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Intune – How to Deploy 7-Zip with winget

What is winget?

Microsoft Intune allows you to deploy apps to your organization’s devices using the Windows Package Manager (winget) command-line tool.

How do I now that 7-Zip works with winget

The Windows Package Manager (winget) includes a command called “winget search” that allows you to search for apps in the winget repository. The winget repository is a collection of open-source and proprietary apps that are available for installation using the winget command-line tool.

To search for an app in the winget repository, you can use the following syntax:

winget search [search term]

For example, to search for the app “7-Zip,” you would run the following command:

winget search “7-Zip”

This will return a list of apps that match the search term, along with their names, versions, and publishers. You can then use the winget install command to install the app you want.

Note: The winget repository is constantly evolving, with new apps being added and existing apps being updated on a regular basis. If you don’t find the app you’re looking for, it may be worth checking back later to see if it has been added to the repository.

Deploy 7-Zip via Intune (winget)

In the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, go to Devices > Apps > Add

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What is the Diffrence between App Type “Win32*” and “UWP”

In Microsoft Intune, you can deploy two types of apps to your organization’s devices: “Win32” apps and “UWP” (Universal Windows Platform) apps.

Win32 apps are traditional desktop applications that are built using the Windows API (Application Programming Interface). They are usually installed on a device using an installation package, such as an .exe or .msi file.

UWP apps are designed to work across all Windows 10 devices, including desktop PCs, tablets, and smartphones. They are built using the Universal Windows Platform, which allows them to be installed from the Microsoft Store and run in a sandboxed environment for added security.

One key difference between Win32 and UWP apps is that UWP apps are more secure and easier to manage. They are installed and updated through the Microsoft Store, which makes it easier to keep them up to date and secure. In contrast, Win32 apps may require manual installation and updating, which can be time-consuming and prone to errors.

Another difference is that UWP apps have a more modern and consistent user interface, as they are designed to work across different types of devices. Win32 apps may have a more traditional interface, as they are designed to work on desktop PCs.

When deploying apps using Intune, it’s important to consider whether a Win32 or UWP app is best suited for your organization’s needs. UWP apps may be a better choice for modern, cross-platform scenarios, while Win32 apps may be more appropriate for legacy applications or scenarios where a UWP app is not available.

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Conclusion

The Windows Package Manager (winget) is a command-line tool that allows you to install, update, and manage apps on your Windows 10 devices. Microsoft Intune is a cloud-based enterprise mobility management (EMM) solution that allows you to manage and secure corporate devices, including the apps that are installed on them.

By using winget and Intune together, you can deploy apps to your organization’s devices in a consistent and automated way. This can save time and reduce the risk of errors compared to manually installing and updating apps on each device.

Winget can be used to install both Win32 and UWP (Universal Windows Platform) apps, giving you flexibility in terms of the types of apps you can deploy. In addition, winget allows you to install apps from a variety of sources, including the winget repository and external websites.

Overall, winget and Intune can be powerful tools for managing and securing corporate devices and ensuring that your organization has access to the apps it needs to be productive.

FreeTip:

NanaZip is a file archiving and compression tool that is similar to 7-Zip, a popular open-source archiving tool. Both NanaZip and 7-Zip allow you to create and extract archive files, such as .zip and .7z files, in order to reduce the size of files and make it easier to transfer them.

There are a few key differences between NanaZip and 7-Zip that you may want to consider when deciding which tool to use:

  1. Compression ratio: NanaZip claims to offer a higher compression ratio than 7-Zip, which means that it can compress files to a smaller size. However, this may come at the cost of slower compression and decompression speeds.
  2. Supported formats: Both NanaZip and 7-Zip support a wide range of archive formats, but NanaZip supports a few additional formats, such as .001 and .arj.
  3. File splitting: NanaZip includes a feature called “split and span” that allows you to split a large archive into smaller parts and span them across multiple storage devices. This can be useful if you need to transfer a large archive and don’t have a single storage device that can hold it.
  4. User interface: NanaZip has a more modern and user-friendly interface than 7-Zip, with more visual options and easier navigation.

Ultimately, the choice between NanaZip and 7-Zip will depend on your specific needs and preferences. Both tools are reliable and feature-rich, and either one may be a good choice depending on your use case.

https://github.com/M2Team/NanaZip

Nico Wyss

Writer & Blogger

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