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Manage multiple Group Policy templates for mutli OS domain RRS feed

  • Question

  • I work in an environment which uses Windows 3008R2, 2012R2, and 2016. We have several AD servers which we use to publish GP templates via sysvol. All of the AD servers are 2008R2. 

    Is there a way to set up to be able to have multiple Policy template versions (per OS) in the sysvol? 

    Basically we would like to be able to use one server to manage policies for each OS, without having to log on to a 2012 or 2016 server to update Group Policy Settings for that server type.

    Any thoughts would be appreciated 

    Friday, May 19, 2017 2:49 PM

Answers

  • Hi,
    If you want to manage multiple computers in your domain, create the central store in the Sysvol folder on the primary domain controller. This provides a replicated central storage location for domain Administrative Templates. Then you could put the admx files of each OS into that, when you configure GPO, GPMC will read the admx files from it and display the settings.
    Please see details from:
    Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709647%28v=ws.10%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
    Best regards, 
    Wendy

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    • Proposed as answer by Wendy Jiang Friday, May 26, 2017 12:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by brkr Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:45 PM
    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:10 AM

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    Richard Mueller - MVP Enterprise Mobility (Identity and Access)

    Friday, May 19, 2017 4:33 PM
  • Hi,
    If you want to manage multiple computers in your domain, create the central store in the Sysvol folder on the primary domain controller. This provides a replicated central storage location for domain Administrative Templates. Then you could put the admx files of each OS into that, when you configure GPO, GPMC will read the admx files from it and display the settings.
    Please see details from:
    Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709647%28v=ws.10%29.aspx?f=255&MSPPError=-2147217396
    Best regards, 
    Wendy

    Please remember to mark the replies as answers if they help.
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    • Proposed as answer by Wendy Jiang Friday, May 26, 2017 12:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by brkr Wednesday, June 21, 2017 6:45 PM
    Tuesday, May 23, 2017 8:10 AM
  • Hi,

    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful. And if the replies as above are helpful, we would appreciate you to mark them as answers, please let us know if you would like further assistance.

    Best Regards,

    Wendy


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    Friday, May 26, 2017 12:21 PM