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    ADMX files.

    Hi,

    I have never used ADMX files before but need to for Office 2013. I am looking at this guide - Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide

    Under "To populate the central store" using a central store. Do I need to do this or can I just drop in the ADMX files I have downloaded for office.

    Also just to confirm this wont have an impact on the use of ADM files on the domain?

    Thanks

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    With Office 2010, it was just a case of copying the Office ADMX files along with the en-US folder into C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions on your DC. It won't change other policy files you have.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    With Office 2010, it was just a case of copying the Office ADMX files along with the en-US folder into C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions on your DC. It won't change other policy files you have.
    This is exactly what I did as well but using the Office 2013 ADMX files

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    So i dont need to copy other stuff like in the guide?

    Thanks

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    You only need the centralstore if using 2012 GPOs on 2008 R2 for example, as you can't overwrite existing Windows ADMX files.

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    Great thanks for the help

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    @Michael now i have put the files in there i can see them in the GPO but the rest of the policy settings (the usual Windows ones) are all missing. If i remove the ADMX files its all back to normal. Is that normal please?
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    No that doesn't sound right I must admit.... what server OS are you using? 2012 or 2008 R2?

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    You need to populate the central store: copy everything (files and folders) from the %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions folder on the server to the central store.

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    Which GPO settings do you guys need the office 2013 ADMX for? I found that the office customisation tool did everything I needed, am I missing something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by gavlar View Post
    Which GPO settings do you guys need the office 2013 ADMX for? I found that the office customisation tool did everything I needed, am I missing something?
    Some settings required in outlook. Some settings are different for some users than others.
    @FishCustard thanks for the tip. If i upgrade to another OS like Windows 8.1 would i just overwrite those files?
    @Michael Server 2012, only a handful of 2008 R2 boxes left.

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    It's also not great practice having a central store on the root of your DC.

    Nothing quite like a corrupted OS to mess up the templates and replicate round your environment

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefox View Post
    It's also not great practice having a central store on the root of your DC.

    Nothing quite like a corrupted OS to mess up the templates and replicate round your environment
    If it got to that point it would corrupt the whole of AD surely?

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    We don't store the AD database on the root of the DC either, that would def be bad practice

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    How do you mean root? The same drive as the OS? If so we dont do that either.



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