Deploy Company Portal app on Windows using Intune

The Company Portal app for Microsoft Intune enables organizations to efficiently manage and secure Windows devices managed via Intune. It allows IT administrators to enroll, monitor, and enforce security policies on Windows devices, ensuring compliance with company standards.

Deploying a company portal app is totally optional, despite being an optional application to Install, It does provide a lot of benefits to the end user. I have highlighted some of the major benefits of Installing Company portal app on Windows devices:

  • Install, Uninstall, and Upgrade applications
  • Enroll your device with Intune
  • Check and confirm your device compliance status
  • Change your organization Password
  • Initiate a manual Sync of your device with Intune

In this blog post, I will show you how to Install the Company portal app on Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices which are enrolled and managed using Intune. At the end of the blog post, I will show you the Issues you may experience while deploying this app and how to fix them.

There is no requirement to download the offline Company Portal application Installer as this application is available on the Intune admin center as UWP when you choose the Microsoft Store app (new) for app deployment.

In another blog post, I discussed how to deploy apps using the Microsoft Store app (new) method. This is the method we are going to use today to deploy the Company Portal app on Windows devices.

If you get an Issues during the deployment of Company Portal app then you can check out my other blog post which provides the steps to fix Issues related to the apps which are deployed via Intune using Microsoft store app (new) method: Microsoft Store app Intune error code Unknown (0x00000000).

If you still face Issues even after following this blog post then I have written a more detailed guide which provides different troubleshooting steps to fix Microsoft store error code 0x00000000. How to fix Microsoft store Error code 0x00000000.

STEP 1 – Create an App Deployment on Intune

To create an App deployment on Intune, follow below steps:

  • Login on Microsoft Intune admin center
  • Click on Apps and then click on All Apps
  • Click on + Add and Select Microsoft Store app (new) from the App type.
Microsoft Store app (new) Intune admin center
Microsoft Store app (new) Intune admin center
  • Click on Search the Microsoft Store app (new) to search for any store application.
Click on Search the Microsoft Store app (new) to search for company portal app
Click on Search the Microsoft Store app (new) to search for company portal app
  • Company Portal app found, click on it, and proceed to create an app deployment.
Company Portal UWP app on Intune admin center
Company Portal UWP app on Intune admin center

App Information

Most of the information will be pre-populated for you. You can change some of the information if you want. Select the Install behavior as System for deploying this app for all users on the device and Select Users to deploy this app for logged-on users only.

Required Fields:

  • Name – Provide a unique name of the application. For example Company Portal.
  • Description – Provide a useful description.
  • Publisher – Microsoft Corporation
Company portal app deployment on Intune admin center
Company portal app deployment on Intune admin center

Assignments

Add an Azure AD group containing users or devices under Required Assignments. You can also click on Add all devices or Add all users.

Assignments

Review + Create

On the Review + create tab, review the app deployment and click on Create.

Sync Intune Policies

The device check-in process might not begin immediately. If you’re testing this policy on a test device, you can manually kickstart Intune sync either from the device itself or remotely through the Intune admin center.

Alternatively, you can use PowerShell to force the Intune sync on Windows devices. Another way to trigger the Intune device check-in process is by restarting the device.

End-user Experience

Now, let’s examine the end-user experience and confirm whether the application has been successfully installed. I waited for approximately 10-15 minutes for the application to download and install.

You’ll receive a toast notification in the system tray through the Microsoft Intune Management Extension, indicating that the Company Portal App has been installed successfully.

Company portal app Windows 10 toast notification
Company portal app Windows 10 toast notification
  • You can now search for the Company Portal app from the Start Menu. This also confirms that the deployment is completed successfully.
Search for Company Portal app from Start menu
Search for Company Portal app from Start menu

FAQs

1. What’s the location of the Microsoft Store Installation folder?

Microsoft Store apps are typically downloaded and installed in the C:\Program Files\WindowsApps directory. This folder is hidden by default, and even if you are a local administrator, you may not have permission to access its contents. To view the contents of this folder, you would need to take ownership of it.

Location of Microsoft store app Installation folder
Location of Microsoft store app Installation folder

2. Getting an Unknown (0x00000000) error code while deploying the Company Portal app

In case the deployment fails, you can review its status and error code in the Intune admin center. It’s possible to encounter the Unknown (0x00000000) error code, as displayed in the screenshot below.

Unknown (0x00000000)

Along with the error code on the Intune admin center, Users may get a toast notification that “Company Portal Installation failed“.

Company Portal Installation failed

To resolve this issue, you can follow the steps outlined in this blog post: “How to Fix Microsoft Store Error Code 0x00000000” In my case, the problem was resolved by following step number 5, which suggests that the issue could be related to the Microsoft Store Install service being disabled.

3. Where to find the Installation logs for the Company Portal app

If you continue to encounter issues while deploying the Company Portal app on Windows devices, you can refer to the IntuneManagementExtension.log, which contains deployment logs for Microsoft Store apps.

You can locate this file at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\IntuneManagementExtension\Logs path. Open the most recent version of the file by sorting it using the Date Modified column.

4. I am getting error code 0x87D1041C

If you encounter error code 0x87D1041C after deploying the Company Portal app on Windows devices, it may be because the application is already installed on the target device. This is a known issue and is documented on Microsoft’s website.

Assigning a UWP app using the “Microsoft Store app (new)” type with the installation behavior set as “System” to a device which already has that app installed will result in this error: “The application was not detected after installation completed successfully (0x87D1041C)”. Uninstalling all previous installations of the app from the device, and then reinstalling the app to the device will resolve this.

0x87D1041C (Source:Microsoft)

Conclusion

In this blog post, we have learned the best method to install the Company Portal app on Windows 10 and Windows 11 devices. We also discussed common issues related to error codes and how to resolve them, as explained in my other blog post titled “How to Fix Microsoft Store Error Code 0x00000000“.

For troubleshooting any Intune app deployment problems, you can always refer to the IntuneManagementExtension.log file. The best tool to view this log file is CMTrace.

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