Group Policy – How to Configure the Central ADMX Store

Well as you might notice Group Policy management currently is my favorite topic. I’ve been doing GPOs since the year 2000, then for a long while due to my job role I haven’t been doing a lot with GPOs, but that didn’t matter since there wasn’t too much changing in that space except that with each OS release the number of GPO settings has been growing.

But since the introduction of Windows Vista, there have been some bigger changes around GPO management. One of these changes is the use of the Central ADMX Store. The Central ADMX Store plays an important role, so it is important understanding the concept.

Watch the video from TechNetEdge presented by John Baker. By the way on the gpoguy website you can find the free Vista Central Store Creator utility that helps automating this task.

Additional resources are the Microsoft KB article “How to create a Central Store for Group Policy Administrative Templates in Window Vista” or the podcast “TechNet Radio: Group Policy: Windows Vista, Longhorn Server, ADMX and the Central Store”.

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