How to Import ADMX/ADML Templates into Intune

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

For the purpose of this blog post, I will be taking an example application Zoom. We will download its template files and Import them into Intune.

STEP 1 – Download ADMX and ADML Template files

Administrative Template files are divided into .admx files and language-specific .adml files. We will need both of these files for the Import process. You can download Zoom App template files from their website 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:

Import ADMX files in Intune Device Configuration Profiles
Device configuration profile to Import ADMX
  • Browse to 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 is finished, the status will change to ‘Available‘.
Zoom ADMX and ADML files Import Intune
ZoomMeetings_HLKM.admx has been uploaded to 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 provided by the Template files.”

  • Login on Microsoft Intune 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: Provide a useful description.
Device Configuration Profile Zoom Intune
Create a Device configuration profile to manage 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 Intune admin center

Assignments

Click on Add group to add an Azure AD 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.

FAQs

1. Deleting Imported ADMX Templates from Intune

If you no longer need the imported ADMX files in Intune and want to remove them, simply click on the three dots located on the right-hand side of the uploaded ADMX file and select “Delete.” However, be sure to check that there are no device configuration profiles currently using this ADMX file before proceeding with the deletion.

Delete ADMX files Intune
Delete Imported ADMX template from Intune

Once you’ve clicked on the “Delete” button, a confirmation step is required. 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 ADMX file prompt

2. Download ADMX Template files

You can use the following links 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 same process outlined in this blog post to upload them to the Intune Admin Center.

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

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’ll need to 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. Maximum Reached You have reached an upload limit of 10 files maximum

You may come across 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 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 chrome.admx failed on Intune admin center

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