PolicyMaker Registry Extension

Free utility that allows one to create custom .ADM files with registry entries, that can be used with the group policy editor (GPE). It is required that this extension is installed on all clients that should apply the registry entries.

Download here Desktopstandard.com (Mirror of polreg.msi)
  • Update (03 October 2006) - DesktopStandard.com was acquired by Microsoft along with all its group policy tools.
  • Update (12 November 2007) - Microsoft announced that a new tool called Group Policy Preferences will be released with Windows 2008 (formerly PolicyMaker Standard Edition and PolicyMaker Share Manager by DesktopStandard), along with client side extensions (CSE) as separate download for Windows XP and Vista. More Info GPP FAQ.
  • Update (3 Marts 2008) - Microsoft made the separate download of client side extensions (CSE) public. More Info MS KB943729
Related Using the Group Policy Editor as registry editor


  1. Gautam says:

    Note that the CSEs available via 943729 are not compatible with the CSEs for Desktop Standards.

    In other words, if you are using Desktop Standards Software to push out GPO Settings, dont install 943729 on your clients and servers. Installing this update will overwrite older CSEs and then break Group Policy Processing.

    These CSEs in 943729 are only to be installed if you are on Server 2008 Domain Controllers and utilizing GPO Preferences from there.

  2. Matt says:

    Every time I look for something, and I can't find anything about it, and I search for about 15 minutes... I end up here. You have achieved your goal; and it is appreciated.

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