Intune – You can now import your ADMX file into Intune (preview)

If you Microsoft Endpoint Configuration Manager (aka Intune) to manage your devices, you may already know that you can use Administrative templates provided by Microsoft as well as analyse your existing GPO settings to prepare your migration (see

Well, the migration path from Group Policy to Intune configuration profile is becoming even easier as you can now import your existing ADMX/ADML files for use with the device configuration Administrative Template profile.

To do so, connect to your Intune portal ( to access the Devices\Configuration Profiles blade. There you will have 2 tabs:

  • Profiles tab – which is allows you to manage the device configuration profiles – used to be the only tab in this blade
  • Import ADMX tab – which is the new capability to import your ADMX/ADML files using the Import button


When importing you have to define 3 options:

  • Location of the ADMX file you want to import
  • Location of the ADML file you want to import
  • The language of these files

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  • Currently the ADMX import only support English language
  • A maximum of 10 ADMX files can be uploaded
  • Each ADMX file must be 1 Mb or smaller

Once your ADMX/ADML files are imported, you can use their corresponding settings using the Templates\Imported Administrative templates option


If you need to update/replace an imported ADMX file you need to delete existing configuration profiles using the existing ADMX settings, delete the original ADMX file and then import the new version.

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