Applies To: Windows Server 2008
The parentCategory element specifies the location of the category in relationship to its parent category in the Group Policy Object Editor tree structure.
References a previously defined category.
There are no child elements associated with this element.
If the parentCategory element is omitted, the Group Policy Object Editor will display the category element under the Administrative Templates node. You cannot define more than one parentCategory for a category element.
This XML fragment is an example of a custom parentCategory element that is assumed to be declared inside the same .admx file as the element being referenced.
<parentCategory ref="SAMPLE" />
This XML fragment is an example of how to define a parentCategory element referencing the category defined in the Windows base file, Windows.admx.
<parentCategory ref="windows:WindowsComponents" />