NamespaceMissing: Microsoft.Policies.Windows. Please upload it first ADMX Import Intune

There are different methods to import ADMX template files into Intune. You can either utilize the OMA-URI method or use the “Import ADMX” option. Import ADMX option is a bit easier than using OMA-URI option.

To import an ADMX template into Intune, you should begin by downloading the ADMX and ADML template files from the application vendor’s website. For example, if you are working with Zoom, you can obtain these files from Zoom’s website.

After downloading the ADMX template files, you can follow these steps to import the ADMX file into Intune.

On the next screen, you can browse the ADMX and ADML template files and upload them to Intune. This process may take a few seconds to complete. In some cases, the upload might fail, and the status may display as “Upload Failed,” as shown in the screenshot below:

Import ADMX intune Failed - Upload Failed Error
Import ADMX Upload failed error on Intune admin center

There could be various reasons for the upload process to fail. One common issue could be reaching the maximum limit for ADMX template file uploads, which is currently set at 10 files.

If you haven’t reached this limit and are encountering a different error, you can click on the “Upload Failed” link to find more details about the specific error.

In my situation, I was importing the first ADMX file into Intune, so I can rule out the issue due to reaching the maximum limit. When I clicked on the “Upload Failed” error, I found the following error details:

Error Details
The upload to 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:Microsoft.Policies.Windows. Please upload it first.
ADMX file referenced not found NamespaceMissing:Microsoft.Policies.Windows. Please upload it first.
The upload to this ADMX file has failed.

How to fix ADMX file referenced not found NamespaceMissing:Microsoft.Policies.Windows

When attempting to upload an ADMX template file into Intune using the “Import ADMX” option, it’s essential to identify any dependencies for that ADMX file.

For instance, when I attempted to upload the Zoom ADMX file, it failed, displaying an error message: “NamespaceMissing: Microsoft.Policies.Windows. Please upload it first.” This error suggests that there’s a dependency on another ADMX file, in this case, the “Microsoft.Policies.Windows” namespace.

We can verify the specific requirements by inspecting the Zoom ADMX file. In the policyNamespaces section, it’s clear that it necessitates the “Microsoft.Policies.Windows” namespace, and it’s associated with the “ZoomMeetings_HKLM.admx” file.

This information clarifies the dependency and explains why we encountered the “NamespaceMissing: Microsoft.Policies.Windows. Please upload it first” error when attempting to upload the Zoom ADMX file.

To resolve this issue, we must first upload the required “Microsoft.Policies.Windows” namespace ADMX file before proceeding with the Zoom ADMX file.

NamespaceMissing:Microsoft.Policies.Windows
namespace dependency: Microsoft.Policies.Windows

To ensure the successful upload of Zoom Meetings App ADMX template files, you must begin by uploading the “windows.admx” template file. Let’s proceed by downloading the “windows.admx” template file and uploading it first.

1. Download windows.admx and windows.adml template files

Please follow below steps to download windows.admx and windows.adml files:

  • Download Windows 10 admx template files
  • This will download msi installer. Open the Installer and Install admx template files
  • Go to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions location and search for windows.admx file
  • Go to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US location and search for windows.adml file

2. Import windows.admx and windows.adml template files

Please follow below steps to Import windows.admx and windows.adml files into Intune:

Browse to windows.admx and windows.adml files. Click on Next and then click on Create.

Import windows.admx and windows.adml templates on Intune admin center
Import windows.admx and windows.adml templates on Intune admin center

3. Import Zoom Meeting Admx template files into Intune

To import Zoom meeting app ADMX template files into Intune, you can use the same steps that you used for importing the “windows.admx” and “windows.adml” files

Browse to the Zoom meeting app ADMX and ADML files, and try to import them. This time, they should import successfully.

Import Zoom Admx template into Intune
Import Zoom Meeting Admx template files into Intune

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