New Training: Configure Device Profiles
In this 5-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer James Conrad shows you how to implement, manage, and plan device profiles. Watch this new Windows 10 training.
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This training includes:
- 5 videos
- 52 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Device Profiles Overview
- Configuration Profiles and Applicability Rules
- Run a Device PowerShell Script
- Configure OMA-URI Settings
- Configure a Kiosk
What is a Device Profile?
Device profiles in a Microsoft Endpoint Manager (Intune) context apply rules to a device. These rules most closely resemble policies from a Group Policy Object (GPO). Device Profiles specifically use Device Configuration Profiles (DCP). DCPs and GPOs can determine virtually every aspect of what a user can do on a computer. Unfortunately, there is not a one-to-one correlation between on premises GPO settings and Intune Device profiles. A Configuration Profile includes many of the same available settings as those that appear in a GPO. However, there are over 4,000 GPO settings and only a few hundred Configuration Profile settings.
Because admins might require a GPO-like setting that is not directly available in a Configuration Profile, they might require one or two workarounds to apply settings. First, admins can create a PowerShell script that contains the instructions they want to apply to the devices. This can then be run in a configuration profile. Second, they can configure an OMA-URI setting. These settings may require more research and effort, but it's a way to import ADMX-based GPO settings into a Configuration Profile.