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Updating SYSVOL PolicyDefinition folder with 2008 R2 ADMX & ADML files breaks GPO for Windows Server 2003 R2

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We have updated all of our Domain Controllers to Windows Server 2008 R2 and have updated our Domain PolicyDefinition folder \\DC0\sysvol\DomainName.com\Policies\PolicyDefinitions, copying the files from C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions from a WS2K8R2 DC server.

Now when we try to apply GPO to our Windows 2003 R2 Servers and Windows XP workstations, the policies do not apply.
We have installed the latest CSE we could find, but the GPOs are still not being applied when they were before the update
of the ADMX & ADML files.

As a test we put the old ADMX & ADML files back in place and reapplied the GPOs to our WS2K3R2 and WXP systems and the GPOs took.

We are not seeing any events in the System, Security or Application logs on the DC's or the targeted servers and workstations.
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There is no need to copy the templates manually.

When you connect to GPMC and create a new GPO from a newer OS, the templates are copied up for that GPO automatically.

If you want to take advantage of some of the new settings (which may only apply to newer OSes) then create the policy from that newer OS and it will be fine.

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Copied up to the PolicyDefinition folder out on SysVol?
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Stored with each policy you create.

Only the appropriate OS will use them.

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