Understanding Group Policy ADMX files
Posted on 2011-09-15
I have just embraced the world of ADMX, having used Group Policy with ADM files for years and being comfortable with it.
So, I created a "PolicyDefinitions" folder in \\(dc)\sysvol\(domain)\Policies\
I added the ADMX files (for Office 2010 as it happens) into this folder, and added the ADML files to a folder called 'en-us' within.
I noticed the change immediately in GPMC, i.e. now, inside a policy editor, it says:
"Administrator Templates: Policy definitions (ADMX files) retrieved from the central store."
Which is good - but underneath it there is nothing more than what is in the ADMX files, i.e. the usual builtin settings (such as Control Panel, Network, Printers, System, Windows Components) no longer show!
Do you know why?
I have had to remove the PolicyDefiniteions folder from Sysvol for now - I'm too worried it's gonna screw up my old ADM policies.
Is a GPO able to look for and use both the ADM files from it own folder and also the ADMX files in the central store, at the same time? If not, what extra do I need to put in the sysvol PolicyDefinitions folder to make the old ADM option appear again in gpedit?