RealmJoin Docs

RealmJoin can be deployed on a device using one of multiple ways, depending on the individual scenario. As a first step, download the RealmJoin installer of your choice and procede to the desired installation method.

Direct Download (MSI Edition)

Release

RealmJoin Release Version

Beta Channel

RealmJoin Beta Version

Canary Channel

RealmJoin Canary Version

With Microsoft Intune

Deploy RealmJoin through Microsoft Intune by deploying the MSI as a Line-of-Business app.

The deployment through an Intune PowerShell script is not supported as the MSI installer will then be unable to launch the RealmJoin tray in the logged-in users context at the end of the installation.

Azure Intune Portal

The deployment of RealmJoin using Microsoft Intune requires only the .MSI installer to be configured. If the RealmJoin app in the desired release version is not registered in Intune, it can be added as a Line-of-Business app via the Azure Portal blade Microsoft Intune / Mobile Apps / Apps / Add.

RJ Intune Deploy

In the configuration tab provide basic and advanced information.

RJ Intune Deploy2

Like any other application in Intune, ReamJoin then can be assigned to the desired user groups as (required) software. It is not neccessary to install additional software on the client devices to run RealmJoin. RealmJoin will be deployed on the client devices on next sync.

Windows Defender Exceptions

RealmJoin is registered in the Defender Application Vendor program and all new releases are pre-checked with Microsoft. But the ability to install system drivers and application might be recognized by the Windows Defender detection algorithms as a possible thread. While this behaviour is not certain, it is recommended to implement some Windows Defender exceptions. Create a new device configuration profile, type Device restriction, or edit your existing profile and add the following Windows Defender Antivirus Exceptions:

Files and folders
%ProgramFiles%\RealmJoin

Processes
%ProgramFiles%\RealmJoin\RealmJoin.exe
%ProgramFiles%\RealmJoin\RealmJoinService.exe
%ProgramFiles%\RealmJoin\RealmJoinUpdate.exe

Interactive Installation

If an administrator wants to install RealmJoin on a device without Microsoft Intune infrastructure (i.e. for experimental reasons), he may download the MSI and do an interactive installation or copy one of the command lines below to download and run in a single step.

Command Line Installation

You may download and install RealmJoin in a single step by using the following command lines. This may help especially when testing scenarios or new software packages in virtual machines.

Release Channel

@powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy unrestricted -Command "((new-object net.webclient).DownloadFile('https://gkrealmjoin.s3.amazonaws.com /win-release/RealmJoin.exe', 'realmjoin.exe'))" && .\realmjoin.exe

Beta Channel

@powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy unrestricted -Command "((new-object net.webclient).DownloadFile('https://gkrealmjoin.s3.amazonaws.com
/win-beta/RealmJoin.exe', 'realmjoin.exe'))" && .\realmjoin.exe

Canary Version

@powershell -NoProfile -ExecutionPolicy unrestricted -Command "((new-object net.webclient).DownloadFile('https://gkrealmjoin.s3.amazonaws.com
/win-canary/RealmJoin.exe', 'realmjoin.exe'))" && .\realmjoin.exe

Silent Installation

When using the RealmJoin EXE during unattend OS installation or any other non-interactive deployment method you may favour not to have any UI interaction during installation. To install RealmJoin in such a scenario use the silent installation option:

reamjoin.exe -install