Manage Applications in System Center Configuration Manager

Applies to: System Center Configuration Manager (Current Branch)

When you manage devices through Microsoft Intune or Configuration Manager on-premises device management, you can manage these additional application types:

  • Windows Phone app package (*.xap file)
  • App Package for iOS (*.ipa file)
  • App Package for Android (*.apk file)
  • App Package for Android on Google Play
  • Windows Phone app package (in the Windows Phone Store)
  • Windows Installer through MDM
  • Web Application

This section provides detailed information about creating and managing applications using hybrid MDM or on-premises MDM.

Management tasks for System Center Configuration Manager applications provides more general information about managing System Center Configuration Manager applications and deployment types.

Deploying and monitoring apps

Deploying and monitoring applications in System Center Configuration Manager are the same processes for mobile devices as they are for onsite devices, such as laptops and desktops. You can read through the following topics for general information about deploying and monitoring applications:

Here are some considerations to keep in mind when deploying and monitoring applications, specific to mobile device management.

  • MDM-enrolled devices do not support simulated deployments, user experience, or scheduling settings.

  • Don't add more than 100 locales to a single app. Adding more than 100 locales prevents the app from syncing with Intune. This action also prevents the app from being installed or being available to install on the device.

  • You can associate the deployment with an iOS app configuration policy if you have already congured one. See Configure iOS apps with app configuration policies.

Next Steps

You might eventually want to make changes to an application, uninstall an application, or replace an already deployed application with a new application. Read through Update and retire applications with System Center Configuration Manager to understand these capabilities.