Upon downloading and moving the Windows 10 Group Policy Administrative Templates to my Central Store, I started receiving an error when I would edit a GPO.
‘Microsoft.Policies.Sensors.WindowsLocationProvider’ is already defined as the target namespace for another file in the store.
File \domain.fqdnsysvoldomain.fqdnPoliciesPolicyDefinitionsMicrosoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLPAdm.admx, line 5, column 110
The issue occurs when you use a Central Store because a file was renamed between Windows 8 and Windows 10. In Windows 8, the admx file was named LocationProviderADM.admx and in Windows 10, the file is Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLPAdm.admx.
Fortunately, a KB article exists on the solution with an easy workaround. KB3077013 gives you the option of ignoring the error and continuing past it by clicking OK past it (Really…) or a better workaround by deleting the Windows 8 version of the files and renaming the Windows 10 files to match the Windows 8 naming scheme.
- Delete the LocationProviderADM.admx and LocationProviderADM.adml files from the central store.
- Rename Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLPAdm.admx to LocationProviderADM.admx
- Rename Microsoft-Windows-Geolocation-WLPAdm.adml to LocationProviderADM.adml
After I followed those steps, the error went away and I was still able to control the new settings.