I created an Intune Configuration Profile for Wifi using XML. It was successful, but with error at the back end so I create another one using template. Will it overwrite the old one?

EE-9037 526 Reputation points
2021-05-12T15:58:27.317+00:00

Hello,

I created an Intune Configuration Profile for Wifi using custom XML per Microsoft documentation. On the user end, it works but it bothers me that the status is an error. This is the error: -2016281112 (Remediation failed); 0x87d1fde8.

So I created another Config Wifi Profile using the template. I removed my test user from the old group and added to the new group. The status is now successful.

My question is: What happens to old the profile assignment? Both have the same SSID and all information. Will it overwrite? Or does the old config profile works until it expires? Or does it remove and get replaced with this new profile? Since the SSID is exactly the same, I couldn't tell in the laptop if it's using the info from the old profile or the new profile.

I want to know what will happen to my users if I remove them from the old Config profile group and add them to the new one?

Thank you.

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  1. Lu Dai-MSFT 28,241 Reputation points
    2021-05-13T03:11:06.12+00:00

    @EE-9037 Thanks for posting in our Q&A.

    For this issue, when a profile is removed or no longer assigned to a device, it depends on the CSPs and each CSP can handle the profile removal differently. We can refer to the following article:
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/configuration/device-profile-assign

    At the same time, I find that most CSP settings support "Add, Get, Delete, and Replace" operation.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/client-management/mdm/wifi-csp

    And When we remove a device from a group that's assigned the profile, Wi-Fi profile is removed from all supported devices.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/configuration/device-profile-troubleshoot#what-happens-when-a-profile-is-deleted-or-no-longer-applicable

    Given this situation, I think the new one is override the old one. Just to be on the safe side, it is suggested to create an online support ticket to find if there is any background information can confirm the new profile is used now.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/mem/intune/fundamentals/get-support

    Hope the above information will help.


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  1. EE-9037 526 Reputation points
    2021-05-17T15:48:56.037+00:00

    It appears that the new Wifi Profile could replace the existing profile.

    Also, for anyone who has the same issue in the future, I replaced the Custom Wifi Profile (created it according to MS documentation) with the Wifi template already available in Intune. The error was resolved. It looks like exporting the XML may cause an error at the backend, despite it is working. According to my research, either a syntax error or is expecting a hexadecimal value of the Wifi Profile, which it did not come with when I exported. It is more of an annoyance than a function issue at the backend when it is falsely reporting an error.