Sun, Sep 23 2007 23:43
Hi, my name is Susan and I edit GP right on the domain
You probably heard about Vista sp1 removing the Group policy management console from the OS. http://sdmsoftware.com/blog/2007/08/gpmc_not_part_of_vista_sp1.html
For many years SBS 2003 by default has shipped the GPMC inside the server. I just take it for granted in fact. So when you have Vista machines on your domain in a SBS 2003 box, and the only way you can edit them is to have a Vista machine that has GPMC installed, there's one thing that I'm really looking forward to in the Windows Server 2008 era...that GPMC is just like it was in SBS 2003... it's just up there. Yes, I'll admit it... contrary to best practice I edit the policies right up there ON the DC. Now it's recommended that you build the policy in an 'unenabled' condition, it's also recommended that you ALWAYS build a new group policy rule and not edit an existing rule. You want to know exactly which policies you have added.
But in the SBS 2003 era, I forget the Vista policies are up there.. Windows Server 2008 you can see them up there!
(Yes I'm starting a club for white knuckle Group Policy rule makers for those who edit straight on the DC)
Filed under: News