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Administrative Templates included with this version of Windows

Updated: January 21, 2005

Applies To: Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 R2, Windows Server 2003 with SP1, Windows Server 2003 with SP2

Administrative Templates included with this version of Windows

Five Administrative Templates (.adm) files are included with this version of Windows. The following table contains a brief description of each of the .adm files. For more information about .adm files, see Administrative Templates.

 

Administrative Template Description Help for Administrative Templates policy settings

System.adm

System settings

System settings

Inetres.adm

Internet Explorer settings

Internet Explorer settings

Wmplayer.adm

Windows Media Player settings. This tool is not available on the Itanium-based versions of the Windows operating systems. This tool is not available on the x64-based versions of the Windows operating systems.

Windows Media Player settings

Conf.adm

NetMeeting settings. This tool is not available on the Itanium-based versions of the Windows operating systems. This tool is not available on the x64-based versions of the Windows operating systems.

NetMeeting settings

Wuau.adm

Windows Update settings.

Windows Update settings

When you add an .adm file to Group Policy, as described in Add or remove an Administrative Template (.adm file), by default only the settings that are contained in the genuine Group Policy trees (the trees that correspond to the reserved Group Policy registry areas) are visible in the console.

If you want to change this default behavior and make not only Group Policy settings but also the older System Policy settings visible, see Filter the view provided by Administrative Templates. Clear the Only show policy settings that can be fully managed check box, as described in that procedure. Your ability to clear this check box in the Filtering dialog box is subject to the Enforce Show Policies Only Group Policy setting.

When you make preference settings appear in Group Policy Object Editor, the icons for these settings are colored red. The icons for true Group Policy settings are colored blue.

Important

  • It is highly recommended that you do not use System Policy-type .adm files when you manage client computers running Windows 2000 Professional, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP 64-bit Edition (Itanium), or Windows Server 2003 operating systems because this can lead to undesirably persistent registry settings. For more information, see Migration Issues.

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