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    Server 2008 DC & 2008R2 DC - GPO :(

    Ok I had 1 DC running Server 2008 + Exchange 2007, Exchange was only being used by staff and Y6 pupils so I didn't need (nor was I given a budget) to install EX2k7 on another server.

    Now 2 years on I needed to "control" my Win 7 machines... So I install Server 2008R2 and promote to DC. (Both are 64bit)

    I now have a 2008 functional domain level, with 1x 2008 and 1x 2008R2 DC's replicating.

    My problem is that I cannot set a central policy store, I create the folder, it replicates, I open gpmc on the R2 box and it thows up errors about not being able to fine ADMX files etc.
    I open gpmc on the 2008 box and there are NO group policy objectes at all, no domain listed under the Site etc.

    I assume this is because 2008 and 2008R2 use different versions of adm(x) files?

    I cannot De-promote the 2008box as its got Exchange installed, just the same I cannot upgrade it to R2 with exchange installed.

    I'm considering offloading our Exchange to live@edu but this is a long term project, not somthing I have time for at the moment.

    Any suggestions?

    GPO's taken from the R2 box work fine (still nothing on the 2008 box mind) but I can't controll Office 2010 etc from the std adm files.

    thanks for reading

    Pooley

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    After making the folder have you copied the r2 admx files into the dir?

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    Yep, Ill post some screen shots now

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    Ahh scrub that "yep" above, I had forgotten to copy the R2 admx files into the store, I was only copying the office admx files.

    Let the normal idiotry continue.

    Thanks mate

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