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Important Notice from Windows Intune about upgrades–you need to uninstall the beta!


I just got this alert from Windows Intune which tells me that the beta service will end soon and that I need to uninstall the beta software and if I have a full account, install the new software (or old software to then be upgraded)

Important Notice


David Overton Associates






Important Notice

We are pleased to announce that the new features and enhancements that were offered in the Windows Intune July 2011 beta are now commercially available! If you have a paid Windows Intune subscription, your service will be upgraded over the next few weeks, so that you can take advantage of these new features. You do not need to take any action. Your subscription and deployed Windows Intune clients will be automatically upgraded. Two weeks prior to your upgrade date, you will see an alert displayed in the Windows Intune administrator console that indicates the exact date and time when your subscription will be upgraded. If you participated in the Windows Intune July 2011 beta, please note that the beta service will conclude 30 days after the Windows Intune general availability date. After this date, you will no longer be able to access your beta account, and all account data will be deleted. If you choose to sign up for a trial or purchase the commercial release of Windows Intune, you must uninstall the Windows Intune July 2011 beta client software, restore your computers to their original pre-beta state, and install the new client software on all computers that you want to manage with Windows Intune. We highly recommend that you remove the client software and restore your computers to their pre-beta state, even if you choose not to continue using Windows Intune. An uninstall script has been made available to make this task easier. You can download the script here: http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkID=219678.

View this alert in the Windows Intune console:  https://manage.microsoft.com/Site/App.aspx

I’ve done a few uninstalls, so I can tell you that if you click on the link, you will download an EXE file that when run will extract the uninstall scripts.  The instructions can be a bit confusing, but basically follow the first 2 sections and you should be fine.  I’ve asked Microsoft if they would consider updating the document and will let you know if I get a response.

N.B.  Ensure that if you did install the beta onto machines that were previously managed by Windows Intune V1, ensure the old computer accounts are removed from the system otherwise you may end up with too many computers versus you license position.


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Posted Wed, Nov 2 2011 10:32 PM by David Overton

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