Adding Office 2016 – 365 ADMX Files to local server

I have a server that I manage but I don’t have Domain Administrator rights. I needed to load the latest Office 2016/365 Group Policy Objects so I could set custom trust paths for all users for Access 2016. Here’s what I did:

    1. Download the Microsoft Office 2016/365 Group Policy Files (Administrative Template Files ADMX/ADML):
    2. Download the appropriate package. I have Office 2016 32bit installed; I downloaded the 32bit package.
    3. Run the installer – point it to where you want the files extracted to. I had my files extract to c:\users\<myuser>\Downloads
    4. Copy the contents of the “ADMX” folder.

      ADMX Files - Unpacked
      ADMX Files – Unpacked
    5. Browse to C:\Windows\PolicyDefinitionsPaste the files here. I was not promoted to overwrite any files.
    6. I ran GPUpdate /Force (is this needed for local files? Can’t remember, don’t think it is needed).
    7. Run the Local Group Policy Editor, GPEDIT.MSC
    8. I found my new policies listed and I got busy creating my trusted locations for Microsoft Access.

      Office 2016 Policies in GPO

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