GPO Templates for IE 11

I have downloaded the templates for IE11 and copied the admx file into the PolicyDefinitions folder on my Server 2008 R2 Domain Controller.

I still do not see the GPP option for IE11 in the User Preferences.

What am I doing wrong?
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Joseph MoodyBlogger and wearer of all hats.Commented:
I assume you are talking about the Group Policy Preferences - if so, there are no updates for that. The IE10 settings will apply to IE 11. You can test that by creating your preference and then right clicking on the item - display XML. Look for version. The upper limit should go past 11.
BSModlinAuthor Commented:
Can you send me the proper link and instructions on how to download and install the files....
BSModlinAuthor Commented:
I went here to download:

It comes with these instructions, and yet I am still confused... Sorry for all the questions but I cannot seem to get it to work..... Look at the instructions for Server 2008 R2.  How do I go about making that happen:

Windows Server 2003:
Copy inetres.adm into %WINDIR%\inf\
Open the Group Policy Editor
Click Start, click Run, type gpedit.msc, and then click OK.
Expand Local Computer Policy, expand Computer Configuration.
Right click on Administrative Templates. If you see Inetres template on this list, click Remove, and then click Close.
Right click on Administrative Templates and click on Add/Remove Templates. Click Add and locate inetres.adm in %WINDIR%\inf\ and click Open to add it again. Then click Close.

Windows Server 2012:

The Internet Explorer 10 Administrative Template files (interes.admx and inetres.adml) are already installed.

Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1:
If you install Internet Explorer 10, the Administrative Template files (interes.admx and inetres.adml) will be installed automatically.
If you do not install Internet Explorer 10, you can download the Internet Explorer 10 Administrative Template files here: Follow the instructions as described in the following article:

Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2008 R2:

You can download the Internet Explorer 10 Administrative Template files here: Follow the instructions as described in the following article:
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BSModlinAuthor Commented:
Rodney BarnhardtServer AdministratorCommented:
I had a similar issue. I opened a case with Microsoft. They told me the templates would only work if we had a 2012 DC, which we do not have installed. Since I was mainly wanting it to publish IE favorite shortcuts, they showed me a work around. Below are the final notes from the case:

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In order to get GP Preferences for IE 10 and 11,

U need to use any member server \ workstation of win 8.1 \ 2012 R2 and install RSAT on that machine (GPMC needs to be installed)

After that you can use user configuration \ GP Preferences from that machine for IE 10 which will also work for IE 11

No need to upgrade DC to 2012 for that as far as I know

With IE 10 and above, these explorers do not understand conventional IE maintenance and GPO on 2012 R2 \ 8.1 will gave you IE Preferences for IE 5 to IE 11
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