[gptalk] Re: ADMX and Co-existence with Pre-Vista/2k8

  • From: "Shudnow, Elan" <Elan.Shudnow@xxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: "gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx" <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 17:44:23 -0600

So let me give a real world example to make sure I understand it correctly.

I go onto Server 2008, create the GPO in GPMC which creates the ADMX.


1.       Further modifications of this GPO will need to be modified in Server 
2008 due to the GPO creating an ADMX.  Correct?

2.       If deployed at the root domain, XP clients and Server 2003 clients 
will still apply this GPO as long as the settings modified in Server 2008 GPMC  
are available in XP.  Correct?  If so, what happens if the GPO you created 
contain options that are only available Vista but also contain options 
available in XP?  Will XP fail at applying this GPO or will it only apply the 
options it knows about and simply ignore the rest of the options only available 
in Vista?

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Nelson, Jamie R
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 5:38 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: ADMX and Co-existence with Pre-Vista/2k8

It should not affect the actual application of policy to a system, you just 
won't be able to edit ADMX based policies on anything other than Server 2008 or 
Vista.

The actual policy settings are not contained in the ADM/ADMX files themselves. 
They are just a roadmap that tells the Group Policy Object Editor console how 
to edit the registry.pol file in the GPO.

Hope this clears it up for you.


Jamie Nelson | Systems Engineer | Systems Support, Information Technology | I N 
T E G R I S Health | Phone 405.552.0903 | 
http://www.integrisok.com<http://www.integrisok.com/>

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Shudnow, Elan
Sent: Monday, January 28, 2008 5:25 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] ADMX and Co-existence with Pre-Vista/2k8

So let's say I decide to implement Server 2008 and will be co-existing with 
Server 2003 for a while and 50% of my clients are XP and 50% are Vista.

Vista and Server 2008 support ADMX and I know I'll need to use Server 2008 to 
manage the ADMX files.  My question is, if I use Server 2008 to create a GPO, I 
know it will be created in ADMX and if I use Server 2003 to create a GPO, it'll 
be in ADM.

My question is, if I do use Server 2008 to create the ADMX at the root of the 
domain so it applies to all computers in the entire domain, how will the XP 
clients and Server 2003 servers look at this ADMX?  Will it just ignore it?  Is 
there a patch to make Server 2003 and XP machines understand how to apply ADMX? 
 What is the end result?

Thanks,
Elan
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