Create a device profile in Microsoft Intune

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Devices profiles allow you to add and configure settings, and then push these settings to devices in your organization. Apply features and settings on your devices using device profiles goes into more detail, including what you can do.

This article:

  • Lists the steps to create a profile.
  • Shows you how to add a scope tag to "filter" the profile.
  • Lists the check-in refresh cycle times when devices receive profiles and any profile updates.

Create the profile

  1. Sign in to Intune.

  2. Select Device configuration. You have the following options:

    • Overview: Lists the status of your profiles, and provides additional details on the profiles you assigned to users and devices.
    • Manage: Create device profiles, upload custom PowerShell scripts to run within the profile, and add data plans to devices using eSIM.
    • Monitor: Check the status of a profile for success or failure, and also view logs on your profiles.
    • Setup: Add a SCEP or PFX certificate authority, or enable Telecom Expense Management in the profile.
  3. Select Profiles > Create Profile. Enter the following properties:

  4. When finished, select OK > Create to save your changes. The profile is created, and shown in the list.

Scope tags

After you add the settings, you can also add a scope tag to the profile. Scope tags assign and filter policies to specific groups, such as HR or All US-NC employees.

For more information about scope tags, and what you can do, see Use RBAC and scope tags for distributed IT.

Add a scope tag

  1. Select Scope (Tags).
  2. Select Add to create a new scope tag. Or, select an existing scope tag from the list.
  3. Select OK to save your changes.

Refresh cycle times

Intune uses different refresh cycles to check for updates to configuration profiles. If the device recently enrolled, the check-in runs more frequently. Policy and profile refresh cycles lists the estimated refresh times.

At any time, users can open the Company Portal app, and sync the device to immediately check for profile updates.

Next steps

Assign the profile and monitor its status.