System Policies vs. Group Policies
Posted on 2004-03-31
Network : W2k professional workstations + 11 W2k server domain controllers. Last fall the servers were upgraded from NT4.
I inherited this setup and my experience is largely W2k.
If I type start/run/poledit the system ploicy editor opens up.
If I click File/Open Policy and browse to a domain controller netlogon share, there is an ntconfig.pol file which I can of course click on and see a few users and their system policies properties.
I can see all users and computers in the network in Active directory Users and Computers.
It is my understanding that in this environment, policies from the system policy editor are ignored right?? Group Policy is the way to restrict/ manage things right??
It seems like some of the settings in system policy editor are being applied to the users in the ntconfig.pol file. How can this be???