Intune – You can now create a test environment to test recommended settings and apps

As you may know testing and validating Intune settings may be a little bit challenging.

To help you with this, you can now create a secured test environment, called Cloud Managed PC.

To start with this new capability you need to logon to your Device Management portal ( and access the Home blade

NOTE you can not access this feature from the Intune blade in Azure portal


Then just click the Start button to provision this secure test environment – it may take up to 15 minutes to complete

You will define a test user in your Azure Active Directory and a Windows 10 1903 (or later) device (optional). You can even use Autopilot and/or customize with your branding

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Once completed, you will find the deployment details with a link associated to reach the related documentation


A new cloud based security group, called

Cloud Managed PC User <time stamp>, is created with the selected test user account as member; you can use this group to add/remove user accounts for your testing; along with an Intune policy set called Cloud-Managed PC Policy Set <time stamp> and a security baseline

Cloud-Managed PC ATP Security Baseline <time stamp>

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From there you just need to use the defined test account to register the Windows 10 devices to your Azure AD and start testing the recommended Intune settings

Benoit Hamet
Benoit Hamet
Benoit is working on Microsoft collaborative technologies He has been awarded as MVP for more than 12 years Currently MVP on Office 365 after being awarded on SharePoint (2011-2012) and Windows client & server (2002-2007) Speaker at various Microsoft events (TechDays, TechNet seminars) and Quest Software He works on on-premises (Active Directory, RADIUS/NPS, Exchange, Skype for Business, SharePoint, SQL, Terminal Server, Windows client and Windows Server) or online (Azure, Intune, Office 365, Exchange Online, SharePoint Online, Skype for Business Online, Teams) technologies