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Server 2008 R2 with WSUS need to specify location for Feature install for Server 2012 and Windows 8 RRS feed

  • Question

  • Having a problem where we need to add .net 3.5, amongst other things, in server 2012 and windows 8.1.  We're using WSUS on server 2008 R2, so when I go to add roles or features, I'm not able to as it tries to use Windows Update but it's set to use WSUS.

    I'm aware in server 2012 gpo's that you enable the policy 'specify settings for optional component installation and component repair' in Administrative Templates>System, however that setting is not available in Server 2008 R2.

    I've downloaded the templates from http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=36991 but the setting is still not there.

    Any suggestions on how to do this/allow feature install with Server 2008 R2?

    Tuesday, December 16, 2014 5:22 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

    To upgrade the Administrative Templates, please run the downloaded msi file, then copy the needed admx files and adml files to the PolicyDefinitions folder.

    For detailed information, please refer to the link below,

    Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709647(v=WS.10).aspx

    Best Regards.


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

    • Marked as answer by juicejug1016 Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:28 PM
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:28 PM

All replies

  • Hi,

    To upgrade the Administrative Templates, please run the downloaded msi file, then copy the needed admx files and adml files to the PolicyDefinitions folder.

    For detailed information, please refer to the link below,

    Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide

    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709647(v=WS.10).aspx

    Best Regards.


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

    • Marked as answer by juicejug1016 Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:28 PM
    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 1:28 PM
  • Okay, I didn't see where the templates automatically installed to.  By viewing the link you sent, I saw the folder that they install to and then after copying from the C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Group Policy\Windows Server 2012\PolicyDefinitions to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions then all the settings I was expecting were there.

    Thanks

    Wednesday, December 17, 2014 9:28 PM