Import custom ADMX and ADML administrative templates into Endpoint Manager (public preview)

This is a fantastic new feature in Intune. Many admins has been waiting for this. You can now import your custom administrative templates and deploy the settings to your clients with Intune. This will soon show up in your Intune Tenant as a public preview. And as always with previews, use with care and do not use in production.

Limitations

  • Combo Box not supported – If your admx has a combobox, it will fail to import
  • EN-US – Only ADML files in EN-US is supported
  • Max 10 ADMX files
  • Max 1 MB
  • Max 1 ADML (in EN-US) for each ADMX

How to Import

  1. Open MEM portal
  2. Select Devices
  3. Select Configuration Profiles
  4. Select Import ADMX and select Import to Import your ADMX and ADML file
  1. Upload your ADMX and ADML file and specify language of your ADML file, select Next
  2. In Review + Create, review your changes. Select Create to import the files.

When the import completes, your ADMX templates are shown in the list. You can also see the upload Status and Delete the ADMX template:

How to deploy settings

  1. Open MEM portal
  2. Select Devices
  3. Select Configuration Profiles
  4. Select Create Profile
  5. Select the platform Windows 10 or later and use profile type Template
  6. Select Imported Administrative templates (Preview) and select Create
  1. Enter a Name and Description for your Configuration Profile and click Next
  2. Use the Configuration settings to select and configure your ADMX settings and select Next
  3. Assign a Scope Tag if needed and click Next
  4. Deploy your settings to your target under Assignments and click Next

If the profile is assigned to user groups, then configured ADMX settings apply to any device that the user enrolls, and signs in to. If the profile is assigned to device groups, then configured ADMX settings apply to any user that signs into that device. 

  1. In Review + Create, review your changes. Select Create to create your Configuration Profile

Final Thoughts

This is a great new way of extending the configuration scope. Now you can extend Intune default catalog of settings with your vendors settings or your own custom settings. Just the way we did back in the days when Group Policy was the greatest gift to mankind!

Read more on this new feature here

About Post Author

Mr T-bone

Torbjörn Tbone Granheden is a Solution Architect for Modern Workplace at Coligo AB. Certified in most microsoft technologies and over 20 years as Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT)

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