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There is no ADM file (policy template) that I can find for MS Office 2013 so I can't figure out how to get the ADMX files imported to create GPOs.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Office 2013 Administrative Template files (ADMX/ADML) and Office Customization Tool

There are no ADM files for Office 2010+, you must use the ADMX files. It's usually easiest to place them in a Central Store for Group Policy Templates

I think you might be trying to edit the local policy of a single machine; which is not recommended. However it does work to extract the ADMX folder, then copy it to %systemroot%\PolicyDefinitions. The next time you open gpedit.msc you should be able to edit Office settings for the local policy.

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I'm using the Office 2010 ADM files now actually, I imported them via GPMC. I've already downloaded to Office 2013 files you linked me to but I can't seem to figure out how to import them into GPMC as there is no ADM file. – Windows Ninja Mar 10 '13 at 15:03
There's no ADM files because you need to place them in a central store for group policy templates, just like Chris already said. The system's changed from how it used to be. – RobM Mar 10 '13 at 15:29
@RobM I placed the files in %systemroot%\sysvol\domain\Policies\PolicyDefinitions (did before I posted this actually) but it doesn't appear in GPEdit under Administrative Templates for some reason. Do I need to manually defined the central store location for the templates somehow? – Windows Ninja Mar 10 '13 at 17:49
Note: I'll look at this more closely tomorrow, I may have missed something in the Central Store link Chris S provided. – Windows Ninja Mar 10 '13 at 17:50
I think you left out some details that change the answer a bit, see edit. – Chris S Mar 10 '13 at 18:25

Populate the Central Store with ADMX Files

There is no user interface for populating the central store in Windows Vista. The following procedure shows how to populate the central store using command line syntax from the domain controller. To populate the central store:

  1. Open a command window: Press the Windows logo key + R, and then type cmd.

  2. To copy all language-neutral ADMX files (.admx) from your Windows Vista administrative workstation to the central store on your domain controller using the copy command, type:

    copy  %systemroot% \PolicyDefinitions\*  %logonserver% \sysvol\ %userdnsdomain% \policies\PolicyDefinitions\ 
  3. To copy all ADMX language-specific resource files (.adml) from your Windows Vista administrative workstation to the central store on your domain controller using the copy command, type:

    copy  %systemroot% \PolicyDefinitions \ [MUIculture] \*  %logonserver% \sysvol\ %userdnsdomain% \policies\PolicyDefinitions\ [MUIculture] \ 

For example, to copy all United States English .adml files, type the following:

copy  %systemroot% \PolicyDefinitions\EN-US\*  %logonserver% \sysvol\ %userdnsdomain% \policies\PolicyDefinitions\EN-US\ 
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