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Windows 10 ADMX in a mixed desktop environment

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  • Hello all:

    We are currently using Windows 7 in our production environment, and are in the early stages of testing for an upcoming Windows 10 deployment. During our initial assessment of GPO changes for the upgrade, we obtained the latest ADMX templates from Microsoft, and then (after backing up old directory) we copied the new templates and overwrote the old ones into sysvol on our DC that hosts our GPO config. We then discovered there were a multitude of Windows 7 configurations that did not translate. We reverted back to the prior ADMX backup. We are interested in using GPO in a mixed Win7/Win10 environment.

    Has anyone ran into similar issues, and if so how did you address?

    We are currently running Win2008 R2 on all of our exisiting domain controllers.

    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 1:08 AM

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  • Hi Stacey,

    We are currently using Windows 7 in our production environment, and are in the early stages of testing for an upcoming Windows 10 deployment. During our initial assessment of GPO changes for the upgrade, we obtained the latest ADMX templates from Microsoft, and then (after backing up old directory) we copied the new templates and overwrote the old ones into sysvol on our DC that hosts our GPO config. We then discovered there were a multitude of Windows 7 configurations that did not translate. We reverted back to the prior ADMX backup. We are interested in using GPO in a mixed Win7/Win10 environment.

    Has anyone ran into similar issues, and if so how did you address?

    We are currently running Win2008 R2 on all of our exisiting domain controllers.

    >>>To achieve your goal, you could try to follow the instruction of the article below to add Windows 10 ADMX into your domain.

    How to Add Group Policy Templates (.admx) for Windows 10

    http://stackzilla.com/how-to-add-group-policy-templates-admx-for-windows-10/

    Best Regards,

    Jay


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    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 5:43 AM
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  • As stated in my question, I have had no issue installing the templates. My issue is that our Win7 machines are having trouble reading the configuration info within. 

    Again, situation is 

    DC's - Win2008 R2

    Client's - Win 7 Pro

    When adding the latest ADMX templates to our DC in order to begin Win10 testing, we have discovered that our exisiting GPO objects are having problems functioning. For example - Our IE Proxy setting GPO no longer works once we apply the new ADMX templates. We had to revert back to the old ones.

    Am having trouble finding anything concrete regarding whether these new templates are compatible with 2008R2/Win7

    Monday, December 05, 2016 12:28 AM
  • > When adding the latest ADMX templates to our DC in order to begin Win10 testing, we have discovered that our exisiting GPO objects are having problems functioning. For example - Our IE Proxy setting GPO no longer works once we apply the new ADMX templates. We had to revert back to the old ones.
     
    ADMX templates have nothing to do with GPO processing. They are used only for UI purposes - in gpedit and in RSoP reports. Your issue must have a different root cause.
     
    Monday, December 05, 2016 3:25 PM