windows server 2008 r2 enterprise migrated to 2019 standard

Mirza Safiullah Baig 21 Reputation points

Hello everyone,

Recently I migrated my PDC 2008r2 enterprise to 2019 standard, everything went fine until I found that the new settings of gpmc.msc in server 2019 are not appearing as they are supposed to.

Like if I want to apply the group policy for all client computers


Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer

Enable Allow the use of remote paths in file shortcut icons

The "File Explorer" option itself is not available, I am sure there are many such options of 2019 which are missing, how do I get the all the available gpo options of server 2019 for gpmc.msc.

Any help will be appreciated.


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  1. Philippe Levesque 5,701 Reputation points MVP


    In case a corrupt .admx exist, did you tried to get the latest Windows 10 ADMX and to upload the content to your SYSVOL\domain-name\Policies\PolicyDefinition's folder ? (\dc-name\SYSVOL\domain-name\Policies\PolicyDefinition)

    The ADMX is here;

    If you have the Windows 11 ADMX some Windows 10 settings can be missing. It all depend on what are the most computer you have inside your AD, Windows 10 or Windows 11.

    Windows 11 ADMX is here;<

    I suggest to take the ADMX that fit more your case here, as the newer ADMX miss some settings for Windows 10 and vice-versa.

    If you dont want to change the policy from your 2019 DC and do an isolated test, you can install the RSAT tool inside your local computer, the ADMX used to create the GPO will be the one that is from the RSAT toolkit. The only thing that would happen is if you open the GPO from the 2019, the missing option will be displayed as registry settings.

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