Chapter 7. ADM and ADMX Template Management

You might occasionally wonder, "Where do all those bazillions of policy settings within Administrative Templates come from?" They're not a magical gift from the Group Policy Fairy Godmother—they're encoded inside files within Windows that allow you to do the stuff you want to do. Group Policy has lots of nooks and crannies in which many options can be set. It's likely you'll spend most of your time manipulating the Administrative Templates section. Consequently, you need to know where all these settings come from.

In Windows XP and earlier, the Administrative Templates section is born from ADM files. In Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008, that same section comes from ADMX and ADML files. These templates ...

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