[gptalk] Re: Filters for Win2K and WinXP

  • From: "Jakob H. Heidelberg" <jakob@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 22 Dec 2007 00:22:15 +0100



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?  



Dana Mendoza                  Maui Memorial Medical Center

Information Technology        221 Mahalani St.

Phone: (808) 243-3094         Wailuku, HI 96793

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