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Group policy and windows 7 questions please

I am trying to introduce windows 7 machines into a 2003 domain alongside xp machines and need to clarify some things in regard to group policy.  Will I have to manage all group policy settings, for xp and windows 7, from either a 2008 server or a rstat enabled windows 7 pc; meaning I can't use the old gpmc I use on xp?

Also, is it correct that I am copying .admx files to \\servername\c$\sysvol\domain\policydefinitions?  Where do I get the .admx files from?

thanks for the assistance,

Maureen
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Sorry I haven't had time to read everything yet but does this mean I can manage all the group policies with the rsat gpmc?  Also, If I don't necessarily want the newest gp features do I have to copy over the .admx files?
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Yes, you have to copy the admx files into a staging area of the sysvol and you have to administer them using the win7 machine and RSAT.
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So I can administer .adm and .admx with rsat, right?
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Rsat is not a tool, it is the collection of Server and directory management tools that you install on a client PC. It includes tools like the active directory snapins and GPMC amongst a large number of others

But directly, yes, install the RSAT and you will be able to manage your admx templates using the GPMC
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Well said Thorrson:

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