Group Policy Templates (.ADMX) removed in Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016


In this blog, you will find the list of Group Policy settings (.ADMX) that are removed in Windows 10, version 1607 and Windows Server 2016. If you need to restore them, you can download and install the Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10. The Notes section below has more details.

Special thanks to Brian Lich and Ajay Sarkaria for helping build the list.

ADMX file

Policy name

Policy scope

Policy path

Notes

windowsdefender.admx

Define the rate of detection events for logging

Machine

Windows Components\Windows Defender\Network Inspection System

Network Inspection System was deprecated and disabled in Windows 8 and later.

windowsdefender.admx

IP address range Exclusions

Machine

Windows Components\Windows Defender\Network Inspection System\Exclusions

Network Inspection System was deprecated and disabled in Windows 8 and later.

windowsdefender.admx

Port number Exclusions

Machine

Windows Components\Windows Defender\Network Inspection System\Exclusions

Network Inspection System was deprecated and disabled in Windows 8 and later.

windowsdefender.admx

Process Exclusions for outbound traffic

Machine

Windows Components\Windows Defender\Network Inspection System\Exclusions

Network Inspection System was deprecated and disabled in Windows 8 and later.

windowsdefender.admx

Threat ID Exclusions

Machine

Windows Components\Windows Defender\Network Inspection System\Exclusions

Network Inspection System was deprecated and disabled in Windows 8 and later.

windowsdefender.admx

Turn on Information Protection Control

Machine

Windows Components\Windows Defender\Real-time Protection

This policy did not configure anything and was never used.

windowsdefender.admx

Turn on network protection against exploits of known vulnerabilities

Machine

Windows Components\Windows Defender\Real-time Protection

Network Inspection System was deprecated and disabled in Windows 8 and later.

windowsdefender.admx

Configure local setting override to turn off Intrusion Prevention System

Machine

Windows Components\Windows Defender\Real-time Protection

Intrusion Prevention System is not used with Windows Defender.

explorer.admx

Turn off soft landing help tips

User

Windows Components\File Explorer

This policy has been replaced with Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Cloud content > Do not show Windows tips

 

tpm.admx

Turn on TPM backup to Active Directory Domain Services

Machine

System\Trusted Platform Module Services

This policy is not related to backing up the BitLocker recovery key and does not affect BitLocker in any way.

windowsupdate.admx

Defer upgrade

Machine

Windows Components\Windows Update

For Windows 10, version 1607, use the following instead:

  • Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Defer Windows Updates > Select when Feature Updates are received
  •  Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update > Defer Windows Updates > Select when Quality Updates are received

If you want to defer upgrade for Windows 10, version 1511, you should download and install the Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10.

 

Until next time,


| Kaushik Ainapure
| Solution Asset Program Manager
| Windows & Azure

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