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ADMX files and Windows 2008 Standard SP2

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Hi Everybody,

I currently have a 2008 AD environment with Windows XP and Windows 7 64 bit clients as domain members. I'm attempting to install printers on the Windows 7 64 bit clients for restricted user accounts in a way that the printer install is based on the clients hostname. Below is an insert of line I use:

IF %COMPUTERNAME:~0,6%==ARC999 rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y /q /in /n"\\print_server\KYOCERA_500CI"

Basically, I determine which printer the clients computer will connect to based on the first 6 characters of the clients hostname. For some printers, Windows requires additional drivers and returns a prompt to install them. This fails for restricted accounts on Windows 7 except when the policies:

User Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Control Panel/Printers > Point and Print Restrictions
and
Computer Configuration > Policies > Administrative Templates > Printers > Point and Print Restrictions

are disabled. The User Configuration section on the DC exists however the Computer Configuration part does not. As a temporary workaround, I manually changed this on the Windows 7 client but will prefer to do so on the DC.

Microsoft documentation (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=18c90c80-8b0a-4906-a4f5-ff24cc2030fb&displaylang=en) advises that the Computer Config portion exists in the printing.admx files however the GPMC is not showing those files even though they exist on the server.

the question:
Is it normal with windows 2008 SP2 std server to not recognize admx files (if no). what additional changes are required to have admx files work?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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If you  want to use ADMX files centrally you need to create central repository for them

so create folder PolicyDefinitions in

\\fdqn\sysvol\fqdn\policies

so it should look like (for testenv.local fqdn)

\\testenv.local\sysvol\testenv.local\policies\PolicyDefinitions

put there all your ADMX files and ADML folders with files.
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