Download Windows 10 Administrative Templates Free

This post should help anyone who is looking to download Windows 10 administrative templates. The administrative templates (.admx) are released for every major Windows 10 version.

The ADMX templates are also available for Windows Server operating system. You can also download ADMX templates for Microsoft Edge browser.

ADMX files are provided by Microsoft for all Windows versions. In addition, you can also create your own customer ADMX files. When you install Windows 10, by default you get around 210 administrative templates preinstalled. In Windows 10, you can find the default administrative templates in C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitions folder as shown in the below screenshot.

List of Administrative Templates (ADMX Files)
List of Administrative Templates (ADMX Files)

What are Administrative Templates (ADMX Files)

Administrative Templates files are divided into .admx files and language-specific .adml files for use by Group Policy administrators. Administrators can configure policies by using the language-specific .adml files and the language-neutral .admx files.

When Microsoft releases a new version of Windows 10 it also provides a downloadable template containing new GPO’s that you can install in Active Directory.

Group Policy tools use Administrative template files to populate policy settings in the user interface. This allows administrators to manage registry-based policy settings.

Download Windows 10 Administrative Templates

Here are the links to download Windows 10 administrative templates. Whenever I see the new ADMX templates for Windows 10, I will update the table.

Administrative Templates NameDownload Windows 10 Administrative Templates
Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 October 2020 Update (20H2)Download
Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 May 2020 Update (2004)Download
Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 November 2019 Update (1909)Download
Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 May 2019 Update (1903)Download
Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 October 2018 Update (1809)Download
Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10, version 1803 (April 2018 Update)Download
Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10, version 1709 (Fall Creators Update)Download
Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10, version 1703 (Creators Update)Download
Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10, version 1607Download
Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 and Windows 10, version 1511Download

Each of the download includes the Administrative Templates (.admx) for Windows 10 version in the following languages.

  • cs-CZ Czech – Czech Republic
  • da-DK Danish – Denmark
  • de-DE German – Germany
  • el-GR Greek – Greece
  • en-US English – United States
  • es-ES Spanish – Spain
  • fi-FL Finnish – Finland
  • fr-FR French – France
  • hu-HU Hungarian – Hungary
  • it-IT Italian – Italy
  • ja-JP Japanese – Japan
  • ko-KR Korean – Korea
  • nb-NO Norwegian (Bokmål) – Norway
  • nl-NL Dutch – The Netherlands
  • pl-PL Polish – Poland
  • pt-BR Portuguese – Brazil
  • pt-PT Portuguese – Portugal
  • ru-RU Russian – Russia
  • sv-SE Swedish – Sweden
  • tr-TR Turkish – Turkey
  • zh-CN Chinese – China
  • zh-TW Chinese – Taiwan

How to Download ADMX Templates

To download the .msi file that contains the .admx files.

  • Click the download button.
  • In the File Download dialog box, click Save.
  • In the Save As dialog box, browse to the directory on your computer to which you want to save the ADMX templates .msi file.
  • To start downloading the .msi file, click Save.
Download Windows 10 Administrative Templates
Download Windows 10 Administrative Templates

Steps to Import ADMX Templates

To import new ADMX templates (.admx files), follow the below steps.

  • Download the new ADMX templates.
  • Extract the .admx and .adml files.
  • Copy them to the Group Policy Central Store.
  • Create new GPO’s.
  • Review the changes.

Prajwal Desai

Hi, I am Prajwal Desai. For last few years I have been working on multiple technologies such as SCCM / Configuration Manager, Intune, Azure, Security etc. I created this site so that I can share valuable information with everyone.
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