Download And Install Windows 11 23H2 Administrative Templates (ADMX)

Download And Install Windows 11 23H2 Administrative Templates (ADMX)Download And Install Windows 11 23H2 Administrative Templates (ADMX)

Microsoft has recently released Windows 11 23H2, and with that, they have also published its Security Baseline, as well as the Administrative Templates, better known as ADMX Templates.

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 .

Download Administrative Templates for Windows 11 22H2, 21H2 instead.

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:

ScopePolicy Setting NamePath
MachineDisallow downloads from Microsoft Connected Cache servers when the device connects via VPNWindows Components\Delivery Optimization
MachineVPN KeywordsWindows Components\Delivery Optimization
MachineTurn off account-based insights, recent, favorite, and recommended files in File ExplorerWindows Components\File Explorer
MachineDev drive filter attach policySystem\Filesystem
MachineEnable dev driveSystem\Filesystem
MachineAutomatic Data CollectionWindows Components\Windows Defender SmartScreen\Enhanced Phishing Protection
MachineEnable optional updatesWindows Components\Windows Update\Manage updates offered from Windows Update
UserTurn off Windows CopilotWindows Components\Windows Copilot
New policies in Windows 11 23H2 Administrative Templates

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:

  1. Download the Administrative Templates for Windows 11 23H2 [Size: 13.7 MB].

    You may also download the Windows 11 23H2 Security Baseline which gives security administrators the ability to apply Group Policy Objects via a Domain Controller throughout an enterprise network.

  2. Run the downloaded .msi package by double-clicking it.

  3. The installation wizard will now open. Click Next.

    Proceed with the installation
    Proceed with the installation
  4. On the next screen, accept the terms by checking the box and click Next.

    Accept licensing agreement
    Accept licensing agreement
  5. Select the installation location (which can be left as default) and click Next.

    Set installation location and proceed
    Set installation location and proceed
  6. On the confirmation screen, click Install.

    Confirm ADMX installation
    Confirm ADMX installation
  7. Windows 11 Administrative Templates will now be installed on your device. Click Finish when done.

    Close the ADMX installation wizard
    Close the ADMX installation wizard

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.

Closing words

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.

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Subhan Zafar is an established IT professional with interests in Windows and Server infrastructure testing and research, and is currently working with Itechtics as a research consultant. He has studied Electrical Engineering and is also certified by Huawei (HCNA & HCNP Routing and Switching).

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