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.

Download RealmJoin Client

Via Microsoft Intune

Currently, it is only possible to 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 user’s context at the end of the installation.

Azure Intune Portal

The deployment of RealmJoin using Azure 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 basic and advanced information can be provided.

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 Azure sync.

Windows Defender Exceptions

RealmJoin might be recognized by the Windows Defender 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 mass deployment or the Microsoft Intune infrastructure, he/she 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(' /win-release/RealmJoin.exe', 'realmjoin.exe'))" && .\realmjoin.exe

Beta Channel

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

Canary Version

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

Silent Installation

When installing RealmJoin 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

Connecting a tenant with RealmJoin

To a connect a tenant to the Glück&Kanja RealmJoin backend, a hello token is needed. This token might be requested from Glück&Kanja. A RealmJoin administrator group has to be created upfront in AAD with the name “cfg-RealmJoin Admin” and all dedicated RealmJoin administrators should be added to it. The connect wizard is located under the URL RealmJoin connect. The token and the tenant name are to be entered and the request submitted.RJ connection interfaceA tenant administrator has to give consent to RealmJoin. The connect wizard creates the necessary entries in Intune. After the success, it is important to revisit the first tab/browser window and the “Check&Install” option as to be executed.

RealmJoin Permissions

The following permissions are admitted by the administrator consent and set in Azure via the GraphAPI:RJ azure permissions

Default Software for new tenants

Per default, we currently provide the following software packages within the RealmJoin portal after the successfull connection:

  • MS Office with Usersettings and Proofingtools
  • 7-Zip
  • Microsoft Teams
  • Google Chrome
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Win10PinUnpin