Set up Microsoft Managed Desktop devices

You can use both new and existing devices in Microsoft Managed Desktop.

To obtain new devices

We recommend working with one of our approved device partners. You can work with your Microsoft account contact for more help setting up a device partnership. In essence, however, the process is like this:

  1. Review the list of currently approved devices.
  2. Order the devices, working with an approved device partner.
  3. Once they've arrived, do either of the following:
  4. Get your users ready to use Microsoft Managed Desktop devices

To re-use existing devices

  1. Review the list of currently approved devices to identify which of your devices is approved for use with Microsoft Managed Desktop. If you re-use an existing device, you will have to re-image it.
  2. Do either of the following:
  3. Get your users ready to use Microsoft Managed Desktop devices

Steps to get started with Microsoft Managed Desktop

  1. Add and verify admin contacts in the Admin portal
  2. Adjust conditional access
  3. Assign licenses
  4. Deploy Intune Company Portal
  5. Enable Enterprise State Roaming
  6. Set up devices (this topic)
  7. Get your users ready to use devices
  8. Deploy apps