Delivery Optimization settings in Microsoft Intune

With Intune, use Delivery Optimization settings for your Windows 10 devices to reduce bandwidth consumption when those devices download applications and updates. Configure Delivery Optimization as part of your device configuration profiles.

This article describes how to configure Delivery Optimization settings as part of a device configuration profile. After you create a profile, you then assign or deploy that profile to your Windows 10 devices.

To view a list of the Delivery Optimization settings that Intune supports, see Delivery Optimization settings for Intune.

To learn about Delivery Optimization on Windows 10, see Delivery Optimization updates in the Windows documentation.

Create the profile

  1. Sign in to the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center.

  2. Select Devices > Configuration profiles > Create profile.

  3. Enter the following properties:

    • Platform: Select Windows 10 and later.
    • Profile: Select Delivery Optimization.
  4. Select Create.

  5. In Basics, enter the following properties:

    • Name: Enter a descriptive name for the new profile.
    • Description: Enter a description for the profile. This setting is optional, but recommended.
  6. Select Next.

  7. On the Configuration settings page, define how you want updates and apps to download. For information about available settings, see Delivery Optimization settings for Intune.

    When your done configuring settings, select Next.

  8. On the Scope (Tags) page, select Select scope tags to open the Select tags pane to assign scope tags to the profile.

    Select Next to continue.

  9. On the Assignments page, select the groups that will receive this profile. For more information on assigning profiles, see Assign user and device profiles.

    Select Next.

  10. On the Applicability Rules page, use the Rule, Property, and Value options to define how this profile applies within assigned groups.

  11. On the Review + create page, when you're done, choose Create. The profile is created and is shown in the list.

The next time each device checks in, the policy is applied.

Remove Delivery Optimization from Windows 10 Update Rings

Delivery Optimization was previously configured as part of Software Update Rings. Beginning in February of 2019, Delivery Optimization settings are configured as part of a Deliver Optimization device configuration profile, which includes additional settings that affect more than Software Update delivery to devices. If you haven't already, remove the Delivery Optimization setting from your Update Rings by setting it to Not configured, and then use a Delivery Optimization profile to manage the larger range of available options.

  1. Create a Delivery Optimization device configuration profile:

    1. In the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, select Devices > Configuration profiles > Create profile.

    2. Enter the following properties:

      • Platform: Select Windows 10 and later.
      • Profile: Select Delivery Optimization.
    3. Select Create.

    4. In Basics, enter the following properties:

      • Name: Enter a descriptive name for the new profile.
      • Description: Enter a description for the profile. This setting is optional, but recommended.
    5. Select Next.

    6. In Configuration settings > Download mode, choose the same mode that's used by the existing software update ring unless you want to change the settings you apply to your devices. Your options:

      • Not configured​
      • HTTP only, no peering​
      • HTTP blended with peering behind the same NAT
      • HTTP blended with peering across a private group​
      • HTTP blended with Internet peering​
      • Simple download mode with no peering​
      • Bypass mode
    7. Configure any additional settings you want to manage, and continue creating the profile.

      In Assignments, assign this new profile to the same devices and users as the existing software update ring. For more information, see assign the profile.

  2. Unconfigure the existing software ring:

    1. In the Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center, go to Software updates > Windows 10 Update Rings.
    2. In the list, select your update ring.
    3. In the settings, set Delivery Optimization download mode to Not configured.
    4. OK > Save your changes.

Next steps

After you assign the profile, monitor its status its status.

View the Delivery Optimization settings for Intune.