Use policies to simplify Windows PC management

Applies to: Intune in the classic portal

To manage Windows desktops as PCs, by running the Intune software client on them, you can use only the policies that are under Computer Management policies in the Intune admin console. All of the other policies listed in the admin console are for mobile devices only. Using the Computer Management policies, you can configure the settings in the Microsoft Intune Center, control updates to PCs, and configure Windows Firewall for PCs.

Policies template for Windows PCs

Manage the Microsoft Intune Center

Users see the Intune software client as the Microsoft Intune Center. The Microsoft Intune Center lets users:

  • Get applications from the company portal.

  • Check for updates.

  • Manage Microsoft Intune Endpoint Protection.

  • Request remote assistance.

The Microsoft Intune Center is installed on all managed computers. You can configure the following settings in an Intune policy, and these are displayed to users in the Microsoft Intune Center:

Policy setting Details
Name The name of the administrator who manages the computer.
Maximum length: 40 characters
Phone number The telephone number of the administrator who manages the computer.
Maximum length: 20 characters
Email address The email address of the administrator who manages the computer.
Maximum length: 40 characters
Web site name The name of your support website for users.
>Maximum length: 40 characters
Web site URL The URL of your support website.
Maximum length: 150 characters
Notes A note that is displayed to users.
Maximum length: 120 characters

See the following resources for information about policies and settings that you can configure for Windows PCs:

See also

Common Windows PC management tasks with the Intune software client