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    Group Policy for Windows 8

    Can anyone confirm whether Windows Server 2012 is required for controlling group policy for Windows 8?

    Or can it be done with 2003 / 2008 / 2008R2?


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    It can be done yes, just edit the group policy object from a Windows 8 machine.

    I wouldn't use server 2003 as support it ending shortly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FN-GM View Post
    It can be done yes, just edit the group policy object from a Windows 8 machine.

    I wouldn't use server 2003 as support it ending shortly.
    Hi FN-GM

    Thanks for your post.

    Do you know roughly what steps would be involved to do this?

    Are Microsoft likely to release an update that will allow modifications from the server?

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    Have you ever edited a group policy object before?

    They will not release anything to allow you to do the from the server. Ideally things like this should be done on a client machine byway and not directly on the server.

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    I have made a few minor tweaks before, for earlier versions of Windows.

    Things like IE proxy settings, preventing access to Control Panel, that sort of thing. I always did this from the server using Group Policy Editor. Do MS recommend only doing this from clients?

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    Well it's generally recommended not to work directly on a server for anything. Most is can be done remotely. Something's of require working directly on the server like installing apps.

    You install the Windows 8 remote administration tools (google that) install it and then do you group policy form the Windows 8 machine asif you was on the server itself.

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    Great. Thanks for your help.

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