Server 2000 Group Policy

Posted on 2005-05-07
Last Modified: 2010-04-10
Does server 2000 have Group Policy? If so how do I install and use it?
Question by:LeviDaily
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    Windows Creating and editing group policy

    Group policies can be applied on a domain or an Organisational Unit, to apply a group policy in a 2000/2003 domain environment, do the following.

    On a domain controller open "Active directory Users and computers"

    NOTE: As said above you can apply a GP to an OU in this instance we will deal with a domain GP, if you are concerned with a GP for an OU insert the "OU name" instead of the "Domain Name"

    1. Locate the domain (top of the Tree) and right click it, then select "Properties"
    2. Select the group policy Tab.
    3. You will see the Default domain policy (and any other policies applied at this level)
    4. You can create another domain policy by clicking "New" giving it a name and configuring it"
    5. Ensure the default domain policy is highlighted and select "Edit" (unless you are working on another policy)
    6. The Group policy object editor will open.
    7. You can now edit the policy and close the editor when you are finished.
    8. Back in the domain properties click "apply" and "OK"

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        NOTE Proxy IP can be set in DHCP options also (See option 252 on the scope)

    Logon Scripts
    User Configuration > Windows Settings > Scripts > Logon
    The script lives here (\\domain controller\sysvol\domain\Policies\{31B2F340-016D-11D2-945F-00C04FB984F9}\User\Scripts\Logon)
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    Is there a management console for it like there is in 2003?
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    by:Pete Long
    GPMC runs on Windows XP Professional SP1 and Windows Server 2003 computers and can manage Group Policy in either Windows 2000 or Windows Server 2003 domains.
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    Author Comment

    But you cant install gpmc on the 2000 domain controller, right? You have to do it on another computer either with server 2003 or xp, right?
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    by:Pete Long
    Yes :)

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