[gptalk] Re: Filters for Win2K and WinXP

  • From: "Alan & Margaret" <syspro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 14:20:14 +1100



You can sort of make it work by having two policies, one with the XP
settings that gets applied to all machines then a second policy, containing
the 200 settings that has a filter to exclude the XP machines. 


This means the XP machines only get the XP settings, the 200o machines also
get the XP settings, but they are then overwritten by the settings in the
second policy.


Alan Cuthbertson



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From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Jakob H. Heidelberg
Sent: Saturday, 22 December 2007 10:22 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Filters for Win2K and WinXP




With XP and up you can use WMI filters - Windows 2000 will however ignore
those filters (and just apply the policy). So, out of the box (pr. default)
you will have to control the GPO filtering by controlling your OU's (2000
machines in one OU and XP machines in another) and placing GPOs on correct
OUs - or Security Groups (2000 machines in one group and XP machines in
another) and set appropriate permissions (Read + Apply Group Policy) on the
different GPOs.


But, a free third party solution is available: http://www.mml.ru/WMIF2K/ -
offering Windows 2000 WMI filtering - be sure to test this in separate
environment though.


Best Regards (and a merry X-mas)

/Jakob H. Heidelberg


From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Dana Mendoza
Sent: 22. december 2007 00:10
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Filters for Win2K and WinXP


Hi all,


We are only making the transition from Win2K Pro to WinXP for users so I
have a mix.  I have the ADM files for Office2K and Office2003 from the
Resource Kit.  Is there a way in the GPO to check if the PC that the user is
on is a Win2K or WinXP so it can apply the appropriate settings for the
Office ADM files?  



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