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Unable to add ADML templates to the Group Policy Management Editor

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I am trying to restrict users' computers to USB & CD Drives through Group Policy.  If I look at the Local Group Policy Editor, I see Computer Configuration/Administrative Templates/System/Removable Storage Access.  If I look at the Group Policy Management Editor on the Domain Controller, I see Administrative Templates/Classic Administrative Templates (ADM)/System.  There is no Removable Storage Access folder in this System Folder.  The domain controller is on Server 2008 R2.  I do see the removablestorage.adml in the SYSVOL/domain/policies/policyDefinitions folder, but when I try to import the ADML template into Administrative Templates: Policy definitions (ADMX files) retrieved from the central store, it doesn't see the ADML file as a Policy Template.

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by:dan_blagut
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I think is normal. You have imported the template file into a GPO. That GPO can be configurated for what you need then applied to computers.
The local computer policy can't show that template, only the GPO that you create can.
If you have applied the GPO to computer you can see the settings using the RSOP.
The GPO do not modify the local security policy.

Dan
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by:Firstcom
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Dan,
If that is the case, what would be the best way to restrict USB & CDROM user through the Group Policy Management Editor?
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