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    Server 2008 GP Screen Grabs

    Just to give those who have not yet seen the extra GP objects on offer here are a few I grabbed earlier. IMHO There are now lots of extras options and features which should have been there some time ago. At least XP should be able to pick these up if you run your DCs off 2008.
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    Heh. Looks like I can throw away some of my startup scripts.

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    printers by ou.....?

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    Thanks, looking forward to using it....

    What i want to know is why Microsoft couldn't make folders look like that in Vista, aside from the feature updates design wise Server 2008 looks like a subtle design improvement over 2003. Wouldn't mind it as my desktop OS.

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    Lightbulb Client-side Extensions

    These new options are really helpful but before you can get them working on your clients you need to install some CSEs (client-side extensions) on both XP and Vista before they will work.

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    To download the new Windows Server 2008 Group Policy preferences client-side extensions for your operating system, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Windows Vista, 64-bit edition
    Download details: Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows Vista x64 Edition (KB943729)

    Windows Vista, 32-bit edition
    Download details: Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows Vista (KB943729)

    Windows Server 2003, 64-bit edition
    Download details: Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB943729)

    Windows Server 2003, 32-bit edition
    Download details: Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows Server 2003 (KB943729)

    Windows XP, 64-bit edition
    Download details: Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB943729)

    Windows XP, 32-bit edition
    Download details: Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows XP (KB943729)

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    Yeah. Pretty much any configuration that you could do in Explorer or Control Panel is mirrored in group policies. And about time too. I especially like the mapped drives, environmental variables and most of all not having a random system log a user on with US keyboard settings

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    Yup I am also very happy with the new ones, and as you said about time too really.

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    bugger me, just as i finished the mapping code in my management suite lol

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    Tempted to jump in during the summer term and not wait for SP1.

    One thing I would like is the ability to chose a default printer in the OU too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleach2 View Post
    These new options are really helpful but before you can get them working on your clients you need to install some CSEs (client-side extensions) on both XP and Vista before they will work.

    See links

    To download the new Windows Server 2008 Group Policy preferences client-side extensions for your operating system, visit one of the following Microsoft Web sites:

    Windows Vista, 64-bit edition
    Download details: Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows Vista x64 Edition (KB943729)

    Windows Vista, 32-bit edition
    Download details: Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows Vista (KB943729)

    Windows Server 2003, 64-bit edition
    Download details: Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows Server 2003 x64 Edition (KB943729)

    Windows Server 2003, 32-bit edition
    Download details: Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows Server 2003 (KB943729)

    Windows XP, 64-bit edition
    Download details: Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows XP x64 Edition (KB943729)

    Windows XP, 32-bit edition
    Download details: Group Policy Preference Client Side Extensions for Windows XP (KB943729)
    These are now all available as an auto update + wsus

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simcfc73 View Post
    Tempted to jump in during the summer term and not wait for SP1.
    Since Windows Server 2008 shares the same kernel with Vista SP1 technically it's already at SP1 so there's no need to wait.

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    Brilliant...this is going to make things SO much easier....cant wait!

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    Since Windows Server 2008 shares the same kernel with Vista SP1 technically it's already at SP1 so there's no need to wait
    Yep it's the first time that the server and client have shared the same code base since Win 2k.

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    One things for sure, it definately looks a lot more user friendly than previous Group Policy Consoles.

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    Client Side Prefs

    All the Client Side Prefs updates come down as Wsus updates so you don’t even need to install them manually, though i did have to authorize them in WSUS

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