Group Policy ADM Files

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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.
  • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.
    Version:

    1.0

    File Name:

    2003admsetup.msi

    2000admsetup.msi

    xpadmsetup.msi

    Date Published:

    9/23/2008

    File Size:

    735 KB

    779 KB

    876 KB

      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.
  • Supported Operating System

    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).
    • 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.
    • ADM Files
      This section provides details of all the .adm files that shipped in each version of the Windows operating system, beginning with Windows 2000. Each .adm file is followed by the timestamp date of release.

      Windows Server 2003 SP1
      admFiles_WindowsServer2003SP1 installs:
      • conf.adm, 2/22/2003
      • inetres.adm, 2/18/2005
      • system.adm, 2/18/2005
      • wmplayer.adm, 2/18/2005
      • wuau.adm, 2/18/2005

      Windows XP SP2
      admFiles_WindowsXPSP2 installs:
      • conf.adm, 7/17/2004
      • inetres.adm, 7/23/2004
      • system.adm, 7/17/2004
      • wmplayer.adm, 7/17/2004
      • wuau.adm, 7/17/2004

      Windows Server 2003
      admFiles_WindowsServer2003.msi installs:
      • conf.adm, 2/21/2003
      • inetres.adm, 2/21/2003
      • system.adm, 2/21/2003
      • wmplayer.adm, 2/21/2003
      • wuau.adm, 2/21/2003

      Windows XP SP1
      admFiles_WindowsXPSP1.msi installs:
      • conf.adm, 7/21/2001
      • inetres.adm, 6/6/2002
      • system.adm, 8/21/2002
      • wmplayer.adm, 7/21/2001
      • wuau.adm, 4/15/2002

      Windows XP
      admFiles_WindowsXP.msi installs:
      • conf.adm, 7/21/2001
      • inetres.adm, 7/21/2001
      • system.adm, 7/21/2001
      • wmplayer.adm, 7/21/2001

      Windows 2000 SP4
      admFiles_Windows2000SP4.msi installs:
      • conf.adm, 6/19/2003
      • inetres.adm, 10/7/1999
      • system.adm, 6/19/2003
      • wmp.adm, 10/14/1999
      • wuau.adm, 6/19/2003

      Windows 2000 SP3
      admFiles_Windows2000SP3.msi installs:
      • conf.adm, 9/21/1999
      • inetres.adm, 10/7/1999
      • system.adm, 7/20/2002
      • wmp.adm, 10/14/1999
      • wuau.adm, 7/20/2002

      Windows 2000 SP2
      admFiles_Windows2000SP2.msi installs:
      • conf.adm, 9/21/1999
      • inetres.adm, 10/7/1999
      • system.adm, 5/4/2001
      • wmp.adm, 10/14/1999

      Windows 2000 SP1
      admFiles_Windows2000SP1.msi installs:
      • conf.adm, 9/21/1999
      • inetres.adm, 10/7/1999
      • system.adm, 7/21/2000
      • wmp.adm, 10/14/1999

      Windows 2000
      admFiles_Windows2000.msi installs:
      • conf.adm, 9/21/1999
      • inetres.adm, 10/7/1999
      • system.adm, 11/29/1999
      • wmp.adm, 10/14/1999
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