However, in some instances this can cause operational issues.To this end, various policy settings are available to manage the manner in which ADM files are read and stored.
These are described in Microsoft's KB article 816662.
A Microsoft Group Policy administrative template is a file that supports the implementation of Microsoft Windows Group Policy and centralized user and machine management in Active Directory environments.
For settings that are more obscure than that you can learn about the ADMX file schema so that you can read through the ADMX file yourself to learn what registry values a particular ADMX setting actually manipulates.
files are written in XML and contain settings that the Group Policy Management Console can read.
Language-specific administrative templates, such as English or French, are noted with extensions and are placed in language-specific subfolders.
Administrators use Group Policy to apply certain security or application settings, or implement IT policies on users and machines.Group Policy then translates those settings to registry keys (which may not exist prior to the policy being applied). When I worked in a setting without AD I used to deploy those keys manually through third party configuration tools, although XP did so more reliably than 7 and above.Since you're trying to disable updates, you don't need my usual disclaimer about Sus Client ID and Ping ID.They define the settings that be managed, not the settings themselves.These settings amount to registry values which are automatically added to the client computer's (or user profile's) registry by the Administrative Templates Client Side Extension (CSE) when the client computer processes Group Policy. Rather, I think you just want to set a particular registry value in the same way that the CSE would set it.I'm tending to think that you're probably working in an environment without Group Policy and are looking to apply settings to standalone computers.