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I have never used ADMX files before but need to for Office 2013. I am looking at this guide ...
17th July 2013, 03:20 PM #1
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?
17th July 2013, 03:27 PM #2
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.
17th July 2013, 03:45 PM #3
- Rep Power
This is exactly what I did as well but using the Office 2013 ADMX files
Originally Posted by Michael
17th July 2013, 03:55 PM #4
So i dont need to copy other stuff like in the guide?
17th July 2013, 04:06 PM #5
You only need the centralstore if using 2012 GPOs on 2008 R2 for example, as you can't overwrite existing Windows ADMX files.
17th July 2013, 04:15 PM #6
Great thanks for the help
17th July 2013, 04:32 PM #7
@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?
Last edited by FN-GM; 17th July 2013 at 04:39 PM.
18th July 2013, 01:01 AM #8
No that doesn't sound right I must admit.... what server OS are you using? 2012 or 2008 R2?
18th July 2013, 01:10 AM #9
You need to populate the central store: copy everything (files and folders) from the %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions folder on the server to the central store.
Thanks to FishCustard from:
18th July 2013, 01:59 AM #10
- Rep Power
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?
18th July 2013, 08:42 AM #11
Some settings required in outlook. Some settings are different for some users than others.
Originally Posted by gavlar
@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.
6th August 2013, 10:19 AM #12
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
6th August 2013, 10:22 AM #13
If it got to that point it would corrupt the whole of AD surely?
Originally Posted by Firefox
6th August 2013, 10:23 AM #14
We don't store the AD database on the root of the DC either, that would def be bad practice
6th August 2013, 11:09 AM #15
How do you mean root? The same drive as the OS? If so we dont do that either.
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