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Group Policy - Trying to use Outlook 2013 ADMX in Server 2008 R2


I am trying to use an ADMX that I have downloaded from MS for managing Outlook 2013.  The DC is Server 2008 R2.  

I have downloaded the template and placed a copy in the SYSVOL\...\PolicyDefinitions.

When I attempt to edit a GPO I get a parsing error.  I am sure this is due to the GP tools in 2008 R2 not be recent enough to comprehend the settings in the ADMX.

Is there a way around this?  Is there a more up to date GP tools download?  Or would I need to use RSAT on a more recent OS on a PC?

Any help would be much appreciated.

NB - The actual task I am trying to achieve is to disable manual signature in Outlook 2013 so that Exclaimer can perform the addition of signatures.
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Hi. Try to install Outlook 2013 to server, and look to settings in the ADMX then.

Thanks. I will give that a try and get back to you.


I have just installed Outlook 2013 on the 2008 server and still get the parsing error.

Do you have all OS updates installed on 2008 server?
It would appear that the solution is to be logged on as the domain administrator or else it lets you drop the ADMx into the folder but when you edit the GPO you get the parsing error.

Who knew...???

Lesson learnt there!


No other solutions worked.