hi after been told about 'wmi filtering' i have attempted a practical test as below:
currently i have 3 separate types of 'ou's/gpo ie:
- domain controller - x 1
- member servers - win 2003 - wsus/isa 2006/wds
- host pc - xp type
i have also configured my gpo's via computer configuration using 'admin account for all above machines just to receive updates from 'wsus' & all machines working successfully!!!
wmi filter - added:
ive followed the step by step instructions from 'option 2' and currently running the: gpupdate on all my windows 2003 os.
option 1. basic explanation: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/555253
option 2. a more clear explanation showing 5 steps: http://community.spiceworks.com/how_to/show/1432
I understand what i have done but in my mind other than linking via each gpo i have to the 'wmi filters x 3 i had created it has not done anything from a visual/practical point of view!!!
detects - win 2003 machines that are not domain controllers:
- select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where Version like "5.2%" and ProductType="3"
detects - win 2003 machines that are domain controllers:
- select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where Version like "5.2%" and ProductType="2
detects - xp machines:
- select * from Win32_OperatingSystem where Version like "5.1%"
question 1. can anyone advise me ?
would be appreciated!!!
so if i was to do the following:
- group of users - set with redirection folder pointing to on destination server
- a single user - set with redirection folder pointing to another destination server or mapped driver
question 1. so doing something like the above is how 'wmi filters' are used ?
question 2. if i did set something in the gpo that maybe was incorrect and then when i run a 'wmi filter' then the 'filter' would not work, but how would i know ?