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Microsoft releases V2 of the Windows 1803 Administrative Templates Pack

Back in May 2018 Microsoft released the Windows 1803 ADMX/ADML file pack . This was par for the course as with each release of Windows Microsoft would also release a new version of the ADMX/ADML Administrative Templates Pack.  However, the release in May could cause an error in GPMC if you had previously had an old version of the SerachOCR.ADMX…

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How to fix SearchOCS.ADMX Error after upgrade to Windows 1803 ADMX files

With the recent release of the Windows 10 1803 Microsoft also released a new version of the ADMX/ADML files that corresponds to the new Group Polices with the OS (see https://www.grouppolicy.biz/2018/05/administrative-template-for-windows-10-1803/ ) . Normally upgrading these policy files are as simple overwriting them into your “PolicyDefinitions” folder in your SYSVOL. However the SearchOCR.ADMX file that is not part of the…

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How to Disable SMB1 using Group Policy Administrative Templates

How to disable SMB1 on Windows using the ADMX/ADML files released by Microsoft.

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Managing ADMX and ADML files for Windows 10

How to manage missing Group Policy settings with the new ADMX/ADML files from Microsoft.

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Microsoft Releases ADMX Version History Spreadsheet

Microsoft has released a spreadsheet that tracks the changes between different releases of Group Policy ADMX files.

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Office 2016 Administration Templates and Conversion Tool

In case you missed it the Office 2016 ADMX templates are no longer part of the Office Resource Kit like previous version. You can download the ADMX files here https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=49030 Also, if you have a bunch of Office 2013 GPO setting you want to copy across to Office 2016 policy you can also there is a PowerShell script on GitHub…

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Updated: Windows 8.1 Update and Windows Server 2012 R2 Update Administrative Templates ADMX/ADML pack

Update: I had discovered that this original ADMX template were missing some Internet Explore 11 Group Policy settings. As a result the ADMX/ADML pack has now been re-released but can be downloaded using the same link below. Microsoft has just released the Administrative Templates (ADMX/ADML) files that allow you to configure their newest Group Policy Administrative Template setting for Windows…

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Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 Administrative Templates (ADMX)

Microsoft has just released the Administrative Templates (ADMX/ADML) files that allow you to configure their newest Group Policy Administrative Template setting for Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 on down level Operating Systems. To be clear this just enables you to edit the Group Policy objects on a down level computer, not make them apply. To install both of…

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