Configure Group Policy ADMX ADML WMI Filter for Windows 10 ConfigMgr SCCM. Microsoft released Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709).
Group Policy tools use Administrative template files to populate policy settings in the user interface.
This allows administrators to manage registry-based policy settings. In this post, we will see “Configure ADMX ADML WMI Filter for Windows 10 1709 Devices.” Still waiting for Windows 10 1802 admx file.
What are ADMX and ADML files? Configure Group Policy ADMX
The ADMX files contain the actual settings technical information such as registry key path and values set for Windows 10 1709. The ADML had the language-specific displayed text when you went into the Group Policy Management Console to edit real GPOs.
“Redstone 3,” or RS3) ADMX files should be copied to the “C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions” folder. The ADML files are language-specific files, and they should be copied to the “C:\Windows\Policy Definitions/En-US” folder if you have only En-US machines.
Group Policy Errors after ADMX File Import
I received the following error when I copied Windows 10 1709 ADMX files should be copied to the “C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions” folder. But, I didn’t copy ADML files to “C:\Windows\ Policy Definitions/En-US”.
An appropriate resource file could not be found for the file C: Windows\PolicyDefinitions\AdmPwd.admx (error=2): The system cannot find the files specified.
The issue got resolved after the ADML file to the respective language folder as mentioned below.
What are WMI Filters – Group Policy Management
I’m not a big fan of WMI filter usage to apply Group Policies to Windows 10 devices. WMI Filters can help when using certain policies based on special characteristics of instruments like Operating System version, network configuration, or other criteria.
The MOF files can be imported to the group policy management tool to create WMI filters. I would instead deploy MDM policies to Windows 10 devices using SCCM or Intune. More details are available in the video tutorial.
- Download Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709)
- Security baseline for Windows 10 “Fall Creators Update” (v1709) – DRAFT
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