How to Migrate Group Policies into Microsoft Intune!
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Jun 30, 2023 1:50 PM

How to Migrate Group Policies into Microsoft Intune!

by HubSite 365 about Andy Malone [MVP]

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In this session I’ll walk you through everything you need in order to Migrate your current Active Directory group policies into Microsoft Intune. So all that ef

This tutorial highlights the process of migrating Active Directory group policies into Microsoft Intune. The guidance provided ensure that all efforts used to configure on-premise workstations do not go to waste. The steps are easy and straightforward.

  • An introduction to Group Policy is given first
  • A comprehensive demonstration on how to back up your group policy settings is provided
  • Instructions on how to generate a report using the Microsoft Intune Group Policy Analytics & Migration tool are also included
  • Lastly, valuable steps on how to carry out the migration successfully and dealing with troubleshooting issues are discussed

Microsoft Group Policies and Intune

Group Policy and Microsoft Intune are integral parts of Microsoft's management strategies for Windows environments, each serving distinct purposes.

Group Policy

Group Policy is a feature of Microsoft Windows that provides centralized management and configuration of operating systems, applications, and users' settings in an Active Directory (AD) environment. It is widely used in enterprise systems.

Administrators leverage Group Policy to automate and centrally manage various system and user settings, including password requirements, system updates, software installation, among other parameters. Policies are assembled into objects (GPOs) and then applied to sites, domains, or organizational units (OUs) within the AD environment.

Microsoft Intune

Microsoft Intune, a component of Microsoft's Enterprise Mobility + Security solution, is a cloud-based service focusing on mobile device management (MDM) and mobile application management (MAM). 

It enables businesses to manage their employees' mobile devices and applications, granting employees secure access to corporate applications, data, and resources from virtually anywhere using their personal devices while ensuring corporate data remains secure.

Microsoft Intune offers mobile device and application management capabilities, controls Windows, iOS, Android, and macOS devices, and governs how devices and applications are used within an organization.

While Group Policy is traditionally employed in on-premises environments, primarily for Windows-based devices, Intune is a modern, cloud-based solution that expands management scope to mobile devices and platforms other than Windows. Though serving different purposes, Group Policy and Microsoft Intune are not mutually exclusive and are often employed in unison as part of comprehensive device management strategies. This combined use is especially prevalent in hybrid environments that blend traditional on-premises resources with cloud-based resources.

The Microsoft Intune Group Policy Analytics & Migration Tool

The Microsoft Intune Group Policy Analytics & Migration tool comes in handy when migrating Group Policies. The tool generates a detailed report on the Group Policy settings and helps identify the possible points of errors and steps to rectify them. It provides an efficient and precise way of backing up group policy settings and conducting a successful migration. This tool is crucial to prevent loss of data and reduce down-time during the migration process.

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Learn about How to Migrate Group Policies into Microsoft Intune!


Migrating group policies into Microsoft Intune can be a complex process, but it doesn't have to be. In this session, you will learn everything you need to know to migrate your current Active Directory group policies into Microsoft Intune. This will ensure that all of the effort that went into configuring your on-premise workstations is not wasted. You will also get a full demonstration of how to back up your group policy settings, generate a report using the new Microsoft Intune Group Policy Analytics & Migration tool, perform a migration, and troubleshoot any issues that arise.


More links on about How to Migrate Group Policies into Microsoft Intune!

Migrate your imported group policy to a ...
May 24, 2023 — Review and migrate your GPOs to a Settings Catalog policy ; In the Microsoft Intune admin center, select Devices ; In the list, your imported GPOs ...
Migrate Group Policies GPOs To Intune Settings Catalog ...
Jun 17, 2022 — From the Devices -> Group Policy Analytics page, select one of the GPO settings that you want to migrate. · Click on Migrate button to start the ...
Importing Group Policy Objects into Intune
Apr 23, 2022 — Go to the Intune Portal > Devices > Group Policy analytics (preview), select Import and upload your XML files. It will then upload and process ...
Group Policy to Intune Migration - Rubix
Mar 25, 2022 — The solution · Use GPO Analytics as you would today to have Intune sort through them. Follow the instructions in the link above. · Export the GPO ...
Group Policy to Intune Transition
Jul 12, 2022 — Export the required GPOs from your on-premise Active Directory in . · Import the GPO XML files into Group Policy Analytics in Intune · Download ...
Migrating on-prem GPOs to Intune - Syst & Deploy
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