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2012 Domain Controller - correct method to import W10 ADMX files requested

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  • Hi All, I would appreciate some advice as I do not see my new policy definitions available after import and can only assume I have missed something important.

    We have a domain environment with 2012 and 2008 DCs.

    AS per https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48257&fa43d42b-25b5-4a42-fe9b-1634f450f5ee=True&751be11f-ede8-5a0c-058c-2ee190a24fa6=True&e6b34bbe-475b-1abd-2c51-b5034bcdd6d2=True
    I downloaded Windows10_Version_1511_ADMX.msi to my 2012 DC.

    I installed it to our Policy Definitions folder which for us is this particular path:
    C:\Windows\SYSVOL_DFSR\domain\Policies\PolicyDefinitions

    When I then attempt to create a new policy to disable OneDrive, the OneDrive component is not visible here:
    Computer Configuration \ Administrative Temples: Policy definitions (ADMX files) retrieved from the central store \ Windows Components.

    I have successfully imported Office definition files in the past for 2007.2010, & 2013.

    Did I choose the wrong download file from the link? (should have choose Windows10-ADMX.msi instead?)
    The article does not explain the difference between the two files and I do not wish to keep 'experimenting'.

    Thank you so much.

    Andy

    Tuesday, August 09, 2016 2:47 PM

Answers

  • Hi Andy,
    As far as I know, OneDrive Group Policies are only available through a Windows 2012 R2 domain controller to Windows 8.1 clients. Before you can begin administering OneDrive with group policy, you must download the OneDrive Deployment Package and add the OneDrive.admx and OneDrive.adml files to your group policy central store. Please see details from:
    Administrative settings for the OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Administrative-settings-for-the-OneDrive-for-Business-Next-Generation-Sync-Client-0ecb2cf5-8882-42b3-a6e9-be6bda30899c?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US
    In addition, you could download the latest .admx files from the following location.
    Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=41193
    Here is an article regarding to use Group Policy disabling OneDrive functionality, you could also refer to:
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-SG/library/dn921901.aspx
    Best regards,
    Wendy

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    • Marked as answer by AndySpecial Wednesday, August 10, 2016 8:00 PM
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:39 AM
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  • As far as I know, OneDrive Group Policies are only available through a Windows 2012 R2 domain controller to Windows 8.1 clients. Before you can begin administering OneDrive with group policy, you must download the OneDrive Deployment Package and add the OneDrive.admx and OneDrive.adml files to your group policy central store. Please see details from:
    Administrative settings for the OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Administrative-settings-for-the-OneDrive-for-Business-Next-Generation-Sync-Client-0ecb2cf5-8882-42b3-a6e9-be6bda30899c?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

    It's not correct that only WS2012R2 -> Win8.1 applies...

    The OneDrive admin templates are actually included with Win10 and Win10_1511 too.
    The admin template name is "SkyDrive.ADMX"
    This template is also included in Win10_1607.
    This template is able to be used perfectly fine for WS2003 DC and above, and, it includes settings which can apply to Win7 and above.

    There is also the Next Generation Sync Client (NGSC) which offers additional admin template settings..

    This template, provides additional control over settings only relevant to the NGSC, for both ComputerConfig & UserConfig)

    The older settings (from the SkyDrive.ADMX) are still relevant in Win10.
    The NGSC is included in Win10.

    You may also find some references to SkyDrivePro/OneDriveforBusiness, which is an Office2013/2016 component.


    Don [doesn't work for MSFT, and they're probably glad about that ;]

    • Marked as answer by AndySpecial Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6:39 PM
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:26 PM

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  • Hi Andy,
    As far as I know, OneDrive Group Policies are only available through a Windows 2012 R2 domain controller to Windows 8.1 clients. Before you can begin administering OneDrive with group policy, you must download the OneDrive Deployment Package and add the OneDrive.admx and OneDrive.adml files to your group policy central store. Please see details from:
    Administrative settings for the OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Administrative-settings-for-the-OneDrive-for-Business-Next-Generation-Sync-Client-0ecb2cf5-8882-42b3-a6e9-be6bda30899c?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US
    In addition, you could download the latest .admx files from the following location.
    Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2
    http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=41193
    Here is an article regarding to use Group Policy disabling OneDrive functionality, you could also refer to:
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-SG/library/dn921901.aspx
    Best regards,
    Wendy

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help and un-mark them if they provide no help. If you have feedback for TechNet Subscriber Support, contact tnmff@microsoft.com.

    • Marked as answer by AndySpecial Wednesday, August 10, 2016 8:00 PM
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 2:39 AM
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  • Hi Wendy,

    Thanks for the advice. I marked your answer as correct even though I won't be testing this.

    We do not have 2012 R2 servers....just 2012 Std.

    We also do not have Win 8 clients...just W10.

    So I will use a registry setting via GPO or another method to disable One Drive on our W 10 PCs.

    Thanks very much

    Andy

    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 8:03 PM
  • As far as I know, OneDrive Group Policies are only available through a Windows 2012 R2 domain controller to Windows 8.1 clients. Before you can begin administering OneDrive with group policy, you must download the OneDrive Deployment Package and add the OneDrive.admx and OneDrive.adml files to your group policy central store. Please see details from:
    Administrative settings for the OneDrive for Business Next Generation Sync Client
    https://support.office.com/en-us/article/Administrative-settings-for-the-OneDrive-for-Business-Next-Generation-Sync-Client-0ecb2cf5-8882-42b3-a6e9-be6bda30899c?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

    It's not correct that only WS2012R2 -> Win8.1 applies...

    The OneDrive admin templates are actually included with Win10 and Win10_1511 too.
    The admin template name is "SkyDrive.ADMX"
    This template is also included in Win10_1607.
    This template is able to be used perfectly fine for WS2003 DC and above, and, it includes settings which can apply to Win7 and above.

    There is also the Next Generation Sync Client (NGSC) which offers additional admin template settings..

    This template, provides additional control over settings only relevant to the NGSC, for both ComputerConfig & UserConfig)

    The older settings (from the SkyDrive.ADMX) are still relevant in Win10.
    The NGSC is included in Win10.

    You may also find some references to SkyDrivePro/OneDriveforBusiness, which is an Office2013/2016 component.


    Don [doesn't work for MSFT, and they're probably glad about that ;]

    • Marked as answer by AndySpecial Tuesday, November 15, 2016 6:39 PM
    Wednesday, August 10, 2016 9:26 PM
  • Hi Dan,
    Appreciate your share and update, it helps me to expand my knowledge.
    Thank you for your explanation again.
    Regards,
    Wendy

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    Thursday, August 11, 2016 1:11 AM
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  • Hi Andy,
    Thank you for marking my reply as answer firstly. Then you are welcomed anytime to post your any questions in TechNet forum again when you use a registry setting via GPO.
    Regards,
    Wendy

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    Thursday, August 11, 2016 1:12 AM
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