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iAuditor has expanded across both of the major mobile operating systems and is now available on Windows 10 Mobile.  But how should you set it up?  Below we have three separate methods and a step-by-step guide for each.

Installation Options for iAuditor Windows 10

#1 Install from Windows Store

This is the easiest way to get iAuditor app for your windows 10 device.

  1. Log into the Windows Store and search for “SafetyCulture iAuditor”

Note: You must have a Microsoft account to log into the Windows Store and search for the app

#2 Install from Windows Business Store

If your team members don’t have individual Microsoft accounts there is an alternative way to give them access to the Windows 10 app. If they have an Office365 account for products like Word and Excel, they can use their Office365 account to login and download the app.

  1. Login to the Windows Business Store by using this external guide we recommend.
  2. Once the app is added to the organization private store users can login to the Windows store with a Office365 account.  They will see an extra tab with the organization name which lists all of the available apps from the private store. See screenshot below for detail.

#3 Alternative: No Access to Windows Store

If Windows Store access is restricted, you can download it through an app called hockey app. iAuditor is available for side loading through the hockey app. Click this link for more information. If you cant access the link then please request access by contacting [email protected]

Note: You will need administrative rights to install, and enable sideloading by going to settings and developer options. For more information on how to enable sideloading on Windows 10 click here 

Steps to install:

  1. Download and extract the zip file on to local machine.
  2. Right click on iAuditorInstaller.exe and select run as administrator. It will show dialog to request your permission, please select Yes.
  3. If there are no issues with the installation then the installer will close. You can go to the start and type iAuditor to launch the app.
  4. Or you can use Power – Shell to install the app on the machine just right click on the Install-iAuditor.ps1 file and select Run with powershell. This should set the windows to Side load the app and install the current version.

#4 Sideload iAuditor Windows 10 app for all users (install app for all users)

Another easy way to distribute app for all of the users on the device is by creating a group policy on domain controller or on the machine to run the installation file iAuditorInstaller.exe or Install-iAuditor.ps1 power shell scripts.

You need a group policy which runs on LogOn or you can schedule to run this file daily. This group policy simply triggers an installer file, which then makes sure the app is installed every time new user is logged on the device. You can schedule it to run every day to check for new updates available. Then all you have to do is replace the shared folder on the domain controller with the new package and the installer will update new version. If the version is same on the device then installer will ignore the installation.

Note: You would need to make sure the device is enabled for Sideloading in the group policy

Make sure installation is run under Administrative privileges. If you are installing using the powershell script, then you do have to make sure device is set to run powershell scripts in the group policy.

All these settings can be set in the group policy of the domain controller which will then be pushed to all of the machines.

Or

If you already using System Center Distribution or MDM to maintain software on the devices then follow this instructions.

You can download the side loaded version of the app by following the steps mentioned in #3 Alternative: No Access to Windows Store and distribute the app internally by following the below link through System center distribution.

Here are additional articles for more information:

Deploying Windows Apps through system center

Deploy application from Windows Store via System Center

 

Or

If you are using Microsoft Intune as your MDM system, you can get access to the latest iAuditor packages by following the steps in #3, here is a link that shows how this can be done for UWP apps. Please move to Step 2, in the following article.

Or

DISM is a command-line tool that you can use to service a Windows image—online or offline. (If you are not familiar with DISM, see Deployment Image Servicing and Management Technical Reference.) You can use DISM to provision a Windows Store app in an online Windows image for all users who share the computer. To do that, you use the Add-ProvisionedAppxPackage option:

  • Log on to machine using an account with administrative privileges on the computer. You must use an administrator account here, because you are provisioning an app in the image.
  • On the Start screen, type PowerShelland press Ctrl + Shift + Enter.
  • On the User Account Control dialog box, click Yes.
  • At the Windows PowerShell prompt, run the following command, where Aappxbundleis the path and file name of the package file you downloaded (for example, iAuditorUWP_1.6.1.0_ARM_x86_x64.appxbundle):

DISM /Online /Add-ProvisionedAppxPackage /PackagePath://SampleDrive/iAuditor/Version/1.6.0.0/ 6.1.0_ARM_x86_x64.Appxbundle/skiplicense

  • Monitor the installation, and close the Windows PowerShell window after it finishes.
  • To test this example, you need to log onto to the computer using one of your test accounts. You cannot run the app by using the built-in local or domain Administrator account. In this case, we logged on to the computer as Mark. Then, on the Start screen, click the app to run it. (If you do not see the app on the Start screen, type the app’s name to find it, and then click the app’s tile.) After verifying that the app works for the current user account, log onto the computer using a different test account and run the app. Because you used DISM to provision the app in the image, it is available to both accounts.

You can learn more about DISM command and how you can use to provisioned store apps by reading this article.

FAQ

Q: How do customers manage updates to the app once they have rolled out the app through the custom installer?

A: Unlike apps downloaded from the Windows store or Windows store for business which get updates directly from the store once a new version is released.  The side loaded version of the app needs to be updated by the management team.

 

Q: How does side loaded versions of the app can be updated with new version?

A: Whenever a new release is published to the windows store, the same version will be available for download through the hockey app. There will be notification send to all of the users who have previously downloaded the side loaded version through the hockey app, and it will contain details about the new release. You can download the new version of the app by following the steps mentioned in the option – Alternative: no access to Windows Store. 

 

Q: How does side loaded version of the app can be updated in the domain environment setup?

A: Basically, if you have followed the option to sideload iAuditor with the hockey app and distribute the app internally to all of the users, then it is very easy to roll out the upgrade. You will need to release the files on the shared folder with the newly downloaded version. The installer when it runs for the users on login will detect if the package is updated and will install the update seamlessly.

 

Q: How can I side load LOB apps for the whole organization?

A: Please follow instructions mentioned in this article.

 

Q: Can I add this app package to be part of the Windows 10 Image, so it can be rolled out with the windows 10 installation.

A: Yes, you can do this by using the DSIM utility.  Please click this link for additional information on how to configure Windows 10 Image?

 

If you need any additional information on how to set up iAuditor for Windows 10 in your organization, please feel free to contact us at [email protected] and request a meeting. We will be happy to assist you in rolling out iAuditor app on your Windows 10 devices.