"Action Center" GPO not available


We upgraded our 2008 Domain to 2008 R2 domain and forest functional level.
Now we tried to apply a Policy called "Remove the Action Center icon", but the policy is just not there.

Any ideas?

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PsymoniousConnect With a Mentor Author Commented:
OK... finally i found the problem.

The Default Policy Store ist in %SYSTEMROOT%\PolicyDefinitions
Someone configured a Central Store in \\contoso.com\SYSVOL\contoso.com\Policies\PolicyDefinitions

It seems that you have to copy the files by yourself after an upgrade.
Is that correct?
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Have you configured this GPO ?

Make sure that you linked policy into user's OU. That settings affect only users not computers :)

And of course you need to have Win7 or 2008 R2 to be able to use this policy

PsymoniousAuthor Commented:
As i said.... i can't configure the Policy, cause it is not there.
And yes, we have Windows 2008 R2 otherwise i couldn't upgrade domain/forest functional level to "2008 R2".

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Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Are you sure that it's not available there ? :)
Check if you have no enabled Filter on "Administrative Templates" node.\

Select "Administrative Templates" node, click on it right mouse button and check if there is no mark next to "Filter on"
If so, untick it and check again

If not, mark it and choose "Filter Option". Enable "keywords" check and type there

remove the action center icon
change scope from any to exact

go to "All Settings" and check if you can see it

PsymoniousAuthor Commented:
To find the setting i filtered the word "action", "center" and "icon" but this policy is not existent.
I also couldn't find the setting in "All Settings".

On the Testenvironment were we did the same migration from 2008 to 2008 R2 the setting is available.
Krzysztof PytkoSenior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
When you raised FFL this shouldn't be problme, strange :/
Try to run on your Infrastructure Master in command-line

adprep /gpprep

PsymoniousAuthor Commented:
It seems that this was already OK...

D:\support\adprep>adprep.exe /domainprep /gpprep
Running domainprep ...

Domain-wide information has already been updated.
Adprep did not attempt to rerun this operation.

No Group Policy Object (GPO) updates needed, or GPO information has already been
Adprep did not attempt to rerun this operation.

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Try to do following:

Control Panel/Action Center/Change Action Center settings/Turn messages on or off
options does indeed change the registry {GUID}\CheckSettings values in that Checks Key.

Control Panel/Action Center, log off/log on, and then export that Checks Key in the registry to use in your deployment.

Thank you
PsymoniousAuthor Commented:
we don't want to do that this way cause their should be a policy for that

i compared the policies from the microsofts gpo xlsx sheet with the ones i can choose in the gpmc
and all of the new "Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2" policies are not available
Krzysztof PytkoConnect With a Mentor Senior Active Directory EngineerCommented:
Yes, there shoudl be placed all of Administrative Templates :)
By default central store is not created and each DC has them locally :) Good point, Psymonious

PsymoniousAuthor Commented:
After a long search and try i fixed the problem by myself.
Thanks to iSiek for supporting my brain to go into the right direction.
Looks like Microsoft removed these settings once the Windows 10 1511 ADMX files are loaded to the Central Store?
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