Updating the Central Store for Windows 7 Group Policy Administrative Templates

One of the things to consider when deploying Windows 7 clients is to update the Central Store on your domain controllers. If you haven’t created a Central Store yet, I recommend you watch the video or read the documentation I have listed at the end of this post.

If you do have a Central Store already, updating it with the Windows 7 Group Policy Administrative templates is very straight forward. You simply copy the templates that are stored under C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions on your Windows 7 client to the Central Store which is located at \\FQDN\SYSVOL\FQDN\policies\PolicyDefinitions (FQDN = fully qualified domain name)

A good alternative for copying the files manually is the Vista Central Store Creator Utility from Darren Mar-Elia which automates the whole process of creating and updating the Central Store.

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