Windows 11 ADMX Files: Updates and removals for system admins

Something for the big wigs at your company

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Microsoft launched Windows 11 on the 5th of October and with it, a new set of administration files for system admins in offices to explore and alter to help benefit their colleagues.

ADMX files are used by admins to provide users on their network with a specific set of policies that ensure the complete safety of the company’s infrastructure, but also, prevent any real damage from being done by turning certain features off or on. If you’ve never been able to install a program without needing to grab an admin from their office, it’s probably down to this.

Introduced in Windows Vista, these are the upgraded version of the original ADM files, allowing for a little more information to be contained within. Windows 11 continues to use them, but has removed a few and added sam.admx and WindowsSanbox.admx, with the sandbox being used as a testbed, rather than running programs directly on Windows.

You can download them from Microsoft’s website.

What’s new or removed in the ADMX files?

admxpolicychange
AppPrivacy.admxLetAppsAccessGraphicsCaptureProgrammatic
LetAppsAccessGraphicsCaptureWithoutBorder
AppxPackageManager.admxAllowAutomaticAppArchiving
DisableBackgroundAutoUpdates
DisableMeteredNetworkBackgroundAutoUpdates
CloudContent.admxDisableSpotlightCollectionOnDesktop
DisableConsumerAccountStateContent
ControlPanelDisplay.admxCPL_Personalization_AnimateLockScreenBackground
DataCollection.admxLimitDiagnosticLogCollection
LimitDumpCollection
DnsClient.admxDNS_Doh
EAIME.admxL_TurnOnLiveStickersRemoved
L_TurnOnLexiconUpdateRemoved
L_ConfigureKoreanImeVersion
FileSys.admxNtfsForceNonPagedPoolAllocation
NtfsParallelFlushThreshold
NtfsParallelFlushWorkers
NtfsDefaultTier
Globalization.admxRestrictLanguagePacksAndFeaturesInstall_1
RestrictLanguagePacksAndFeaturesInstall_2
MicrosoftEdge.admxSuppressEdgeDeprecationNotificationRemoved
Netlogon.admxNetlogon_DnsSrvRecordUseLowerCaseHostNames
NewsAndInterests.admxEnableFeedsRemoved
AllowNewsAndInterests
PerformancePerftrack.admxWdiScenarioExecutionPolicyRemoved
Sensors.admxForceInstantWake
ForceInstantLock
ForceLockTimeout
StartMenu.admxShowOrHideMostUsedApps
Taskbar.admxConfigureChatIcon
TenantRestrictions.admxtrv2_payload
TerminalServer.admxAutoSubscription
TS_LOCATION_REDIRECTION
TS_UIA
WPN.admxWnsEndpoint_Policy
WindowsDefender.admxSchedulerRandomizationTime
SupportLogLocation
Exclusions_IpAddresses
RealtimeProtection_DisableSriptScanning
Scan_DisablePackedExeScanningRemoved
MeteredConnectionUpdates
AllowNetworkProtectionOnWinServer
DisableDatagramProcessing
WindowsSandbox.admxAllowVGPU
AllowNetworking
AllowAudioInput
AllowVideoInput
AllowPrinterRedirection
AllowClipboardRedirection
inetres.admxDisableFlashInIERemoved
JScriptReplacement
sam.admxSamNGCKeyROCAValidation

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