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Windows 7x64 Clients GPO on 2003 Domain

We have recently begun deploying Windows 7 x64 PCs on our 2003 x86 domain, but due to budgeting constraints we have not been able to update the domain controllers accordingly.

My question is, can a Windows 2003 x86 domain still manage the Windows 7 x64 PCs through GPOs or does a DC need to be installed at the 2008 R2 level to administer the Windows 7 clients. Reason being, we are seeing some discrepancies between the 2003 GPOs and the Windows 7 clients.  

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No, GPO configurations for W2K3 and W2K8 are the same regarding Windows Updates. You can use a W2K3 DC to configure your WSUS policy without having to upgrade your DC to 2008.
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Thanks for the response, but my concern is with the 2003 DC applying group policies to the Windows 7 64 bit PCs (Proxy settings, etc). Not necessarily concerned with windows updates since all that is handled through Vmare Protect.
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Is there any difference between the GPOs between x86 and x64 PCs.
No, GPOs apply to both architectures.
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