We have a 2x Server 2003 DC's, and manage group policy using the administrative tools on a couple Windows 7 workstations. We've just started using the domain central store to ensure that we're all seeing the same settings. I'm just slightly confused about how the administrative templates work when dealing with multiple versions of a product.
Am I correct in assuming that if I copy the the newest (Server 2012/Windows 8) templates in to the central store, I will have available all of the settings for Server 2012/Windows 8 as well as any settings specific to preceding operating systems, such as Server 2008/7/Vista/XP? Or do I need to add the set of ADMX/ADML files for each OS, in which case there are name conflicts?
Also, how does this work for templates for other MSFT products, such as IE or Office? Do you need the set of templates for each version?
Thanks for any help you can provide.