Solved

Windows 7

Posted on 2011-03-01
8
275 Views
Last Modified: 2012-07-12
to push out Group Policies to windows 7 users do you need to be on Windows Server 2008 with 2008 Active Directory
0
Comment
Question by:robertmayhue_iii
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
8 Comments
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:brwwiggins
ID: 35012612
Yes, Group Policies come from a domain controller.

Many of the similar settings can be applied locally via the machine settings but if you want to do it centrally you will need Active Directory.
0
 

Author Comment

by:robertmayhue_iii
ID: 35012619
does it have to be 2008 Active Directory
0
 
LVL 7

Accepted Solution

by:
jrwarren earned 500 total points
ID: 35012634
No.
   You can utilize the local group policy of the machines.   However, 'pushing' to them is something that may need to be worked on.  Are they logging in locally or is there a different method of logon (netware, etc)?

   You can set up a login script local to every machine and have that direct them to a fileshare on the workgroup with the most current instructions.  That could purpose as your 'push' at login and then you can update local policies with that file.
0
Online Training Solution

Drastically shorten your training time with WalkMe's advanced online training solution that Guides your trainees to action. Forget about retraining and skyrocket knowledge retention rates.

 

Expert Comment

by:itGUYone
ID: 35012656
Actually Win 7 group policy requires Server 2008 R2 for full compatability
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:CHutchins
ID: 35012662
The answer is not no and it is not yes either.

A lot of the 2003 GPO will publish to a Win 7 machine, but a lot of the scripting will fail because of the change in permission settings in Win7.  

2008 will completely work with 7 however you would do away with scripting completely and use GPP for printer pushing and configuration

If you still have XP in the 08 domain you would also need to deploy the GPP update to XP.  I forget the exact KB number for it but it is easy to find.

0
 

Author Comment

by:robertmayhue_iii
ID: 35012667
We currently have Windows 2003 Server, so in order to push these out centrally we have to upgrade to 2008.
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:brwwiggins
ID: 35017579
A lot of the settings in 2003 domain will apply to Windows 7 machines...but some of the newer features will require 08.

Here is a reference that shows the group policy settings based on the different versions

http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=18c90c80-8b0a-4906-a4f5-ff24cc2030fb&displaylang=en
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:robertmayhue_iii
ID: 35152564
We will try this
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Windows 7 - Password Expiry Message at Logon 6 67
VPN  services - questions and recommendations 7 55
Remote login in windows 7 8 71
system default settings 4 51
New Windows 7 Installations take days for Windows-Updates to show up and install. This can easily be fixed. I have finally decided to write an article because this seems to get asked several times a day lately. This Article and the Links apply to…
Today, still in the boom of Apple, PC's and products, nearly 50% of the computer users use Windows as graphical operating systems. If you are among those users who love windows, but are grappling to keep the system's hard drive optimized, then you s…
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to change your appearance and customize your Windows 7 interface to your unique preference. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.
The viewer will learn how to successfully create a multiboot device using the SARDU utility on Windows 7. Start the SARDU utility: Change the image directory to wherever you store your ISOs, this will prevent you from having 2 copies of an ISO wit…

737 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question