how to create a custom Administrative Template
Ok, I've been setting up registry keys for alot of custom applications and other things, and ofcourse, creating scripts to push them out. I just recently realized there is a more nice way of pushing this settings out and having some good wording and order of them, and that is, through Administrative templates in Group Policy. For a general overlook on how to do it, here is an example obtained from the Microsoft website, and some other good references I've found in the way. Remember, if it is not in the policies key folders for microsoft, it treats them as NT4 templates… in other words, you will have to tweak your Group Policy viewer in the filters section in order for them to be diplayed. Have fun!!
loadTOCNode(2, 'summary'); The following example describes how to create a custom
|2.||Type the following code:
CLASS USER ;This modifies the HKEY_CURRENT_USER portion of the registry
|3.||On the File menu, click Save
|4.||In the Save as type box, click All
windows_folderinfexample.adm in the
File name box, and then click
|7.||Click Start, point to
Programs, point to Administrative Tools, and
then click Active Directory Users and Computers.
|8.||Right-click the domain, and then click
|9.||Click the Group Policy tab, click
New, type test policy in the
New Group Policy Object box, and then press ENTER.
|10.||Click Edit, right-click
Administrative Templates under User
Configuration, and then click Add/Remove
|11.||Click Add, click
Example.adm, and then click Open.
|12.||After "Example" appears in the Current Policy
Templates list, click Close.
|13.||Under User Configuration, expand
Administrative Templates, and then click the new
Desktop Settings node.
|14.||In the right pane, double-click the Disable the
autoplay feature policy.
Note: If your new policy setting does not appear in the right pane as
|15.||Click Enabled, and then make sure that the
policy setting contains the features that you specified in the sample
reference obtained from: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;q323639
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