SBS2003 and the Office 2003 Resource Kit ADM templates

Discussion in 'Windows Small Business Server' started by Karl Middleton, May 14, 2004.

  1. Good afternoon NG,

    We run SBS2k3 Premium and use Office 2003 Professional on our workstations.

    I recently loaded the Office Resource Kit to get the ADM templates in order
    to set our Office to run under Group Policies.

    Now when I go into
    ain.local/DefaultDomainsPolicy Settings tab, the report generated says:

    "The adm file
    4F9}\Adm\WORD11.ADM is not in a valid format and must be replaced. A string
    is expected at line 818"

    Opening up the WORD11.ADM file at the location specified shows that line 818
    is one of the dropdown options for the File SaveAs filetype (specifically
    *.txt). The syntax matches the other options for filetypes so I can't see
    why the report generated would error out the WORD11.ADM file.

    This is a nuisance because I use that report to quickly identify Group
    Policy items that have been applied to an SBS Server without having to wade
    through millions of options looking for them.

    How do I fix this? Does MS have a replacement WORD11.ADM file that does not
    generate this error?

    Any help appreciated.

    Karl from Oz.
    Karl Middleton, May 14, 2004
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  2. From the google files......

    Hello Edward,

    This is a known (but pretty new) issue. it has been confirmed that there is
    a problem with that template. Below are the directions to resolve this

    1) Opened the Word11.adm in GPMC:
    a) The misbehaving entry is under:

    KEYNAME Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Options
    PART "Save Word files as" DROPDOWNLIST
    VALUENAME DefaultFormat
    b) The misbehaving entry resides on Line 818:

    NAME "Plain Text (*.txt)"

    VALUE "Text"

    2) Remove the misbehaving line from the Word11.adm and saved the modified
    3) Reload the modified Word11.adm via the GPMC.
    a) SUCCESS!! Confirm the removal of the line resolves the issue.

    Buz Brodin
    MCSE NT4 / Win2K
    Microsoft Enterprise Domain Support

    Get Secure! -

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    Susan Bradley, CPA aka Ebitz - SBS Rocks [MVP], May 14, 2004
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  3. Karl Middleton

    Tom Guest

    Just change line 818 to the following

    NAME "Plain Text (*.txt)" VALUE "Txt


    Berlin, Germany
    Tom, May 18, 2004
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