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How to install I/E adm file into a group policy on a domain controller

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I need to setup a group policy with an I/E adm for server 2008 r2. I have the file downloaded but I dont know where to add this into the group policy?
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by:PotterJon
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by:PotterJon
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Works the same for Server 2008, although ADMX files can now be imported.
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by:Radhakrishnan R
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Hi,

If you have ADMX files then the same method won't apply. You will need to follow the below steps

Locate C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions>>Place the admx files here, now go to en-US folder and place the .adml file there.

Go to start>>run>>gpmc>>open the appropriate policy, the newly added policy will be listed now.
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by:vmich
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I have the file for I/E 10 and it is a adm file..
Does the same apply for the install
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by:Radhakrishnan R
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Hi,

If it is ADM file then you can just add it from policy>>Administrative Templates>>Add/Remove Templates>>Select the location where you have saved (I would personally suggest to copy the adm file to C:\Windows\inf) and add it accordingly.

But it's good if you could add admx files as the 2008 based servers use ADMX templates rather than adm. If you are interested then go ahead and download the file from below link and follow the procedure from my earlier update.
http://www.microsoft.com/en-in/download/details.aspx?id=40905
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by:vmich
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I cant copy  the new file to the folder c:\windows\policypackage\en-us because it keeps telling me I dont have permissions when I am logged in as the domain administrator.
How do i get around this?
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by:PotterJon
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As menitoned by Radhakrishnan Rajayyan, ADMX files will give you more options to restrict IE.
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by:vmich
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I am using the admx files but cant copy the adml file to the en-us folder. It keeps saying I dont have permissions.
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by:Radhakrishnan R
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Could you make sure the location is same as C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions\en-US. As per your update it says "policypackage". I don't think there is such folder in 2008 server.

Also, make sure the security permissions are correct.
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by:vmich
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That was a typo by me.. That is where the folder is and the permissions are correct. I even took ownership of the file but that did not work either..
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by:vmich
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Ok I got the files in there but now I dont see where it should be showing up in the GPO.
I am editing the default domain policy because this is where we want to apply it.
Can you help?
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by:Radhakrishnan R
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Hi,

Glad to know that you have added the files. Go to gpmc>>Right click and edit default domain policy>>Expand "User Configuration">>Policies>>Administrative Templates>>Windows components>>It should be there "Internet Explorer" or similar to that.
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by:vmich
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I see it there but I need it to show up under user\preferences\control panel\internet settings and then right click, not user\policies.
Because  this is where now there are setting for i/e 5,6,7,and 8 but not 9 or 10 which we need 10
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I solved the issue by adding some registry entries in to allow the proxy settings to be avaialble since you cannot do this via the preference with I/E 10 or 11..
This is the settings I had to add to the registry..
ProxyEnable"=dword:00000001
ProxyServer"="10.1.1.12:8080"
ProxyOverride"="http://*.internal.lan;https://*.internal.com;<local
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