Great News. The Group Policy team has published new packages to the Download Center. ADMX Sample files
This download provides two sets of sample files, created in the ADM and ADMX formats.
- Example 1 provides the simplest policy setting without any parameters.
- Example 2 contains an example of all possible parameters for a policy setting.
These files can be loaded into the Group Policy Object Editor on a Windows Vista-based computer.
They are fully functional; the policy settings displayed through the use of these sample files will
configure registry settings under the registry keys “[HKLM|HKCU]SoftwarePoliciesExamples”. The policy settings defined in these files will display in the Group Policy Object Editor under the following categories:
- The ADM file policy settings are found under “[computer|user] configurationClassic Administrative TemplatesExample 1 – Simplest single Group Policy setting” or “[computer|user] configurationClassic Administrative TemplatesExample 2 Policy settings”
- The ADMX file policy settings are found under “[computer|user] configurationAdministrative TemplatesExample 1 – Simplest single Group Policy setting” “[computer|user] or configurationAdministrative TemplatesExample 2 Policy settings”
ADMX schema files
In Windows Vista, Group Policy Object Editor and Group Policy Management Console can obtain registry-based policy
settings from an XML-based administrative template ADMX file. An ADMX file is defined as a set of one language neutral
file (.admx) and associated ADMX language resource files (.adml).The syntax for the ADMX files is defined through the ADMX schema.
WinHelp ADMX files
Administrative Template files are used to populate user interface settings in the Group Policy Object Editor, enabling
administrators to manage registry-based policy settings. This download provides the Group Policy Administrative Template
files for Help for Windows (WinHlp32.exe).