Office 2007 Group Policy templates not installing properly. RRS feed

  • Question

  • I used this webpage that shows how to install the GPO templates.

    Once installed, when I go to User Configuration -> Policies, I receive an error for every policy installed. Here is an example:

    "Encountered an error while parsing. 

    An appropriate resource file could not be found for file C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\access12.admx (error = 2): The system cannot find the file specified"

    I verified that the file is in that location along with all other files. 

    I did a google search and found this:

    In order to generate reports or edit the GPO the .admx file needs to be loaded aswell as the appropriate .adml language file. Depending on the native language user requesting the edit / reporting operation the .adml file is searched for in the appropriate language folder (en for en, de for de, etc). If for example the querying user wants english and the GPO central store only has the german .adml files installed such an error would occur.

    it mentions ADML files. The files that I extracted provided .ADM files instead of .ADML 

    Could this be the problem? Can I just rename the files? Or is there a different group policy template I should be downloading?

    We use Office 2007 and Windows Server 2008 domain controller.

    Wednesday, September 11, 2013 6:56 PM