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Group Policy for Thin Clients

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I am looking at creating a group policy for thin client devices.  Is there any resource that anyone knows of that lists the recommended settings for this type of policy?
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What exactly are your requirements?
If you are concerned about lockdown, then I think most of the thin clients are already locked down in user mode.

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The normal stuff, password requirements, what to use as a DHCP server, DNS and rights assignments.
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What is your Server?
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For your DHCP  & DNS you can use the following commands in start up script:

netsh interface ip set address name="Local Area Connection" source=dhcp
netsh interface ip set dns name="Local Area Connection" source=dhcp

Only thing to remember is that every time the computer starts it will be applied, but since you are not giving static IP it shouldn't matter.

For Password policy, you can alter it in Default Domain Policy or the other way is, put thin clients in OU then Block inheritance so that Default policy doesn't effect & then define your own policy.

As for rights, can you please be little more precise?
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Our server at this point is server 2003 but we are going to be migrating to 2008r2
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k, that's great.

Does the above two make sense?
What about other policies you want, for Rights?
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I would like to be able to apply the rights from our desktops to the thin clients but I'm guessing that is not going to happen.
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It shouldn't matter, however most thin clients are tied with local security policy for user accounts. You can disable local security policy & then see the result.
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Could you please specify which thin clients you are using?
What is the OS?

If it's xp we will have to see that CSE is on the client & if it's W7 then it should be fine.

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