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Intune cache folder for Windows 10 MDM agent LOB applications

Let’s quickly check where is the Intune cache folder for Windows 10 MDM agent LOB applications. I have seen many places that the location of the MDM agent cache folder is:

C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\AppData\Local\mdm

However, I couldn’t find the LOB application (MSI, MSIX, or APPX) files getting downloaded to above locations in different scenarios highlighted below:

  • Apps are assigned to Azure AD User Group as an Available application.
  • Apps are assigned to Azure AD Device Group as a Required application.
  • Apps are deployed to Azure AD Joined Devices.
  • Apps are deployed to Azure AD Registered Devices.

I keep getting this question about cache folders in Free Intune Training classes 🙂 So, I thought of sharing this with the wider community.

How to Find out Cache Folder Location

Event logs are the best friend here:

  • Event Log Name – Windows LogsApplication.
  • Check the application (MSI, MSIX, or Appx) related event logs.
  • Sample – Ending a Windows Installer transaction: C:\Users\Htmduser1\AppData\Local\mdm{33499AF4-B2ED-4152-8885-53084BED343B}.msi. Client Process Id: 6588.
Intune cache folder for Windows 10 MDM agent LOB applications
Intune cache folder for Windows 10 MDM agent LOB applications

Cached MSI Files Deleted?

Yes, all these caches MSI files of LOB applications get deleted immediately after the installation of the application. I think all these MSI application installation behavior is controlled by the CSP class called enterprisedesktopappmanagement-csp.

You shall get all the required details about MSI application deployment using the MDM channel of Windows 10. These details are applicable to other MDM vendors as well.

  • MSI/ProductID
  • MSI/ProductID/Version
  • MSI/ProductID/Name
  • MSI/ProductID/Publisher
  • MSI/ProductID/InstallPath
  • MSI/ProductID/InstallDate
  • MSI/ProductID/DownloadInstall
  • MSI/ProductID/Status
  • MSI/ProductID/LastError
  • MSI/ProductID/LastErrorDesc
  • MSI/UpgradeCode
  • MSI/UpgradeCode/Guid

Registry Value

Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\EnterpriseDesktopAppManagement\

Intune cache folder for Windows 10 MDM agent LOB applications
Intune cache folder for Windows 10 MDM agent LOB applications

Intune Cache Folder Location

Where is the folder where Intune download the applications before it installs on Windows 10 device?

NOTE! – This cache location is only applicable for MDM Agent supported installations (Windows LOB apps). This is NOT applicable to the Intune Management extension agent.

Intune Cache Folder Location – C:\Users\<AnoopChandran-Name-of-the-user>\AppData\Local\mdm (for Azure AD joined and Azure AD registered devices)

Intune cache folder for Windows 10 MDM agent LOB applications
Intune cache folder for Windows 10 MDM agent LOB applications

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