[gptalk] Re: ADMX custom base addition

  • From: SCOTT KLASSEN <klas9574@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 11:04:52 -0500

Thanks Alan, I'll take a look at the beta editor.
Scott Klassen

From: syspro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: [gptalk] Re: ADMX 
custom base additionDate: Tue, 15 Jul 2008 07:44:59 +1000

Hi Scott,
I found the same problem. I would consider it as a bug since the SupportedOn 
attribute is not supposed to be a required field. You can get around it by 
adding a SupportedOn entry that is blank.
If you are interested, I have a beta version of my ADM Template editor program 
that you can use to do the generation.
It is downloadable from http://www.sysprosoft.com/adm_download.shtml 
I would agree with Darren that trying to code an ADMX file from scratch is very 
Alan Cuthbertson
 Policy Management Software (Now with ADMX and Preference support):-
ADM Template Editor(Now with ADMX support):-
Policy Log Reporter(Free)

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Scott KlassenSent: Tuesday, 15 July 2008 6:10 AMTo: 
gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: [gptalk] Re: ADMX custom base addition
Thanks Darren for the quick reply.
I am actually using the Migrator/Editor tool to an extent, but hand editing 
after the fact to make a few changes, such as changing the category and policy 
ID’s to make them more user friendly and readable.
The tool doesn’t seem to be able to reference custom base category files, only 
the default built-in ones, so I’m stuck doing some manual editing here as well. 
 I’ll keep massaging this until I get it to work or set it aside and just cope 
with the duplicate nodes.  
For anyone who cares, I contacted FullArmor about that issue in version 1.2 
where the MMC crashes if you click on the Values tab and the response was they 
are working on it for the next release.  They recommended reverting back to the 
1.0 version for now (or you can manually add this section to an ADMX file to 
avoid this issue).
Scott Klassen

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Darren Mar-EliaSent: Monday, July 14, 2008 1:20 PMTo: 
gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: [gptalk] Re: ADMX custom base addition
What I would recommend, frankly, is to use Microsoft’s Free ADMX Editor, that 
comes with the ADMX Migrator. It makes creating ADMX files much simpler than 
doing it by hand. I, personally, have not undertaken manual authoring of ADMX 
files since this tool came out. Its also been updated since the initial release 
to fix some issues people had.
You can get it at: 

From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On 
Behalf Of Scott KlassenSent: Monday, July 14, 2008 11:14 AMTo: 
gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: [gptalk] ADMX custom base addition
 I’m going to create some custom ADMX templates.  I’d like them to all show up 
under a new category (called Custom) in Policies>Administrative Templates.  
Following the ADMX Syntax Reference Guide, I’ve found that if I set the new 
category in each individual ADMX, I’ll wind up with duplicate nodes.  The 
recommendation is to create a new Base ADMX file to define this new Custom 
category, then reference the base from new ADMX policy files.  Following the 
code snippets in the Syntax Guide,  I’ve attempted to create the new base and 
reference it from the example2 admx file, but the new category doesn’t show up 
and I get errors about SupportedOn being undefined.  Does anyone here happen to 
have a working example of a custom base and an admx policy file that references 
it I could take a look at?
Scott Klassen

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