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I am just starting to use the group policy editor in windows server 2012. I wanted to change the WSUS server and Internet Explorer settings. However, the group policies are completely different from Windows 2008. After some research I found out about the central store. I copied all the admx and adml files from my windows 2008 server and now I have a lot more policies to edit. However I have noting for WSUS or setting IE defaults. I do not even have a windows components folderin my administrative policies. I copied the wsusadmin.admx file from windows 2008 to windows 2012 but each time I open the policy I get a parsing error. How do I get to set my WSUS and IE settings again on Windows 2012?
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You should copy over the ADMX and ADML files from C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions on your 2012 server to the Group Policy Central Store (\\domain.com\SYSVOL\domain.com\Policies\PolicyDefinitions\) to resolve these issues, as the 2012 files will still work for previous versions of Windows.

When you do this though, you will have to avoid using GPMC on the 2008 server as it won't understand some of the newer 2012 ADMX files and will end up giving you error messages.
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That did it!. Thanks. I was copying the files from my Windows 2008 server figuring the Windows 2012 server already had everything. Thanks for the help!
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