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We raised our forest functional level and domain functional level to Windows Server 2008 over a year ago.

We have been performing a growing number of tasks through group policy but seem limited. In particular Computer Configuration - Policies - Windows Settings - Security Settings - Registry. I see on-line about a registry wizard which we do not have the option. I've seen ways of updating adm, admx files for Administrative Templates but its under a different section of the group policy management editor.

We are running Windows 2008 Standard on all our domain controllers, not 2008 R2.
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It does sounds like you need to update the ADM and ADMX templates in your domain.  There is a very long Technet article about all this here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-gb/magazine/2008.01.layout.aspx
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I downloaded the latest Windows 2008 admx files and created a central store in sysvol for their location. From group policy management editor, it now states that admx files are being retrieved from the central store. See attached. For some reason I am no better off with added functionality through the editor. Including the registry wizard.
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Registry entry was deployed through our login script, kixstart.

We will be updating to Windows Server 2012 in the new year and hopefully gain more control through gpo's.
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