Add a Take a Test profile in Intune for Education

Applies to:

  • Windows 10
  • Windows 11

Securely administer online tests on your classroom devices with the Take a Test app. This article describes how to create a Take a Test profile and assign it to groups in Intune for Education. The profile creates an assessment link on the device's sign-in screen so that students can easily access the test on test day.

Take a Test features

When a student launches a test, their desktop locks and the Take a Test app opens in a new window. Take a Test clears the system's clipboard so that students can't copy and paste content.

When a test is active, test takers can't:

  • Visit other websites.
  • Open or access other apps.
  • Change settings.
  • Extend the display.
  • See notifications.
  • Receive app and OS updates.
  • Receive text suggestions.
  • Use Cortana.
  • Share, print, or record device screens, unless allowed by school or IT administrator.

Some device features, such as narrator and other assistive technology, remain fully functional while students take a test. For more information about Take a Test features, supported testing scenarios, and technical details, see:

Take a Test profile setup

Follow these steps to set up and assign a Take a test profile to a group in Intune for Education.

  1. Sign in to Intune for Education.
  2. Go to Groups. Select the group that's receiving the test.
  3. Go to Windows device settings.
  4. Expand the Take a Test profiles category, and then select + Assign new Take a Test profile.
  5. Enter profile details:
    • Profile name: Enter a descriptive name for your Take a Test profile. Students won’t see the profile name.
    • Account name: Enter the name of the local guest account used for testing. The account name is shown on the local guest account tile on the device’s sign-in screen. Students select the tile to launch the test.
    • Assessment URL: Enter the URL for the test.
    • Description: Optionally, enter a description for the Take a Test profile. Students won’t see the profile description. It only appears in Intune.
  6. Configure the profile settings.
    • Require printer connection: Students can only access the Take a Test app from devices that are connected to a printer. This setting also makes the app’s print button available to students.
    • Allow screen capture: Students and teachers can use screen capture and screen recording tools in the Take a Test app. Teachers can use these tools to see what students are doing in the app.
    • Allow text suggestions: Students can see text suggestions when using the Take a Test app.
  7. Choose Create and assign profile. The profile is added to your Take a Test profiles list.
  8. Select the profile to assign it to your group.
  9. Choose Save to save all Windows setting changes.


Intune for Education used to offer the ability to configure a Take a Test profile by specifying a Microsoft Entra account as the test-taking account. If you already have Take a Test profiles configured in this way, you can still view the profile and assign it to groups, but you can't edit the profile in Intune for Education. To edit the profile, visit Intune in the Azure portal.