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Administrative templates (admx) for Windows 8 and 2012

    Question

  • Does anyone know where I can go and download administrative templates (admx) for Windows 8 or 2012?

    Thanks,

    Bob

    Friday, November 30, 2012 7:15 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    As far as I know, there is no separate Administrative Templates file could be downloaded at present. If we want to configure new Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Group Policy setting, we could use Windows Server 2012 DC.

    Regarding the new Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server, we could refer to the following article.

    Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25250

    Best Regards,

    Andy Qi


    Andy Qi
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, December 03, 2012 10:30 AM
  •  
    > Does anyone know where I can go and download administrative templates
    > (admx) for Windows 8 or 2012?
    >
    >
     
    If you have installation media: Install the WAIK, run "dism /mount-wim"
    to mount the \sources\install.wim from installation media and grab
    \windows\policydefinitions from the mounted wim.
     
    regards, Martin
     

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    Wenn meine Antwort hilfreich war, freue ich mich über eine Bewertung! If my answer was helpful, I'm glad about a rating!
    Tuesday, December 04, 2012 9:17 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    As far as I know, there is no separate Administrative Templates file could be downloaded at present. If we want to configure new Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012 Group Policy setting, we could use Windows Server 2012 DC.

    Regarding the new Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server, we could refer to the following article.

    Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=25250

    Best Regards,

    Andy Qi


    Andy Qi
    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, December 03, 2012 10:30 AM
  •  
    > Does anyone know where I can go and download administrative templates
    > (admx) for Windows 8 or 2012?
    >
    >
     
    If you have installation media: Install the WAIK, run "dism /mount-wim"
    to mount the \sources\install.wim from installation media and grab
    \windows\policydefinitions from the mounted wim.
     
    regards, Martin
     

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    Wenn meine Antwort hilfreich war, freue ich mich über eine Bewertung! If my answer was helpful, I'm glad about a rating!
    Tuesday, December 04, 2012 9:17 PM
  • Hi,

    As Martin mentioned, we could also get the ADMX files in the following local location C:\windows\policydefinitions\ of Windows 8 and Windows Server 2012. Thanks.

    Best Regards,

    Andy Qi


    Andy Qi
    TechNet Community Support

    • Proposed as answer by ChrisCanada Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:23 PM
    • Unproposed as answer by ChrisCanada Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:23 PM
    Wednesday, December 05, 2012 6:40 AM
  • The admx files for Windows 8 and Server 2012 can now be downloaded from this url:

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36991

    Cheers,

    Jason


    Microsoft Small Business Specialist, SBS-MVP

    • Proposed as answer by ChrisCanada Wednesday, March 13, 2013 6:23 PM
    Wednesday, March 13, 2013 5:54 PM
  • Perfect answer
    Tuesday, November 26, 2013 8:13 PM