Group Policy for Healthcare Desktop Management
The guidance covers Windows 2000, Windows XP and Windows Vista, Microsoft Office 2003 and the 2007 Microsoft Office system.
This guidance is suitable for healthcare organizations who wish to use Active Directory Group Policy for desktop management.
Managing Group Policy settings centrally provides administrators with a powerful way in which to maintain a desktop management infrastructure. Additional tools available come in the form of patch management, ensuring the operating system is kept up to date with the latest security fixes and service packs. This can be managed utilising Microsoft Windows Server Update Services, Microsoft Systems Management Server, LANDesk Patch Manager, or Novell ZENworks Patch Management to name a few.
Additionally, application deployment further enhances a desktop management infrastructure by again centrally managing a suite of applications and specifying a target audience of users or computers. Similarly to patch management, application deployment can be managed through Microsoft Group Policy, Microsoft Systems Management Server, LANDesk Management Suite, or Novell ZENworks.