[gptalk] Re: Group Policy and Vista Firewall

  • From: "Delaney, Doug" <doug.delaney@xxxxxxx>
  • To: <gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Sep 2007 18:48:40 -0400

For the WMI portion, I certainly prefer the Like "%Windows XP%" method
since professional is spelled differently in some languages.
working examples.
SELECT * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Caption LIKE "Microsoft
Windows XP%"
SELECT * from Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE Caption LIKE "%Windows Vista%"


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        From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jason Williams
        Sent: Tuesday, September 11, 2007 5:10 PM
        To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
        Subject: [gptalk] Re: Group Policy and Vista Firewall
        Hi Omar,
        The problems we are having is that we can not start the Vista
Firewall. Just fails. yet, if we take a computer out of the domain,
firewall starts up. My conclusion is that the GPO was causing the issue.
        Basically, i've been working to try and clear up the GPO's here
and make them more efficient. Right now, they hvae the GPO's to allow
RDP access to XP machines as well as a few other exceptions to access
the machines. It does not really sit well with me that it is a "broad"
brush stroke at the domain level with this policy. 
        I'll recreating the policy on a Vista machine, see if that does
        for the WMI portion, I can actually specifiy "Microsoft Windows
XP Professional?"
        After I posted my thread, I thought, "It would be better if I
specifically indicated a OS. More specific.


        On 9/11/07, Omar Droubi <omar@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: 

                Well 1st- what issues are you having with the GPO and
                2nd- What exactly are you doing in your FW policy? Just
curious since it applying to all workstations and servers on your
                3rd- If placing the FW GPO is correct at the domain
level, log on to the Vista machine, open GPMC and create the a new
policy with the same settings and replace the existing one. 
                Policies created on Vista workstations will be backward
compatible as far as functionality goes- but you should not administer
those policies using GP editor or GPMC from any other operating system
except vista and Windows Server 2008. 

                Creating the GPO on Vista may help resolve any
compatibility issues you are having on the vista workstations- and it
should continue to work on the XP machines as you have in place with the
current policy. 
                As far as WMI filter goes- I have had better luck with
inclusions rather than exclusions. I would do something like:
                "Select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where Caption =
"Microsoft Windows XP Professional" 
                Hope that helps,


                From: gptalk-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx on behalf of Jason
                Sent: Tue 9/11/2007 1:23 PM
                To: gptalk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
                Subject: [gptalk] Group Policy and Vista Firewall 
                I seem to be having some issues with Vista and Group
Policy. Looking at the policy in place, we have a Windows XP Firewall
policy applied at the root of the domain. Not sure if that is the best
way to apply, so im looking for alternatives. 
                I thought about making a WMI filter to make this Group
Policy only be applied to XP machines. Would that be a viable option?
Here is what I have for my filter (Still learning on how to make WMI
filters and script as well) 
                SELECT * FROM Win32_OperatingSystem WHERE BuildNumber
                I was thinking to, can I make this better?

                I appreciate the help.

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