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Default folder views

I am trying to find a way to change the registry so that when users logon to their PC and open up My Computer or Windows Explorer, it defaults to details view. I understand their is a way to do it in the registry, is there a setting to do this via group policy?
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Krzysztof PytkoActive Directory EngineerCommented:
No, there is no GPO for that. You can create your own Administrative Template for this (if it is under HKCU or HKLM nodes) and import to GPO, then link to OU(s).

If you have Windows 2008/Windows7 in your environment (domain environment?) then you can use GPP (Group Policy Preferences). But first you need to deploy to your 2003/XP client CSE (Client Side Extension).

That's all. Do you have all necessary registry modifications? If you wish I could prepare an administrative template for you.

Regards,
Krzysztof
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Lord_Austin_PowersCommented:
ISiek

Could you details GPP and Client CSE?
best regard
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Krzysztof PytkoActive Directory EngineerCommented:
@Lord Austin Powers

GPP is a new solution used in Windows 2008 and Windows 7. However, if you have domain environment with Windows 2003/XP and you have at least one 7 or 2008 OS, you can use GPMC to create GPP. One of GPP functions is registry modification, which allows for replacing standard ADM file (Administrative Templates).

To be able to apply GPP to XP/2003 OS, you need to first install CSE (Clients Side Extension) for particular OS. You can do it manually downloading them from

XP -> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=e60b5c8f-d7dc-4b27-a261-247ce3f6c4f8&displaylang=en

2003 -> http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=bfe775f9-5c34-44d0-8a94-44e47db35add&displaylang=en

or apply it as an update from WSUS server. Then XP/2003 cleints will be able to accept GPP

Krzysztof
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Lord_Austin_PowersCommented:
ISiek

Thanks a lot
Best regard
Austin
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Krzysztof PytkoActive Directory EngineerCommented:
You're welcome Austin :)
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