Manage user-device linking for Windows PCs

Applies to: Intune in the classic portal

The information in this topic applies only to Windows desktops that you are managing as PCs by using the Intune software client.

Before you can deploy software to a user, you must link the user to a PC. You can link a user to multiple PCs, but each PC can be linked to only one user. Users are automatically linked to any PCs that they enroll in Intune by using the company portal.

To link a user to a PC:

  1. In the Microsoft Intune administration console, choose Groups > All Devices (or another group that contains the PC you want to link to a user).

  2. Select the PC that you want to link a user, and then choose Link User.

    The Link User dialog box displays a list of available users with their display name, user ID, and the number of PCs to which each user is currently linked. If a user is already linked to the selected PC, that user’s name and user ID are displayed under Current user. If the PC is not linked to any user, No User appears under Current User.

  3. Do one of the following:

    • To leave the PC linked to its current user, if there is one, choose Cancel.

    • To remove the link to the current user, if there is one, choose Remove link > OK.

    • To link the PC to a new user, in the All users list, select a user. Confirm that the user data is correct, and then choose OK.


If you want to restrict end users ability to link themselves to PCs, enable the option Restrict users' ability to link themselves to PCs in the Microsoft Intune Agent Settings policy.

See also

Common Windows PC management tasks with the Intune software client