[windows2000] Download Pick: Vista Group Policy Adm to ADMX Migrator

  • From: "Jim Kenzig ThinHelp.com" <jkenzig@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: THIN <thin@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>, windows2000@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 29 Nov 2006 15:34:47 -0500

A few weeks ago I posted a blog entry about the new Group Policy in Windows
Vista (W2K3 R2 server/Longhorn) and how it uses ADMX files instead of ADM

Microsoft has released a tool to convert your current ADM file into an ADMX
file for use on Vista Group Policy.  It also includes an editor for ADMX
The ADMX Migrator enables you to convert ADM files to the ADMX format and
take advantage of the additional capabilities that it provides. The new
XML-based format includes multilanguage support, an optional centralized
datastore, and version control capabilities.

You can select multiple ADM files for conversion. The ADMX Migrator creates
a unique namespace which you can rename and will display a warning if a
collision is detected due to duplicate names. Also, any items that cannot be
validated against the ADMX schema are preserved in an Unsupported section.
Please note that any annotations in ADM files are removed during the
conversion process.

Additionally, the ADMX Migrator provides an ADMX editor with a graphical
user interface for creating and editing Administrative Templates. You can
select settings from menus rather than entering them manually in a text
file, speeding template creation and reducing the chance for error.
Get the file from the above link.  Also Microsoft last week released the
final version of all of the group policies that will be available for VISTA

Jim Kenzig
Microsoft MVP - Terminal Services
Citrix Technology Professional
Provision Networks VIP
CEO The Kenzig Group
Blog: http://www.techblink.com

Other related posts:

  • » [windows2000] Download Pick: Vista Group Policy Adm to ADMX Migrator