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I have both w2k and xp laptops that i need to setup for users.  they will be out in the field and so i will be setting up local profiles on them.  The problem is when I edit the group policy, it applies to all users, including admin.  I have run through MS knowledge base article : 293655 on the w2k machine but I can't get it to work.  Any ideas how to get around this problem...  TIA.  Steve.
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Ther are a couple of hacks I can provide, one is taking the read write away from the policy directory, but first the MS prescribed method: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;293655
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in poledit make sure you make a policy for administrator (Ie add user administrator) giving them everything then make one for the users Making sure the users are listed in computer managment.
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poledit stopped being used in NT 4 and Win9x.  It's not used in Win2k & XP.
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by:Cova
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Not sure about XP, but for 2k go to the properties of the group policy you are editing and take away "apply group Policy" from the administrators group. if administrators is not there then add it then remove "apply group Policy"
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XP policies are handled the same way as XP.  FYI XP policy templates (adm files) are compatible with Win2k, that's strait from MS.
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What I meant to say was: XP policies are handled the same way as Win2k.
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by:jscuderi
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From what I hear, XP has much more depth in the policy, so if you want to use a single group policy...apply the xp one you edit to the win2k machine. if you go the other way there will be open holes in your xp system.
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jscuderi.. that is correct.  I was on a MS seminar on the web and asked that question.  Strait from MS, XP policees backward compatible.  So copy those XP adm files from C:\winnt\inf on your XP box to your server.
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scranfield..  did you have any more questions?  MSGeek.
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scranfield..  Thanks, but what's with the grade of B??  Did I leave something out?  MSGeek
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