Policy sets – a cool feature

Many companies have not only a standard service, where not all PCs have the same configuration profiles, standard apps,… have. Specialized services are often needed to meet the needs of different business areas. You can copy the configuration profiles and give them the name of the service so you know which policy belongs to which service or you can use the polcy sets to build own services.

What are policy sets?

Policy sets are a collection of different management objects and apps that can be grouped and assigned together. The policy set is a reference to different objects you added. This feautre was introduced at the end of 2019. More information can be found here.

What can be included in a Polcy set collection?

These following objects can be added to policy sets:

  • Apps
  • App configuration policies
  • App protection policies
  • Device configuration profiles
  • Device compliance policies
  • Device type restrictions
  • Windows autopilot deployment profiles
  • Enrollment status page

Where can I find the policy sets

How can I create a policy set

  • Click on Policy sets -> Policy sets
  • Click Create
  • Enter a name

A wizard guides you through the next steps. For this you have the following selection:

Application Management

  • Apps
  • App configuration policies
  • App protection policies

 Device Management

  • Device configuration profiles
  • Device compliance policies

Device enrollment

  • Device type restrictions
  • Windows autopilot deployment profiles
  • Enrollment status pages
  • After that you can still assign the policy set. Unfortunately no assignment filters work here.
  • Click Next: Review + create
  • Click Create

By creating the policy set, a new section “Assignment via policy sets” appears in the configuration profile.

Conclusion

Policy sets is a cool feature to get more order in the assignments. This helps e.g. to create new device classes or to group the services of different departments e.g. Security, Office, OS…

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