When creating a Central Store for .admx policies, what happens to the .adm files?

Bowness, David 0 Reputation points
2023-12-04T18:57:13.7166667+00:00

Hello All, we are late to the game with creating a Group Policy Central Store. I understand creating the PolicyDefinitions folder under the current Policies folder on the DC. I understand copying local .admx and .adml files from one of the most recent client machines that may have downloaded the latest files for say Windows 11. What I don't understand is what to do, if anything, with the .adm files currently in the Policies folder; Do I just leave them there; Do I move them to the new PolicyDefinitions folder? Please help me understand this, Thanks!

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  1. Daisy Zhou 21,121 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor
    2023-12-06T03:08:30.3333333+00:00

    Hi Bowness, David,

    The adm files should locate by below path:

    Windos\SYSVOL\domain\sysvol\domain\policies\policydefinitions

    If you confirmed the adm files which you want to apply has been downloaded to the correct path, you can delete other adm files in other path.

    The PolicyDefinitions folder on the Windows domain controller stores all .admx files and .adml files for all languages enabled on the client computer. The ADMX files should be installed on the domain controllers and copied to the “central store”.

    I hope the information above is helpful.

    If you have any question or concern, please feel free to let us know.

    Best regard,

    Daisy Zhou


  2. Bowness, David 0 Reputation points
    2023-12-08T14:29:19.57+00:00

    Daisy, can you please review my recent comments that were added? Once you respond I will mark the question as 'answered'


  3. Bowness, David 0 Reputation points
    2023-12-08T15:31:59.0266667+00:00

    Daisy, can you please review my recent comments that were added? Once you respond I will mark the question as 'answered'

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  4. Bowness, David 0 Reputation points
    2024-01-02T14:45:28.4766667+00:00

    Still awaiting confirmation that my current group policy objects SHOULD be moved to the following path once I create it; "Windos\SYSVOL\domain\sysvol\domain\policies\policydefinitions" and then place .admx and .adml files in their appropriate folder.

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