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  • Cannot import ADMX files

    having a little trouble importing Admx files into group policy manager and would love to have someones opinion

    I have Created a central repository at \\domain\SYSVOL\site.local\Policies\PolicyDefiniti ons and replicated the 3 domain controllers

    I uploaded the admx files to the central store and the language files to 
    \\domain\SYSVOL\site.local\Policies\PolicyDefiniti ons\EN-GB

    The domain controller I am working on has a copy of the admx and adml language file in the c:\Windows\Policy Definitions folder too 

    The templates are for chrome from google and the chromium project. Our domain controllers have Server 2012

    I get the error "chrome.admx is not a valid template file. Only files that end with the .adm file extension can be added to this Group Policy Object " when Add/removing templates from the central repository.
    Monday, December 8, 2014 12:28 PM

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  • >     I get the error "chrome.admx is not a valid template file. Only
    >     files that end with the .adm file extension can be added to this
    >     Group Policy Object " when Add/removing templates from the central
    >     repository.
     
    You don't "add" ADMX to a specific GPO. Simply copy them to
    PolicyDefinitions and they are ready for use...
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    • Marked as answer by Frank Shen5 Monday, December 29, 2014 2:17 AM
    Monday, December 8, 2014 4:21 PM
  • Hi,   

    I agree with Martin, to create a Central Store on DC, create a PolicyDefinitions folder in the following location:

    C:\Windows\SYSVOL\sysvol\domain name\Policies

    For more detailed information about how to create central store, you can refer to the following link:

    How to create the Central Store for Group Policy Administrative Template files in Windows Vista

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929841

    This method within this article can also apply to windows server 2012.

    If the question still exist, please feel free to let us know.

    Best Regards,

    Erin

    • Marked as answer by Frank Shen5 Monday, December 29, 2014 2:17 AM
    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 7:57 AM
  • Thanks Martin and Erin 

    I have deleted the adml and admx files placed in the central store and hosted them on the local domain controller at %systemroot%/PolicyDefinitions

    I get the GPM console loading, no errors!!

    I deleted the folder in the central store and recreated it and still the same 

    Removing the language files - still GPM loading 

    Removing the admx file from the PDC allows the GPM console to load


    • Edited by dhitchen Tuesday, December 9, 2014 10:35 AM
    • Marked as answer by Frank Shen5 Monday, December 29, 2014 2:17 AM
    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 10:32 AM

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  • >     I get the error "chrome.admx is not a valid template file. Only
    >     files that end with the .adm file extension can be added to this
    >     Group Policy Object " when Add/removing templates from the central
    >     repository.
     
    You don't "add" ADMX to a specific GPO. Simply copy them to
    PolicyDefinitions and they are ready for use...
     

    Martin

    Mal ein GUTES Buch über GPOs lesen?

    NO THEY ARE NOT EVIL, if you know what you are doing: Good or bad GPOs?
    And if IT bothers me - coke bottle design refreshment :))
    • Marked as answer by Frank Shen5 Monday, December 29, 2014 2:17 AM
    Monday, December 8, 2014 4:21 PM
  • Hi,   

    I agree with Martin, to create a Central Store on DC, create a PolicyDefinitions folder in the following location:

    C:\Windows\SYSVOL\sysvol\domain name\Policies

    For more detailed information about how to create central store, you can refer to the following link:

    How to create the Central Store for Group Policy Administrative Template files in Windows Vista

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929841

    This method within this article can also apply to windows server 2012.

    If the question still exist, please feel free to let us know.

    Best Regards,

    Erin

    • Marked as answer by Frank Shen5 Monday, December 29, 2014 2:17 AM
    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 7:57 AM
  • Thanks Martin and Erin 

    I have deleted the adml and admx files placed in the central store and hosted them on the local domain controller at %systemroot%/PolicyDefinitions

    I get the GPM console loading, no errors!!

    I deleted the folder in the central store and recreated it and still the same 

    Removing the language files - still GPM loading 

    Removing the admx file from the PDC allows the GPM console to load


    • Edited by dhitchen Tuesday, December 9, 2014 10:35 AM
    • Marked as answer by Frank Shen5 Monday, December 29, 2014 2:17 AM
    Tuesday, December 9, 2014 10:32 AM