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Impact of creating central store for templates

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  • Hello all,

       I need some advice. Is it correct to believe that the only way to use .admx templates in group policy is by creating a central store in the domain sysvol?  I usually just create a GPO and import the template directly, though I can't do it with .admx templates. I assume that process was deprecated along with .adm templates. 

     Also, if I must create a central repository to be able to use .admx templates,  is there any impact on existing GPOs? Do they automatically start using the templates? I don't want to create the central store, add the Windows 2012 .admx templates, then all of my 2012 go bonkers because the GPOs now have settings from the 2012 template. 

    I read through https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/929841/how-to-create-the-central-store-for-group-policy-administrative-templa   but it doesn't say anything regarding impact on existing infrastructure.

    TL;DR
    I would like to know if I can create a central store for our 2008 domain, and not have any impact on existing GPOs. 

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

    EDIT:
    Just noticed someone posting pretty much the same thing. 
    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windowsserver/en-US/c928439c-b760-47df-9a91-eb658b6617e4/creating-a-gpo-central-store?forum=winserverGP
    • Bearbeitet Mike_M76 Freitag, 8. Juni 2018 13:40
    Freitag, 8. Juni 2018 13:34

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  • Hello ,

    Thanks for your post.

    > Is it correct to believe that the only way to use .admx templates in group policy is by creating a central store in the domain sysvol?

    Based on my experience, I would suggest you create a central store to manage GPOs.

    >  if I must create a central repository to be able to use .admx templates,  is there any impact on existing GPOs? Do they automatically start using the templates?

    According to my knowledge, there is no impact on existing GPOS. They automatically start using the templates.

    > I would like to know if I can create a central store for our 2008 domain, and not have any impact on existing GPOs. 

    According to my knowledge, present GPOs are not affected in the environment before updating the ADMX files, but your clients might be affected when editing the GPOs after the update.

    More information please refer to the following articles:

    https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/grouppolicy/2016/10/12/admx-version-history/

    In addition, there are some known issues about creating/updating Central Store.

    More information please refer to the following articles:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3087759/how-to-create-and-manage-the-central-store-for-group-policy-administra

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3077013/microsoft-policies-sensors-windowslocationprovider-is-already-defined

    Hope above information can help you. If there is anything else we can do for you, please feel free to post in the forum.

    Best Regards,

    Kallen Wang


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    Montag, 11. Juni 2018 09:26
  • > Is it correct to believe that the only way to use .admx templates in group policy is by creating a central store in the domain sysvol?

    No. If no central store is present, %windir%\PolicyDefinitions will be used. You can as well populate this local folder on your admin workstation.

    Dienstag, 12. Juni 2018 11:07
  • Hello,

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    Donnerstag, 14. Juni 2018 08:15
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    Mittwoch, 18. Juli 2018 06:04