Ini Files Extension

Applies To: Windows 8, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012

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: