Install Group Policy Templates

Before you deploy group policy definitions, set and test them on a local test machine.

To deploy ADMX & ADML files on a local test machine

  1. Copy the .admx files from …\install_dir\Configuration\GroupPolicy\ADMX to the central store (%systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions)
  2. Copy all required locale .adml files to: %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions\<locale>
  3. Open the Group Policy Object Editor (gpedit.msc)
  4. Under either Computer Configuration or User Configuration, browse to Administrative Templates | Reflection Workspace.
  5. In the Group Policy Management Editor, navigate to the setting or feature you want to configure.
  6. Enable the Group Policy settings you want to restrict access to.

    Note: For more about using ADMX files to set group policy, see Managing Group Policy ADMX Files Step-by-Step Guide.

To install ADM files on a local test machine

  1. Copy all .adm files

    From:

    ...\install_dir\Configuration\GroupPolicy\ADM\

    to:

    C:\Windows\inf

  2. Open Group Policy Object Editor (gpedit.msc)
  3. Under either User Configuration or Computer Configuration, Right-click on Administrative Templates and select Add/Remove Templates.
  4. Click Add, select the Reflection ADM files you need to add, and then click Open.

    The Reflection ADM files are listed in the Add/Remove Templates dialog box, in the Current Policy Templates list.

  5. Under either Computer Configuration or User Configuration, browse to Administrative Templates | Classic Administrative Templates (ADM) | Reflection Workspace.
  6. In the Group Policy Management Editor, navigate to the setting or feature you want to configure.
  7. Enable the Group Policy settings to which you want to restrict access.

Notes:
Registry keys are added when policy settings are Enabled. When Not Configured or Disabled, no key is present.

For more about using ADM files to set group policy, see Add or remove an Administrative Template (.adm file).