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upgrade admx files

    Question

  • Hi,

    Our environment has the following systems

    Windows XP
    Windows 7
    Windows 10
    Windows Server 2003 R2
    Windows Server 2008 R2
    Windows Server 2012 R2

    The domain controllers are Windows Server 2012 R2, and we are using Central Store for ADMX files. Now I'm supposed to "upgrade" these ADMX files to support Windows 10 v1607 (https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53430)

    As I understand I download, unzip, and copy these files over to the central store, and overwrite the files that are there, correct ?

    But then I read something about "GPEdit will fail due to multiListValue entries in the newer ADMX templates which are not supported in 2008/Vista." We don't have 2008 or Vista, but we do have XP and Windows 2003, so will this mess up my policies ?



    /Regards Andreas

    Wednesday, November 02, 2016 12:02 PM

Answers

  • > As I understand I download, unzip, and copy these files over to the
    > central store, and overwrite the files that are there, correct ?
     
    Better delete (move somewhere else) the existing files.
     
    > supported in 2008/Vista." /We don't have 2008 or /Vista, but we do have
    > XP and Windows 2003, so will this mess up my policies ?/
     
    No, it's just about the ability to edit them.
     
    • Proposed as answer by Todd Heron Wednesday, November 02, 2016 12:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by Andreas2012 Wednesday, November 02, 2016 8:06 PM
    Wednesday, November 02, 2016 12:17 PM

All replies

  • > As I understand I download, unzip, and copy these files over to the
    > central store, and overwrite the files that are there, correct ?
     
    Better delete (move somewhere else) the existing files.
     
    > supported in 2008/Vista." /We don't have 2008 or /Vista, but we do have
    > XP and Windows 2003, so will this mess up my policies ?/
     
    No, it's just about the ability to edit them.
     
    • Proposed as answer by Todd Heron Wednesday, November 02, 2016 12:20 PM
    • Marked as answer by Andreas2012 Wednesday, November 02, 2016 8:06 PM
    Wednesday, November 02, 2016 12:17 PM
  • Hi,

    Thanks for fast reply.

    So just to be sure, I can then move all the files away from "C:\Windows\SYSVOL_DFSR\domain\Policies\PolicyDefinitions" and unzip the new files to this directory ? on the "primary" domain contoller, and this will replicate to the others....

    Will I be able to start the GPO management console right away ?


    /Regards Andreas

    Wednesday, November 02, 2016 12:32 PM
  • Yes to both.
     
    Wednesday, November 02, 2016 1:39 PM