This would be an interesting thing to GP enable, but I have not seen it anywhere. Frankly, the use case for this is probably pretty fringe-folks you like your employer, Jerry, are likely to be one of the few that have enough servers to make the process of enabling a role or feature en-masse worthwhile via GP. But I think it would be an interesting use case. Darren From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Nelson, Jamie Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 8:36 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] Re: GPO Capability to Control or Install 'Windows Features' There's supposed to be a command line version of the Server Manager MMC that should allow you to add/remove stuff with a script. See the following link for details. I've never messed with this although I've used sysocmgr in 2000/XP/2003 quite a bit. http://technet2.microsoft.com/WindowsVista/en/library/10c24c6a-44e0-4226-89f 5-c2a0cec7d0111033.mspx?mfr=true Nice Dodgeball reference, by the way! J Regards, Jamie Nelson From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Cruz, Jerome L Sent: Tuesday, July 22, 2008 10:23 AM To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [gptalk] GPO Capability to Control or Install 'Windows Features' Has anyone looked at controlling the installation state of "Windows Features" with a Group Policy Object? With W2K'Ocho', there are tools to pre-activate any of the available 'Features' prior to the base build of an image, but what about afterwards and for many servers/client devices? Jerry Cruz | Boeing IT _____ 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.