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Currently in mixed mode and can't get group policy objects to work on nt clients?
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Windows 2000 group policy doesn't work on NT 4 Clients even with the active directory client.


Mixed mode is for "talking" to downlevel Servers not clients.
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This link explains in very simply what mixed mode and native mode do.

http://www.softheap.com/security/windows-2000-domain-2.html

This link explains what the active directory extension can and can't do for NT 4 clients.

http://www.microsoft.com/windows2000/server/evaluation/news/bulletins/adextension.asp


You'll need to look at using poledit on Windows 2000 to support system policies on NT 4 clients.
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Is it possible to use poledit on windows 2000 server for implementing policies to nt clients and if so what is the best way of setting this up?

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Is it possible to use poledit on windows 2000 server for implementing policies to nt clients and if so what is the best way of setting this up?

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You need to use the verion of Poledit that comes with Winodws 2000. Other than that using Poledit is the same as it was under NT. You'll use Poledit only for the NT clients, it's not recommended for Windows 2000 clients. (even though it would work, it cause registry chnages that can only be undone by either a system policy or by hand. Win 2K Group policies can't undo the registry changes caused by a system policy.)

Poledit is located on the Windows 2000 server cd in the I386 folder. You'll need to install the Adminpak.msi on a Win 2k Pro computer before using it. You can use an older version of poledit, but older versions won't be able to read the ADM files that ship with Win 2k without some extra massaging.


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