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Update Administrative Template Files in Group Policy

Posted on 2011-02-28
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I wish to update my inetres.adm template file to a newer version that supports all of the new group policy settings for IE8. I have a domain full of IE6 computers that I have already updated to IE8. I would like to update the group policies next.

I edit the GP policy on the OU of my PC's in AD and select the administrative templates under computer configuration. when I look at the date on the current inetres.adm template
(located in \\servername\c$\WINDOWS\inf ), it is a date 8/8/2006. I have a newer version I wish to add, dated 3/8/2009. I tried copying that file into the DC server's \\servername\c$\WINDOWS\inf   folder,
then I wish to add it to the GP admin templates, but I get an error. Can someone tell me the proper steps to update this template file, so I can have all of the newest IE8 settings on the template.

Thanks so much!

Cam3ron
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First use the GPMC to make a backup of the GPO you want to change, just in case.
Then edit the GPO, right-click "Administrative Templates", choose "Add/Remove Templates", browse to wherever you've stored the adm template you want to use, and add it (it does not matter where the template currently is).
Done.
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At first got the same error as before. I had to remove an old ADM file shown below......then I tried your steps and it worked perfect!!! Thank you!


"the following error occured in \\domain\sysvol\domain\policies\{ljsdfuoiujlsdfhlkj}\Adm\inetresnew.adm could not load."

What I found is that i think someone tried to create a custom adm file, didn't end up using it, and never removed it properly, causing an error whenever I tried to load the inetres file. I just removed the custom "inetresnew.adm"  from the INF folder and was able to load the new inetres file then with no error.

I'm going to test this on one more server to make sure i don't have the same issue.

Thanks again for your help!
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didn't mean to hit the link to accept on this
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