Group Policy includes the Ini Files preference extension. For computers and groups of computers or for users and groups of users, this extension allows you to:

  • Add a property to a configuration settings (.ini) or setup information (.inf) file.

  • Replace a property in an .ini or .inf file.

  • Delete a property from an .ini or .inf file.

  • Delete a section from an .ini or .inf file.

  • Delete an .ini or .inf file.


To copy any type of file to a new location or to modify its attributes, see the Files Extension.

Getting started

You can create and configure Ini File preference items for any domain-based Group Policy object (GPO). You configure the settings by editing a GPO using the Group Policy Management Console. When editing a GPO, you can find this preference extension at the following location:

Computer Configuration or User Configuration

   └ Preferences

      └ Windows Settings

         └ Ini Files

For information about how to use this extension to create and configure a preference item, see the following topics:

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