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

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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
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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
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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
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