I know basically nothing about Group Policy, other than that I've occasionally edited some settings using Local Group Policy Editor on my local Windows machine. I do have experience with applying Registry Changes either through regedit directly or by merging
.reg files. I'm wondering how similar Group Policy Administrative Templates (
.admx files) are to Registry files, conceptually.
Is it possible to write an Administrative Template file with one setting you want to tweak, copy the file over to another computer, and when someone double clicks on it, it effectively "installs" that setting? This is what registry files do; I'm wondering if Group Policy files function in the same basic way, or not.
And if they do, how would I go about crafting an ADMX file to edit a single Group Policy setting? In particular I'm trying to set the following policy to "disabled" (programmatically):
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Update Configure Automatic Updates