How to install Windows 10 & Server 2016 Group Policy Templates

With the release of Server 2016 its now time to deploy the updated Windows 10 Group Policy Templates. Just a reminder there are two version available.

  1. Windows 10 release 11/17/2015 – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=48257
  2. Windows 10 release & Server 2016 8/5/2016 – https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53430

The recommended approach to installing Group Policy templates is below.

  1. The first step is to navagate to %systemroot%/policydefinitions folder. Copy all contents we are making a backup of them.

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2. Now that you have made a copy created a folder called BackupGPO and paste them in it. This is in case something goes wrong you have a copy of them.

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3. After you have downloaded and extracted the new Policies you will want to copy them.

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4. Next step is paste them into your Domain Controller policy definitions folder. Replace files in destination.

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5. As you can see highlighted in Blue are the new policies .

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