Group Policy Administrative Template files (ADMX, ADML)

Group Policy Administrative Template files (ADMX, ADML) 

First download the Files


To install this download:

  • Download the file by clicking the Download button (above) and saving the file to your hard disk.
  • To use the 32-bit version of the files, double-click the AdminTemplates_32bit.exe program file on your hard disk to start the Setup program.
  • To use the 64-bit version of the files, double-click the AdminTemplates_64bit.exe program file on your hard disk to start the Setup program.
  • Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.

 \ADMX: The ADMX folder contains XML-based versions (.admx or .adml files) of the Administrative Template files for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, and Windows Server 2012 R2. Administrative Template files are divided into ADMX (language-neutral) and ADML (language-specific) files. By default, the %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions folder on a local computer stores all ADMX files. ADML files are stored in language-specific folders under the %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions folder. Each language subfolder contains the .adml files for that language. For example, the English language ADML files would be stored in the %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions\en-us folder. The following languages are included: Chinese Simplified (People’s Republic of China), Chinese (Hong Kong SAR), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese (Brazil), Russian, and Spanish. The following files are stored in the \ADMX folder:














                \en-us: Contains the English language version of the .adml files.
















This procedure assumes that you want to manage multiple computers in your domain. In this case, you store the templates in a central store in the Sysvol folder on the primary domain controller. This provides a replicated central storage location for domain Administrative Templates.


  1. Create a root-level folder to contain all language-neutral ADMX files. For example, create the root folder for the central store on your domain controller at this location:



  1. Create a subfolder for each language that you’ll use. These subfolders will contain the language-specific ADML resource files. For example, create a subfolder for United States English (EN-US) at this location:








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