 7-Zip 23.01 Intune update and deploys it as required to devices. The available assignments are removed from the 7-Zip 22.01 Intune update

    7. A device with 7-Zip 22.01 evaluates the Intune update is applicable and installs the 7-Zip 23.01 update


    When the user opens the Company Portal, 7-Zip 23.01 is presented to them - but the policy for this "available" app has never been evaluated by this device so Intune has no record if it is installed or not. This means when the user clicks the app, they are presented with the Install button - not the uninstall button as they would expect. Remember, at this stage, the device has already been updated to 7-Zip 23.01 by the Intune update so they are expecting to see the uninstall button.

    When the user clicks the "Install" button, an IME bridge from the Company Portal invokes the Intune Management Extension to process policy for the available app. The policy downloads, and the detection script runs. The detection script for 7-Zip 23.01 will indicate it is already installed and then present the user with the uninstall button. This is why it is confusing - the user has to click "Install" for the "Uninstall" button to appear.

  • Joe Hegyi
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    Dec 21, 2023

    I'm curious to know the status of this feature as well. I've seen no mention of it on the product roadmap, and it is a very useful addition to Intune that has been out for a while now.

  • J S
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    Dec 16, 2023

    Hi Andrew- can you provide an update on the status of this feature request?

    We'd like to start using Intune to uninstall certain apps our org no longer uses. I'm hoping to leverage PMP via Intune for this since we already use it for deployment and patching, which works great for us.

    So would be helpful to know whether we should look at alternative options for the interim, if this feature won't be coming soon. Thanks

  • Sander Middelhof
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    Dec 13, 2023

    Completely agree, also for Scappman if possible!

  • Kennetha
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    Dec 11, 2023

    Any progress update? There has been about 10 Preview Release builds since last update on this, or did I miss something in the release notes?

  • Claudio Mendes
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    Oct 6, 2023

    +1

  • Kevin McCurdy
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    Oct 5, 2023

    Yeah, this is an important one for us as well!

  • Matt Lawniczak
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    Aug 17, 2023

    Been testing out this option and have found that if we turn it on when a new app is added the setting doesn't carry over. It would be great if this was a setting that would carry forward, even if we can't manage it in the publisher.

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    Andrew Jimenez
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    Aug 3, 2023

    We are definitely working on this. It likely won't be in our next preview build, as we are already prepping that build to ship, but I am hoping we have it soon!

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  • Joe Hegyi
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    Aug 1, 2023

    I'm hoping this gets added to PMPC soon, as it would solve a number of issues for me.

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67 VOTE

Option to Manage 'Allow available uninstall' from PMPC - Intune

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With intune release 2307, the option 'Allow available uninstall' can now be configured for win32apps. This is not possible to manage from PMPC, and apps will be created with the option set to No by default. Allow the option to manage this directly...
Liviu Barbat 11 months ago in Patch My PC Publisher 1 SHIPPED