Delete Azure AD Devices – AAD Device Management

Azure Active Directory is an identity solution from Microsoft. But Azure AD helps to perform device management actions also. Most organizations use Intune to manage AAD devices. In this video, you will learn how to delete Azure AD Devices.

The Devices registed to Azure AD are visible in Azure portal. You can login to Azure portal with Azure AD admin privileges to delete devices from there. You can also delete Azure AD devices if you have Intune Administrator access.

How to Get Devices into Azure AD Management?

You have two options to get a device under the Azure AD Management.

  • 1.Registering – iOS, Android, and Windows
  • 2.Joining – Windows

In bith the above scenarios Azure AD devices can be managed by MDM Solution like Intune. Registering a device to Azure AD enables you to manage a device’s identity. When a device is registered, Azure AD device registration provides the device with an identity that is used to authenticate the device when a user signs-in to Azure AD. You can use the identity to enable or disable a device. You can also Delete Azure AD devices and remove their identities from AAD.

Delete Azure AD Devices

How To Disable an Azure AD Devices

  • Login to Azure Portal with required permissions
  • Go to Azure Active Directory blade in Azure portal
  • Select All Devices option
  • Search the devices with Device Name or You can search with User Name
  • Select one device and click on Disable button as shown in the above video

How To Delete Azure AD Devices

  • Login to Azure Portal with required permissions
  • Go to Azure Active Directoty blade in Azure portal
  • Select All Devices option
  • Search the devices with Device Name or You can search with User Name
  • Select one device and click on DELETE button as shown in the above video


Learn How to Delete or Disable Devices from Azure Active Directory

What is device management in Azure Active Directory?

Setup Android Device Management – Intune

The above video tutorial is created one year back. And now Google announced that device admin won’t be supported for Android device management for upcoming versions of Android. Android Enterprise will be the only supported version for device management with Microsoft Intune.

The above video explains – Prerequisites of Android Enterprise, Intune portal admin configurations, Add Google play apps to Google Work, Android enterprise Device enrollment, Work profile creation and Removal of Android for work profile.

Prerequisite for Android Device Management

  • Devices with Android 5.0 Lollipop and later will only have work profile and Android Enterprise support as per Google (Android Device). This is nothing to do with Microsoft and Intune.
  • Some of the Android Enterprise settings are available only for Android 6.0 and later.
  • It’s important to understand Android Enterprise does NOT support all androiddevices in the market- list of supported devices –here.
  • Bind your Intune and Google for Work account from Intune portal. Because Azure Intune blade is not enlightened with this feature yet.
  • Create a Google account or use existing account to sign up for Android Enterprise with EMM provider. More details here
  • Add applications from Google Play to Google for Work store and then sync these apps to Intune (Android Device). You can click on Sync button in Intune console to initiate a new sync between Intune and Google store for work.
  • Sync the apps from Intune console – Admin > Mobile Device Management > Android for Work. After Sync the apps will be visible under – Intune console – Apps – Volume Purchased app
Android Device Management with Intune

Google state device admin will remain supported in Oreo now and through the next major release, Android P. Once Android Q is announced, Android Enterprise will be the only available solution for device management going forward.

Google finally announced device admin will not be supported in future for device managment. So I won’t suggest to use use normal Android Device managment with Intune.