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Group Policy ADM Files

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  • Version: 1.0
  • Category: Tool
  • Language: English

This page provides a complete set of current and previously shipped Administrative Template files (.adm files) included by default in Windows operating system and service pack releases, beginning with Windows 2000.

  • Administrative Template files are used to populate user interface settings in the Group Policy Object Editor, enabling administrators to manage registry-based policy settings. Each successive Windows operating system and service pack includes a newer version of these .adm files.

    Previously, customers could only obtain the most recent .adm files by obtaining the latest service pack or operating system. Now, these .adm files are available directly from this page.

    This page provides access to each version of the original .adm files that shipped with each operating system or service pack. Each set of .adm files is included in a Microsoft Installer (MSI) package, available for download from this page.


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FileSHA1 HashSize
2000admsetup.msib03ba0d74c2307c8f8825e01f67a3b7790942500586 KB
2003admsetup.msid7358412b65a6b1cffe1196b78ec42f03add2ca2544 KB
xpadmsetup.msi11e3b5ee560be2d7200d00dc04e293ba8b8f4375685 KB

File sizes and hashes are retrieved from the Wayback Machine’s indexes. They may not match the latest versions of files hosted on Microsoft servers.

System Requirements

Operating Systems: Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Service Pack 2, Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows 2000 Service Pack 4, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2003 Service Pack 1, Windows XP, Windows XP Service Pack 1

  • User rights to run Group Policy Object Editor (gpedit.msc).

Installation Instructions

  • To download the .msi file that contains the .adm files:
    1. Use the lists below to determine the name of the .msi file that contains the files you are looking for.
    2. Click the appropriate .msi link.
    3. In the File Download dialog box, click Save.
    4. In the Save As dialog box, browse to the directory on your computer to which you want to save the .msi file.
    5. To start downloading the .msi file, click Save.

    To install the .adm files on your computer:
    6. Double-click the .msi file to start the .adm file installation wizard .
    7. Follow the instructions in the wizard.

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