Solved

Group Policies-What is it?

Posted on 1998-07-09
2
137 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-28
I was looking under System Tools in Add/Remove Programs, I installed something called Group Policies. What is it? And how would I use it?
0
Comment
Question by:GreatOne
2 Comments
 
LVL 5

Accepted Solution

by:
stevemiller earned 20 total points
ID: 1642537
Group Based support for system policies.

these are settings for network workgroups that are controlled by a central administrator and executed on the client workstations.  Settings like rights, attributes, and basically controlling what you can and cannot do on your pc.

Microsoft's web site and the win98 help file contain info on using this function.

steve
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:TimCaturaHouser
ID: 1642538
This is part of the ongoing march toward the idea of Zero Admin. Windows or ZAW. Right now, for '95 you can download ZAK (the k stands for Kit)

A group is something in NT4.

We might have a group called Sales, and another group called Accounting.  Each group would need different printers, and different applications. Using the above example,

Sales has rights to access the Color Laser printer and can access Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Accounting has rights to access the high speed dot matrix printer (multi-part forms) Word, Excel, and Forest & Trees accounting package.

The idea is to not allow (lock down) adding say, Fuji Golf that came free in a pak of diskettes, and screwing up the video drivers..... and creating a tech support call for the now 'broken computer'.

A policy can be as loose or as tight as you need it to be.... Hint: Don't get too wierd with policies with workers... They will rebel. Do use them for protecting the systems.

0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

A few months ago I had an issue with LaserJet 1020 printer which was installed to XP and Windows 7.  It was installed to XP and working, but when I tried to connect from a Windows 7 PC, it would attempt connection and then fail.  Sometimes the Spool…
If you need to start windows update installation remotely or as a scheduled task you will find this very helpful.
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…
This is used to tweak the memory usage for your computer, it is used for servers more so than workstations but just be careful editing registry settings as it may cause irreversible results. I hold no responsibility for anything you do to the regist…

895 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now