Template file formats
Centrify provides templates in both XML and ADMX format. In most cases, it is best to use the XML templates, which provide greater flexibility, such as the ability to edit settings after setting them initially, and in many cases contain validation scripts for the policies implemented in the template.
However, in certain cases, you may want to add templates by using the ADMX files. For example, if you have implemented a set of custom tools for the Windows ADMX-based policies, and want to extend those tools to work with the Centrify policies, you can implement the Centrify policies by adding the ADMX template files. You should note, however, that ADMX templates do not support extended ASCII code for locales that require double-byte characters. For these locales, you should use the XML templates.