Administrative Templates give you more control over your computer, or an entire domain of computers if you are a sysadmin connected to an Active Directory. This allows you more control over each device as you apply more policies.
This guide discusses everything new about the Windows 11 23H2 ADMX Templates and provides the download and installation methods.
What’s new in Administrative Templates for Windows 11 23H2
The following Group Policy settings are added to Windows 11 23H2 with these ADMX templates:
|Scope||Policy Setting Name||Path|
|Machine||Disallow downloads from Microsoft Connected Cache servers when the device connects via VPN||Windows Components\Delivery Optimization|
|Machine||VPN Keywords||Windows Components\Delivery Optimization|
|Machine||Turn off account-based insights, recent, favorite, and recommended files in File Explorer||Windows Components\File Explorer|
|Machine||Dev drive filter attach policy||System\Filesystem|
|Machine||Enable dev drive||System\Filesystem|
|Machine||Automatic Data Collection||Windows Components\Windows Defender SmartScreen\Enhanced Phishing Protection|
|Machine||Enable optional updates||Windows Components\Windows Update\Manage updates offered from Windows Update|
|User||Turn off Windows Copilot||Windows Components\Windows Copilot|
You can download the Group Policy Settings Reference Spreadsheet for Windows 11 2023 Update (23H2) for more information.
Moreover, the ADMX Templates can be downloaded in any of the following languages:
- cs-CZ Czech – Czech Republic
- da-DK Danish – Denmark
- de-DE German – Germany
- el-GR Greek – Greece
- en-US English – United States
- es-ES Spanish – Spain
- fi-FL Finnish – Finland
- fr-FR French – France
- hu-HU Hungarian – Hungary
- it-IT Italian – Italy
- ja-JP Japanese – Japan
- ko-KR Korean – Korea
- nb-NO Norwegian (Bokmål) – Norway
- nl-NL Dutch – The Netherlands
- pl-PL Polish – Poland
- pt-BR Portuguese – Brazil
- pt-PT Portuguese – Portugal
- ru-RU Russian – Russia
- sv-SE Swedish – Sweden
- tr-TR Turkish – Turkey
- zh-CN Chinese – China
- zh-TW Chinese – Taiwan
Moreover, the Administrative Templates for Windows 11 23H2 are backward compatible with all previous versions of Windows 11, including 22H2 and 21H2 (original release), as well as Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Windows Server 2022, Windows Server 2019, Windows Server 2016, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, and Windows Server 2008 R2.
Download and install Administrative Templates for Windows 11 23H2
Follow the guide below to download and install Administrative Templates for Windows 11 23H2:
Download the Administrative Templates for Windows 11 23H2 [Size: 13.7 MB].
Run the downloaded .msi package by double-clicking it.
The installation wizard will now open. Click Next.
On the next screen, accept the terms by checking the box and click Next.
Select the installation location (which can be left as default) and click Next.
On the confirmation screen, click Install.
Windows 11 Administrative Templates will now be installed on your device. Click Finish when done.
You have now successfully installed the ADMX Templates. Head over to Microsoft’s download center to get more information about the Windows 11 Administrative Templates.
The ADMX templates are not only for the sysadmins but also for the people who want to protect their devices from cyberattacks and other online threats. If you keep sensitive information on your PC, then we recommend that you download and install the Administrative Templates for Windows 11 23H2.
Additionally, you should also install and configure the Security Baseline for an added security layer.