[gptalk] Re: Group Policy Preferences

  • From: "Alan & Margaret" <syspro@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 2 Aug 2008 08:04:47 +1000

Hi Darren,


Thanks for that, I hadn't realised that you could create a folder structure
with a filter on it, then create preferences within that folder. So... that
explains how you get the "filtered by ancestor" activated.


Finally worked out the "Disabled directly" and "Disabled by ancestor" to
work. The tool bar has a green circle with a line through it when you select
the item/r collection. If you click on it, it goes to the red circle with a
line through it (as described by Derek) and disables the item/collection.


So that makes sense, although I think the GUI should be updated so that the
"Disable/Enable" option is also available if you right click on the
item/collection. I will mention it to Microsoft.



Alan Cuthbertson



From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Darren Mar-Elia
Sent: Saturday, 2 August 2008 1:12 AM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Re: Group Policy Preferences



This is from Derek Melber, whom you know. Since he used to work at
DesktopStandard, I asked him this question and this was his response:


Filtered by ancestor: Not done often, but for example, for Registry, you can
create a Collection, set the Item-level targeting on the collection, then
create a Registry item under the collection, which will then have a ancestor
filter set on it. The policy subjects do not allow item-level targeting at
this point... maybe in future!

Disabled directly: Red circle with line through it on toolbar (when the
policy is highlighted)

Disabled by ancestor: Red circle with line through it on toolbar (when the
policy subject is highlighted... IE Registry on left list)





From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On
Behalf Of Alan & Margaret
Sent: Thursday, July 31, 2008 10:00 PM
To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [gptalk] Group Policy Preferences


Hi everyone,


I have been doing some playing with Group Policy Preferences and come to the
conclusion that there is an awful lot of flexibility in what you can do.
Most of it makes intuitive sense, but I am confused by three settings that
are displayed when you select a preference setting, but I cannot see how to
change them. These three settings are:-


Filtered by Ancestor

Disabled Directly

Disabled by Ancestor


All are set to NO. There is another setting, Filtered Directly which you can
toggle by adding an entry under targeting.


I am guessing that "Filtered by Ancestor" says that if it fails the filter
on one preference, don't bother processing future preferences, but I cannot
see how you activate it.


Any ideas?  


Alan Cuthbertson




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