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Classic administratrive templates missing when using central store and ADMX files

    Question

  • I am trying to use a central store for administrative templates.  I am trying to use the Office 2013 administrative templates  I have created the central store PolicyDefinitions folder here:

    \\ad\sysvol\ad.domain.com\PolicyDefinitions

    I have put the ADMX files for Office 2013 in this folder.  When I go to edit GPOs, these administrative templates do not show up.

    If I copy the PolicyDefinitions folder to:

    \\ad\sysvol\ad.domain.com\Policies\PolicyDefinitions 

    I am able to see the Office administrative templates, but I no longer see the classic administrative templates.  I need to be able to have both the classic adm templates and the admx office templates.

    Is there a way for this to happen?

    Thanks for any help.


    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 3:58 PM

Answers

  • > If I switch to using the central store, would this break the current
    > GPO's referencing the classic templates on the local DC's?
     
    No. ADMs are only used to edit GPOs, not to apply them.
     
    > Also, if I wanted to use the functions of those classic templates in the
    > future to create policies, how would I go about that?  I only see the
    > Office ADMX templates when I use the central store.  I have not found
    > admx files that are similar.
     
    Copy any admx/adml you need to your central store instead of adding them
    all to each and every GPO individually.
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    • Marked as answer by jkg_admin Thursday, January 15, 2015 2:04 PM
    Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:47 AM

All replies

  • > see the classic administrative templates.  I need to be able to have
    > both the classic adm templates and the admx office templates.
     
    Why? Anyway: Simply add them to your GPO as usual...
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 4:21 PM
  • Thanks for your response Martin.

    I have several GPO's that already reference those classic templates on the local domain controllers.

    If I switch to using the central store, would this break the current GPO's referencing the classic templates on the local DC's?

    Also, if I wanted to use the functions of those classic templates in the future to create policies, how would I go about that?  I only see the Office ADMX templates when I use the central store.  I have not found admx files that are similar.
    • Edited by jkg_admin Wednesday, January 14, 2015 4:38 PM
    Wednesday, January 14, 2015 4:36 PM
  • > If I switch to using the central store, would this break the current
    > GPO's referencing the classic templates on the local DC's?
     
    No. ADMs are only used to edit GPOs, not to apply them.
     
    > Also, if I wanted to use the functions of those classic templates in the
    > future to create policies, how would I go about that?  I only see the
    > Office ADMX templates when I use the central store.  I have not found
    > admx files that are similar.
     
    Copy any admx/adml you need to your central store instead of adding them
    all to each and every GPO individually.
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    • Marked as answer by jkg_admin Thursday, January 15, 2015 2:04 PM
    Thursday, January 15, 2015 10:47 AM