How to Import Custom .adm Files in Internet Explorer Administration Kit

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This article describes how to modify a custom administrative template (.adm) file so that you can import it into Internet Explorer Administration Kit (IEAK), or into Profile Manager in IEAK.
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If you write a custom .adm file that can be imported into System Policy Editor, you cannot import it into IEAK. You must specify certain special entries in the .adm file to import the file into IEAK. These entries are typically placed at the end of the .adm file:

Note that the "Lock=1" line is reserved; you should not modify it.

Description of the Entries

  • The "Roles=" line contains a binary code that determines for which kind of installation the .adm file will be accepted and displayed:
    001: Corporate administrator
    010: Internet service provider
    100: Internet content provider
    You can merge these settings so that the .adm file will be displayed for all the appropriate installation types. For example, "Roles=111" specifies the .adm file for all types of installations.

  • The "Platform=" line specifies the operating systems for which this .adm file will be used. You can merge the operating system entries in the same manner as the "Roles=" line:
    001: UNIX (not supported anymore)
    010: Microsoft Windows 95/Microsoft Windows NT 4.0
    100: Microsoft Windows for Workgroups 3.11
    0001: Microsoft Windows 2000
  • The "NumOfDescLines=" line specifies the count of description lines you typed in the [strings] section. These description lines begin with "IEAK_Description" (without quotation marks) and are followed by sequential numbers beginning with 1.
  • The "IEAK_Title=" line replaces the name of your .adm file, which will be displayed in the root of Profile Manager with the name you use here.
  • The "IEAK_DescriptionTitle=" line lists the title for your description, which will be displayed in a bold font in Profile Manager (if you click the Title item in the left pane in Profile Manager).
  • The "IEAK_Description1=" line is the first line of your description, which will be displayed below your description title. Depending on your count (see the "NumOfDescLines" entry), you can use more than one description if you type a new line (IEAK_Description2=xxx, and so on).
To import your custom .adm file into Profile Manager, click Import on the Policy menu. Select your .adm file to cause it to be inserted into the policies and restrictions.
For additional information, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
225087 Writing Custom ADM Files For System Policy Editor

Article ID: 268511 - Last Review: 01/10/2015 12:43:50 - Revision: 3.0

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