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ADMX shows up in my GP Editor, should i worry?

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I was going to create a policy that encrypts my users offline files.

I found a guide that said the policy was under 'computer configuration' and then under 'Administrative Templates'.

As i looked it up it says "Administrative Templates: Policy definitions (ADMX files) retrieved from the local machine".

I googled ADMX and found out that this is some new format off using GPO's with vista and above computers. Fine. But doing simple GPO's, do I need to worry about this, or will making a policy change and enabling it work just fine?
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Nope nothing to worry about it will work just fine...new format like you already noted


 Darren Mar-Elia's http://www.gpoguy.com/  GP mailing list had a good discussion on this too


This is what Darren said on the subject ***not trying to take credit for his work this is Darren's outstanding quote"

"Best practice is that, once you introduce the up-level servers (i.e. 2K8, R2) you should manage all GP-related tasks from those up-level systems (or equivalent, like Win7). The newer platform’s GP tools are a superset of the downlevel stuff, which means that you can manage 2003 and 2008-R2 from 2008-R2, but not vice-versa."

...once you create a GPO using 2008/R2/Vista/Win7, your best bet is to stick to those versions for editing/reporting ,even if the policies are being *processed* by XP and 2003."

Thanks

Mike
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