How To Duplicate Settings Catalog Profile In Intune MEM

In Intune, a new feature has been added that allows you to duplicate settings catalog. You can now easily make a copy of the settings catalog policy in Intune.

The new feature added in Intune to replicate the settings catalog profile is very useful. The duplicate option for settings catalog will quickly replicate an existing policy along with the settings and save your time.

In order to use the duplicate settings catalog policy in Intune, you must be using Intune Service Release 2111.

The Intune Settings catalog lists all the settings you can configure, and all in one place. This feature simplifies how you create a policy, configure the settings and assign it to endpoints.

The Settings Catalog feature in Intune gets often updated and Microsoft adds more settings with almost every new release.

To stay updated with the latest Intune updates, refer to the Intune Service Updates page.

First let’s understand what exactly duplicating the Intune settings catalog mean. And then learn how you can duplicate an existing settings catalog policy in Intune.

What is Duplicate Settings Catalog Policy in Intune?

When you use the duplicate option for settings catalog, it creates a copy of an existing settings catalog profile in Intune. Duplicating a settings catalog policy is useful when you need a profile that’s similar yet distinct from the original one.

A duplicated catalog profile copy contains the same setting configurations and scope tags as the original profile, but doesn’t have assignments attached to it.

After you duplicate an existing settings catalog profile in Intune, you can assign a new profile name, you can edit it to adjust the settings and add assignments.

For example, you create a policy to block Edge browser extension using Intune. If you are asked to deploy a similar policy, you can duplicate the policy, edit the configuration settings and assign it to different groups.

Duplicate Settings Catalog Profile In Intune

You can duplicate the settings catalog profile or settings catalog policy in Intune with the following steps.

  • Sign-in to Microsoft Endpoint Admin Center.
  • Go to Devices > Configuration profiles.
  • Right-click the settings catalog profile and select Duplicate.
  • Enter a new name for the policy, and optionally, a description and select Save.
Duplicate Settings Catalog Profile In Intune MEM
Duplicate Settings Catalog Profile In Intune MEM

When you duplicate a policy, you see a Duplicate Policy window and here you can enter the new name for the policy and description.

Note – Duplicating a policy creates a new and distinct policy containing the same settings and values as the original policy. Only the Assignments will not be copied.

Duplicate Settings Catalog Profile
Duplicate Settings Catalog Profile

Notice that the policy that we duplicated from the existing settings catalog retains the settings from the original one. You are allowed to edit the Configuration Settings, modify and save it. Once the policy is ready, you can assign the policy to your groups via Assignments.

Duplicate Settings Catalog Profile
Duplicate Settings Catalog Profile

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5 Comments

  1. Avatar photo Enrique Carrasco says:

    Not all policies can be duplicated, only those for profile type: Service Catalog. I that so?

    Thanks

  2. Avatar photo Richard Brooks says:

    This doesn’t work. The only option I have is Delete. I notice the “Duplicate Policy” window is marked “Preview”. Is it possible I don’t have access to this feature? If so how can I access it?

    1. The duplicate policy feature is not in preview anymore. Can you confirm the Intune service release?.

      1. I also don’t have that option. Service release 2202.

        1. Avatar photo Steven Collins says:

          You’re probably trying to duplicate a configuration profile – you can only duplicate “Settings Catalog” type ones