Windows Components\File Explorer folder missing in Group Policy


  • We have a mixed mode server environment (2008 R2 and 2012 R2) running in 2008 R2 functional level.

    I've created a central store in the past, and group policy editor is indicating it's pulling from the central store. I recently updated the ADMX files with the Windows 10 1511 ones.

    I'm trying to set up some system defaults on our windows 10 machines we're deploying, but when I go to Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Template > Windows Components there should be a 'File Explorer' folder, but it's not there.

    How can I get that File Explorer option to show up?

    Wednesday, August 3, 2016 4:17 PM


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  • Darnit... I just figured out why it wasn't working... I had copied the admx policies over to \\domain\sysvol\domain\policies\blahblah but it apparently copied over to our read only domain controller. Once I had copied the new admx files over to a central store on a normal DC, it replicated and now shows up!
    Wednesday, August 3, 2016 4:36 PM
  • Hi,
    I am glad that the problem is fixed and appreciate your great update and share in this forum, it will be greatly helpful to others who have the same problem. Thank you for efforts again.

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    Thursday, August 4, 2016 8:14 AM
  • Awesome IZIRDUM. It is working :)
    Monday, August 14, 2017 7:15 AM