Group Policy Template in a Hotel

Posted on 2007-11-30
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I'm building a hotel infrastructure and already have my servers in place. It will be a windows 2003 server enviorment. I was wondering if someone has a template of group policies which we can apply and adjust to our needs. As you know there are too many policies to go through 1 by 1. It will be a domain with all users under.

Any help appreciated.
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Unfortunately when using Group Policies it's recommended to go through settings one by one, because you have to understand how this settings change your environment. Microsoft has published two security guides which includes security templates for different environments.
Windows Server 2003 Security Guide: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/prodtech/windowsserver2003/w2003hg/sgch00.mspx
Windows XP Security Guide: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/security/prodtech/windowsxp/secwinxp/default.mspx


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I agree with Toniur.
There are not really that many things. Its a good days work to tune up the GPO's. With the GP management tools it is even easier.
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Start off with the GPMC - Group Policy Management Console.

Run the Group Policy results wizard against your baseline computer.  It will create a nice HTML results webpage that will show you all the settings that are currently configured.

Next, decide what you want to configure and go from there.
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Windows SteadyState is recommended for this kind of scenario. as per MS, "Whether you manage computers in a school computer lab or an Internet cafe, a library, or even in your home, Windows SteadyState helps make it easy for you to keep your computers running the way you want them to, no matter who uses them."

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hope it helps,

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