Domain-Based GPOs with ADMX Files for Windows 7
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Domain-Based GPOs with ADMX Files for Windows 7

by ManU » Sat Oct 31, 2009 8:10 pm

Domain-Based GPOs with ADMX Files for Windows 7

Create a Central Store
The central store is a folder structure created in the Sysvol directory on the domain controllers in each domain in your organization.

To create the central store
1. Create the root folder for the central store %systemroot%\sysvol\domain\policies\PolicyDefinitions on your domain controller.
2. Create a subfolder of %systemroot%\sysvol\domain\policies\PolicyDefinitions for each language your Group Policy administrators will use.

For example, to create a subfolder for U.S. English, create the subfolder:
%systemroot%\sysvol\domain\policies\PolicyDefinitions\EN-US

Populate the Central Store with ADMX Files
The procedure shows how to populate the central store using command line syntax from the Domain Controller.

1. Open a command prompt
2. To copy ADMX files from your workstation to the central store on your domain controller using the xcopy command, type:
xcopy %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions\* %logonserver%\sysvol\%userdnsdomain%\policies\PolicyDefinitions\
3. To copy all ADMX language resource files from your Windows Vista administrative workstation to the central store on your domain controller using the xcopy command, type:
xcopy %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions\EN-US\* %logonserver%\sysvol\%userdnsdomain%\policies\PolicyDefinitions\EN-US\

Edit the Administrative Template Policy Settings in the Domain-Based GPOs
You can edit GPOs only using ADMX files on a Windows 7-based computer.

To edit administrative template policy settings using ADMX files
1. To open the Group Policy Management Console on a Windows 7 machine, click Start, click Run, then type GPMC.msc
2. To create a new GPO to edit, right-click the Group Policy objects node and select New.
3. Type a name for the GPO and click OK.
4. Expand the Group Policy objects node.
5. Right-click the name of the GPO you created and click Edit.
6. The Group Policy Object Editor automatically reads all ADMX files stored in the central store. When there is no central store, the Group Policy Object Editor reads the local versions of the ADMX files used by the local GPO on your Windows 7 administrative machine.
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