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    2008 and XP Clients

    Hi,

    I have been told I can completely overhaul the schools network and basically start from scratch.

    Does anyone have 2008 with XP clients and if they do does it present any problems, researching around it seems group policies can be the main sticking point.

    Those that went with Vista was it a major learning curve for staff and students?

    Cheers

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    We have 2008 at the server and XP at the workstations. Once you get your head around the policies and their settings it is not too bad.

    We have broken our Group Policies up:

    Desktop/Folder Redirection
    Banned/Allowed Apps
    IE7 settings
    BGInfo Settings

    etc.

    We did find that we had to apply the Group Policies in a specific order otherwise some of them would not work.

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    Still finding my way round and through the Group Policy maze. On the whole though, Server 2008 with XP workstations and laptops works juast as well as Server 2003 (which we also still have).

    Next move will be to Windows 7 thus missing Vista, but that won't be for a while I don't think.

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    We are running Server 2008 with XP & Vista clients. All works fine.

    The server 2008 group policy is pretty easy to get round unless your looking for one particular policy, that takes forever if you dont know where it is. The Server 2008 group policies are excellent, because of the new features we can get rid of allot of scripts.

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    2008 & XP and runs like a dream. No issues.

    Make sure you install the Group Policy Preferences Client Side Extensions on your XP clients so you can make sure of GPP in 2k8 - it's marvellous!

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    Have any of you upgraded your 2003 Active Directory to 2008 during your move?

    We'll be moving to 2008 this summer so I'm starting to plan the move, we'll also be using XP clients.

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    We did a 2003 ---> 2008 move in a test environment, and it worked OK. Though in the end we set it up as a new forest and did an ADMT migration.

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    Using ADMT migration did your new forest have to have a different name?

    I was thinking that running domain prep then adding a 2008 DC to the 2003 domain and moving all of the roles accross would be more straight forward.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    Have any of you upgraded your 2003 Active Directory to 2008 during your move?

    We'll be moving to 2008 this summer so I'm starting to plan the move, we'll also be using XP clients.
    We updated from 2003. It was originally a 2000 domain

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    So you updated from 2000 to 2003 then to 2008?

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    if your real good.. then you can use one GP for the hole school.. like me.. and use the target users settings..

    1GP for all sweet...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Outpost View Post
    Does anyone have 2008 with XP clients
    Yes.

    does it present any problems
    No.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cookie_monster View Post
    So you updated from 2000 to 2003 then to 2008?
    I should have put it better

    June 2000 - Windows Server 2000 Domain built
    June 2003 - Upgraded to Windows Server 2003
    June 2008 - Upgraded to Windows Server 2008

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    @ FN-GM - so when you upgraded did all of you GP's convert ok and did all of your clients pick them up and carry on as though nothing had changed?

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    Yep worked a treat.

    Myself i have done 2 2003 > 2008 upgrades with no problems.

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