You can find a great deal of external information about Group Policy and related technologies in this topic. Here, you can find links to:
For general information about Windows, see the Microsoft Windows Web site.
For current product support information, see the Microsoft Personal Support Site on the World Wide Web.
For information that is useful to IT professionals, visit Technet.
For help with troubleshooting known problems, do a keyword search of the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
For information about application programming interfaces (API) for Group Policy, Active Directory, or other items of interest to developers, start at the MSDN Library.
Microsoft technical documents on the Web
Click these links for white papers and SDK information:
Microsoft partner Web site
Visit Full Armor for a Microsoft partner company that specializes in policy-related tools, such as FAZAM.
Related Windows tools and online Help topics
When you are working with the IntelliMirror technologies, you might sometimes want to look quickly at these tools or Help topics. Not all of these tools are available on all versions of Windows. Of those tools that are available on your version of Windows, not all of them are appropriate for managing Windows computers. See the Help topics for these tools for details.
Administrative Templates provide a convenient navigable tree under the Administrative Templates folders in the Group Policy console. They contain hundreds of policy settings. Administrative Templates, as files, are identified by the .adm extension.
There are four .adm files included with Windows
Power Users and Administrators can manage a computer locally using the Computer Management snap-in. This is not an Active Directory management tool; it is useful for managing individual computers, but not for managing many computers at the same time.
Open Computer Management
Open Help for Computer Management
Internet Protocol security
Internet Protocol security (IPSec) is generally accessed through Security Settings in Group Policy or through Local Security Policy
Open Help for IP Security
Microsoft Management Console
Microsoft Management Console (MMC) is the hosting application for most Windows 2000 and Windows XP administrative tools, including Group Policy.
Open Microsoft Management Console
Open Help for Microsoft Management Console
Offline Files and Folders (client-side caching)
Open Help for Offline Files and Folders
Group Policy settings include changes to the registry. You can use Registry Editor to examine or edit a computer's registry.
Open Registry Editor
Open Help for Registry Editor
Resultant Set of Policy (RSoP)
Open Resultant Set of Policy
Open Help for Resultant Set of Policy
Security Settings are accessed through Group Policy.
Open Help for Security Settings
Open Help for Security Setting Descriptions
Software Restriction Policies
Software Restriction Policies (SAFER) are accessed through Security Settings in Group Policy.
Open Help for Security Settings
Windows Installer has no graphical user interface of its own for administrators. Software Installation in Group Policy, and Add or Remove Programs in Control Panel, both depend on Windows Installer.
Open Help for Windows Installer