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Group Policy Settings Reference for Windows and Windows Server

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These spreadsheets list the policy settings for computer and user configurations that are included in the Administrative template files delivered with the Windows operating systems specified. You can configure these policy settings when you edit Group Policy Objects.
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    Note: There are multiple files available for this download. Once you click on the “Download” button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.
    Version:
    Date Published:

    September 2012

    1/7/2014

    File name:
    File size:

    WindowsServer2003SP2GroupPolicySettings.xls

    3.9 MB

    WindowsServer2008andWindowsVistaSP1GroupPolicySettings.xlsx

    512 KB

    WindowsServer2008R2andWindows7GroupPolicySettings.xlsx

    612 KB

    WindowsServer2012andWindows8GroupPolicySettings.xlsx

    690 KB

    WindowsServer2012R2andWindows8.1GroupPolicySettings.xlsx

    628 KB

    WindowsVistaGroupPolicySettings.xls

    1.9 MB

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      You can use the filtering capabilities that are included in this spreadsheet to view a specific subset of data, based on one value or a combination of values that are available in one or more of the columns. In addition, you can click Custom in the drop-down list of any of the column headings to add additional filtering criteria within that column.

      To view a specific subset of data, click the drop-down arrow in the column heading of cells that contain the value or combination of values on which you want to filter, and then click the desired value in the drop-down list. For example, to view policy settings that are available for Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1, in the Administrative Template worksheet, click the drop-down arrow next to Supported On, and then click At least Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 or Windows 8.1.

      What's New?

      The Administrative Template spreadsheet contains three columns that provide more information about each policy setting's behavior related to reboots, logoffs, and schema extensions. These columns are the following:
      • Reboot Required: A "Yes" in this column means that the Windows operating systems requires a restart before it applies the described policy setting.
      • Logoff Required: A "Yes" in this column means that the Windows operating system requires the user to log off and log on again before it applies the described policy setting.
      • Active Directory Schema or Domain Requirements: A "Yes" in this column means that you must extend the Active Directory schema before you can deploy this policy setting.
      • Status: A "New" in this column means that the setting did not exist prior to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. It does not mean that the setting applies only to Windows Server 2012 R2 and Windows 8.1. Refer to the column entitled "supported on" to determine to which operating system the policy setting applies.
  • System Requirements

    Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000, Windows 2000 Server, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows Server 2003, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Server 2012, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Vista, Windows XP

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