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Migrating ADM Templates to ADMX Format

ADMX Migrator is an MMC snap-in developed and supported by FullArmor Corporation ( that simplifies the task of converting existing Group Policy ADM template files to ADMX template files so that your enterprise can take advantage of the additional capabilities of this new format. ADMX Migrator is available from the Microsoft Download Center at and can be installed on Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2003 SP1 or later, and Windows XP SP2 or later, provided that MMC 3.0 and the Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0 are installed.

Important A DMX Migrator was developed by and is supported by FullArmor Corporation. For support issues involving ADMX Migrator, go to

With ADMX Migrator, administrators can do any of the following:

  • Use a GUI called ADMX Editor to convert ADM files to ADMX format and to create and edit custom ADMX template files.
  • Use a command-line tool called ADMX Migrator Command Window to control template migration settings granularly.
  • Choose multiple ADM template files for conversion to ADMX format.
  • Detect collisions resulting from duplicate names.

During the conversion process, any items that cannot be validated against the ADMX schema are preserved in an Unsupported section instead of being deleted.

Note A notations within ADM template files are removed during the conversion process.

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