We recently upgraded couple of Domain Controllers for a client from Windows 2008R2 to Windows 2012 and while the rest looked well, we found that we were not able to open the GPMC snapin with the following error

“An error has occurred while collecting data for Administrative Templates”

The following errors were encountered:

Resource ‘$(string.ForwarderResourceUsage)’ referenced in attribute displayName could not be found. File \\Dc.Domain.com\sysvol\domain.com\Policies\PolicyDefinitions\XXXXXX.admx, line 17, column 178

Resource ‘$(string.AllowCredSSP)’ referenced in attribute displayName could not be found. File \\Dc.Domain.com\sysvol\domain.com\Policies\PolicyDefinitions\WindowsRemoteManagement.admx, line 15, column 114″


We were able to uncover the reason for the issue quite soon that the Admx and adml files on the server were not compatible with Windows 2012. The solution is to replace the ADMX files with the latest download from following location.


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An automobile enthusiast at heart and computer geek by profession, started my Career with MS in 2005.Left Jobs and started Pledge Technologies (the parent company to Grishbi) back in 2009.We have been providing IT consulting to various Small and Medium businesses across US and UK since then.Our company specialises in Microsoft Server technologies like AD, Exchange, the rest and with numerous Office 365 migrations under our belt, we quite an expert with that too. Whatever we learn in our day to day life, we share it back on Grishbi as a Thank for all the love and support our customers have given us.