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XP SP2 ADM files + 2000 Server

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Anonymous
September 14, 2004 7:45:05 PM

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I am in the process of updating our ADM files and group policies for rolling
out SP2. Our backend is 2000 AD. I have updated the ADM files by creating a
new group policy using the GPMC from an XP SP2 workstation. The new policy
settings are not being applied to the client machines. When I run the RSOP
snapin on the client machine I get this error "The latest versions of the ADM
files below are not available. This can be due to insufficient permissions
or unavailable network resources. The local copy of these ADM files will be
used." Then below it will have the path to the local adm file and
"Error-Access is denied." Has anyone else seen this?
Anonymous
September 15, 2004 5:01:56 AM

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b03ll wrote:

> I am in the process of updating our ADM files and group policies for rolling
> out SP2. Our backend is 2000 AD. I have updated the ADM files by creating a
> new group policy using the GPMC from an XP SP2 workstation. The new policy
> settings are not being applied to the client machines. When I run the RSOP
> snapin on the client machine I get this error "The latest versions of the ADM
> files below are not available. This can be due to insufficient permissions
> or unavailable network resources. The local copy of these ADM files will be
> used." Then below it will have the path to the local adm file and
> "Error-Access is denied." Has anyone else seen this?
Hi

You might want to post this to the newsgroup

microsoft.public.windows.group_policy


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Anonymous
September 15, 2004 2:25:00 PM

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You should use gpedit.msc instead of GPMC to properly update the .adm files
on the SYSVOL.

By default, the Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) always uses local ADM
files, regardless of their time stamp, and never copies the ADM files to the
Sysvol. If an ADM file is not found, GPMC looks for the ADM file in the GPT.
Also, the GPMC user can specify an alternative location for ADM files. If an
alternative location is specified, this alternative location takes
precedence.

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=816662
Recommendations for managing Group Policy administrative template (.adm)
files
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