Couldn't have said it better. You can take at look at this page on my site that I wrote a while ago, which explains the mechanics of it, if you're interested: http://www.gpoguy.com/faqs/tattoo.htm. BTW, as a humorous aside, when us GP MVPs were last up in Redmond the GP team asked us about the word "Preferences" and what they meant to us. Most of us, of course, responded that they were tattooing policy values because that's what they've been called forever. But enough folks didn't say that they decided to give the "Group Policy Preferences" name to the upcoming DesktopStandard PolicyMaker product. I thought (and still think) its confusing because Preferences == Tattooing but I guess I'm not in marketing. Darren From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nelson, Jamie R Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 6:44 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Re: Disadvantages of Tattooing. Well, when a preference is tattooed in the registry you can't undo it by simply unlinking the policy. You would have to enforce that setting's opposite value via another GPO. It can be quite a pain in larger, more complex environments. However, when a policy based setting does not exist, it may often times be your only option. Regards, Jamie Nelson From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nidhi Garg Sent: Friday, January 04, 2008 2:35 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Disadvantages of Tattooing. Hi, Wanted to know about disadvantages of Tattooing of registry based group polices. How can it affect the policy affect ? Thanks _____ This e-mail may contain identifiable health information that is subject to protection under state and federal law. This information is intended to be for the use of the individual named above. If you are not the intended recipient, be aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution or use of the contents of this information is prohibited and may be punishable by law. If you have received this electronic transmission in error, please notify us immediately by electronic mail (reply).