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system services not appearing in group policy

Posted on 2011-03-25
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I am trying to control and disable unused services on several machines but i do not see system services in group policy editor? this is running w2k3 sp2 am i doing something wrong? filter off? or something?
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by:Adam Brown
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The group policy editor will only show the services that exist on the computer you are editing the policy from. If you want to disable services that don't exist on that system, you'll want to create a security template from a computer that has all of the services you want to disable instaled on it. http://www.tech-faq.com/understanding-security-templates.html has a good explanation of Security templates and how to work with them. Once you create a security template from any computer it can be imported to a GPO and deployed from there.
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cantoris earned 250 total points
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You will find that if you edit _local_ group policy, that there is no services node in the group policy editor.

You can though still edit them using a security template as acbrown has said.
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