You could have trouble finding ADM & ADMX Template downloads when you need them.

Maybe it's the keywords/tags,  maybe it's the different product groups, thinking about them in different ways.

Anyway, here's a selected collection of the ones you could go looking for.

 Important
As of 2015/2016,  recently released Security Updates or Cumulative Updates, for Windows and/or Internet Explorer, are shipping updated ADMX/ADML files e.g. inetres.admx/adml for IE.

So, if you can't find the setting you're looking for in the downloads section, you might need to grab the latest CU for Windows or IE to get the freshest ADMX/ADML. This concept also seems to apply to Win10 upgrades (e.g. 1507 -> 1511 -> 1607)...

 

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Administrative Template guides, samples, references

  • Group Policy Documentation Survival Guide: This document provides links to documentation and other technical information for Group Policy in Windows Server 2008.
  • Group Policy Search tool: You can use the Group Policy Search tool to search and find Group Policy settings.
  • Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server: These workbooks / spreadsheets list the policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the Administrative template files delivered with the Windows operating systems specified. You can configure these policy settings when you edit Group Policy objects (GPOs).
    • WindowsServer2003SP2GroupPolicySettings.xls (includes Windows XP & IE6)
    • WindowsServer2008andWindowsVistaSP1GroupPolicySettings.xlsx (includes IE7)
    • WindowsServer2008R2andWindows7GroupPolicySettings.xlsx (includes IE8)
    • WindowsServer2012andWindows8GroupPolicySettings.xlsx (includes IE10)
    • WindowsServer2012R2andWindows8.1GroupPolicySettings.xlsx (includes IE11)
    • WindowsVistaGroupPolicySettings.xls (includes IE7)
    • Windows 10 ADMX spreadsheet.xlsx (includes IE11 and Edge)
  • Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows Internet Explorer 8: This spreadsheet lists the policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the administrative template files (admx/adml) delivered with Windows Internet Explorer 8.
  • Group Policy Settings Reference Windows Internet Explorer 9: This spreadsheet lists the policy settings for computer and user configurations included in the administrative template files (admx/adml) delivered with Windows Internet Explorer 9.
  • Using Administrative Template Files with Registry-Based Group Policy: Explains the concepts, architecture, and implementation details for registry-based Group Policy, shows how to create custom Administrative Template (.adm) files, and includes a complete reference for the .adm language.
  • Group Policy ADMX Syntax Reference Guide: This reference document describes the new Group Policy ADMX format. The intent of this document is to teach you how to create .admx and .adml files for custom Group Policy administrative template settings.
  • Group Policy ADMX Schema files: This page provides the Group Policy Administrative Template ADMX schema files.
  • Group Policy Sample ADMX Files: This page provides Group Policy Sample ADMX files.
  • ADMX Migrator: ADMX Migrator is a snap-in for the Microsoft Management Console (MMC) that simplifies the process of converting your existing Group Policy ADM Templates to the new ADMX format and provides a graphical user interface for creating and editing Administrative templates.
  • Starter Group Policy Objects (GPOs): Starter Group Policy objects (GPOs), introduced in Group Policy for Windows Server 2008, are collections of configured Administrative template (.admx) policy settings that you can use to create a live GPO. Each of the two packages in this download contains four starter GPOs.
  • Security Compliance Toolkit: includes various tools, baselines and custom templates

Important notes