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ADMs and GPOs

Posted on 2006-11-30
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Is the limit of effect of an ADM script the writing/reading of a target system's registry? Or, are there FSO (file system) or WMI elemets which can be manipulated?
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by:McKnife
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You can for example set permissions on files through computer config - windows settings - security settings
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by:johndarby
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Thanks McKnife. I know about GPOs, but am unsure about my options in importing a Administrative rule (ADM script) into a particular GPO?
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by:Netman66
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You can have an ADM that is a system policy, yes.  When you import it, you'll need to make sure your Filtering is set in Group Policy Editor - uncheck the box for "only show policy settings that can be fully managed".  This should allow you to see any custom work.

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Does the ADM only allow for registry edits on clients?
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Not as it is, no - you need a custom ADM.  The only thing native that is included is changing permissions on keys.

If you can't figure out how to create the ADM, then use a GPO to call a script that runs REG or REGEDIT /s or pure VBScript to modify the keys.

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by:johndarby
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Ahh, then if I can call a VBScript from an ADM, the sky is the limit since I have access to all the methods and properties it can access through WMI, FSO and ADSI!
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by:Netman66
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You bet.

You have 4 choices.

Computer Configuration>Windows Settings>Scripts = Startup or Shutdown

User Configuration>Windows Settings>Scripts = Logon or Logoff

The computer scripts execute in the SYSTEM context - keep in mind to use UNC paths in the scripts since no mapped drives exist outside a profile.

The User scripts execute in the context of the user unless elevated using runas or impersonate.

Have fun!
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