category

A single grouping of policy definitions based on the definition of the Category type.

Element hierarchy

<policyDefinitions>
<categories>
<category>

Syntax

<category name         = itemName
          displayName  = stringReference
          explainText? = stringReference >

  <!-- Child elements -->
  annotation*,
  parentCategory?,
  seeAlso*,
  keywords?

</category>

Key

?   optional (zero or one)

*   optional (zero or more)

Attributes and Elements

Attributes

Attribute Description Data type Required Default value
displayName

A localized friendly name.

stringReference Yes
explainText

An explanatory description.

stringReference No
name

The name of the category.

itemName Yes

 

Child Elements

Child Element Description
[annotation](element-2-annotation.md)

A comment string for .adml files. Strings added to this tag will not be processed by Group Policy tools.

[keywords](element-keywords.md)

Optional keywords associated with categories or policy definitions. Not supported by Group Policy tools.

[parentCategory](element-parentcategory.md)

A reference to the parent category of the current category.

[seeAlso](element-seealso.md)

An descriptor string used to reference related policy definitions. Optional and unsupported by Group Policy tools.

 

Parent Elements

Parent Element Description
[categories](element-categories.md)

A list of category elements. Up to one list of categories can be defined in an .admx file.

 

Requirements

Namespace

http://www.microsoft.com/GroupPolicy/PolicyDefinitions