Group Policy Administrative (ADM) template Microsoft Windows XP user settings disappear in GPedit af (NETIQKB37428)

  • 7737428
  • 02-Feb-2007
  • 27-Sep-2007

Resolution

fact
NetIQ Group Policy Administrator 3.0

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NetIQ Group Policy Administrator 5.0

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NetIQ Group Policy Administrator 4.x

symptom
Group Policy Administrative (ADM) template Microsoft Windows XP user settings disappear in GPedit after upgrading the domain controllers to Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4

symptom
GPA ADM templates do not pick up settings for Windows XP

symptom
GPA ADM templates do not pick up settings for Windows 2003

cause
This is by design. The timestamp of the Microsoft Windows 2000 SP 4 ADM files are newer than the Microsoft Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 ADM template timestamps. 

fix

Because the timestamp on the Group Policy Administrative (ADM) template files on the Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 4 server are later than the timestamp on the Microsoft Windows XP SP1 and Windows Server 2003 ADM files, the Microsoft Windows 2000 SP4 ADM files overwrite the current ADM files and all your Microsoft Windows XP or Windows 2003 policy settings disappear.

Two policy settings are available to help with management of ADM files. These settings make it possible for the administrator to tune the use of ADM files for a specific environment. These are the Turn off automatic updates of ADM files and the Always use local ADM files for Group Policy Editor settings.

The following articles detail how ADM are applied and the issues that may be experienced.



Additional Information

Formerly known as NETIQKB37428

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