ADM to ADMX:
Our ADM Template Editor contains a feature to convert ADM files to ADMX files. Of course you could just load the ADM file, create a new ADMX file then copy and paste the category from the ADM file to the ADMX file. To help we have a single button to do the conversion. You load the ADM file and click File/Convert ADM to ADMX
To give it a test run we converted all of the ADM files created by Microsoft for Office 2003. Having converted them, we realised there were 11 additional branches created under Admin Templates, so we used our editor tool to move them under a single branch.
So, here are the final results for you to download. Download ADMX files for office 2003 or Download ADMX files for office XP
Note:- Apologies to those wanting non English versions. We could create a new version based on that language, but integrating that in to a new set of adml files is too difficult.
Note:- The Office11.admx file contains the "root" category. You must therefore load this admx file, plus any others that you want.
Note:- We found one "Bug" with Microsoft's implementation of ADMX files. It does not support a blank valuename. So we had to remove this option under Microsoft Office 2003/Microsoft Outlook 2003/Tools | options.../Other/Reminder Options/More Reminders. We are discussing with Microsoft whether there is a way around this problem. Interestingly, this value is set under \User\appevents and so is not a managed policy.
Note:- Before rushing in to converting ADM files to ADMX files... consider whether you really need the policy settings available in all policies. If an ADM file is only used in one Policy, don't bother converting it....
If you have any comments, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org