[gptalk] Re: GPO Newgirl!

  • From: hans straat <hstraat@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 13:52:46 +0000

If you want to lockdown the terminal servers stronger then the workstations 
what almost the standard is you have to use Group Policy Loopback processing. 
You create a gpo and link it to the OU the terminal servers reside in and 
enable it with merge or replace option in the loopback policy. Now you can 
totally lockdown the servers without affecting the users while logged on to 
There is enough material to find to lockdown a terminal server environment :) 

Subject: [gptalk] GPO Newgirl!Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2008 11:59:26 +0100From: 
Katy.Wilson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

Please help me!
I’ve been given a project to standardise about 45 machines and 2 Terminal 
servers over a weekend and I think that using Group Policy is my best option, 
although I have no experience with it at all so am a bit scared!
What we have:
Windows 2003 terminal servers
Laptops/Desktops mostly XP but a few Win2000.  
Office 2000, Outlook 2003 (a couple of Outlook 2000’s)
What I have to do:
Desktop Settings:
Rollout new company logo to each machine and force it as desktop
Force Marquee screensaver with the same comment on each machine
Microsoft Word:
Force Template path
Force standard font/size/styles
Disable signatures
Force Spell Checker on
Force standard font for new emails and replies
Internet Explorer (some with v6 and a few v7):
Change connection settings from Automatic to a Proxy server with exceptions
Force a new default home page
I just have no idea where to start with all this so would love your advice 
Thank you so much

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