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    Group Policy Preferences Overview

    Language:
    English
    This white paper introduces Group Policy preferences, a feature new in Microsoft Windows Server 2008, and describes how you can use Group Policy preferences to better deploy and manage operating system and application settings.
    • Version:

      1.0

      File Name:

      Group Policy Preferences.docx

      Date Published:

      11/12/2007

      File Size:

      5.3 MB

        This white paper introduces Group Policy preferences, a feature new in Microsoft Windows Server 2008, and describes how you can use Group Policy preferences to better deploy and manage operating system and application settings. Group Policy preferences enable information technology professionals to configure, deploy, and manage operating system and application settings they previously were not able to manage using Group Policy. Examples include mapped drives, scheduled tasks, and Start menu settings. For many types of operating system and application settings, using Group Policy preferences is a better alternative to configuring them in Windows images or using logon scripts.
    • Supported Operating System

      Longhorn (Windows Code Name)

        • For viewing this document: Microsoft Word or Adobe Reader
        • For managing Group Policy preferences: Windows Server 2008 or later, or Windows Vista with Service Pack 1 or later
        • For being managed with Group Policy preferences: Windows Server 2008, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 with Service Pack 1, or Windows XP with Service Pack 2, or later
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