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    Bryon Nichols NNTP User

    Edit the .adm files used in group policy.

    We need a custom system.adm file to use with our Group Policies. So how do I
    get this into ZCM? I have tried editing the .zip file before it is uploaded.
    Tried editing every system.adm file on the station while editing the Group
    Policies. Where does ZCM get the .ADM files to use with the Group Policies
    and how can you edit them?


    Thanks for any suggestions.



    Bryon
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    Today it is not working.
    Windows is like that.


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    Re: Edit the .adm files used in group policy.

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  3. #3
    Bryon Nichols NNTP User

    Re: Edit the .adm files used in group policy.

    Oh darn looks like a support call....




    Bryon
    ______________________________________
    Yesterday it worked.
    Today it is not working.
    Windows is like that.


  4. #4
    Bryon Nichols NNTP User

    Re: Edit the .adm files used in group policy.

    Just so every one knows. It is a bug #326414 and supposed to be fixed in the
    magical 10.0.3 release that seems to fix everything.... well most every
    issue I have come across.


    Is it just me or does anyone else feel like a Beta tester? :-\




    Bryon
    ______________________________________
    Yesterday it worked.
    Today it is not working.
    Windows is like that.


  5. #5

    Re: Edit the .adm files used in group policy.

    You're not the only one that feels like a beta tester. Count me in too!
    Magical 10.0.3 release :) I really hope it is magical...

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    Re: Edit the .adm files used in group policy.

    Bryon,

    why not just add it once gpedit is running?

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    Shaun Pond



  7. #7
    Bryon Nichols NNTP User

    Re: Edit the .adm files used in group policy.

    Shaun,

    Tried that. I have tried editing/replacing the .adm file while editing group
    policies. Part of the issue is I can not adjust the Group Policy until the
    ..adm file is updated and gpedit restarted.

    Bryon
    ______________________________________
    Yesterday it worked.
    Today it is not working.
    Windows is like that.


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    Re: Edit the .adm files used in group policy.

    Just curious here, I don't have ZCM10.
    The proper way to do that in a ZfD/ZDM or pure MS environment would be to:

    1. Edit the system.adm-file and rename it because it's one of the standard
    MS adm-files.
    Renaming is because the standard adm-files can be updated without notice by
    a MS patch, SP etc.
    Then your own changes will be lost.
    For example see:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;231289
    "Microsoft does not recommend to change the System.adm file, but instead to
    create a new .adm file and import this .adm into the GPO. The reason is that
    if you apply changes to the system.adm file, these changes might get
    overwritten if Microsoft releases a new version of the system.adm file in a
    Service Pack."

    2. Start gpedit.msc and add your adm-file:
    -> User/Computer Configuration -> Right-click Administrative Templates
    -> Add/Remove Templates -> Add...
    -> browse and highlight your.adm
    -> Click "Open" -> Click "Close"

    Does this not work in a ZCM10 environment?


    Regards
    Rolf Lidvall
    Swedish Radio (Ltd)



  9. #9
    Bryon Nichols NNTP User

    Re: Edit the .adm files used in group policy.

    It does work that way in ZCM. I did not rename the system.adm file just
    modified it and imported it and it seems to be working fine.

    I even called Novell support on this and they said it was a bug to be fixed
    in the 10.0.3 patch.

    Go figure...


    Thanks for the input, that seems to have solved my issue..




    Bryon
    ______________________________________
    Yesterday it worked.
    Today it is not working.
    Windows is like that.


  10. #10
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    Re: Edit the .adm files used in group policy.

    > It does work that way in ZCM. I did not rename the system.adm file just
    > modified it and imported it and it seems to be working fine.


    OK, be aware that it can be overwritten by a patch.
    I prefer to edit the file to just contain the changes and then save it with
    a new name before importing.

    > I even called Novell support on this and they said it was a bug to be

    fixed
    > in the 10.0.3 patch.
    >
    > Go figure...


    To be able to give support on a product like ZCM it's a must to know how
    features like GPOs, roaming profiles etc, work in a pure MS environment.

    > Thanks for the input, that seems to have solved my issue..


    You're welcome.


    Regards
    Rolf Lidvall
    Swedish Radio (Ltd)



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