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ADMX files with win 2008 and 2012 in same domain

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  • Hello,

    I have an windows Server standard FE machine acting as a DC and I have installed a new VM with windows server 2012 r2. the 2012 machine will act as an rds server. i am currently implementing a group policy to lockdown the RDS but realised that the GPs being used are those from the 2008 machine. I created a policy definitions folders on the sysvol\domain\policies folder and tried to access the GP again but it came up with some parsing errors on admx and adm files (that i had installed from 2012).

    My questions are..

    1. given the context above, is it possible to just use new ADMX files from 2012 in the central store without effecting any other machine? all client machines are running at least windows 7.

    2. if so, do i just overwrite the old admx files or completely remove the old remaining admx files.

    regards.

    InfoAdmin

    Tuesday, August 18, 2015 9:36 AM

Answers

  • just remove them by

    https://blog.thesysadmins.co.uk/group-policy-removing-internet-explorer-maintenance-settings.html 

    if thats to late  then

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2722241

    and you should be good, you will need to recreate your IE policies via GPP

    • Marked as answer by Elroy86 Friday, August 21, 2015 7:47 AM
    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 9:45 AM

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  • 1. Yes that's possible and fine 2: Yea no problem Also the parsing error, did you copy the admx and adml to the CS?? Have seen parsing errors when the adml are not present of memory serves
    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 5:51 AM
  • Thanks for the reply. Pretty sure I installed both admx and adml files but i'll double check.

    Once concern i have is how old policies get treated once the new admx is in place.

    example: the current setup has IE maintenance configuration and that has been removed with win 2012. so if i were to overwrite the admx files the configuration for IE maintenance would disappear as well.

    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 8:58 AM
  • just remove them by

    https://blog.thesysadmins.co.uk/group-policy-removing-internet-explorer-maintenance-settings.html 

    if thats to late  then

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2722241

    and you should be good, you will need to recreate your IE policies via GPP

    • Marked as answer by Elroy86 Friday, August 21, 2015 7:47 AM
    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 9:45 AM
  • You can just copy and replace the existing .admx files.
      
    For the existing policy settings that were configured with old ADMX file that is replaced and the new ADMX no longer includes the settings, I have seen one explanation that they will be preserved but display as "Extra Registry Setting". I don't have the environment to give it a try at moment.
     
    But you might consider to update these old IE maintenance configurations using Group Policy Preferences or the Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK) as the IEM settings have been deprecated by Microsoft.
     
    See this TechNet article for the Replacements for Internet Explorer Maintenance:
      
    https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/jj890998.aspx
     

    Regards,

    Ethan Hua


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    Wednesday, August 19, 2015 11:02 AM
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  • Hi,
     
    Just checking in to see if above information was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.
     
    Thanks,
     

    Regards,

    Ethan Hua


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    Friday, August 21, 2015 1:52 AM
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