How to Import ADMX/ADML Templates in Intune

In this blog post, we will learn how to Import ADMX Templates in Intune. Before importing a template file, you must download it from the software’s vendor’s website.

For this blog post, I will use Zoom as an example application. We will download its ADMX template files and Import them into Intune.

STEP 1 – Download ADMX and ADML Template files

There are two Administrative Template files: .admx and language-specific .adml file. We will need both of these files for the Import process. You can download Zoom App ADMX template files from their website using the link Mass-deploying with Group Policy Object.

STEP 2 – Import ADMX and ADML Templates into Intune

To import ADMX and ADML template files into Intune, you can follow these steps:

  • Sign in to the Intune admin center.
  • Click on Devices Configuration.
  • Click on Import ADMX.
  • Click on +Import.
Import ADMX files in Intune Device Configuration Profiles
Device configuration profile to Import ADMX
  • Browse the Downloaded ADMX and ADML Template Files (see screenshot below).
Import ADMX and ADML files Intune
Select ZoomMeetings_HKLM.admx and ZoomMeetings_HKLM.adml
  • Go to the ‘Review + Create‘ tab and click ‘Create‘ to upload the files.
Review the files and then click on Create
  • After the upload process, the status will change to ‘Available‘.
Zoom ADMX and ADML files Import Intune
ZoomMeetings_HLKM.admx has been uploaded to the Intune admin center successfully

While importing Zoom ADMX template files into Intune, you may come across the error message: “NamespaceMissing: Microsoft.Policies.Windows. Please upload it first ADMX Import Intune.” To address this issue, you can refer to the solutions outlined in this blog post: Fix for NameSpace Missing error.

NamespaceMissing: Microsoft.Policies.Windows

STEP 3 – Review ADMX and ADML Template Configurations

We’ve uploaded the application template files to Intune, and they’re listed as Available in the Import ADMX tab. Now, let’s explore the configurable settings the Template files provide.

  • Sign in to the Intune admin center.
  • Click on Devices Configuration Create > New Policy.
  • 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: Provide a useful description.
Device Configuration Profile Zoom Intune
Create a Device configuration profile to manage the Zoom app

Configuration settings

In the “Configuration settings” tab, you’ll discover a wide array of settings that can be configured for the Zoom Application. Click on a setting, and a pane on the right-hand side will open up, allowing you to review information about the setting and tailor it to your specific requirements.

Zoom ADMX Settings Intune
All Zoom ADMX settings can be managed using the Intune admin center


Click on Add group to add an Entra security group containing users or devices. You can also click on Add all users or Add all devices.

Zoom Device Configuration Profile apply Intune
Assign Zoom ADMX template settings to all devices

Review + Create

Review the deployment and click on Create to start the deployment process.


1. Deleting Imported ADMX Templates from Intune

If you no longer need the imported ADMX files in Intune and want to remove them, click on the three dots on the right-hand side of the uploaded ADMX file and select Delete. However, before proceeding with the deletion, ensure that no device configuration profiles are currently used for this ADMX file.

Delete ADMX files Intune
Delete Imported ADMX template from Intune

A confirmation step is required once you’ve clicked the Delete button. You’ll need to click on the Delete button once more to confirm the deletion of the ADMX file.

Delete ADMX files Intune Confirmation
Delete the ADMX file prompt

2. Download ADMX Template files

The following links will allow you to download ADMX files for Windows 10/11 and various applications such as Firefox, Chrome, and Microsoft 365 apps for Enterprise. Once you’ve obtained these files, you can follow the process outlined in this blog post to upload them to the Intune Admin Center.

Please remember that some common settings, including Google Chrome settings, are already built into Intune. Therefore, you might not need to import custom or third-party ADMX files for certain applications.

However, not all application settings are available in the Settings Catalog. For instance, Zoom Meeting app settings may not be present. In such cases, you must upload the relevant Zoom ADMX/ADML files to manage Zoom application settings using Intune. So, first, check to see if the setting is available in the Settings Catalog, and if it’s not, opt for the ADMX route.

ADMX/ADML Template Download Links:

3. You have reached an upload limit of 10 files maximum

You may encounter this error when uploading ADMX/ADML files into Intune. This is a known issue. Currently, A maximum of 10 ADMX files can be uploaded. Each file must be 1 MB or smaller.

Import ADMX files in Intune

4. Troubleshooting ‘Upload Failed’ Error for ADMX/ADML Files

Some ADMX files have dependency prerequisites. Import any dependency ADMX files first. If you upload an ADMX file without the dependency, an error message Upload failed will list the missing namespace. For more information, please refer to Namespace Missing.

More details on the Error Message:
The upload of this ADMX file has failed. To continue, you must 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 chrome.admx failed on Intune admin center

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