Populating data into ".pol" files!

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Hi,

Can we insert data into ".pol" files programatically? Are there any
methods exposed for this purpose?

Firstly, can someone confirm that "ADM files the only way to insert
data into ".pol" files"

Mike
 
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Mike,

With all of my research and work with GPOs and System Policies, the only way
I see .POL files being updated and created is when the ADM templates are
configured in a GPO.

As for automation, not much is out there. Nothing from Microsoft, that is
for sure.

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"Mike Vaughan" <mkvaugh@yahoo.com> wrote in message
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> Hi,
>
> Can we insert data into ".pol" files programatically? Are there any
> methods exposed for this purpose?
>
> Firstly, can someone confirm that "ADM files the only way to insert
> data into ".pol" files"
>
> Mike
 
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Mike,

If you modify a POL without a corresponding ADM file change or without the
custom ADM file loaded, you won't ever see the setting in the GUI (although
it will still be applied).

You can use the Policy Maker Registry extension to perform any registry
change via pure Group Policy. It supports all registry locations and data
types. While there is a registry browser in the Group Policy snap-in
extension, you can also configure the settings in the GPO by simply
modifying the registry.xml file (script using MSXML). This file also holds
documentation and filtering settings that you can also manipulate.

Best of all it's FREE in the next release (4/26/04).

Regards,

Eric Voskuil
Policy Maker
http://www.autoprof.com/policy


"Mike Vaughan" <mkvaugh@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:fbe71d00.0404220231.5e827bd2@posting.google.com...
> Hi,
>
> Can we insert data into ".pol" files programatically? Are there any
> methods exposed for this purpose?
>
> Firstly, can someone confirm that "ADM files the only way to insert
> data into ".pol" files"
>
> Mike
 
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Eric,

Please contact me if you want me to include your product in my GPO book
series.

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BrainCore.Net
derekm@braincore.net
"Eric Voskuil" <voskuilATautoprof.com> wrote in message
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> Mike,
>
> If you modify a POL without a corresponding ADM file change or without the
> custom ADM file loaded, you won't ever see the setting in the GUI
(although
> it will still be applied).
>
> You can use the Policy Maker Registry extension to perform any registry
> change via pure Group Policy. It supports all registry locations and data
> types. While there is a registry browser in the Group Policy snap-in
> extension, you can also configure the settings in the GPO by simply
> modifying the registry.xml file (script using MSXML). This file also
holds
> documentation and filtering settings that you can also manipulate.
>
> Best of all it's FREE in the next release (4/26/04).
>
> Regards,
>
> Eric Voskuil
> Policy Maker
> http://www.autoprof.com/policy
>
>
> "Mike Vaughan" <mkvaugh@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:fbe71d00.0404220231.5e827bd2@posting.google.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > Can we insert data into ".pol" files programatically? Are there any
> > methods exposed for this purpose?
> >
> > Firstly, can someone confirm that "ADM files the only way to insert
> > data into ".pol" files"
> >
> > Mike
>
>
 
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Mike i don't know of another tool, way not ADM files.

You may want to have a look at:

323639 - HOW TO: Create Custom Administrative Templates in Windows 2000
This step-by-step article describes how to create custom Administrative
Templates to use with Group Policy settings in a Windows 2000-based domain.
Group Policy templates provide an interface that you can use to apply
registry changes to the target...
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;323639

816662 - Recommendations for Managing Group Policy Administrative Template
(.adm) Files
This article describes how ADM files work, the policy settings that are
available to manage their operation, and recommendations about how to handle
common ADM file management scenarios. back to the top Introduction to ADM
Files ADM files are template...
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;816662

228460 - Location of ADM (Administrative Template) Files in Windows
This article describes the location of ADM files while they are a component
of a Group Policy Object (GPO), and the location of additional ADM template
files.
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;228460

307732 - HOW TO: Add a Windows 2000 ADM Template to a Group Policy Snap-In
in Office XP
The Office XP Resource Kit includes a number of policy templates for use
with various Office XP programs. To use a policy template, you must load it
by using the Group Policy snap-in. This article describes this procedure.
Listing of Policy Templates...
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307732

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"Mike Vaughan" <mkvaugh@yahoo.com> skrev i meddelandet
news:fbe71d00.0404220231.5e827bd2@posting.google.com...
> Hi,
>
> Can we insert data into ".pol" files programatically? Are there any
> methods exposed for this purpose?
>
> Firstly, can someone confirm that "ADM files the only way to insert
> data into ".pol" files"
>
> Mike
 
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Hi,

Thanks for all your responses!

Eric: "How exactly do I modify a POL file without a corresponding ADM
file change?" That's what I'm really looking for. Has Microsoft
exposed some functions on this? I couldn't find them in MSDN.

BTW, I'll look at your product and see if it meets my needs.

Mike

"Eric Voskuil" <voskuilATautoprof.com> wrote in message news:<OlUlekIKEHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>...
> Mike,
>
> If you modify a POL without a corresponding ADM file change or without the
> custom ADM file loaded, you won't ever see the setting in the GUI (although
> it will still be applied).
>
> You can use the Policy Maker Registry extension to perform any registry
> change via pure Group Policy. It supports all registry locations and data
> types. While there is a registry browser in the Group Policy snap-in
> extension, you can also configure the settings in the GPO by simply
> modifying the registry.xml file (script using MSXML). This file also holds
> documentation and filtering settings that you can also manipulate.
>
> Best of all it's FREE in the next release (4/26/04).
>
> Regards,
>
> Eric Voskuil
> Policy Maker
> http://www.autoprof.com/policy
>
>
> "Mike Vaughan" <mkvaugh@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> news:fbe71d00.0404220231.5e827bd2@posting.google.com...
> > Hi,
> >
> > Can we insert data into ".pol" files programatically? Are there any
> > methods exposed for this purpose?
> >
> > Firstly, can someone confirm that "ADM files the only way to insert
> > data into ".pol" files"
> >
> > Mike
 
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http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/policy/policy/registry_policy_file_format.asp


Regards,

Eric Voskuil
Policy Maker
http://www.autoprof.com/policy


"Mike Vaughan" <mkvaugh@yahoo.com> wrote in message
news:fbe71d00.0404230410.6dd2a1fa@posting.google.com...
> Hi,
>
> Thanks for all your responses!
>
> Eric: "How exactly do I modify a POL file without a corresponding ADM
> file change?" That's what I'm really looking for. Has Microsoft
> exposed some functions on this? I couldn't find them in MSDN.
>
> BTW, I'll look at your product and see if it meets my needs.
>
> Mike
>
> "Eric Voskuil" <voskuilATautoprof.com> wrote in message
news:<OlUlekIKEHA.3596@TK2MSFTNGP09.phx.gbl>...
> > Mike,
> >
> > If you modify a POL without a corresponding ADM file change or without
the
> > custom ADM file loaded, you won't ever see the setting in the GUI
(although
> > it will still be applied).
> >
> > You can use the Policy Maker Registry extension to perform any registry
> > change via pure Group Policy. It supports all registry locations and
data
> > types. While there is a registry browser in the Group Policy snap-in
> > extension, you can also configure the settings in the GPO by simply
> > modifying the registry.xml file (script using MSXML). This file also
holds
> > documentation and filtering settings that you can also manipulate.
> >
> > Best of all it's FREE in the next release (4/26/04).
> >
> > Regards,
> >
> > Eric Voskuil
> > Policy Maker
> > http://www.autoprof.com/policy
> >
> >
> > "Mike Vaughan" <mkvaugh@yahoo.com> wrote in message
> > news:fbe71d00.0404220231.5e827bd2@posting.google.com...
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > Can we insert data into ".pol" files programatically? Are there any
> > > methods exposed for this purpose?
> > >
> > > Firstly, can someone confirm that "ADM files the only way to insert
> > > data into ".pol" files"
> > >
> > > Mike
 

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