Group policy parsing error with windows 2008 SP2 and windows 2012 DC

We are currently running a Windows 2008 SP2 Domain Controller & Windows 2012 Domain Controller. When we observe the administrative template from windows 2008 SP DC below is the output from gpmc.msc

We are currently running a Windows 2008 SP2 Domain Controller & my co-worker added the Windows 7 Templates to Group Policy but now we are getting errors & seems as things are not applying correcting.  See Error Below:

 Expected one of the following possible element(s), <text>, <decimalTextBox>, <textBox>, <checkBox>, <comboBox>, <dropdownList>, <listBox>, but found <multiTextBox> instead. File \\\sysvol\\Policies\PolicyDefinitions\en-US\terminalserver-Server.adml, line 198, column 60
 Encountered an unknown error while parsing (error = 0x87400001): -2025848831 (0x87400001) File \\\sysvol\\Policies\PolicyDefinitions\terminalserver-Server.admx, line 9, column 41

And when view from 2012 DC following the output:
Policy definition (ADMX files) retrived from the central store.  I can see the policy setting configured for the GPO.

But the  policy setting are not getting applied to the server. Any advice on how to sort and correct the issue would be thankful.
Suryanarayan Balakrishnan IyerSenior ConsultantAsked:
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ADMX file you added is not compatible for 2008 DC
If you are able to see it from 2012 DC, then make GPO changes on 2012 DC and see if its applying effectively on required user / computer (win7 example)
Suryanarayan Balakrishnan IyerSenior ConsultantAuthor Commented:
Hi Mahesh,

Thanks. I have tried creating a policy from 2012, but I still see the policy setting is not getting applied.

I observed under User configuration - Administrative Templates is not working.
There is a blog post on this from the MS AD DS team here. For example:

Windows Server 2008 R2 ADMX file, in this example the TerminalServer-Server.adml, contains an unknown element named <multiTextBox>. This element represents the REG_MULTI_SZ implementation that is new with Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2. Newer ADMX files can contain new features, which older Group Policy Tools may not understand. This is why it is always a best practice to use the latest Group Policy Tools to manage Group Policy. Backwards compatibility is an important aspect of Group Policy; however, forward compatibility is not.

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