I've got a 2k3 functional level domain environment. I'd like to use group policy to deploy a few registry settings.
I know that this can be done through GP Preferences client side extentions (which means deploying and validating the deployment of that CSE installer, which I'd prefer to avoid) and through a GP deployed start-up script (which feels a little clugey, and will take forever to apply). I'd much rather create a central admx or adm template that I can use to manage the settings I need.
Group policy in a lot of cases is just a happy interface for a lot of different registry settings. Can I just take a random admx file and modify it for my needs? What are the syntax pitfalls I should be concerned with? Is there a reference guide that I'm just missing?