[Okta Webinar] Learn how to a build a cloud-first strategyRegister Now

x
?
Solved

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

Posted on 2010-08-20
1
Medium Priority
?
588 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-10
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?
0
Comment
Question by:somewhereinafrica
1 Comment
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
Mike Kline earned 2000 total points
ID: 33486620
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
0

Featured Post

Simplify Active Directory Administration

Administration of Active Directory does not have to be hard.  Too often what should be a simple task is made more difficult than it needs to be.The solution?  Hyena from SystemTools Software.  With ease-of-use as well as powerful importing and bulk updating capabilities.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Had a business requirement to store the mobile number in an environmental variable. This is just a quick article on how this was done.
How to deal with a specific error when using the Enable-RemoteMailbox cmdlet to create a mailbox in the cloud-based service, for an existing user in an on-premises Active Directory.
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to enable the VMware\Hyper-V licensed feature of Backup Exec 2012. In addition, how to add a VMware server and configure a backup job. The first step is to acquire the necessary licen…
This tutorial will walk an individual through the steps necessary to install and configure the Windows Server Backup Utility. Directly connect an external storage device such as a USB drive, or CD\DVD burner: If the device is a USB drive, ensure i…

872 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question