Solved

How to input the Administrative Templates in windows 2008 AD Group Policy Management Editor

Posted on 2010-11-16
3
941 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
Hi All,


I am trying to setup some adminstrative templates on a new Windows 2008 domain.  I see that in the existing windows 2003 AD, under "Group Policy Object Editor" - "Computer configuration" - "Administrative Templates", there are many rules.

In my Windows 2008 "Group Policy Management Editor", i don't see them there.  So, I went google and searched for "Administrative Templates for Windows 2008", downloaded the "2008ADMX.msi".  extracted it, copied the content to c:\windows\sysvol\sysvol (so they will sync to other DC).  When I tried to import the rules into Group Policy, the ADML seems like they are not the recognized format for importation.  Therefore, I couldn't get them in.

Am I doing this wrong from the begining?  If so, how could I get the rules to setup in Group Policy?  Basically, what I want to do is setup a policy, that will delete user's roaming profile upon logoff of the client stations.  Thank you very much.

Attached screen cap is from Windows 2008 AD.  thank you

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=927fc7e3-853c-410a-acb5-9062c76142fa&DisplayLang=en
0
Comment
Question by:wingkchan
3 Comments
 
LVL 57

Accepted Solution

by:
Mike Kline earned 500 total points
ID: 34152090
On your 2008 box look in the c:\windows\policy definitions folder that is where your admx and adml files (see screenshot)

Are you trying to create a central store? You can create a central store using the steps here

http://www.windowsitpro.com/article/john-savills-windows-faqs/how-do-i-create-the-central-store-for-admx-files-.aspx

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929841

Thanks

Mike
admx-file.png
0
 
LVL 24

Expert Comment

by:Awinish
ID: 34153789
0
 
LVL 2

Author Closing Comment

by:wingkchan
ID: 34194000
Thanks mkline71, I found a site that said, copying them to the SYSVOL\SYSVOL on AD server will work... and that actually does.  Just some admx files could not be imported correctly, and every time I open Group Policy, it prompts about the failure.  (annoying in a way).  The location you mentioned was correct.  thank you
0

Join & Write a Comment

Introduction You may have a need to setup a group of users to allow local administrative access on workstations.  In a domain environment this can easily be achieved with Restricted Groups and Group Policies. This article will demonstrate how to…
Find out how to use Active Directory data for email signature management in Microsoft Exchange and Office 365.
To efficiently enable the rotation of USB drives for backups, storage pools need to be created. This way no matter which USB drive is installed, the backups will successfully write without any administrative intervention. Multiple USB devices need t…
This tutorial will show how to configure a single USB drive with a separate folder for each day of the week. This will allow each of the backups to be kept separate preventing the previous day’s backup from being overwritten. The USB drive must be s…

744 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

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

15 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now