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Requirements for Editing Group Policy Objects Using ADMX Files

The following sections describe specific computer setups required for editing either the local GPO or domain-based GPOs using ADMX files. This document assumes you understand the basic concepts of Group Policy and using the Group Policy Management Console.

Local Group Policy Object Editing Requirements

While editing the local GPO, you must use a Windows Vista-based computer to view policy settings from ADMX files.

Domain-Based Group Policy Object Editing Requirements

In order to be able to create and edit domain-based GPOs with the latest Group Policy settings using ADMX files, you should have the following configuration:

  • A working Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003, or Windows 2000 domain using name resolution through a DNS server.
  • A Windows Vista computer to view policy settings from ADMX files while editing the domain-based GPO.
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