Quickstart: Create a group to manage users

In this quickstart, you will use Intune to create a group based on an existing user. Groups are used to manage your users and control your employees' access to your company resources. These resources can be part of your company's intranet or can be external resources, such as SharePoint sites, SaaS apps, or web apps.

If you don't have an Intune subscription, sign up for a free trial account.


Intune provides pre-created All Users and All Devices groups in the console with built-in optimizations for your convenience.


Sign in to Intune in the Microsoft Endpoint Manager

Sign in to Microsoft Endpoint Manager admin center as a Global administrator or an Intune Service administrator. If you have created an Intune Trial subscription, the account you created the subscription with is the Global administrator.

Create a group

You will create a group that will be used later in this quickstart series. To create a group:

  1. Once you've opened the Microsoft Endpoint Manager, select Groups > New group.

  2. In the Group type dropdown box, select Security.

  3. In the Group name field, enter the name for the new group (for example, Contoso Testers).

  4. Add a Group description for the group.

  5. Set the Membership type to Assigned.

  6. Under Members, select the link and add one or more members for the group from the list.

    Screenshot of creating a group in Microsoft Intune

  7. Click Select > Create.

Once you have successfully created the group, it will appear in the list of All groups.

Next steps

In this quickstart, you used Intune to create a group based on an existing user. For more information about adding groups to Intune, see Add groups to organize users and devices.

To follow this series of Intune quickstarts, continue to the next quickstart.