stringTable Element

Applies To: Windows Server 2008

The stringTable element contains the display strings for the following types of information:

  • Group Policy setting title.

  • Explain text.

  • SupportedOn text.

  • Category names and Explain text.

  • Parameter labels.


    <string> … </string>


There are no attributes associated with this element.

Child elements

Element Required Description

string Element (.adml)


A localized string.


For simplicity of documentation, nested elements located one level down, known as child elements, will only be described for a given element.


If there are no string elements to be specified in the .adml file, you can omit the stringTable element. If you include the stringTable element in the .adml file, you must define at least one string element. The stringTable element is defined at most once in an .adml file.


The XML fragment displays a stringTable element for a single policy setting to configure two check boxes.

      <string id="CHECKBOXTWOTYPES_CATEGORY">Checkbox example</string>
      <string id="SAMPLE">Example 2 Policy settings</string>
      <string id="Sample_Checkbox">Sets policy setting parameter via a check box</string>
      <string id="Sample_Checkbox_Help">This is an example of a Group Policy setting that configures a parameter using a check box.

If you enable this policy setting, check box1 and check box2 will be active.
Note: Check box2 will be checked by default.

If you disable this policy setting, no check box will be active.

If you do not configure this policy setting, the value will be deleted, if currently set to a value.

Note: This policy setting changes the Example2Checkbox1 and Example2Checkbox2 registry values.</string>

Additional references

resources Element (.adml)