How to Import ADMX templates into Intune

Microsoft has made it easier to Import third-party ADMX and ADML files in Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center. Now, you do not need to use custom device configuration profile and OMA-URI to ingest ADMX and configure application or device settings.

You can simply download ADMX and ADML files for any application and Import it directly using Import ADMX option. After the Import is completed, the settings can be configured by creating a device configuration profile by selecting “Imported Administrative Templates” under Templates Profile type.

At the time of writing this blog post, This feature is currently under Public Preview. There are certain limitations in place currently while utilizing this feature. You can only upload upto 10 ADMX files, if you try to upload 11th ADMX file, you will get an information message displayed as Maximum Reached You have reached an upload limit 10 files maximum.

Import ADMX files in Intune

Any depenency ADMX files must be imported first otherwise the Upload will fail. For example to import chrome.admx file you need to first import google.admx file. If you first try to upload chrome.admx, you will get an error Upload Failed.

More details on the Error Message:
The upload of this ADMX file has failed. To continue, you will need to delete this upload, address the action in the error details and try again.

Error Details
ADMX file referenced not found NamespaceMissing:Google.Policies. Please upload it first.
Import ADMX files in Intune Upload Failed

Import Zoom ADMX and ADML templates into Intune

Let’s take an example of Zoom Meeting app and upload ADMX and ADML templates into Intune. ADMX template file contains all the policy settings and ADML file is a language file.

1. Download Zoom ADMX and ADML template files

You can download Zoom ADMX and ADML files from Mass-deploying with Group Policy Objects link. After you download the template, extract it in a folder and find .admx and .adml files which we will upload to intune.

2. Import ADMX template file in Intune

To import Zoom Admx file.

Import ADMX files in Intune Device Configuration Profiles

On ADMX file upload tab. Browse to and select the .admx file and .adml file (.adml files can be located inside a lanugage folder for example en-US) Click on Next to Proceed.

Import ADMX and ADML files Intune

On Review + Create tab. Click on Create to upload the files.

Once the upload process is completed, status will show as Available.

Zoom ADMX and ADML files Import Intune

3. Create Device configuration Profile using Imported ADMX file

Next, we will create a device configuration profile using our recently Imported ZoomMeetings_HKLM.admx file.

To create a Device Configuration profile:

  • Login on Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin Center.
  • Click on Devices -> Configuration profiles.
  • Click on Profiles.
  • Click on +Create profile.
  • Select Platform: Windows 10 and later.
  • Select Profile type: Templates.
  • Select Template name: Imported Administrative templates (Preview).
  • Click Create.

Basics Tab

Name: Zoom Meeting App config

Description: This Device Configuration profile is used for Zoom Meeting App settings configuration.

Device Configuration Profile Zoom Intune

Configuration settings Tab

From configuration Setting tab, you will find all settings which you can configure for Zoom Application. I have just enabled a setting called Set to enable the auto-update feature which enables Auto-update for Zoom app installed on users devices.

There are lots of other application settings which you can configure. When you click on the setting, a pane will open-up on right hand side where you can read info about the setting and configure it according to your requirements.

Zoom ADMX Settings Intune

Assignments Tab

Once you have configured all the policy settings then you can either assign it to All users or All devices or an Azure AD security group containing users / devices. If you apply the profile to users then it will get applied to any device user will enroll and signs into. If you apply the profile to a device, then this device configuration profile will be applied to any user who will signin to that device.

Zoom Device Configuration Profile apply Intune

Review + Create

Review the Policy settings configured and click on Create to create the Device configuration profile.

Delete Imported ADMX template from Intune

If you do not require imported ADMX files any more and want to remove it from intune, you can do this by clicking on three dots on the right hand side of the uploaded admx file and click on Delete. Please make sure that there is no device configuration profile using this admx file before you delete it.

Delete ADMX files Intune

After you click on Delete button, You need to click on Delete button to confirm the deletion of ADMX file.

Delete ADMX files Intune Confirmation

Download ADMX Template files

You can use below links to download ADMX files for Windows 10/11 and different applications like Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft 365 apps for Enterprise. Once you have downloaded the files, you can follow the same process given in this blog post for uploading it to Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin center.

Please note that you may find common settings natively built-in to Endpoint Manager including Google Chrome. You may not need to import custom / third-party ADMX files. However, not all applications settings can be found in Settings Catalog for example Zoom Meeting app settings.

You need to upload ADMX file related to zoom app to be able to manage zoom application settings using Intune. Therefore, first check to confirm if you can find the setting in Settings Catalog and manage it natively if not choose the ADMX route.

Conclusion

In this blog post, we have seen how to Import ADMX files in Microsoft Endpoint Manager Admin center, How to create Device configuration profile using Imported ADMX File and How to Delete ADMX file from Intune. Microsoft has simplified the way how ADMX files were imported earlier by providing this option. However there are few limitation which should get improvement like number of ADMX files which can be uploaded, currently its 10 admx files and also additional language support, currently only English Language is supported.