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    Windows 7 group policies without upgrading schema to Server 2008R2 - use Win 7 PC ?

    Hi,

    I want to start making some new group policies for Windows 7. We have 1 Server 2008 R2 server but it's currently not a DC. It could be but ideally, Iíd prefer to leave it as a member server and not do a schema upgrade (did this last year for to get to server 2008 level)

    From other posts Iíve read, it seems possible to manage it from a Windows 7 machine. What is the easiest way?

    Do I need to install GPMC tools or do I need to install Remote Server Tools?...do I have to export the ADM's?

    Thanks very much in advance for any help/advice.

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    Hi,
    We have some win7 machines, with are 2003 mixed schema.
    I manage the group policies on my win7 machine with all the RAST installed. for MS basic GPs you dont need to import/export and ADMs

    http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...5-4e344e43997d

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    If you've done the Schema update to 2008 already, I believe the R2 update is only 3 versions and takes no time at all :-D

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    Thanks very much. I already have RAST installed so i'll read up on what I need to do to change the policies on my machine and apply the domain wide.

    Cheers

    Gary



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