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Group Policy uses legacy files called .adm templates to display and configure registry settings. These files describe where registry-based policy settings are stored in the registry. Administrative template files, typically referred to as .adm templates, do not affect actual policy processing by the administrative template’s client-side extension (CSE). The .adm templates affect only the display of the policy settings in the Group Policy Management Editor snap-in. If the .adm template is removed from a GPO, the settings corresponding to the .adm template will not appear in the GPME.

The .adm templates are Unicode text files that enable a user interface to allow modification of registry-based policy settings using the GPME. After a setting established by using the .adm templates is configured within the GPME, the setting information is stored in the Registry.pol file located in the Group Policy template (GPT) for the GPO. The actual policy settings are stored in the Registry.pol file, so the .adm template can be removed from the GPO, but the setting remains in the Registry.pol file and continues to apply to the appropriate target computer or user.

More than 1,300 administrative template settings are available, and administrators can add hundreds more custom settings. 

1. Default .adm Templates

Every computer running Windows 2000, Windows XP, or Windows Server 2003 comes with some default .adm templates. These files are used to create the default interface under the Administrative Templates portions of a GPO. The standard .adm templates are listed in Table 1.

Table 1. Standard .adm Templates
.adm TemplateFeatures
Common.admPolicy settings for the user interface common to Microsoft Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 9x. Designed to be used with System Policy Editor (Poledit.exe).
Conf.admPolicy settings for configuring Microsoft NetMeeting. Conf.adm is loaded by default in Microsoft Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003. (It is not available with Windows XP Professional 64-bit edition or the 64-bit versions of the Windows Server 2003 family.)
Inetcorp.admPolicy settings for dial-up, language, and control over Temporary Internet Files settings.
Inetres.admPolicy settings for configuring Microsoft Internet Explorer. Ineteres.adm is loaded by default in Windows 2000 Server, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003.
Inetset.admPolicy settings for additional Internet properties: autocomplete, display settings, and some advanced settings.
System.admPolicy settings for configuring the operating system. System.adm is loaded by default in Windows Server 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003.
Windows.admPolicy settings for the user interface options specific to Windows 9x. Designed to be used with System Policy Editor (Poledit.exe) running on Windows 98 and Windows NT.
Winnt.admPolicy settings for the user interface options specific to Windows NT 4.0. Designed to be used with System Policy Editor (Poledit.exe) running on Windows 98 and Windows NT.
Wmplayer.admPolicy settings for configuring Windows Media Player. Wmplayer.adm is loaded by default in Windows XP and Windows Server 2003. (It is not available with Windows XP Professional 64-bit edition or the 64-bit versions of the Windows Server 2003 family.)
Wuau.admPolicy settings for configuring Windows Update. Wuau.adm is loaded by default in Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3), Windows XP SP1, and Windows Server 2003.

The .adm templates that ship with Windows Server 2003, Windows XP Professional, and Windows 2000 Server are located in the %windir%\inf\ folder.

Additional .adm templates are available for security settings, Internet Explorer, Microsoft Office, and more. Some applications also come with their own .adm templates to help centralize administration and customization of the application. Table 2 lists the current Office 2003 and Internet Explorer .adm templates that you can obtain from the Microsoft Office Resource Kit and the Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit.

Table 2. Office 2003 and Internet Explorer .adm Templates
Microsoft Office TemplateFeatures
Aer_1033.admOffice 2003 application error reporting client configuration.
Access11.admOffice Access 2003 settings.
Dw20.admOld Office Application Reporting configuration file, replaced with Aer_1033.adm.
Excel11.admOffice Excel 2003 settings.
Fp11.admOffice FrontPage 2003 settings.
Gal11.admMicrosoft Clip Organizer settings.
Inf11.admOffice InfoPath 2003 settings.
Instlr11.admMicrosoft Windows Installer settings.
Office11.admCommon Office 2003 settings.
Onent11.admOffice OneNote 2003 settings.
Outlk11.admOffice Outlook 2003 settings.
Ppt11.admOffice PowerPoint 2003 settings.
Pub11.admOffice Publisher 2003 settings.
Word11.admOffice Word 2003 settings.
Aaxa.admData binding settings.
Chat.admMicrosoft Chat settings.
Inetesc.admInternet Explorer Enhanced Security Configuration settings.
Oe.admMicrosoft Outlook Express Identity Manager settings. Use this to prevent users from changing or configuring identities.
Sp1shell.admActive Desktop settings.
Subs.admOffline Pages settings.
Wmp.admWindows Media Player, Radio Toolbar, and Network Settings customizations.
 
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