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How to upgrade PolicyMaker 1.x to the latest version of PolicyMaker

Article ID: 931059

Article Last Modified on 11/30/2007


  • PolicyMaker Standard Edition 1.0
  • PolicyMaker Standard Edition 2.0


This article describes how to upgrade DesktopStandard PolicyMaker 1.x to the latest version of PolicyMaker.


To upgrade PolicyMaker, follow these steps:

  1. Request a new license key from DesktopStandard. To do this, visit the following Web site:
  2. Download and then install the latest version of PolicyMaker. To do this, visit the following DesktopStandard Web site: You must install Policy Maker snap-in extensions on the computer from which you want to configure the Group Policy objects (GPOs). When you do this, all the data in the GPO is saved. This data includes settings from PolicyMaker 1.x. The snap-in extensions are plug-ins to the Group Policy Object Editor. You can view PolicyMaker policy items by opening a GPO.
  3. Import the new license key. You must update the license key on each GPO that has a current license key for PolicyMaker 1.x. To make this operation easier, you can use the new license key to replace the existing the license key files in the GPO folders. On domain controllers, the GPO folders are in the following folder:


    To locate the license key file, search for files that are named License.xml.
  4. Deploy the PolicyMaker client on the client computer. The installation file for the PolicyMaker client is an .msi package. You can deploy the PolicyMaker client by using the Software Installation Group Policy item in the GPO. The installation file is available in the following folder:


    In this step, InstallationFolder represents the folder where PolicyMaker is installed. The new version of PolicyMaker client will overwrite the 1.x version. Therefore, you do not have to uninstall the 1.x version.

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