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Using Administrative Template Files with Registry-Based Group Policy

Updated: October 11, 2004

Applies To: Windows Server 2003

Published: October 11, 2004

This white paper explains the concepts, architecture, and implementation details for registry-based Group Policy in Microsoft® Windows® operating systems. It shows how to create custom Administrative Template (.adm) files and includes a complete reference for the .adm language. In addition, it includes information about changes in .adm files for Windows XP with Service Pack 2 (SP2).

In This White Paper

Introduction (Using Administrative Template Files with Registry-Based Group Policy)

Overview of Registry-Based Policy and Administrative Template Files

Design Considerations for Creating Policy Settings

How to Write a Simple .Adm File for Registry-based Group Policy

Testing Administrative Template Files

Maintaining and Managing .Adm Files

What's New for Administrative Template Files in Windows XP SP2

Language Reference for Administrative Template Files

Related Links (Using Administrative Template Files with Registry-Based Group Policy)

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