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RSAT on a Windows 2007 workstation. How do I create a GPO from my Windows 7 workstation using RSAT?
My environment is a Windows 2008 AD network.
The only way to create a Point and Print setting in Computer Configuration on my local Windows 7 Policy is by installing RSAT on Windows 7.
I am told I can then create a GPO from my Windows 7 pc that I can apply to my network for all Windows 7 workstations.
How do I create the Group Policy with my Windows 7 pc and RSAT?
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by:Mike Kline
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Once you have RSAT installed you can just create it in the domain.  Do you have an OU for your workstations?  you can link the GPO there.

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Mike
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by:lanman777
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Yes, I have an OU for my workstations. But when I open GPMO and create a new Group Policy the option is not there.
What is different about creating a Group Policy on a Windows 7 workstation running RSAT?
I don't understand.
I always just use GPMO.
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Mike Kline earned 2000 total points
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ahh ok, yeah it is still GPMC,  you just need to turn on the feature after you install RSAT.

more info and a link to a video here   http://blogs.technet.com/b/grouppolicy/archive/2009/12/23/how-to-install-rsat.aspx

Thanks

Mike
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by:lanman777
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Got ya! However, I was hoping to get to a place where I can do Point and Print configuration in GPO under computer configuration \ printers for Windows 7. it still does not show up.
It does appear under user configuration in my GPO.
It does appear in my local GPO of my Windows 7 box after RSAT is installed.
However, no entry in GPMC GPO under computer configuration and printers.
Drat!
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by:lanman777
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I also needed to copy the ADMX file for Windows 7 to my Group Policy store for AD.
 

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929841
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