Configuring settings in administrative templates

Administrative templates are stored as files with the.xml or .admx extension in the system volume and are used to define a specific set of configuration options. For most of the configuration settings that apply to Linux, UNIX, or Mac OS X users or computers, you must use Centrify group policy administrative templates. To apply a group policy setting, you must add the template that defines the group policy to a Group Policy Object; see Adding Centrify policies from XML files.

In addition, every Group Policy Object includes a default set of Administrative Templates. The default administrative templates provide configuration options for Windows users and computers. In a few cases, however, settings you can configure in the default administrative templates do apply to Centrify-managed computers and users. For information about Windows settings that can be applied to Linux, UNIX, and Mac OS X users and computers, see Using standard Windows group policies.