Group Policy ADM files

Discussion in 'Active Directory' started by MartinHTN, Nov 15, 2004.

  1. MartinHTN

    MartinHTN Guest


    I was reading;en-us;816662
    and and just need some verification
    on a few things. I understand that if I have XP SP2 installed on my
    workstation and use it to edit my Windows Server 2003 domain's GPOs, the ADM
    files on my PC will get copied to the DC.

    1) If another admin who does not have XP SP2 installed edits the domain
    GPOs, he will not see all the XP SP2-specific settings, even if he's logged
    on locally to the DC, correct?
    2) Even if the XP SP2-specific GPO settings are not visible, they will still
    be active and apply to XP SP2 clients, correct? The settings are actually
    stored in the GPC in AD, so deleting the ADM files in the GPT would have no
    affect on the application of the GPO settings?
    3) If I wanted to manually update the DC with the newer XP SP2 ADM files,
    can I just copy them to the DC's %systemroot%\inf folder?

    Thank you.
    MartinHTN, Nov 15, 2004
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  2. Hi Martin

    1. Correct. The settings which appear in the policy editor are drawn from
    the .adm files residing in %windir%\inf, not the copy in SYSVOL.

    2. Correct. If you edit the policy from a machine with .adm files that are
    time stamped later than the version sitting in SYSVOL, they will be replaced
    (this can be changed but it's not the best idea).

    3. You can download and install an MSI from:

    Be aware of:

    842933 "The following entry in the [strings] section is too long and has

    Mark Renoden [MSFT]
    Windows Platform Support Team

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    Mark Renoden [MSFT], Nov 15, 2004
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