"An error has occurred while collecting data for Administrative Templates" error message when you apply the Project 2003 policy template (Proj11.adm) to a Windows Server 2003 domain

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Symptoms

When you apply the Microsoft Office Project 2003 policy template (Proj11.adm) to users in a Microsoft Windows Server 2003 domain after you add the policy template to Administrative Templates in the Group Policy Object Editor snap-in, you may receive the following error message:
An error has occurred while collecting data for Administrative Templates.

The following errors were encountered:
The .adm file Path is not in a valid format and must be replaced. Details: A string is expected in line 16
Although you receive the error message, the settings that you defined in the Project 2003 policy are applied to users in the Windows Server 2003 domain.

Cause

This problem occurs because of an issue with the format of certain values in the policy template.

Resolution

To resolve this problem, download and install the Proj11.adm template file that has a Created date of April 26, 2004 or later. The Proj11.adm template file is included in the Proj11.exe download package.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

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Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More information

Use the Project 2003 policy template with the Group Policy snap-in to configure the Project 2003 options that you want available to your users. For more information about how to use Microsoft Office 2003 policy templates, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
Managing Users' Configurations by Policy

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Article ID: 841003 - Last Review: July 25, 2012 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
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