[gptalk] Re: Office 2007 ADMs

  • From: "Robert Mariani" <rmariani@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Tue, 17 Apr 2007 10:30:22 +1000 (EST)

Alan and Darren,  Thank you very much for the infomation.

I have created
a test GPO and linked one of the ADMs and whadda ya know it replicates through 
the ADM
folder in the SYSVol directory and can be edited from any DC with the GP 

As always great and reliable information - now back to the testing, keep it


On Tue, April 17, 2007 9:59 am, Darren
Mar-Elia said: 

Just to jump in and add a bit
to what Alan said:

ADM files should reside in
c:\windows\inf, not c:\windows\system32\inf. As Alan said, anything you see 
c:\windows\system32\grouppolicy only relates to the local GPO and not 
domain-based ones.
Also, just to put a fine point on it, by default, when you have GP Editor open 
focused on a GPO (domain-based or local), when you add ADMs using the Add/Remove
Template option, they are automatically copied up to the SYSVOL portion
of the GPO (if it&rsquo;s a domain-based GPO) and so you don&rsquo;t have to do 
explicit other than add them into GP Editor. If you wanted to add those ADMs to 
GPOs at once, you could either manually copy them up to the SYSVOL portion of 
the GPO or
just bring up GP Editor on each GPO and add/remove templates for each. 

Of course, all this changes in


From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Alan &
Sent: Monday, April 16, 2007 4:53 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re:
Office 2007 ADMs



Hi Robert,

It really isn&rsquo;t that hard
to do, but to answer your questions:-

The way I like to do it is to
load the ADM templates only into the Polices that you want to use them in. When 
you do
this, it is placed in the ADM directory on the sysvol under the directory tree 
for that
policy. They are then automatically replicated to all DC&rsquo;s. I also like 
to delete
those that are not used. 

C:\windows\system32\inf is the
location where Microsoft puts all of the available Templates. When you use 
GPEdit to set
polices on the local machine, any ADM Template you add is placed in

admfiles.ini. lists the list of
ADM Templates that have been loaded, although I am not sure what the =1 means.

Here are a couple of references
that might help&hellip;



I can&rsquo;t
really help much on what settings to apply&hellip; I haven&rsquo;t done it 

Alan Cuthbertson

Policy Management Software:-

ADM Template Editor:-

Policy Log Reporter(Free)


From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Robert Mariani
Sent: Monday, 16 April 2007 1:50 PM
Subject: [gptalk] Office 2007 ADMs


Hi All,
The painful task of deploying office
2007 has fallen into my lap.

Since a customised GPO deployment is not really
supported for Office 2007 I though i would take a look at the adms supplied to 
see what
can be configured via gpo.

Well it seems as though pretty much most of the
options can be configured post install with a GPO for each program or computer.

My question is this. Since im kinda new to custom loaded adms (other than the 
windows/user ones) - is there a standard for how they are used? ie do they need 
reside in a particular directory? Do people link them on the fly when creating 
a new
GPO? Do all adms need to copied out to all DC's?

I have noticed that windows
*.adm files reside in the following locations:


there is also a little file called
admfiles.ini in the C:\WINDOWS\system32\GroupPolicy\Adm -> it looks like it 
the default adms to load for new policies 

I have sucessfully added/linked an
office 2007 adm and can see the configuration options - what things to think 

Kind regards
Robert Mariani


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