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How do I see Windows 7 Group Policies in Group Policy Management?

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Running Small Business Server 2008 Standard. I downloaded "Administrative Templates (ADMX) for Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows 7" and installed it, winding up with a bunch of admx files and language folders in C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Group Policy\win72008r2\PolicyDefinitions. So I copied all the files plus the en-us folder into C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions.

Net result: zero. I can't see anything in the Group Policy Management tool. All I can find on the web indicates that the Group Policy Management tool is supposed to automatically read all the files in that folder.

In Group Policy Objects I have a Windows SBS Client - Windows Vista policy and a Windows SBS Client - Windows XP policy. How do I get a Windows SBS Client - Windows 7 policy object?
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Cliff Galiher earned 200 total points
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ADMX files do NOT add new objects. What they do provide are new settings and option in policies that you create. If you edit an existing or create a new policy, you will find new settings under "administrative templates" that are unique to Windows 7, such as controlling DirectAccess, etc. One feature that group policy objects have supported for a long time is that when you view a setting, it will say "supported in Windows 2000 and later" or somesuch. New ADMX files simply add settings that, when you view them, will say "supported in Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, and later." Nothing more, nothing less.
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Of  course, what a dummy I am. I should have remembered that.
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