I'm looking to upgrade our 2003 Schema to 2008 to gain access to the new preferences function. We have no plans to fully upgrade to 2008 as yet, and just want to be able to fully manage both XP and Vista machines from our 2k3 domain.
I've tested this on a VM, and once the Client Side Extensions are installed on the XP client I can indeed use the Preferences (policy edited through a vista machine) to manage things like mapped drives etc.
Can anyone see any issues with this? I'm assuming there's no licensing implications running it in this way? Is there anything I should look out for?
I plan to test this again in our full test rig, but wanted to see if there's anything I should be aware of before going ahead.