New Group Policy posts to the Microsoft Download Center


Great News. The Group Policy team has published new packages to the Download Center. ADMX Sample files

(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=86092)

Overview
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

(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=86094)

Overview
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

(http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=86095)

Overview
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).

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