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Administrative templates and Internet Explorer 11

Administrative Templates are made up of a hierarchy of policy categories and subcategories that define how your policy settings appear in the Local Group Policy Editor, including:

  • What registry locations correspond to each setting.

  • What value options or restrictions are associated with each setting.

  • The default value for many settings.

  • Text explanations about each setting and the supported version of Internet Explorer.

For a conceptual overview of Administrative Templates, see Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide.

What are Administrative Templates?

Administrative Templates are XML-based, multi-language files that define the registry-based Group Policy settings in the Local Group Policy Editor. There are two types of Administrative Templates:

  • ADMX. A language-neutral setup file that states the number and type of policy setting, and the location by category, as it shows up in the Local Group Policy Editor.

  • ADML. A language-specific setup file that provides language-related information to the ADMX file. This file lets the policy setting show up in the right language in the Local Group Policy Editor. You can add new languages by adding new ADML files in the required language.

How do I store Administrative Templates?

As an admin, you can create a central store folder on your SYSVOL directory, named PolicyDefinitions. For example, %SystemRoot%\PolicyDefinitions. This folder provides a single, centralized storage location for your Administrative Templates (both ADMX and ADML) files, so they can be used by your domain-based Group Policy Objects (GPOs).

ImportantImportant
Your Group Policy tools use the ADMX files in your store, ignoring any local copies.

For more information about creating a central store, see Scenario 1: Editing the Local GPO Using ADMX Files.

Administrative Templates-related Group Policy settings

When you install Internet Explorer 11, it updates the local administrative files, Inetres.admx and Inetres.adml, both located in the PolicyDefinitions folder.

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You won't see the new policy settings if you try to view or edit your policy settings on a computer that isn't running Internet Explorer 11. To fix this, you can either install Internet Explorer 11, or you can copy the updated Inetres.admx and Inetres.adml files from another computer to the PolicyDefinitions folder on this computer.

Internet Explorer 11 provides these new policy settings, which are editable in the Local Group Policy Editor, and appear in the following policy paths:

  • Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\

  • User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\

 

Catalog Description

Internet Explorer

Turns standard Internet Explorer configurations on and off.

Internet Explorer\Accelerators

Sets up and manages Accelerators.

Internet Explorer\Administrator Approved Controls

Turns ActiveX controls on and off.

Internet Explorer\Application Compatibility

Turns the Cut, Copy, or Paste operations on or off. This setting also requires that URLACTION_SCRIPT_PASTE is set to Prompt.

Internet Explorer\Browser Menus

Shows or hides the Internet Explorer menus and menu options.

Internet Explorer\Corporate Settings

Turns off whether you specify the code download path for each computer.

Internet Explorer\Delete Browsing History

Turns the Delete Browsing History settings on and off.

Internet Explorer\Internet Control Panel

Turns pages on and off in the Internet Options dialog box. Also turns on and off the subcategories that manage settings on the Content, General, Security and Advanced pages.

Internet Explorer\Internet Settings

Sets up and manages the Advanced settings, AutoComplete, Display Settings, and URL Encoding options.

Internet Explorer\Persistence Behavior

Sets up and manages the file size limits for Internet security zones.

Internet Explorer\Privacy

Turns various privacy-related features on and off.

Internet Explorer\Security Features

Turns various security-related features on and off in the browser, Windows Explorer, and other applications.

Internet Explorer\Toolbars

Turns on and off the ability for users to edit toolbars in the browser. You can also set the default toolbar buttons here.

RSS Feeds

Sets up and manages RSS feeds in the browser.

Editing Group Policy settings

Regardless which tool you're using to edit your Group Policy settings, you'll need to follow one of these guides for step-by-step editing instructions:

  • If you're using the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) or the Local Group Policy Editor. See Edit Administrative Template Policy Settings for step-by-step instructions about editing your Administrative Templates.

  • If you're using GPMC with Advanced Group Policy Management (AGPM). See Checklist: Create, Edit, and Deploy a GPO for step-by-step instructions about how to check out a GPO from the AGPM archive, edit it, and request deployment.

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