The GPP CSE shows up as a hotfix (KB943729) so you can check for it in Add/Remove Programs if you have the "Show updates" box checked. The only thing is that it is listed as a generic "Update for Windows XP" so you have to hunt by the KB number, and since they're not in numerical order it can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Its actual easier to find it under the HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall key, which is the registry equivalent of what Add/Remove Programs lists out for you. ...Or if you're scripting it, just query the Win32_OperatingSystemQFE class in WMI. J Regards, Jamie Nelson | Operations Consultant | BI&T Infrastructure-Intel | Devon Energy Corporation | Work: 405.552.8054 | http://www.dvn.com <http://www.dvn.com/> From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 10:35 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Re: Setting up GPP in a 2003 Environment Andrew- The quickest and easiest way to make sure that the CSEs are installed is to go into the registry on one of those clients under HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\GPExtensions. Browse the GUID-named keys. If GPP is successfully installed, you should see the 2nd GUId-named key having something like "Group Policy Environment" as its default value and the DLLName value being "gpprefcl.dll". If you see entries with that DLLL name in the list, then it made it successfully to the workstation. You don't have to copy any templates anywhere to get GP Preferences working. All you need to do is fire up GPMC on that Vista, SP1 system, create a new GPO just as you always would, edit it, and you should see a Preferences container under each of Computer and User Configuration. In the simplest case ,you can target that GPO as you normally would-but you just have more options for doing so in there. Hope that helps get you started. Let us know if you have any other questions, since I'm sure it will benefit a lot of folks on the list as well. Darren From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Andrew McHale Sent: Tuesday, July 29, 2008 8:12 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Setting up GPP in a 2003 Environment Hi all, I'm trying to introduce GPP's into my 2003 network and have come across some really basic questions which I can't seem to find answers to. I have read Jamie's GPP run down (including most of the links) and still couldn't work it out (http://www.freelists.org/archives/gptalk/06-2008/msg00111.html). Our network is made up of 6 Server 2003 SP2 machines and roughly 25 XP SP3 machines. There is a single Vista Ultimate SP1 machine running RSAT (my machine). I have used WSUS to deploy the client side extensions too all machines (including servers). Is there a simple guide to introducing GPP's to a 2003 environment? It'll probably save me asking a lot of stupid questions here. So far today I've spent 4 hours reading about GPP and all its seemed to tell me is the theory behind it or how to configure a GPP GPO, not how to get your 2003 network to the state where it is ready for these new GPO's. An example of one of my stupid questions is: How can I locally check that the CSE's are installed? I've looked in Add/Remove Programs (with updates ticked) and Windows Features but can't see it. WSUS says its installed but I'd like to manually check. Also, I seem to remember someone mentioning previously that I need to copy some templates or something from my Vista machine to a 2003 DC in order for the new GPP GPO's to work. Is my memory correct and if so, what and where? Many thanks Andrew Confidentiality Warning: This message and any attachments are intended only for the use of the intended recipient(s), are confidential, and may be privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, retransmission, conversion to hard copy, copying, circulation or other use of all or any portion of this message and any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify the sender immediately by return e-mail, and delete this message and any attachments from your system.