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Is there any way to use Server 2008 adm's on a DC running Server 2003?

Hi

Setup is:
 2x Server 2003 AD machines
 2x Server 2008 Terminal Services machines

I want to be able to set up GPOs for these TS machines (specific policies new to Terminal Services 2008) from my regular DCs, however according to MS it appears that admx files are only supported on Vista/S2k8

Any workaround? Has somebody created a handy exporter/converter perhaps?

The last straw would be for me to enable Local GPOs on the TS machines and do it that way, but that's just nasty

Thanks in advance
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Raj-GTSystems EngineerCommented:
Nope; the only limitation of admx is that you can only edit them from a Vista or Server 2008 machine. You just have to create the GPOs with admx files from a Vista or Server 2008 machine and it will still work as when linked at the domain level.
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FireW0lfAuthor Commented:
Hi Raj

So you're saying I can simply copy/paste the admx files from S2k8 to S2k3, and load them up?

Hmmm I'll try that now
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FireW0lfAuthor Commented:
Nope that doesnt work, and your suggestion Raj is the one I wanted to avoid :(
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Raj-GTSystems EngineerCommented:
Nope. That's not what I meant. You can edit/create domain policies using GPMC from a Vista client which will then include the admx files.
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Raj-GTSystems EngineerCommented:
The limitation with admx is that you can only create/manage these new policies from a Vista or 2008 machine. There is no restrictions on using them on a 2003 domain.

See link for more info - http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc709647.aspx 
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FireW0lfAuthor Commented:
Ah I see... From your response and some more googling, I use GPMC on a Server 2008 machine, even if it's not a DC

This can then be used to manage the domain GPOs?

Any further suggestions on where I should store the "PolicyDefinitions" folder in that case? On one of my Server 2003 DCs, or via a DFS share?
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FireW0lfAuthor Commented:
Never mind - found info:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929841

Thanks Raj - good quick response
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