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Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 Central Store

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  • I downloaded the new templates for Windows 10 from here...

    http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48257

    I have a central template store on my DCs in sysvol/domain/policies/policydefinitions.  Most of the new .admx and .adml have the same names as the older ones so do I just copy the files overwriting the older ones?  If so, will the older OS settings still be available? 

    Monday, August 10, 2015 1:51 PM

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  • > .adml have the same names as the older ones so do I just copy the files
    > overwriting the older ones?  If so, will the older OS settings still be
    > available?
     
    Yes to both.
     

    Greetings/Grüße, Martin

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    • Marked as answer by MIS Admin Monday, August 10, 2015 6:02 PM
    Monday, August 10, 2015 2:15 PM
  • Yes and yes.

    Just replace the existing file names with the new templates. Old settings will still be available. 


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    Monday, August 10, 2015 2:45 PM
  • Thank you both.
    Monday, August 10, 2015 2:58 PM
  • I went to edit a policy today and when I expanded Computer Configuration/Policies I got an error.  It seems that after copying over the new policies, you need to do one more thing as outlined here...

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3077013

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 12:43 PM
  • > I went to edit a policy today and when I expanded Computer
    > Configuration/Policies I got an error.
     
    Yes - I already got a strong feeling that the W10 ADMX templates were
    not fully tested :)
     

    Greetings/Grüße, Martin

    Mal ein gutes Buch über GPOs lesen?
    Good or bad GPOs? - my blog…
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment (-:
    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 1:07 PM
  • Now I am also learning this...

    http://www.techrepublic.com/article/admins-rail-against-unwanted-and-unexpected-windows-10-downloads/?tag=nl.e101

    The new Windows Update policy file (ADMX) is included in KB3065987 which will apply to Server 2012 R2 or Windows 7 & 8.  How do I add this new ADMX to my central store on my two DCs which are Server 2012?  That setting is not in the Windows Update ADMX included with the Windows 10 ADMX templates.

    Tuesday, August 11, 2015 4:12 PM
  • > The new Windows Update policy file (ADMX) is included in KB3065987 which
    > will apply to Server 2012 R2 or Windows 7 & 8.  How do I add this
    > new ADMX to my central store on my two DCs which are Server 2012?
     
    By dragging/dropping via explorer. Or by "[robo|x]copy"ing it? :)
     

    Greetings/Grüße, Martin

    Mal ein gutes Buch über GPOs lesen?
    Good or bad GPOs? - my blog…
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment (-:
    Wednesday, August 12, 2015 10:00 AM
  • Where would that file be on a Windows 8 machine after the patch is installed?  And since they don't have a patch for Server 2012, would the file still work with my domain since it is a Server 2012 domain?
    Thursday, August 13, 2015 7:42 PM
  • Yes and yes.

    Just replace the existing file names with the new templates. Old settings will still be available. 



    That's not the case with all settings. So far, I've discovered settings from SkyDrive.admx and WindowsUpdates.admx are no longer available, orphaning settings as "Extra Registry Settings" for settings defined with the Windows 8.1 versions of the admx's in my Central Store.

    After updating my Central Store with the download for the Windows 10 admx's:

    WindowsUpdates.admx: setting disableOsUpgrade is not in the Windows 10 admx

    SkyDrive.admx: settings for registry settings HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\SkyDrive\* get orphaned as well.


    • Edited by Darren.B Wednesday, October 7, 2015 9:51 PM
    Wednesday, October 7, 2015 9:50 PM