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    Do you have a central ADMX store? Usually in - \\DOMAINNAME\SYSVOL\DOMAINNAME\Policies\PolicyDefi nitions

    You may have to copy over updated ADMX templates.

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    Thanks for the reply,
    In our "Policies" folder we have folders for each GP with a long name, e.g. {2BDB3A41-FEC3-4374-8122-49D1A37887C3}. But no folder within called "PolicyDefinitions"
    Is this something that I was supposed to have setup?

    Thanks again

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    Yes, go into the windows folder on your win 7 machine with RSAT. Copy the policy definitions folder over to the domain\sysvol\domain\policies folder. This will be your central ADMX store. Every time you make a change to the win 7 policies on your machine you will need to copy the policy definitions folder again. This allows your win 7 machines to pick up GPO settings on a win 2k3 server environment.

    Hope that helps.

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    I've not seen this problem on any of my networks. I'm deploying both network drives and printers via GPO with no scripts.

    Four questions come to mind:

    Are you running Windows 7 SP1?

    Are you deploying printers using GPP, GPO or a logon/startup script?

    Are you using logon scripts or GPP to map network drives?

    And whichever method, are you using the FQDN to map network drives?

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    Cheers, I have done this and no extra GPs have been displayed.
    All win7 GPs have been working fine for other windows 7 machines without having a central store.?

    I dont even have the "Logging and Tracing" sub folder.... Do I need to update the store somehow??

    Thanks
    Tim


    EDIT:
    I downloaded the pack from M$ and updated the policy store. Now I see the additional GPs...
    Right now to test..

    THANKS ALL!
    Last edited by burgemaster; 5th December 2011 at 02:55 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denon101 View Post
    Yes, go into the windows folder on your win 7 machine with RSAT. Copy the policy definitions folder over to the domain\sysvol\domain\policies folder. This will be your central ADMX store. Every time you make a change to the win 7 policies on your machine you will need to copy the policy definitions folder again. This allows your win 7 machines to pick up GPO settings on a win 2k3 server environment.

    Hope that helps.
    There is no need to copy the policies over every time you make a change. The ADMX files are simply the templates from which the group policy manager reads information from.

    The only time you would need to update the ADMX files is if new policies were created in a service pack / update.

    Simon

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    Ah, well I always use a belt and braces approach. Good to know though.

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