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Migrate IEAK to GPO?

Hi,

Please advise howto migrate IEK (http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/ie/bb219517.aspx) to GPO's.
IEAK's are implemented but we would like to migrate them to GPO's and hoped not to have to do this one by one.

My question is: can it be done by exporting/importing/converting ... or should it be done manually?

J.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
the ieak is used when installing ie and only then.  What you need are the appropriate .admx files for the version of IE, import the .inf's into group policy, then you create a new group policy.

Two different tools with different objectives. IEAK is used for standalone computers.. i.e. Your local ISP may use it to make a customized browser for installation for their customers.

The updated inetres.admx  is installed automatically on any computer that has the gpmc and is located in C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions and don't forget the inetres.adml file from your language folder under C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
? So how do I convert existing ieak settings to gpo s then ?
Without entering them 1 by 1 ?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
one by one unfortunately AFAIK
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
More background info from my side. Most IEAK settings are used in order to set policies which are to be viewed/edit by user. Other are implemented by GPO. I could use GPO policy preferences now.

Now 2 more practical questions:
-If I check GPO policy preferences I see "Internet Settings" and I can add "New" but only IE 8 whereas I have/need IE9
-you mention to add the c:\windows\policydefinitions\ but these are all admx-files whereas it looks for adm-files and so cannot import them.

Please advise.
J.
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Note: how can I be sure there IS a GPO alternative?
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
which server are you using 2003 or 2008?

WS2003 requires xmlite to support admx
http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=943729
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
It is 2008 R2 but I cannot import admx.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
copy from c:\windows\PolicyDefinitions to c:\sysvol\domain\PolicyDefinitions

group policy editor will automatically import the admx files
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
Ok, that's a nice workaround. But I should be able to import them one by one, right? I prefer not to import them all at once but only the ones I need.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
then just the inetres.admx
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
? Yes, I know, but that does not work, as mentioned.

"It is 2008 R2 but I cannot import admx."
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for janhoedt's comment #a38420966

for the following reason:

See link.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
The link points to instructions already given!
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janhoedtAuthor Commented:
OK
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