Windows 7 & Vista ADMX templates

Posted on 2011-04-21
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
We currently have a few Vista clients and have copied all of the .admx templates into a central store per KB929841  on our Windows 2003 DC.  We are currently adding windows 7 clients into our environment and do not plan to upgrade the vista clients right away.... My question is how do we go about adding the Windows 7 .admx templates to the central store? If we copy the new Win 7 .admx template files to the central store wont that cause issues when running gpmc from the Vista clients due to the new .admx formats?
Question by:tbeck1983
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    The following is a good source of information:

    for managing ADMX files in mixed environment (Windows Vista and Windows 7)
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    by:Adam Brown
    You won't have any trouble from the Vista Clients if you update the ADMX files in your central store. ADMX entries are just XML definitions for registry modifications that are applied when group policy is read. The format of the files themselves hasn't changed since Windows Vista, so Vista machines will be able to read the new files the same as the old ones.

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