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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.

  • Group Policy for Healthcare Desktop Management

    Learn how to create Organizational Units and Group Policy Objects and use group policy to deploy applications. Scenarios for using Group Policies with templates, including Internet Explorer, Look and Feel, Security Hardening, and Software Restrictions.

  • Healthcare Desktop GPO Templates

    Use these Group Policy Templates with Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) version 1 to support Windows Server 2000 and Windows XP client.

  • Healthcare Desktop GPO Templates for GPMC v2 (ZIP)

    Use these Healthcare Desktop GPO Templates for GMPC v2 with Group Policy Management Console (GPMC) version 2 to support Windows Vista.

  • Healthcare Desktop Office GPO Templates for GPMC v 1

    Use these Healthcare Desktop Office GPO Templates for GMPC v1 to establish a Group Policy for Microsoft Office 2003 and Microsoft Office 2007. These can be applied for use with both Windows XP and Windows Vista.

  • Release Notes - Group Policy Templates

    These Release Notes list the minimum software and hardware requirements, and how to install and uninstall the Group Policy templates. The Release Notes also list the known issues relating to the three sets of templates.

  • Release Notes - Healthcare Desktop GPO Templates for GPMC v1

    This document lists the minimum software and hardware requirements, and how to install and uninstall the templates. The Release Notes also list the known issues relating to the three sets of templates.

  • Release Notes - Healthcare Desktop GPO Templates for GPMC v2

    These Release Notes list the minimum software and hardware requirements, and how to install and uninstall the templates. The Release Notes also list the known issues relating to the three sets of templates.