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Microsoft® Windows® Group Policy Guide by William R. Stanek, Derek Melber, Darren Mar-Elia, The Microsoft Group Policy Team

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Using .adm File Language

If you have a custom registry value that you need to distribute and configure to all computers in the organization or just a select few computers in the organization, you should use custom .adm files. To create these files, you must use and understand the .adm file language. Don’t fret—the language is simple and easy to pick up. This section will give you all of the information you need to create your own .adm files for importing into a GPO.

Structure of an .adm File

An .adm file is designed for two functions. The first function is to create the interface within the Group Policy Object Editor for the registry values that you want configured on users or machines targeted by a GPO. This formatting is the same for all .adm ...

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